This is another "recipe" that is so easy, I almost feel guilty posting it. But it was a family tradition of mine growing up that I want to share with your family. Plus, every Santa enthusiast young and old wants to help the reindeer find the right house on Christmas Eve. This recipe is pretty flexible, and you should be able to use a couple staples you already have in your pantry. Without further ado, Reindeer Food.
Conjure up your ingredients.
You'll need a mixing bowl and a spoon.
Oatmeal (growing up in the country, we always used straw from the barn. City Life means oatmeal is an easier choice).
Sprinkles. As a sprinkle enthusiast I had too many options to choose from, and settled on gold stars, red sugar, and red and green dots.
Mix Up Your Ingredients
Pour your ingredients into the bowl.
I like to add the oatmeal first, then sprinkles, and finish off with the glitter.
If you're feeling extra magical you can make up something creative about how special each ingredient is to the recipe. Learn from my mistake, the glitter stuck to my bowl so it ended up being a spectacle to wash it without covering every dish in our sink with fine green glitter.
I told you this was incredibly easy, and I felt guilty for even making it into a tutorial. Just transfer to a storage container, add a ribbon, and print off the instruction tag, and you're good to go. Your kids will be so excited to scatter the food outside on Christmas Eve. I hope this tradition from my family to yours turns into something just as special to you as it is to me.
Click on the image to the left to download the PDF file with reindeer food instructions for you to print and attach to the container.