Cinema Park for Kids? Sorry if I am a bit late with this post. Occupied with resolving a refrigerator problem.At first glance the idea of movies in the park sounds great.
The 33rd annual Jerusalem Film Festival held this past week offered a special outdoor Cinema Park for kids in Gan Haatzmaut.
Dates: July 10-14th.
The park is my playground. I use the cushiony compound around the playground apparatus to shore me up as I jump rope and stretch.
The entire meadow was taken up limiting picnicing activities: I don’t think that more than a hand-full of people attended due to the heat.
Flipbookomega – 100 meter zipline opposite a wall painting that turns into an animated film just like a flip book.
Green Screen Booth – kids can sit in the car and switch the background image on the screen. Kids dressed up in costumes, wigs and props to get some great shots.
Arts & Crafts Tent – create zoetrope (film strips), stop motion pictures and sound recordings.
Dubbing Station – learn about special effects and dubbing
Popcorn – for pre schoolers there will be trampolines, foam popcorn to climb on and more fun.
BANANA- WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
They’re “slightly” cake like, but are definitely more like a cookie than cake or bread. Delicious way to use up some ripe bananas!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter/half fruit syrup, at room temperature
1/2 cup or less granulated white sugar
1/2 cup or less light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips/100% chocolate slivers
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted & coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or silpat), or spray with nonstick spray.
2. Whisk together flours, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric hand mixer; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add egg & vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix just until combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop dough by heaping Tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets (or use a cookie scoop), spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely.
*Be sure to use a banana that is well on its way to the trash can. The darker it is, the softer and sweeter it becomes.
*To toast walnuts, spread on a baking sheet and toast briefly (3-5 min) in a 375 degree oven. Watch closely because they’ll turn into burnt walnuts pretty quickly.
*Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 days. They also freeze well.