The Big Three
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the season from October through April. It’s just one big holiday love fest. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter! My most favorite, however, are “the big 3”; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksgiving Gets Jipped!
I would like to file a complaint with someone though! I really love Thanksgiving, but I love Halloween and Christmas just a little bit more and I feel like Thanksgiving, which I do love so very much, gets jipped! And therefore, I get jipped! It’s just squeezed in so quickly and rushed right through. There’s just not enough time to jump from one to the next, and do it justice.
Thanksgiving and Homeschool
So we crammed in our Thanksgiving homeschool lesson this past week, and made lots of fun themed treats. My children loved learning about the cornucopia, and that it is also known as the horn of plenty. They were super impressed when I showed them how to transform a simple sugar cone into a magical horn of plenty! You can do it too…
Gluten Free Sugar Cones
If you are gluten-free, you can pick up some Joy brand sugar cones that are gluten free at most chain grocery stores, WalMart or even Amazon!
Leftover Halloween Candy to the Rescue
Now here’s what I call #winning! We used all my leftover Halloween candy to fill our cornucopia’s! I had some Halloween Sixlets, candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins. Really though, you could fill them with nearly anything. Cereal, pretzels, fruit snacks, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and more. Make them savory, or sweet, or even a combination. The sky is the limit with what you include in your horn’s of plenty!
Allergy Friendly Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia
- 12 gluten free or allergy friendly ice cream sugar cones
- 2 cups allergy friendly candies, cereal, or other snack
- 2 cups water
- 12 5"x5" square pieces of saran wrap
- 12 12" strings of raffia or twine
Place 12 ice cream cones on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Working with one cone at a time, place the narrow end of the cone 2" into the water and hold for 20 seconds. Heat in microwave for 20 seconds. Remove and using an oven mitt, gently bend the wet/heated end of the cone around a rod (pencil, spatula handle, or other similar shape item), and hold it there for another 20 seconds. Place on the cookie sheet, and continue working on the remaining ice cream cones.
Using your snack mix, fill each cornucopia, top it with saran wrap, and secure the cling wrap by tying a piece of twine around the cornucopia.
We used leftover Halloween candy for our cornucopia's including gluten free and peanut free Sixlets chocolate candies, peanut free mellowcreme pumpkins and peanut free candy corn.
Alternately, you could fill this with snacks that are safe for you either sweet, savory, sweet and savory combo. Cereals, candies, nuts, seeds, and other small snack items would be great.
Joy brand ice cream sugar cones are gluten free and free of all the top 8 except soy. Keebler are free of all the top 8 except wheat and soy. Read every label every time, as ingredients do change.