I don’t know what my deal is, but lately it’s been a dream of mine to be “that mom” who surprises the class with some homemade delicious snack or party. But let’s face it, that’s not really in me. Well, at least not to some people’s standards of “Martha Stewart Mom.” But I am perfectly happy with being fairly adequate and making semi-homemade things that may start in a box or pre-packaged container. Yes, I’m ok with that.
So it shouldn’t surprise me that I was totally fine with my Pinterest project (an attempt to make oreo turkey treats) not coming out exactly like the photographs.
I won’t post the original because 1. I didn’t ask permission and 2. I don’t want you comparing mine to theirs but I will happily link you to the tutorial I used in case you’d like to take a stab at these too.
I’m completely in love with Pinterest, and even though I’m only able to takle a project here and there, just pinning ideas somehow makes me feel like I’m being productive when I’m really not.
When I came across the pin I said “Hey, these look easy enough” and decided I’d attempt to make them for my daughter’s class.
After this experience I’ve realized something: Nothing on Pinterest is as easy as it seems.
Getting them to stand and stay put, or getting the candy corn to go in without cracking the cookie took a big of practice, but I can say the end project was a success. Even if it took me an hour and a half to make 15 of them. I know they aren’t as cute as the example but I’m not a talented food artist. My husband told me they look great, and his and Lil’ J’s approval are good enough for me.When Lil’ J woke up I told her I finished the turkey cookies and she ran to the kitchen to see them all lined up. She yelled “gobble gobble!” and pointed out which one was for which of her friends. She couldn’t wait to show all of her friends at school, and share.
Who cares if the treat was all candy, chocolate and more and more sugar. Or that it wasn’t exactly homemade, rather made at home. It was definitely a proud mom moment for me. Hopefully there will be many more in the future involving recipes, an oven, and healthier ingredients.