Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moonshot and Moon Pies

Forty-two years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the moon!  Isn't that simply astounding?  It absolutely blows my mind that cell phones and computers weren't a household staple but we were able to put someone on the moon!

I thought that today was a great day to read, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca to the children,  and since we haven't made anything together in the kitchen lately, we tried our hand at making old fashioned Moon Pies.

Moonshot is a gorgeously, and realistically, illustrated story of Apollo 11's trip to the moon.  It's a wealth of information in several different formats- there is an illustrated timeline on the front pages and an essay detailing the history of the flight on the back.

In an effort to not have to go to the store, I cobbled together several different recipes to make the Moon Pies.  I used this recipe for the graham cracker cookies and this recipe for homemade marshmallow fluff.  I sort of cheated and spread chocolate on the top of each Moon Pie instead of dipping the whole thing.  A big glass of cold milk was a perfect accompaniment!

1 comment:

  1. Can I say it again????


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