jello pinwheels

a little after school snack

1 (3oz.) pkg. jello
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch pan with cooking spray.  stir together water and jello in glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.  stir with whisk until jello is dissolved (about 10 seconds).  stir in marshmallows and microwave 30 more seconds.  whisk quickly until marshmallows are smoothly melted and pour into the square dish (the creamy layer will float to the top).  

refrigerate for at least 45 minutes then carefully peel up an end and roll tightly in the dish.  remove and slice to make pinwheels.  serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

these are perfect for school lunches or play dates!


pantry makeover

i have the smallest pantry ever.  it's basically just a little closet with very shallow shelving and it was getting impossible to keep everything organized.  i found these wire-framed canvas totes at walmart for $5 each and they fit just perfectly.  when i want to bake, i can just pull out the "baking" basket.  it's also nice to have a "snacks" basket available so the boys can easily choose their own.  i went for the red (i'm trying to incorporate a little COLOR into my home), even though i initially went for the cream.  they also have green and black.  i might just have to find uses for the other colors around the house...

UPDATE:  i added contact paper!