Camp Grandma Day 1

The day started off well.  My daughter and son-in-law went to work and the girls slept in until 9:30 or so.  I had a fairly quiet morning as a result.

Amelia is 11 but looks like 13.  She is adorable and spent half the time brushing her hair and talking to me.  Enid is 8 and the sweetest little girl. 

 Amelia had a picnic to go to for her Grade 6 class.  Her mother asked me to have her make herself a lunch.  Great idea!  But not as easy as it sounds.  She wanted to make herself a rice sandwich.  She got out the rice maker but couldn’t remember the proper ratio of rice to water so it turned out sticky. Very. Very. Sticky.

Then we got out the tofu and I fried it up in a little peanut oil.  It turned out well but looked like scrambled eggs.  I guess it was okay because we got out a piece of foil, put down some sticky rice, topped that with the scrambled tofu and then put another layer of sticky rice on top.  I can’t wait to hear about what it tasted like!

After Amelia left with her foil-wrapped rice sandwich, Enid and I walked to the store to buy some milk and a treat for her. 

I have a few surprises in store for my two granddaughters.  I bought chocolate and some molds and we are going to make our own chocolates.  The girls are totally into Japanese culture and have kimonos to dress up in when they play school and I bought myself a Japanese kimono and plan to surprise  them as Miss Lema, the grouchy principal of the school! I thought we could also cook candy apples as I saw a recipe in a magazine which looks kid-friendly.

You need 50 caramels and 2 tbsp of milk.  You melt it in the microwave, stirring afterwards.  Then place popsicle sticks in 5 apples and dip them in the caramel mixture.  Coat with favourite toppings. Smarties, mini-marshmallows, tiny candies, chocolate chips.  Anything you can imagine.  Then place the apples on waxed paper and put in the fridge overnight. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

We’ll have to see what excitement happens on Day 2 of Camp Grandma.