So now that we are at the midway point between winter solstice and vernal equinox, we turn to the groundhog and his shadow. All week we have been having fun with shadows. Shadow puppets to be exact.
A few months ago I bought this book
|and I brought it out this week and every night we made hand shadows on the wall.|
|The book simply has illustrations to show which way to hold your hands to make various pictures on the wall.|
|much to eveyone's delight.|
And after your show, refreshments could be served...
Groundhog Hot Chocolate
|idea from Gourmet Mom-on-the-Go|
Thin Chocolate covered cookies
Melt about 4 oz. candy melts in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Do not use chocolate chips as they will not set up hard enough to hold your groundhog to the cup.
Lay out your cookies on wax paper. Dip a toothpick or pointed knife into the melted chocolate and make three dots on your cookie--two for the eyes and one for the nose. Attach eyes and nose. Dip two chocolate chips into melted chocolate and attach to sides of cookie for ears. Let groundhogs dry until set, about 15 minutes. Using a spoon, smear some melted candy melts on the side of a mug. Press groundhog into chocolate and let set until dry, about 15 minutes. While your groundhog is drying, smear a shadow shape of melted chocolate onto a saucer with a spoon. Fill with cocoa. And add whipped cream and green sprinkles.