Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A creative menu



I'm always trying to find fun ways to get my kids excited about eating. These trays from Sillycone have been a HUGE help lately, if only I would have found them sooner:) Add just about anything from water to jello, to butter & rice rice crispy treats , too add a personal touch to the menu. You can even make your own crayons! You'll be surprised at how creative you can get. Actually the kids have been the creative ones & around here. They've been trying out all kinds of liquids. Although I wasn't too happy to find my new trays out in the snow... They're were making a name tag for their snowman:)
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heather said...

I would love to try the crayons in the letters. My kids would have so much fun!

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Kristi said...

I would love these to use at home and in the classroom (Pre-K). I would probably do flavored ice, although the crayons sound interesting too!
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Kristi said...

I'm a subscriber.

cdziuba said...

I think I'd make jello letters.

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Sharon said...

jellow for sure...thanks for entry!

Sharon said...

am subscribed. thanks again

atboop said...

I would use Jello jigglers. The kids would love it!

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Jessica said...

ohhh - this would be soo much fun to fill with muffin or cookie dough if they are safe for the oven?

Sommer said...

I am a nanny and this would make for fun/interesting snacks. I would love to make crayons too!

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cmgnbox01 said...

I'd use them for ice cubes. Thanks for the giveaway!

cmgnbox01 said...

I blogged: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/simple-finds-sillycone-giveaway.html

Entry #1

cmgnbox01 said...

I blogged: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/simple-finds-sillycone-giveaway.html

Entry #2

cmgnbox01 said...

I emailed three people and cc'd you.

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Stacie said...

I would try some orange juice as that's my daughter's favourite drink.

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Ashley said...

I am so unorginal- I would fill them with water. Or maybe koolaid:).

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Shelly said...

I would love to try that cake with the letters on it - my son would go nuts!

Megan said...

I would fill them with all sorts of things!

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Nadene said...

My kids are obsessed with ice cubes so this would be the perfect thing to have. I'd love to fill them with fruit or yogurt for a frozen treat.

Nadene said...

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Shelly said...

Jello or juice - my daughter would have fun with them

Shelly said...

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Shannon said...

Jello.

Jess said...

Totally Jello - it's too much fun!

mom2anutball said...

Jello would be fun!!

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Kim said...

OMG I love the butter idea. Thats what I would do or maybe I'm just hungry.....

Amy said...

I would love to make crayons. So cool!!
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summerdays said...

I would take broken crayons and make alphabet letter crayons my kids would love them!! summrob1@aol.com

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Lisa C said...

I was thinking, this would be great for making dinner! Some mashed potatoes, meat loaf, anything that can hold its shape. I bet the kids would finish all their dinner!

Lisa C said...

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Terri said...

My three kids would love this! The possibilities are endless..cookie batter comes to mind. We would be playing alot with these letters. I am always on the hunt for something fun and educational to do with their food and snacks

Terri
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DianaLynn said...

One thought would be to freeze grape juice or orange juice in the trays. The resultant ice "letters" would show up well in a glass of apple juice!

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hminnesota said...

I make icecream at home that is loose..this would make so much fun.thanks
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Marigold said...

The women in my family are famous our frozen fruit salad, a specialty dessert we roll out every year around this time. These mold would be perfect for adding a fun new twist to the presentation of my family's old stand-by.
My sister also swears that you can make meringue cookies in a silicone mold. Wouldn't meringue cookie letters be adorable?

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Shelley said...

I would just LOVE to have some FUN ice cubes :) I LOVE ICE!!!!

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megan said...

I'd make jello jigglers!

Megan said...

These are so cute. I would like to try crayons and muffins.
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Megan said...

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Aimee said...

My kiddos are OBSESSED with ice, so I'd definitely do ice cubes to start with...probably flavored ones. :) These look so fun!!

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Holman House said...

How about jello jigglers? or bread dough? or....I could go on and on! What a great idea. THanks for sharing!!

Canadian Princess said...

Muffins or mini cakes would be so fun to do.
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ky2here said...

The ice cubes sound easiest so I'd start there. From there, who knows?

lisagee said...

Cake batter is one thing I'd fill these with.

Sandy said...

muffin mix

Sandy said...

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danosor said...

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Maja said...

Muffin Mix.

Maja said...

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Stephanie said...

wonder if pudding works - if not probably brownie mix
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mverno said...

cranberry grape juice

judybrittle said...

I would love to make some fun ice cubes. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

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angelacisco said...

This year we made fudge in silicon baking ware. These would be fun to use next year to make personalized fudge to give as gifts.
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chromiumman said...

i'd make jello jigglers

jenny said...

wow i realy do like them and well what would i do with them i would use them for all kinds of things like makein ice or jello or some can of candy i realy would love to win them a grate way to help my little one to know her abc's thanks please enter me in for this

Jenn S. said...

