Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Family Game Night

One of my goals this winter was to plan weekly family fun nights. Each Saturday evening, we plan something special like movie nights, craft nights, reading nights, etc. On family fun nights, I always make a special dinner, snack, or dessert. A few weeks ago, we pulled out some of the board games that the kids received as Christmas presents and we had a great time!

On Saturday afternoon, the girls began to "decorate":

We played:
Operation . . . The little girls played dominoes with Dad:The winner of the night was Aunt JoJo and she took the game night trophy for the week:
I made lots of yummy snacks including Monkey Munch:

Kettle corn in the Whirly Pop:
Buffalo Chicken Dip:
I also made a delicious Cherry Pretzel Salad:

Cherry Pretzel Salad

2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cups butter, melted
3 tbsp. sugar

Center filling:
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (8 oz. ) container Cool Whip

2 (3 oz.) packages cherry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and sugar (3 tbsp.). Mix well and press into a 9x13 baking dish.
Bake 10 minutes until set. Cool.
Cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on top of cooled crust.
Mix Jell-O into boiling water. Allow to set until Jell-O has firmed up a bit. Pour and spread over center filling. Refrigerate until set.