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Phyllis' Fixins'

It's that time of year again- Prairie Pioneer Days, Stevens County Fair and Threshing Bee are all over, and with that, comes fall. With fall, comes back to school time. I've rounded up some after-school snacks off the internet; hopefully, you'll be able to use 1 or 2 of them. Give them a try.

Party or Trail Mix

A simple party or trail mixture that doesn't contain chocolate or salty snacks. Play with the ingredients until you get the combination you like best.

4 C. crispy corn cereal squares (Chex®)

1 C. dried mixed fruit, chopped

1/4 C. yogurt covered raisins

1/3 C. chopped mixed nuts

2/3 C. banana chips

In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Store in sealed, airtight containers.

Carrots with Peanut Dipping Sauce

3 T. peanut butter

1 T. honey

A splash of soy sauce

A few drops of sesame oil

Water to smooth

Carrot Sticks

Mix everything but the carrot sticks together with a fork or whisk in a bowl. Add water as needed to the mixture to a dipping consistency (all-natural peanut butter needs more; everyday brands need less).

Never be too open-minded; your brains may fall out!

Tiny Tortilla Pizzas

Small corn tortillas


Shredded Cheddar cheese

Mound a little salsa and cheese on each tortilla. Cook on foil-lined try in a toaster oven until cheese has melted and is brown at the edges.

Favorite Juice Jelly Cubes

2 C. of your child's favorite juice (grape, etc.)

2 packets unflavored gelatin

1 T. sugar or honey (optional)

Pour 1/2 cup of juice in a bowl and sprinkle gelatin over it. While this sits, heat the remaining juice to boil (can do this in microwave for 2-3 minutes). Pour hot juice over juice and gelatin mixture and stir, adding in extra sugar if desired. Pour mixture into the bottom of a loaf pan and chill for 3 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares.

Martin arrived at Sunday School late. Miss Walter, his teacher, knew that Martin was usually very punctual, so she asked him if anything was wrong. Martin replied no, that he had been going fishing, but his dad told him that he needed to go to church.

Miss Walter was very impressed and asked the boy if his dad had explained to him why it was more important to to to church than to go fishing?

Martin replied, "Yes, he did. Dad said that he didn't have enough bait for both of us."

Think Purple and have a great week!