I’m Baaaaack. Tons of work was accomplished these past two weeks. Most of the unhoarding is done around here too. Except the garage, but that doesn’t count as the house right?
Every cupboard, box, bag, closet, drawer and room are cleaned out. I admit it was all fear driven. Fear of not having enough time with school on top of the rest of my life, plus too many scary episodes of Hoarders.
I painted my daughter’s room blue as well. She loves it and I’m so glad, because I don’t want to do it again for another decade! Or longer.
Finally, today was my first day back at the University of Idaho after twelve long years. There were a sacred few moments for me this morning riding my bike in the rain and walking through my old campus. I’ve often felt if those walls could talk they’d have some pretty neat stories to tell.
As far as recipes go I’m sorry to admit it, but meals these past two weeks haven’t been very interesting. Lots of pb&j sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and ordering in. All I have to offer are these candy airplanes I made for my daughter’s last day of class.
We come from a family of pilots and my mother made a version of candy planes with Lifesavers I adored as a child. Clara loves them now and they’re something she can pass on to her own children. Later on. Much much later on.
These fun treats are as much a part of our family as growing up around the actual planes themselves.
Small roll of candy like Lifesavers, small size Fruit Mentos, or Smarties
More Lifesavers or candy with holes for wheels
Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum
1. If the gum is too soft the wings will bend. Take all sticks of gum out of their packages (leave them in their foil though) a few days ahead of time and set aside to dry out.
2. Run a rubber band through two individual Lifesavers. Stick a candy roll between the wheels and place a stick of gum on top for wings. Wrap each side of the rubber band up around the wings. This takes a little practice, but you’ll get it quickly.
By Laura Flowers.