Dying rice is so easy and super fun! You can dye rice for any ocasion making a varitety of colors. This year it's red, white and blue for July 4!
To dye rice all you need is food coloring, vinegar, ziplock baggies, tray or shallow dish, paper towels...and rice!
Divide rice into 3 equal parts. Place 2 of the parts into separate ziplock baggies (one for red, the other for blue). The third part you'll leave white.
Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar or rubbing alcohol to each bag...we even heard you could use hand sanitizer!
Add food coloring to each bag. We used about 15 drops!
Zip lock your baggies and mix the color around by smushing the bag and spreading out the color evenly. You might need to add a few more drops of food coloring and vinegar until you get the color or brightness you want.
Set some paper towels on a tray or plate. Once your rice is mixed, open each bag and spread it out on the tray to let dry. It doesn't take long at all!
Dennis introduced me to Old Fashions while we were in Madison Wisconsin with Fiddler on the Roof. Old Fashions are one of the oldest cocktails in existence! There are tons of "correct" ways to make it, but from scouting the internet...this recipe seems to be the closet to the one we had in Madison.
2oz Burbon whiskey 3 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 tsp sugar Splash of soda water 1 maraschino 1 orange slice Ice cubes
Place sugar inside the glass, wet down with 3 dashes of bitters, add splash of soda water and swirl around or mix till sugar is desolved. Add the fruit and muddle with the back of a spoon.
Celebrate your pride with these rainbow cake jars!
What you need is: Boxed white cake mix Frosting 3 egg whites 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 1/4 cup water Neon and regular food coloring 3 jars Non-stick cooking spray
Make cake batter according to the directions on the cake mix box. Divide batter evenly between 6 bowls and add food coloring to make your rainbow colors! Preheat over 350 degrees. Spray the inside of your glass jars to the top with a generous amount of non-stick cooking spray. Layer each color by pouring your batter slowly into the jar. Each jar should only have about 1 cup of batter.
Place your jars in a baking dish with an inch of water at the bottom of the dish surrounding the jars. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on your jars and use the knife test!