Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Candy Haul

Yikes!  My lil goblins hauled in just about 20 pounds of candy!  A dentist's dream come true...

So what is a mother to do?  Well, first comes the trading between siblings.  The kids each shared a few pieces with me and hubby too :)  Then they sorted out the types they don't care for (not as much as I'd hoped) and turned those over.  They also set aside some Hershey's bars for future s'mores or to melt down to make chocolate covered pretzels or fruit. 

In the past, the kids traded in a certain number of pieces for a Webkins.  Sometimes I offer to trade them for iTunes gift cards :)  When we make the trade, I put aside some candy such as m&ms, skittles, tootsie rolls, etc. to decorate gingerbread houses and cookies, freeze, to be added to cookies/brownies, or take it into work.   

The "trick" is...waiting until the candy is old news, they forget about it, or grow tired of it.  Then it's easier to make a trade, or make it disappear into candyland, and spread it out for future use :)

Now don't get me started on all the packaging, candy wrappers, etc that result from all these sweet little "treats"! 

Winks from a chocoholic! 

1 comment:

  1. Good work with the recycled costumes this year. And, yes, all that individual packaging is very distressing. Yikes. Other than that, hope you had a nice Halloween.
    -Deb for Ecover