Kool-Aid tie dye, Chocolate-y Brazilian truffles, and more. Here are a few things you can do at home this weekend

Kool-Aid tie dye, Chocolate-y Brazilian truffles, and more. Here are a few things you can do at home this weekend.

The weekend is here, and there are only so many episodes of, Tiger King to watch on Netflix. So, what is one to do?

We find ourselves more restricted than week’s past in terms of what we can do out of the house. So, let us continue to make happy memories during a difficult time with some delectable desserts and cool crafts you can do at home.

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Missed a recent show at the Wilson Center? See when it is scheduled to return.

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced make-up dates for several popular shows that were postponed.

  • Cirque Éloize: Hotel will now take place April 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.
  • CATS moves to June 29-July 1, at 8 p.m.
  • RAIN- A Tribute to The Beatles has been pushed to February 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Its original date was to be April 13, 2020.
  • Blue Man Group slides to September 1-2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Information on other shows, both postponed and on schedule, can be found here.

 

­­­Can’t satisfy your Sweet tooth? Indulge yourself with this delicious chocolatey confection.

Have you ever had a Brigadeiro? (Pronounced: brigadeiro) They are a type of Brazilian truffle. I was introduced to these sweet treats by my friend, Lucilla, who came to the United States from Brazil. She says it takes years of practice to get it just right, but if you follow these helpful tips below, you can make these traditional deserts without having to leave the house, let alone the country.

  • Over low heat melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a large shallow stove pan.
  • Add one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk and mix.
  • Add ¼ cup of cocoa powder and mix.
  • With a soft spatula. Keep mixing until you can see the bottom of the pot for 2-3 seconds as you drag your spatula through it. Be sure to work out any clumps of cocoa powder that may have formed.

Lucilla tells me you will likely be mixing for a good 20 minutes, if not longer. The aim is to get the ingredients to thicken enough to roll once it has cooled.

  • Grease a plate and spread the mixture onto the plate.
  • Let the place sit uncovered for 1-2 hours.
  • Once cooled, grab a chunk, and roll it with your hands into a small ball.

If your mixture is not thick enough, the chocolate may stick to your fingers. You may consider putting it back on the stove to remove more moisture and refrigerate again.

  • Roll the sphere in a bowl of Chocolate sprinkles until completely covered.

You can substitute chocolate sprinkles for color sprinkles, sugar crystals, coconut flakes or anything you had left over from making holiday cookies. You can place the treats into small candy papers or put them on a plate to serve.

(Original recipe >> https://tasty.co/recipe/classic-brigadeiros)
Brigadeiros
Brigadeiros

 

Go from drab to fab with this easy tie dye activity the whole family will love!

Here is a craft the kids can wear, and it uses items you may already have in the pantry. Using Kool-Aid powder, rubber bands and Vinegar, turn those bland white clothes into a far-out fashion statement. The recipe below will yield the equivalent of 1 adult large t-shirt.

What you will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Kool-Aid
  • Rubber bands
  • White shirt or fabric to tie dye
  • Disposable Gloves
  • (optional) Food Coloring
  • (optional) Disposable bowls or cups

DIRECTIONS: (yields about 1 adult large shirt)

  • Mix 1 fl. oz. of food coloring for 1 pkg of Kool-Aid mix you use. Add a couple drops of food coloring or an extra package of Kool-Aid if you want a more vibrant color.
  • Twist your white clothing into different shapes and secure it with a rubber band.
  • Dip rubber-banded ends in the colored cups or bowls. Make sure you wear gloves, or your hands will stain. Excess dye can be poured onto shirt for additional color coverage
  • Use a hair dryer on high heat or use an iron with an ironing cloth between shirt and iron.
  • Allow 24 hours before washing for wear.

Submit your Tie Dye pics to See it, Snap it, Send it, and show off your creations to the world!

(Origninal directions>> https://www.food.com/recipe/kool-aid-tie-dyed-t-shirts-194640?ftab=tweaks)
Tie Dye Shirt
Tie Dye Shirt

 

Want to spread some hope and cheer? Check out what these people in the Cape Fear are doing

Tammy Elfman shared these street creations outside Brunswick Cove Nursing Home in Winnabow. Complete with inspiring messages for those inside and out.


Stephen Urban of Rocky Point is taking advantage of the sunshine and his daughter’s knack for coloring. Using painter’s tape to keep in the lines, they came up with this beautiful driveway work of art. Reminding us, this too, shall pass.



Faye & Bill Bush of Carolina Beach have been spreading Christmas cheer. They re-assembled their Christmas tree and light display. Maybe Santa Claus will bring them extra presents this December!


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