Fun Finds For Mom

Oranges and candy canes

Here’s a simple and sweet holiday treat — turn a candy cane into a straw to slurp orange juice straight from the orange. You’ll need an orange, a candy cane, and a paring knife. Roll the orange around to get it all juicy inside, then use a knife to cut a small hole in the peel — about the diameter of your candy cane. Break the ends off your candy cane and stick it in the orange. Start slurping. Voila — minty orange juice.

What is it that’s so fun about turning food into a straw? My personal favorite is using a piece of licorice as a straw at the movie theater. I also have to tell you that candy sticks don’t seem to work as well as candy canes. This photo was taken using a Sweet Stick from Trader Joe’s, but the stick wasn’t porous enough to let the juice come through.

Thank you to my auntie Marlene for sending me this idea last year!


Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 in Activity, Food & Drink, Kids