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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Recipe

Halloween is just around the corner! YEAH! I still have no idea what I am going to dress up as… let me know if you have any suggestions. This glorious candy crammed day is wicked busy for orthodontists. Why you ask! It is because all that witchtastically chewy, ghoulishly gooey, scary sticky and gobbling goodness can be damaging to your braces. TRY and remember to stay away from the temptations of these treats and have “brace friendly” goodies.
To help you along, I am going to post some great looking recipes that we have found and KNOW are safe to have with your braces.

This one is from the American Association of Orthodontics and is called “Scary Jigglers”:

Adapted from Kraft Foods Kitchen

• 2 ½ cups boiling water (do NOT add cold water)
• 2 pkg. gelatin (any flavor, but we recommend Orange, Grape or Lime for Halloween)
• Halloween-shaped cookie cutters

Stir boiling water into gelatin in a large bowl 3 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour into 13 X 9 inch pan. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm (meaning that the gelatin does not stick to finger when touched).

Dip bottom of pan in warm water for about 15 seconds. Cut into 24 decorative shapes using 2-inch cookie cutters, making sure to cut all of the way through the gelatin to the bottom of the pan. Remove from pan. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

We hope that you enjoy!
If you have any great recipe ideas for our many faces with braces out there, please feel free to share them. I would love to post them up here. email me at salinsortho@gmail.com.
Have a happy day!!