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The season of baking.
The season of giving.
The season of going.
The season of busy-ness.
The season of traditions.
The season of not counting calories.
The season of stress.
The season of trying not to stress and enjoy the moments.
The season of nostalgia.
The season of being.
I’m trying. I’m trying really hard to balance all of the above yet landing on the last one…being. Being present. Being there. Being here. Being me. It’s hard. It’s not easy when you’re also trying to trudge through the everyday. Yet I have so much to be grateful for, so much so it overwhelms me at times.
One thing about this time of year is that it brings back so many of my childhood memories. My husband and I talk about “growing up”, what traditions we had, what memories we still carry with us and what our favorite gifts were. This….this is what I want to start now with our little one…creating memories that she’ll talk about with her husband and her kids and her grandkids one day!!! I know our little one won’t remember this year as she’s only 18 months old…but I want to start new traditions, carry on traditions from both of our childhood and I want to start making our own memories with her!
So since she’s still too young to “really” help in the kitchen and making memories around baking and cooking…I’m choosing to not spend countless hours in my kitchen by myself…she won’t remember the gourmet treats and neither will I…I will remember choosing to sit and read a book with our tree lights glowing in our living room.
Choosing my simple holiday recipes and recreating them to be a “little” more fancy is the route I’ve been going this season. Nothing complex…just brightening these recipes up a little! So thanks to my local Walmart I can grab our all time favorite Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® and two other ingredients and whip up a fun snack…and I might make it on repeat for a few more get together and parties coming up! I’m definitely following Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® in the social aspect for more inspiration around easy recipes!
- 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®
- 1 - 10 oz bag Marshmallows
- 4 cups of mini Marshmallows
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 2 cups of Chocolate
- In a large sauce pan melt the butter (on low)
- Add in all of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Add in Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® and stir until completely coated with marshmallows.
- Using a buttered spatula pat onto a 9x13 pan and let cool.
- Once completely cooled cut into squares (or shapes if you have the time).
- Set aside.
- In a small sauce pan melt chocolate on low heat.
- Dip your rice Krispie treats in the melted chocolate, sprinkle your choice or sprinkles on the chocolate and let dry on a sheet of wax paper.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Being and making memories with our family is top on my list this season. What’s top on your list this season?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!