Nerd alert! Remember the TV show Super Friends (adapted from the superhero Justice League comic books)? It had Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Aquaman (who nobody ever seemed to care about, but was really cool…kind of like the drummer in every rock band.)
And then there was the Super Twins; the brother was always some type of water and his sister was an animal. “Form of a rain storm!…Form of the biggest bird you can imagine!…Wonder Twin Powers, activate!” It ran from 1973–1986.
You still with me?
My sister and I used to wake up Saturday mornings and watch Super Friends, interspersed with Schoolhouse Rock! episodes. Those were awesome mornings.
A few months ago, I made my usual and all-consuming trip to Costco, and spotted a bundle of superhero books. I wasn’t sure if the images would be too scary for my kids, or if they would even enjoy the stories – Haley still heavily into her princess and Pinkalicious love affair, and Trevor deeply transfixed with his cars and trains.
I rolled the dice, bought them, and read one of them that night. And that was that, folks. Both my kids are hooked.
Haley is going to be Super Girl for Halloween this year and Trevor has a choice since his cape is reversible; Batman on one side, Superman on the other. Mask for both. They’re so into it. As am I.
Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Prep time: 35 minutes
• 6 ounces of black candy melts
• 6 ounces of orange candy melts
• 25 large marshmallows
• 25 lollipop sticks (I used 4 inch)
• chocolate sprinkles
• large piece of styrofoam
Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside. Insert a straw 3/4 deep into each marshmallow and take out again.
Melt the black candy melts according to package instructions. Dip the side of the marshmallow with the hole into the melted black candy coating. Hold marshmallow over bowl and gently wriggle it around until excess candy coating has been tapped off.
Place marshmallows on the cookie sheet with the dipped side up and insert the straws back into each hole. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to dry and set.
Melt the orange candy melts. Once the black coating is completely dry, hold the marshmallow by the sides (not the straw) and dip into the orange melted candy coating. Gently wriggle around to shake off excess coating.
Place the marshmallow pops (straw side down) on your styrofoam board, sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies and put back into the refrigerator for 5-10 more minutes to set completely.