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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Eye of Newt Soup

   The girls and I are studying William Shakespeare and today we read a bit of MacBeth.  There are 3 witches in the story that foretell MacBeth's future and also recite a recipe for Eye of Newt Soup.  How perfect for this week!  The recipe that follows is from The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer...


fingers- tootsie rolls
eye of newt- chocolate chips
Tongue of Dog- red licorice
Owlet's wing- mini marshmallows
Dragon eyes- bubble gum balls
Lizard's leg- pretzel sticks
Tooth of Wolf- candy corn
Scale of Dragon- smarties
Gall of Goat- raisins
A cup of baboon's blood- Grape juice or cranberry juice (to drink with the Eye of Newt Soup- NOT IN IT!)

Read the poem.  When you get to each ingredient, put it in a big pot and stir the "soup" with a big wooden spoon!

Double, Double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Round about the cauldron go;
In the severed fingers throw.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
WOol of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hot broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravined salt-sea shark,
Gall of goat removed in the dark.

Now drink a cup of baboon's blood,
THen the charm is firm and good.

Have fun with this!  I think we will make our Eye of Newt Soup this afternoon.:D


Debi said...

Lori dear,
I love the poem and the 'recipe'!!!! How neat!

I also wanted to let you know that I used your idea for the "EEK" my grandchildren both love it!! Taryn (granddaughter) even put a pipe cleaner spider we made on top!! :D
Thanks sooooo very much!!

Loved your stocking swap too!!!

Hope your having a wonderful day!!

Debi said...

Lori dear,

I hope you enjoy them!! Have fun at the grocery store!! My daughter took these biscuits made a few changes... and came up Pizza Biscuits for her home ec. food project. (one they had to invent by themselves. and market it too! SHe got an A+ for her grade!) I have to ask her if I can post her recipe... but hoping to do this one later this week!! Have a wonderfully blessed day my dear friend Lori :D

Preppy Mama said...

Lori- You are such a fun and creative mommy!! I want to come over and make soup with you guys!!!

Darlene said...

How CUTE!!! That will be fun to make!! Hope you all enjoy your Eye of Newt Soup!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Mmmmmm.....sounds frightfully delicious :)

You find the neatest ideas and I just love reading your posts! The girls have a fabulous mom :)


Tristan said...

that is so sweet!

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

How fun is that! My son memorized that part of Macbeth when he was 10 or 12. He hasn't recited it in awhile; I'll have to ask him if he still remembers it!

Beth said...

You are so cool. I am totally going to do this with the girls this week. Thanks for sharing! Beth

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

That cracks me up!

Jessica said...

Ah...Macbeth...my favorite. I LOVE THIS!! Where in the world did you find it??!?! I'm going tomorrow to get the stuff...Princess will just have a fit...she has a witch hat that makes an appearence often..this will be great fun. Thank you for sharing Lori!!!

~ Roxanne said...

Love it! Will have to get things together so we can do this next year.

I didn't get to do Shakespeare in school, but thanks to friends like you I can do it with my kids :0} Hunter loves the Children's Illustrated Hamlet.

Heidi said...

Hi Lori, Of course you can use my photo!....I still am feeling so happy you loved everything!!....Heidi XO

Unknown said...

What a wonderful way to make a lasting impression on the girls. Love that!