What a busy, whirlwind weekend we had! Friday night we drove to take the girls to my parents so Jerry and I could have a weekend getaway (much needed and long overdue!). I'll be posting in several posts to include all we did. :-)
I'll start by sharing the craft I did with Kathleen today. Since we still had hay and we're still focusing on Fall we talked about and made scarecrow pictures. We had a lot of fun with this today!
For dinner tonight I added another special treat to their meal, Ominous Flaky owls (also found in the Pillsbury Halloween idea book)
These are super yummy! Here's the recipe:
1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
8 tiny fish-shaped pretzel crackers
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or margarine melted
16 milk chocolate stars (we couldn't find the star shapes, so we used Hershey kisses)
1) Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from can; do NOT unroll. With serrated knife, cut roll into 16 slices.
2) For each owl, use 2 dough slices. Unroll a 2 inch strip from each. Place slices on ungreased cookie sheet with sides touching and 2 inch strips at top center. For owl's horns, fold strips in half and bend towards outer edges; pinch strips at fold, forming points. For owl's beak, press 1 fish-shaped pretzel, tail end pointing toward top of head, into bottom center of dough. Repeat with remaining dough slices and crackers to make 8 owls, placing owls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
3) In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush owls with melted butter; sprinkle with sugar mixture
4) Bake about 10-12 mins. or until light golden brown. Immediately press 2 chocolate stars on each owl for eyes. Carefully move to cooling rack. Cool 15 mins before serving.
For the first part of our weekend, Jerry and I stayed at Heritage Hills golf resort and conference center in York, Pa. We are celebrating being together 20 years. Thursday is our anniversary, will post more then :-)
When we finally checked in at Heritage Hills we got to watch them making snow for their snow tubing adventures. (to be opening soon)
We had a really nice upscale dinner in their Ironwoods restaurant. We sat directly by the window with a lovely view and got to watch the sunset.
We even received champagne and chocolates in our room with the retreat package. :-)
The next day we took some time to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
The next morning we had a lovely full breakfast buffet before we left. This is just a small peek into all the offer. They have a spa, another restaurant, shops and miniature golfing as well. Was a great getaway, but of course went by way too fast!
Hope everyone is having a great start to the new week. More weekend fun tomorrow in part 2!