(I’m pretty sure Shannon’s “five ingredients or less” request was supposed to be edible. I wouldn’t eat this one, but I strongly encourage you to try it anyway. And a scrumptious edible suggestion is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!)
If you’re looking for a fun activity/experiment to do with the kids, this one is a hit. It’s not my idea – Darla first saw it done at school. All you need is a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke (diet works better) and a pack of Mentos.
Unscrew the sealed cap on the soda and insert the Mentos. The more Mentos, the better, and it helps to use a funnel or rolled paper to insert the Mentos quickly.
Then RUN!!! Apparently the air bubbles in the candy hyperfizz with the carbonation in the soda. The geyser only lasts for a short while, so have your camera ready.
If you’re actually looking to eat your five ingredients or less, I recommend this:
Five slice-and-eat discoveries at a farmer’s market or grocery store. This plate served four and includes canary melon, blackberries, strawberries, sweet corn and summer sausage. The fresher the better — and the less cooking the better. Only the corn was hot in the pic. (P.S. The wine is mine. Get your own;)))
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Tags: kids activity, Mentos, science experiment