Muppets

I saw The Muppet Movie in theatres when it first came out. A little cassette tape of the soundtrack was basically the soundtrack for my childhood, riding in the back of my dad’s old brown Mercedes. That’s why when the kids and I watched a double feature of the 1982 Muppet Movie and The Muppets from 2011, I was thrilled when they said they liked both but that the original was their favourite too.

I was feeling a bit under the weather (I forgot that growing a human is exhausting) so for the craft the kids cut out a simple playset from the Disney site I found online. All you need to do is print off the pdf, cut out and glue. Easy!

Then the kids ate Kermit Apples while they watched the movies. I found the link to the recipe here. Obviously, because of my daughter’s nut allergy we skipped the peanut butter dip but you could make it using Sunbutter too, in which case you will need some marshmallow fluff and lemon juice as well. For Kermit, you’ll need a green apple and two marshmallows for each Kermit you are making, as well as a red apple, and we used chocolate icing we had in the fridge instead of the edible marker. And for dinner? Frogs legs of course! My husband just thew this together but here is a link to a proper recipe at allrecipes.com which uses the same ingredients we did.

 

Southern Fried Chicken (Serves: 6)

Ingredients:
1350 g chicken legs
250 mL all-purpose flour
salt and ground black pepper to taste
5 mL paprika
1 L vegetable oil for frying

Method:
1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365˚F. Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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