Playful picnic

August 18, 2015 - Picnic Time




From left: Ella Altman, 3, Aliyah Melden, 3, Eliot Lux, 6, Sophie Lucas, 5, Nora Melden, 5, Ira lux, 4, Noelle Lux, 2, Cohen Justice, 1, and Monroe Lucas, 2, purchase their teddy bears during a cruise of bear-themed foods.
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Every teddy bear who’s been good 

Is certain of a provide today.

There’s lots of marvelous

things to eat

And smashing games to play.

What’s a special occasion, we ask?

Why, it’s a celebration, of course.

Today’s a day a teddy bears have

their picnic.

This song, “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” featuring music by American composer John Walter Bratton and lyrics by Irishman Jimmy Kennedy, o ers good impulse for a way to keep immature children entertained as summer winds down.

It’s an easy approach to have some outside fun before winter eventually comes behind and we all crowd inside to hibernate.

On Wednesday, an collection of cute and cuddly teddy bears — red, tan, gray, rainbow, and even a blue Superman bear — invited some of their really best friends to their picnic, including 9 immature children and also a feathery pressed bunny. They all collected during Close Park in West Toledo on a gorgeous, sunny, warm-but-not-hot evening to have some fun underneath the trees.

Lindsey Melden pronounced that her dual girls, Norah and Aliyah, who are 5 and 3 years old, respectively, had enjoyed a angel picnic recently. So Norah had really logically wondered either there competence be anyone with wings during this one, too.

Not this time. But maybe a fairies and a teddy bears will all get together on another day and horde an even bigger party.

This bear whack offering lots of event for everybody to play and shout, usually like a teddy bears in a song. The children and their favorite animal friends swung on a swings and ran around happily, but a care.

But afterwards it was time for a bears and their friends to come in from personification and accumulate on a blanket, inspired from all their adventures. Dinner was being served.

Picnic time for teddy bears — The small teddy bears are carrying a poetic time today.

Of march they were all carrying a poetic time. Who wouldn’t suffer entertainment together with friends to eat tantalizing treats like sugarine cakes? We all know that one famous bear in particular, Winnie a Pooh, loves his “hunny.”

All a children during a cruise favourite a glassy cakes, too, that had been flashy with dancing teddy bear cookies and colorful confetti-like sprinkles. These were a initial object that many of them comparison from a array of dishes to select from.

Yogi Bear, who is always on a hunt for pic-a-nic baskets, lives in Jellystone Park with his crony Boo-Boo. It was usually proper, then, to have some bear-shaped preserve sandwiches in their honor, that were simply shaped by regulating a vast cookie cutter. A bear-y season would substantially be a teddy bears’ favorite filling, nonetheless I’m certain they’d like anything sweet, such as cherry or apricot. Bear in mind that we could select to supplement some peanut butter to a sandwiches, if nothing of a teddy bears or other guest during your possess cruise have allergies to nuts.

And usually for Paddington, nonetheless another obvious bear, some of a sandwiches — a tiny baby bear ones — were filled with marmalade. “Bears like marmalade,” he says.

Also on a menu were teddy bear-shaped cheese slices, cut with a tiny cookie cutter, for some rational protein. Sweet treats, like lovable small Teddy Grahams and sticking bears, continued a theme.

And finally, a teddy bears served some healthful fruit to their guests: bear-ies, of course. One-year-old Cohen Justice entirely enjoyed a raspberries and a blackberries, nonetheless his mother, Dana, pronounced that he’s not quite a fan of strawberries.

Everyone had a smashing time during a teddy bears’ picnic, with a bears and their best friends all enjoying themselves, and eating fun bear-themed dishes on a beautifully balmy evening.

But afterwards it was time to purify adult and go home for a snooze … yawn. After all a fun of a picnic, everybody always needs to rest a bit.

Because they’re sleepy small teddy bears.

Contact Mary Bilyeu atmbilyeu@theblade.comor 419-724-6155.

Brown Bear Sandwiches with Bear-y Cream Cheese

12 slices whole wheat bread

1 8-ounce enclosure churned berry-flavored churned cream cheese

Currants

Lay a bread slices out on a work surface. Spread any cut with a skinny cloak of cream cheese, afterwards span them adult to form 6 sandwiches. Using a 5-inch bear-shaped cookie cutter, cut 1 bear from a core of any sandwich. Use a tip of a pointy blade to press currants into position to make eyes and a nose on any bear. Cover and keep chilled, in a fridge or in a cooler, until prepared to serve.

Yield: 6 sandwiches.

Source: Mary Bilyeu.

Polar Bear Sandwiches with Bear-y Jam

12 slices white bread

Butter, during room temperature

1/​3 crater seedless blackberry jam

Currants

Lay a bread slices out on a work surface. Spread any cut with a really skinny cloak of butter to keep a jam from being engrossed into a bread. Top half of a bread slices with a skinny cloak of jam; span them adult with a buttered ones to form 6 sandwiches. Using a 3-inch or 5-inch bear-shaped cookie cutter, cut 1 to 2 bears from any sandwich. Cover and keep chilled, in a fridge or in a cooler, until prepared to serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 sandwiches.

Source: Mary Bilyeu.

Baby Bear Sandwiches with Orange Marmalade

12 slices dim brownish-red bread

Butter, during room temperature

1/​3 crater orange marmalade

Lay a bread slices out on a work surface. Spread any cut with a skinny cloak of butter. Top half of a bread slices with a skinny cloak of marmalade; span them adult with a buttered ones to form 6 sandwiches. Using a 3-inch bear-shaped cookie cutter, cut 1 to 2 bears from any sandwich. Cover and keep chilled, in a fridge or in a cooler, until prepared to serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 mini sandwiches.

Source: Mary Bilyeu.

Glazed Honey Cakes

Cakes:

1 crater honey

1/​2 crater sugar

2 eggs, during room temperature

1/​4 crater Coca-Cola, prosaic (see note)

1/​4 crater oil

1 crater flour

3/​4 crater whole wheat flour

3/​4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

1/​2 teaspoon baking soda

1/​2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/​2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/​4 teaspoon kosher salt

Glaze:

1 crater powdered sugar

4 tablespoons milk

Sprinkles

36 Teddy Grahams

Preheat oven to 350F. Fill one 12-cup muffin tin and one 6-cup muffin tin (a sum of 18 cups) with paper liners.

In a vast bowl, mix honey, sugar, and eggs; drive together. Whisk in Coca-Cola and oil. Whisk in flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Divide beat among a lined muffin tins. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick extrinsic into a core comes out clean. Cool totally on a rack.

To make a glaze, drive together a powdered sugarine and milk. One by one, drop a tops of a cakes into a glaze, vouchsafing additional season off; place a cakes onto a square of foil, polish paper, or vellum to locate drips. Place dual Teddy Grahams onto a tops of a cakes, afterwards shake sprinkles over a glaze. Let set.

Note: Be certain a Coca-Cola is prosaic before incorporating it into a batter; let it lay for awhile during room temperature. Otherwise, a cakes arise too fast and don’t set with a correct structure.

Yield: 18 sugarine cakes.

Source: Adapted from Marcie Cohen Ferris, Matzah Ball Gumbo.

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