A trending TV show on the rise becoming more popular by the second, we decided take a jump back in time to the 1980’s when TV dinners were popular. We head to the kitchen to whip up a full on family meal from scratch. Who says TV dinners are no good, we decided to go for a traditional style meatloaf with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and a fresh side of green beans. We paired it with Eleven’s Special Dessert inspired by the characters love for eggos adding our own twist, serving a strawberry ice cream Sunday topped with fresh strawberries, cinnamon toast Eggo and a dollop of whip cream. A second meal idea was inspired by the Christmas light message board, we called this meal Message in a Soup with an Upside down cake. It is our take on an alphabet vegetable soup that has an assortment of veggies, deiced potatoes and smoke sausage served with a toasty grilled cheese sandwich paired with an ooey gooey blueberry pie cobbler. We also decorated our dinning room with iconic pieces from the shows which include the Christmas light letters, Eggos and a tree portal to the Underside.
The shows also inspired our activity for the week where we created glitter jars and slime! Glitter jars are a great tool for meditation, all you will need is a 16 ounce mason jar, approximately 2 TBS of clear glue of your choice, one with glitter or without will do, enough hot water to fill up the mason jar and your choice of glitters. Before filling up the mason jar completely with water be sure to dissolve the glue with a little bit of hot water. We suggest experimenting with the different sizes of glitter and colors. Tip: the more glue you add the glitter takes longer to sink to the bottom when you shake the jar but the more glitter you add the glitter will stay suspended. As for the slime, which is a great tool for relieving stress, was of course inspired by the Upside down world. All you will need is glue, shaving cream and laundry detergent. You can always experiment with different textures as well by adding foam beads, glitter and paint to change up the color. As for the making of slime begin with mixing the glue and detergent until you create a runny goop next add the shaving cream. Tip: the more glue you use the more slime you will yield, the laundry detergent is the activating agent so if the slime is too sticky you can add a little bit of detergent while kneading the slime until it becomes the consistency you desire. The slime can be stored in an air tight container or a Ziploc bag. These activities are all about experimenting with different ratios and most importantly having fun!