Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays from the “Can Do” Kids

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Happy Holidays from “Can Do” Street!


The “Can Do”Cooking Club Makes Pudding Cones

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The “Can Do” Kids Cooking Club volunteered to make treats for the new  preschool class at the community center. Miss Sue, the director of the community center, is helping them. They are making pudding cones. They are making enough pudding cones for 8 new preschoolers.

Would you like to make pudding cones in your house? Maybe your family would like it for dessert!

Chocolate Pudding Cones


8  small cones

1 package of instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups of 2% milk

Can of chocolate flavored whipped cream

Chocolate sprinkles


Empty  box of pudding mix in a bowl

Add 2 cups of  cold milk

Using a wire whisk, or a hand mixer on low, mix the pudding until it is smooth(about 2 min)

Let pudding stand for 5 minutes until set

Spoon pudding into  each cone to just below the rim of the cone

Shake the can of whipped cream and carefully spray the top of the cone to cover the pudding

Shake the sprinkles on the top of the whipped cream

Serve right away!


Name That Cat!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

A few months ago, a cat wandered in to Grandpa John’s food market and started to make himself at home. At first, Grandpa didn’t like the idea of a cat in his store, but Grandma Maureen reminded him that mice were visiting the store and frightening away the customers. So Grandpa John said, ” If the cat can keep the mice out of the store and the pigeons from landing on the sidewalk in front of the store, he can stay, but if not, out he goes.”

His grandchildren, Annie and Bobby keep asking Grandpa John if they can name the cat and he always says,”Not until I’m sure he can stay.” Last week Annie reminded her grandpa that the cat had been doing a good job since the first day he came into the store. “Okay, said Grandpa John.

Annie and Bobby ran off to tell the other “Can Do” kids and ask for their help in naming the cat.

Here are some of the names they came up with: Twitty Cat, “Can Do” Cat, Stripes and Kitty Cat. What name do you think they gave the cat?

Be sure to visit in a few days and find out the Cat’s name!