31/08/2015

Toddler Lunches



The Little One has been enjoying a certain type of lunch lately: leftover heaven! I have tried to keep her lunch box varied but it gets difficult as we tend to eat the same thing over and over. This is just some of her lunch boxes: half a banana (still her favourite) with cherry tomatoes (a very big obsession for something so small), grapes, yellow pepper slices, 2 laughing cow cheese squares and some cheese puffs. The cheese puffs weren't loved unfortunately (I ended up eating the whole batch...)


 
 
 
Sunday dinner works just as well as I took some of the gammon slices and added that to the lunch box. I also added some cheese (which I am not allowed to unwrap!), cherry tomatoes, a sandwich and dried mango. I added these tomato pinwheel chips thinking that as she loves tomatoes and chips it must be a huge hit...it wasn't! She absolutely hated it!
 

 

 
This lunchbox is a bit of everything in the fridge that look edible after a long day. I added some left over sausage and a vienna with tomato sauce, tomatoes and carrots and a mini corn. For fruit I added a strawberry and some laughing cow cheese squares.
 
So far all the boxes come home almost empty and I can only conclude that they are not a total disaster. I haven't been making dinner in a while, opting for a delivery service instead as I started a new job meaning I am out of the home by 05h45 and return after work. No more taking off to go do shopping like the old days! I will have to try something new...




11/08/2015

Fruit Loops Marshmellow and White Chocolate Squares


 
What do you do when you have to clean out the cereal cupboard and you have half opened boxes of Fruit Loops? Well, firstly you also check the sweetie cupboard (yes I have a BIG one) and if you firstly have marshmallows you have an idea and if you secondly also have white chocolate, then you have a plan! Fruit Loop and Marshmallows squares people. It takes a few minutes to melt the marshmallows and chocolate and that is the extent of the baking required. Heaven on a busy weekend.




Remember to spray the pan or glass bowl well or they won't come out!


  • 1 box fruit loops
  • approximately 30 white marshmallows (better colour but you can use the pink ones too)
  • 2 slabs white chocolate

  1. On the stove top melt the chocolate and set aside.
  2. In another pan (big enough to add everything too) add the marshmallows.
  3. When melted add the chocolates. Stir until melted. I add a bit of milk if it is too sticky.
  4. Add enough of the cereal. Stir well until everything is covered.
  5. Pour into the prepared bowl. Take baking paper and spray well with spray and cook on one side.
  6. Place the prepared side on top of the cereal and press down firmly until it is even.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Tip out onto a cutting board and cut into squares.
  9. Enjoy!