Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chow Mein for Easter

I always looked forward to holidays as a child. We celebrated EVERY holiday and had several traditions with each. Saint Patrick's Day, we ate green waffles and watched Darby O' Gill and the Little People. For Valentine's Day, mom streamed red and white crepe paper above the dining room table in preparation for a "romantic" family feast. Even for birthdays, sisters toilet papered our rooms while we slept, and we always expected breakfast in bed with french toast and a small bouquet of flowers from the yard.

Now as a mother, I realize all the time and effort my sweet mom spent making childhood colorful. She really had a knack for creating something from nothing. My sister Sue has followed our mothers footsteps and continues fun traditions with her children.

Today, the kids made one of their favorite treats...chocolate chow mein bird nests-just in time for spring. This is a super easy recipe and loads of fun for the kiddles. Plus, it is pretty tasty too!


  • Bag of Chocolate Chips
  • Dry Chow Mein Noodles
  • Robin Eggs


  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth
  • Pour chocolate over dry chow mien noodles and toss until noodles are coated
  • Scoop a big spoonful on a plate and quickly form a circle or a "nest" (this is the kids favorite part)
  • Let the chocolate harden and add chocolate Robin Eggs- then eat!


  1. That is adorable. At first I thought those were pretzel sticks! What a cute idea!

  2. What a great treat to make in the kitchen with the kids. Thanks

  3. Oh my gosh ... this is the cutest and yummiest little bird nest I have ever seen!! A must try for Calley (my 5 y/o daughter)and I!! Can't wait. ...and never mind about your mom!! She certainly has set the bar.. you must have such wonderful memories from growing up. What a true blessing your Mom is!! Blessings to you and yours!!

  4. This is a great idea! I will have to go get some noodles now to do this!

    Thanks for sharing the idea!