Jello or fruit juice ice for drinks. My kids would love these.

anr013 said...

I would use them to make jell-o words. My students would love it!!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Such a neat idea!! I'd love to try the brownies!! My kids would love to see their name and be able to eat it too! =)
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

Such a neat idea!! I'd love to try the brownies!! My kids would love to see their name and be able to eat it too! =)
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leah said...

This would be great to make personalized soap with!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to make Jello Jigglers with them! What fun!

zoe hunter said...

I would fill this with fruit punch..delish, thanks for the fan contest.

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silverhartgirl said...

I would love make the crayons in the letters

crystal said...

I think these are adorable and i would use them a lot!! The Letter icing on the cake is definitely my favorite and i think i would make Jello Shots for the adults:)

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Tracy said...

This is so perfect for me, I have tons of goofy ice trays and all my friends love it because as soon as they come over they ask for something to drink so they can check out the new ice cubes! Perfect hostess gift for someone to bring ME during the holidays!
;-)

Sarah said...

Jello would be fun.

tatertot374 said...

This would be so much fun to use. I would start with ice cubes and then try jello and maybe even crayons. Thank you!
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vboackle said...

jello.

clc408 said...

I think I would try Jello. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tina12312 said...

I'd like to make fudge in them. Thank you and Happy holidays to you!

Amy said...

I would put choclolate in the molds!! YUMMY...and cute!

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

My hubby & I would probably make jello letters. We're a bunch of kids at heart!

Chelsey said...

These are about the coolest things I've ever seen! I think it would be really cute to have soaps made out of letters.

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Shel said...

I'd fill them with juice and freeze them.

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ihchicky said...

I would use them to make jello jigglers. Thanks!

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kdkdkd said...

Jello Jigglers and Rice Crispy treats would be at the top of my list

cstironkat said...

Our Dog Rescue Group is having a fund raiser in January and I would make ice cubes that spelled out or name for the punch bowl. I would make treats too.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd make popsicles with the trays, each in the name of the person to whom I was giving them!

Anonymous said...

I'd put juice in them. PabaV(at)aol(dot)com

Paige said...

I can think of so many uses for something like this. My daughter would be thrilled to have ice cubes in her initials.

Paige said...

I forgot to add my email to the entry above:

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Deedles said...

Yogurt,juice,water,jello,etc...

Dree said...

I would fill them with water and make letter ice cubes.

lorides said...

my kids would love the jello letters

Vanessa Sue said...

For summer for some fun flavored ice! How neat!

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JenReg said...

I think I'd fill them with butter - I love that idea. I'd put my kids initials (in butter) on their pancakes - boy, they'd be surprised!

JenReg said...

I put your contest on my blog:
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JenReg said...

I'm a subscriber on Google Reader..

Merry Christmas!

Sam said...

I would color water before freezing. Thank you. woltmansr@gmail.com

bkh61959 said...

Jello and also rice krispie treats would be neat, thanks for the giveaway

Karen said...

This looks great - I'd do flavored ice.

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yellowlabs said...

I would use jello!

ellen cunningham said...

I think I would fill the molds with chocolate. You can't have enough chocolate. Thanks for the chance.

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Julie D said...

We love rice crispy treats around here. Shaped ones would be awesome.

Smooshy said...

i'd make ice cubes!

Kayleigh (sometimes Robin) said...

Crayons for my granddaughter, pancake batter would be fun, cookie dough... fun stuff!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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I'm a subscriber too. :)
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mrk928 said...

I LOVE THE CRAYONS IN LETTERS, I HAVE SMALL NIECES AND NEPHEWS THAT SPEND ALOT OF TIME WITH ME

bison61 said...

I would do butter for the family's french toast and pancakes

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Sarah said...

I'd like to try frozen juice cubes and jello. What a fun product!

Sarah said...

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Sarah said...

Blogged about the giveaway here: http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2008/12/almost-christmas-giveaways.html

Entry #1

Sarah said...

Blogged about the giveaway here: http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2008/12/almost-christmas-giveaways.html

Entry #2

Jinxy and Me said...

I would fill them with grape juice.

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justicecw said...

Crayons sound interesting but I think my son would be more likely to use them for Play Dough fun! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Laura Kunoth said...

ice cubes for sure ... but maybe also to bake cookies or brownies in letter shapes, who knows...

thanks!

besosforpesos said...

So much fun! I can think of many uses for these, but I love the idea of jello molds for little ones. Though, the crayon idea was really super! It's a great motivation for reading and eating. I could use these with my toddler and I'm sure with my students!

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besosforpesos said...

I blogged! http://besosforpesos.blogspot.com/2008/12/great-giveaways-for-december-26.html

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besosforpesos said...

