March is such a fun month for us in our home school. We take the 1st two weeks and celebrate all things Seuss. Reading books, writing assignments, arts & crafts, music and more
We always end with a little school party. This year I made it a breakfast party - no green eggs and ham for my little ones.
I got up extra early and made homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (see receipe at the bottom of post)
I decorated the table outside on our upper deck. It was a little cool but hoping they would go for it!
Using a simple "hat" from Cat in the Hat themed book I made these muffin sticks to dress up the muffins. Using these cups made it easy to stick with the theme!
I am sure by now you all have seen the white IKEA frames on all the party planners tables. Did you know they now come in bright colors also! love them!
I made this Hat a few years ago using a cocoa can and some felt with crepe paper. easy! I use it every year as our centerpiece.
Loving this new tray also from IKEA. So many uses for this I am sure.
Kids were able to eat the muffins while they were still warm! Time to move on to Spring and Easter teachings! Oh the places we go!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (1 to 2 medium)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flours, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.
Nutritional Facts1 muffin equals 258 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.
(from Taste of Home)
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