I decided to give myself a bit of a break. I’ve been trying out recipes and also doing some of the paper crafts I’ve put on the website.

    I know how important it is to relax and enjoy the crafts you do regularly. I know my family enjoys crafts. It’s a quiet time. It’s also a time to unwind a bit and enjoy creating something out of paper or wood. Do some painting and just enjoying life at a quieter pace. It is just too easy to get into overload or focus on all of the wrong things. Or even try to do too much and accomplishing nothing.

    I was talking with some friends who got into the creepy houses. They’ve made a whole village. I’ve been working since Friday on the Haunted House. I know I could put it together faster, but I’m enjoying doing it at a leisurely pace. Then I’ll add the grave yard. I know Halloween is getting closer, but I enjoy haunted houses and just spooky stuff all year round, so I’m in no hurry.

    I mentioned recipes earlier. Yes, I’ve been going through some things and I’ve gotten a bit creeped out by some, so I think I’ll go for the fun. Gross just isn’t for me at this time. I do have some gross recipes on this website, but I prefer to think of things that would be a little different, yet would fit the season.

    Banana Mummy Rolls Recipe

    Easy Halloween Treat from Our Best Bites intro

    I like this recipe because it is a make ahead recipe for a great breakfast on the go and also wonderful for an after school or after work snack. Maybe even a mid afternoon pick-me-up.

    Ingredients
    1 package Pillsbury Crescent sheets
    1 small container Nutella or Peanut Butter of your choice Smooth or Chunky
    2-3 bananas
    heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the glaze
    milk or water for glaze
    Candy eyes or you can use some M & Ms or Skittles

    Instructions

    1. Roll out crescent sheet to about 10-11 x 6-8 inches.
    2. Slice into 6 equal squares.  Lightly score each square in 3 equal sections, vertically (without cutting through the dough).
    3. Using a knife, cut horizontal strips about 1/4 inch wide down each side section.
    4. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter or nutella down the middles section, leaving about 1/2 inch on both the top and bottom and place a slice of banana on top.
    5. Fold the right two cut sections over the head and then then alternate right and then left, leaving a small space for the eye section.
    6. They’re now ready to pop into the oven.
    7. Bake at 375 until golden brown, probably about 12-15 minutes.
    8. Remove from pan and let cool to room temperature.
    9. Mix powdered sugar with enough milk or water to form a glaze and then lightly drizzle it over the mummies.
    10. Let dry to the touch before serving.
    11.  Makes 6.

    This is a real crowd pleaser for the whole family — especially the kids. They get a mummy and the sweet banana favor along with a peanut butter/nutella flavor. It is a variation of the popular banana and peanut butter sandwich or putting peanut butter/nutella into a sliced banana.

    As I said earlier it is great for breakfast and also as a healthy snack. Yes, you may want to serve these at your Halloween party. I think mummies could be fun all year round, so I’d keep this recipe handy for those times you just want something different.

    I hope you enjoy this recipe and the crafts I spoke of earlier. You’ll find a wonderful selection in the archives of this website.

    Thanks for stopping by.