I blogged #2
http://besosforpesos.blogspot.com/2008/12/great-giveaways-for-december-26.html

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drming said...

I would use them to make jello shots.

Mel said...

I would use them to make CHOCOLATE letters!! Yummy!

hazel said...

I'd fill them with jello
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mogrill said...

I would do Jello Letters!!

dbacksfan001 said...

I would use Jello.

Sherry R said...

I would like to try making crayons!

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caseykelp said...

using them as jello molds for the kids could be fun

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Melly said...

I would start of with juice and make fancy ice cubes.

Christin said...

How adorable!! I would fill them juice to use as fun icecubes.

Tracysweetangl said...

this is great! looks like they would be fun to use! thanks!

Kathryn said...

These are so cute! I love them! I would make jello, ice cubes and cupcakes.

The Molino Family said...

Ice...duh...

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CDS said...

I know I would be making little letter cakes! I'd spell out my sons name, he would love it!! Thanks!

wwe11 said...

I would put either juice or jello in them. Thanks for the chance to win.
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dani said...

I would use it in my classroom.

Fidget said...

I'd do pudding and then pop them into the freezer for a cool creamy and fun treat!

Tracey said...

I really like the butter on the pancakes for special occassions, but I'd like to make the candles or the crayons. Thanks.

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cpullum said...

My kids love jello in shapes! We would use jello!
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catriona_sweeps said...

I would use them for soap molds.

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I would fill mine with jello.

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kohndr said...

rice crispies

Anonymous said...

Jello definitely!

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Anonymous said...

How cute would it be to put my melted chocolate into these molds and make name plate boxes for our Christmas get together instead of my usual lollipops and candy balls. !! The kids would love it!

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Anonymous said...

I would spell out family members' names! Great giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

mommync3 said...

I would probably fill ours with Kool Aid and make ice pops. Thanks for the chance to win.

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phogle said...

sound like a great and creative way to teach and learn. My 5 year old grandson has a hard time remembering letters.

Deanne02 said...

Frozen yougurt letters, for a special snack!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Seriously, I would use them for everything!! Juice, jello, cupcakes, anything and everything!
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replaracer said...

pancake mix

Carolyn said...

Wow, the kids would love these. I'd put jello in them and maybe water for fun ice cubes in their drinks!

Anonymous said...

Kraft makes adorable Jello molds,but I do not think they have an alphabet out!

BQM said...

I would try the jello. Is sounds like fun for the kids!

angieplays said...

I would make these for my daughter's birthday. How fun.

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Anonymous said...

I would do ice cream letters It would be so amazing thanks for the sweepstakes

Anonymous said...

What possibilities!! Frozen flavored milkshakes (sugar free) for my hubby - he hates sugar-free and is diabetic. Gosh, ice, jello, frozen juice, birthday cake (use the child's name), sand sculptures, cookies, muffins, and mini loafs of quick bread and so much more!

AmandaSue said...

I'd use jello!

Scrap said...

wow the possibilities are endless: crayons, ice cubes, jello, I would do them all for the kids. Great way to spell words and learn sounds.

Scrap said...

I blogged about it http://disneymum.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

I would do Jello, or ice pops. Crayons if I was feeling adventurous!

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tigger210 said...

I would try to use lemonade or juice and make flavored ice cubes. Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Anonymous said...

These are soooo cute! I think I would try cakes first.

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ezmerelda said...

Jello Jigglers would be a fun treat for the neices.

Raquel said...

awww these would make cute jello letters

Bakersdozen said...

I would make flavored ice cubes and jello for the kids. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brenda S. said...

I would use Jello jigglers. Thanks!
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Samantha P said...

i'd definitely use it for jell-o! that would be cool!

Samantha P said...

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Deborah said...

I'd definately go for jello letters - what could be more fun than making your name jiggle? asthenight at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

I'd like to try rice krispie bars in them. How cute!

herbiets said...

I'm sure the kids would make jello in them.

Becky said...

My kids are like yours...they would probably being the one's feeling them..hopefully with jello or water, but alas who knows with kids.

Michelle said...

How neat! I'd freeze cranberry juice and use them in seltzer over the holidays for my kids.

katybug said...

I'd use them for sugar free jello - to make healthier eating fun in the new year.

purango said...

I would use them for crayons. garrettsambo@aol.com

Candie said...

The opportunities are endless. I think we would mostly use them for popsicles.

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Amber said...

I would use these for endless things. I would freeze juice for the girls.

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Cathy said...

We live in Florida so flavored ice cubes are a wonderful treat!!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

NesieBird said...

Crayons in Letters sounds cool!

sharon said...

crayons in letters sound great, thanks

Susanne said...

Jello is always fun!

Colengal said...

I wonder if mashed potatoes would work?

Steph said...

I would try ice cream or jello. You could have alot of fun with these.

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