april started with Easter and Spring Break which also means Spring camp! one less snack since little one got early but still lots of goodies. then it’s back to the regular 5 container school day meals with some pictures, notes … Continue reading packing school meals: month 8
since i never made Irish soda bread before, i practiced the day before with Happy Herbivore‘s eggless recipe. a fellow momma and seasoned baker recommended I look at James Beard Foundation‘s eggless recipe as well. Continue reading “bake with kids: eggless gluten free Irish soda bread”
march began with a nor’easter but that doesn’t keep us from packing her meals! this month’s school theme is water so you will see some rain and planting. other things to look forward to: Dr. Seuss’s birthday and revisiting childhood … Continue reading packing school meals: month 7
it’s February! so much to learn for a growing child, like this month’s theme: light! to kick it off, the kids went on a walking trip around the neighborhood and observed streets signs. it’s also the month for Lunar New … Continue reading packing school meals: month 6
little one had a movie night with friends and they watched “LEGO Batman Movie”. Continue reading “waffle art: turning on the bat signal”
it’s a new year and back to school! this month’s class theme is transportation so there will be some vehicles in little one’s meals! m added an activity to meals by creating a treasure hunt in some of the dishes. … Continue reading packing school meals: month 5
little one is often resistant to watching new movies so we take turns choosing the movie to watch. we watched “Monsters, Inc.” Continue reading “breakfast art: stop making boo laugh!”
there’s such joy sharing the holidays with little ones! this year we amped it up with lots of food fun. i don’t know if I enjoyed making them or little one enjoyed eating them. we also were able to prepare … Continue reading having a “ho ho ho” season!
little one woke up saying, “i want a rudolph that sings the song.” we have too many stuffed animals so i created the red-nosed friend for breakfast again, this time with his dad.
when i put the plates on the table, i gave little one the plate with Rudolph and dad the plate with Donner. little one said, “I want the Donner one.” Continue reading “waffle art: Rudolph and Donner – embracing our differences”
for little one’s class holiday performance, they sang the German song, “O Tannenbaum” Continue reading “veggie art: roasted brussels sprouts Christmas Tree / Tannenbaum / Ω Έλατο”
one of little one’s favorite holiday songs is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Continue reading “pancake art: Won’t you Guide my Sleigh Tonight?”
for a friend’s holiday party, little one and i made chocolate covered pretzels to share. Continue reading “no-bake with kids: nut-free chocolate covered pretzels”
it’s that time again, where you-know-who comes to visit! Continue reading “pancake art: Breakfast with Santa”
it’s December! more holidays are coming up and the weather’s getting colder. what meals will we have for little one this month? Continue reading “packing school meals: month 4”
another year and lucky to have so much to be thankful for. we not only have be able to put food and home over our heads but also have plentiful to share with extended family and friends as well as … Continue reading Happy Thank*ful-for-food*Giving!
we had a half day this month so fewer meals make different decorating opportunities. there’s also fewer meals for the second half of the month with Thanksgiving break. m’s meals Continue reading packing school meals: month 3 – pt 2
just so we share morning preparations, m and i are trading off days to prep little one’s meals. the days i don’t do it, i miss it but then it gives me more time to get my juices flowing 🙂 Continue reading “packing school meals: month 3 – pt 1”
when your kid tells you that you should mess up the picture you created because she’s scared of bugs … maybe it’s better to make cute pictures? Continue reading “packing school meals: month 2 – pt 2”
it’s month 2 and i’m starting to preplan and think of ideas to make meals fun for both myself and little one. when i grew up, i used to love newspapers that had word jumbles. since little one’s class is working through the alphabet, why not play word jumble with little one with her food? Continue reading “packing school meals: month 2 – pt 1”
after two weeks of just churning them out, i can start to enjoy myself and have fun with the meals. some pictures… some words… but always color and always fruits and veggies. Continue reading “packing school meals: month 1 – pt 2”
it’s back to school! now little one is adjusting to a public school schedule so we’re learning too. school starts earlier and ends earlier. luckily little one’s after school program is in the same room so no awkward transition there. so the meals are: breakfast, lunch, end of school snack and after school snack. Continue reading “packing school meals: month 1 – pt 1 new school”
continuing my rainbow cake baking challenge, i wanted to find another cake recipe. i wasn’t sure if the yellow cake mix made it hard to create the colors of the rainbow but i couldn’t find a gluten free cake mix for white cake. Continue reading “rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.2 & technical bake pt.2”
since i got started on this rainbow cake baking challenge, i have been thinking about the cake. for a class party, i made one cake mix and the kids ate them all up. Continue reading “rainbow cake baking challenge: signature cake pt.1 & technical bake pt.1”
last winter, i made these impromptu marshmallow rice treat snowmen for dessert at a family gathering. when shaping the snowmen, i squeezed them a bit tight and it made them a little difficult to eat. but little one loved them! Continue reading “cook with kids recipe: marshmallow rice treat fun”
being winter, it has been cold so we haven’t had much opportunity to take our toddler to the park. on a few nice weekends the last month, we went to Central Park to play but one of the highlights for our little one was to watch the horses trot by with the carriage in tow. so this Sunday, we enjoyed a little waffle art a la horse and carriage. Continue reading “family breakfast: waffle food art – horse and carriage”
my little one has had an abundance of wonderful hand-me-down clothes, books and toys. one of baby’s favorite toys been the musical tea-for-two set. the tea pot sings a few melodic songs and makes a sound when you pour. it’s quite cute! so this morning’s breakfast is dedicated to tea for two or three or four … with a little cake of course!
- 4 to 5 gluten free vegan waffles
- plain yogurt
- fruits: banana, kiwi, mango, papaya, watermelon