I didn’t know until after posting the recipe at Catholic Cuisine, but this particular drink is very popular in the Dominican Republic, where Our Lady of Altagracia appeared, and is called “Morir Soñando!”
and talked about “Offering” from God’s Alphabet.
An Ocean Octopus Lunch
Cook your hotdog and then cut it lengthwise into eight parts (legs) leaving an inch or so for the head. (I only had Hebrew National Hot Dogs, so was only able to cut it into six legs.)
Break apart 1 graham cracker and use peanut butter to “glue” the four pieces together. Fill the “Treasure Chest” with anything you want. I used raisins and fruit snacks.
Drape Mr. Hotdogtopus over the Treasure Chest. Cut a raisin in half and use the sticky side to adhere it to the hotdog for eyes.
Or rather we PLANNED to make
Owl Coloring Page
River Otter Finger Puppet
I had a few ideas for owls from our Garden of the Good Shepherd Activity Plans, and I also considered making Charlotte’s adorable Owl Cupcakes, but we ended up making Cookies and Sandwiches instead. It was such a HOOT! 😉
- 1 1/3 cup shortening, (or margarine) soft
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
- 2 2/3 all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 1-oz envelope no-melt chocolate (I use 6 tbs. of cocoa powder mixed with 2 tbs. of oil or melted butter instead.)
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Whole cashewsCombine shortening and sugar; beat until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter; blend thoroughly. Sift (or just combine) flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oatmeal. Divide dough in half. Shape one half to form two rolls, each 8-inches long. Add chocolate to the remaining dough. Roll out chocolate dough on waxed paper to form two 8-inch squares. Place one roll on one square of chocolate dough. Wrap chocolate dough around roll; pinch seam together. Repeat for the other roll and square. Wrap in waxed paper; chill for at least 1 hour. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Pinch chocolate dough to form 2 ears for each owl face. Use 2 chocolate chips for eyes and 1 cashew for beak. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Don’t stack until the eyes have hardened!
* I was out of Marshmallows, so we used Oreo’s (Golden and Mini) instead, which I think turned out even cuter!