Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bunny Munch Baskets



When my grand-bunnies show up for our family Easter dinner they are ready for a hoppin' good time! That part never changes. But other things do. Last year's outdoor scavenger hunt, for example, won't work with snow still on the ground. And this time Christy wants to host the family, sponsoring an inside egg hunt for all of the little cousins. Each of us will contribute a few things. One of mine will be a Bunny Munch Basket for each child. These were born of the impatience kids have for sitting at the dinner table with adults, waiting for the real fun to begin. A simply made edible basket filled with appetizer fruit or veggies, attended by a folded paper napkin, might be all we need to get something healthy inside of our little sugar-bunnies!  




I made the basket from a Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Sheet tube. Cut the dough to a square 2" larger than the diameter of a 6 ounce individual ramekin (or similar oven proof baker). Roll the dough to measure 3" larger than the diameter.




This cup is 3.5" across and the completed dough is 6.5" square. Use kitchen shears to round all 4 corners. Invert the cup on a foil covered baking sheet, then coat it generously with cooking spray. Drape the dough gently over the cup so it falls like a tablecloth. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove the bread from the cup, turn it right side up, and bake for another 4 minutes so the inside browns lightly.





When cooled, fill basket with a Romaine lettuce bed topped with berries, pear slices, cantaloupe flowers, baby carrot sticks, yellow grape tomatoes, cucumber chunks, etc.

Nestle a bunny folded from a white paper cocktail napkin following directions at

And for the "big kids" I'm planning a game based on a treasure trove of 50 really, really cute Easter jokes compiled by my grandma blogger friend, Lisa, at Grandma's Briefs. I'm going to print out all of them, cutting the questions from the answers. Each contestant will get a scramble of a dozen jokes and answers. The first one to match all of them correctly will win a nice little prize. And it just occurred to me that maybe we could celebrate April Fool's Day a little early if one person got a set of jokes with no answers that matched! Hmm...wonder who my "victim" could be? And should I let everyone else in on that joke ahead of time....the 51st one of the day? Need to give this idea some serious thought!

Hoppy Easter every-bunny!

35 comments:

  1. Adorable!
    and love the healthy snacks
    What lucky grandkids you have!

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  2. I would totally eat this! Love the napkin.

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  3. Love that edible basket! I have some ramekins just that size. I can see your idea spinning lots of new ones for fillings. Thanks a bunch! That game idea sounds fun too. We did something similar when our UK step-brother had never been to a white elephant party. We made him pick first, then had the next person "take" his prize. And he didn't get another one! We made him wait until the end, then he got to pick from everyone's---but he sure had a hard time with the game when he didn't know he'd get the best prize.

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  4. YOU didn't dream up those napkins ? It was MARTHA ??? Oh thank GOD you are human after all LOL!!!! :)

    This is so darn cute / I'll be back before Easter looking up the napkin fold for sure and this crescent roll idea is awesome!

    Everything you come up with is, though.
    Which is why I can't get over the Martha thing, ha ha ha ha

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  5. These are so cute! I think that would be a big hit with my kids too. Thank you for the idea! :)

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  6. That is really really cute bunny napkin.

    It is nice to meet you, J. Followed you via GFC. I would like to invite you to join us at Linkin with my ladies Blog hop.

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  7. I just love the way your mind works! I do think you need 51 jokes! Your little baskets are so cute! Everyone will love those not just the grands. I know it is early but I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  8. too cute. did you make the bunny in the 1st pic? If so I'd love to know how.

    hey there. I'm Laney and a Newbie here. Found you thru the blog hop angie had. hope you're doing good. Hope you can come and follow me back! http://owltellyoulikeitislikeitornot.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the idea of the baskets and we always have to have a egg hunt for the grandchildren. Sounds a lovely family day.

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  10. This is just so cute, and so thoughtful of hungry, impatient grandchildren, and veggies and fruits before the sugar high hits. Thanks for all these ideas!

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  11. Oh my goodness, how adorable. You must make some amazing and happy memories for those lucky grandkids of yours. Easter sounds like a very fun holiday in your family.

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  12. I have pans that will make this wave for you to make tortilla shells. I bought the pans a year ago and still haven't tried them out! The Napkin bunny is so cute!! Major love.

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  13. Just so sweet. My daughter is hosting ours this year, too. I love your idea and had no idea they made seamless crescent rolls.

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  14. Love your idea of finding ways to include the adults. Of course I'll never be too old for Easter egg hunts ;) Only problem we have is our crazy squirrels again who, one year, managed to eat most of the chocolates before the kids found them! We moved it inside after that.

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  15. What a cute idea. I love it and will tuck this idea away for another day. Alas, the grands won't be with us this year.

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  16. I'm thinking you don't get much sleep at night because your mind is working all the time creating terrific activities of all types for your kids and grandkids. Your family is very lucky to have a Mom and Grandmother with such a wonderful imagination and creative ability to bring all of her dreams to life. Wishing you and all of yours a Happy Easter. :)

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  17. SO cute! And festive. I really like the bunny napkin. and the whole deal.

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  18. Adorable! great idea for antsy kids at the dinner table! Love your blog!

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  19. How adorable! Such a great blog with lots of cute ideas. Thanks for linking up at the Whatever Wednesday party.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  20. Stopping by from the Whatever Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  21. What a great idea. I am visiting you via No Minimalist Here. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a Giveaway for my blog's birthday. Please join in if you like it :)

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  22. HI Sweet Crafty Friend!
    You know we love your projects! Thank you for sharing this in the Craft Showcase. We are featuring you in our - Get Crafty with 10 Easter Recipes - http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/21/get-crafty-with-10-easter-recipes/# posted today on our blog.

    Thanks so much for sharing! Susie @Bowdabra

    (sorry if this post twice. my internet is acting up!)

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  23. Oh, this is so darn cute!!! I love it. Your little bunnies are going to love this! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. You are always such an inspiration! Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  24. I have never seen the dough sheets before! I will have to look for them. I love the bunny too! What a great job.

    Cynthia at http://Feeding.com

    I am now following you!

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  25. Too darned cute for words! Love it. Have a good week. Linda Want to link these to What to do Weekends? I'd love that.

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-11.html

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  26. That's a cute idea! I have been looking for something like this for my grand kids. Thanks for the idea! and linking up :)

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  27. New follower from SOCIAL SUNDAY. Love your blog!
    I invite you to join me at PJs TREASURES!

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  28. Thank you so much for linking these up at Party In Polka Dots!! Love it! You never disappoint! Have a Happy Easter! Come check out the features tomorrow and link up!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  29. This is awesome! New follower from the Aloha hop, would love a follow back :).

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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  30. Who doesn't love an edible bowl?!

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  31. I remember these from last Easter! Such a cute idea and you could fill them with most anything!

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