So I'm sure your wondering...Yes we did win a prize at the picnic! We won a gift card to a great local restaurant, so we are super excited about a free date night!! There were some really over-the-top picnics there, so I wasn't really expecting to win anything this year, but I'm pretty sure these little guys were our golden ticket...or should I say our bald ticket?
The idea comes from Family Fun and you can find theirs here. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes instead of black gel, and I didn't dip the Oreos. The judges thought the eagles were really unique. Although I hope I didn't give the wrong impression--when they announced our picnic as a winner the judge said "These guys had the most amazing cupcakes, they were made out of Bald Eagles!" Thank goodness PETA wasn't at our town gathering; I promise no eagles were harmed in the making of these marshmallow treats! : ) I also made rocket dogs (also from Family Fun), and I threw in a little star-spangled fruit salad, complete with basil and black raspberries from our garden.
Speaking of fresh from our garden, I LOVE this time of year when every time I go to the backyard I come in with a handful of edibles. Here's today's gathering: green beans, baby leeks (I'm still thinning them) and sugar snap peas. I'm planning a tour of our gardens soon, because I love to show them to my friends.
I hope you had a fantastic Fourth. Now get to bed, you have to get up early to make those special sixth of July pancakes!
Thanks for reading!