Finding creativity in the every day things is, most of the time, where I have to put my creative energy these days. I feel like I’m struggling just to get the basics done at the moment, so I thought I’d share with you another “creative” sanity saver I sometimes pull out to get dinner prepared without toooooo many interruptions.
I always keep a few packets of puff pastry sheets in my freezer, so when I need them in the meal, or even when I don’t, I give a sheet to each of the kids and get out the box of cookie cutters. They go crazy cutting out shapes and then they pop them on a greased baking tray.
Sometimes we add a few currents, this time it was a dollop of strawberry jam. It becomes dessert. Might not look too appetising, but they made it, so they love it!
(As a side, there was a pizza restaurant that we frequented when we lived in Bendigo that handed out balls of pizza dough to the kids and then cooked the creations for them – great idea.)
Gives me time to make my own pastry creations…
A quick easy meal to make with leftover mince or bolognaise sauce.
I am always looking for quick, easy, non fiddly weeknight meals that can be made in a flash.
I’m not talking fish fingers and hot dogs here, but meals that can regularly come out on the dinner table.
If you have some, or you’ve blogged about some, or have a favourite website to go to for said meals, let me know!
I’m thinking of making a regular weekly post with quick and easy, kid friendly meals.
P.S. On a Thursday, after all the cooking is done and the kids are in bed, I like to sit down and relax and pop on over to Kirsty’s place.
P.P.S. Lou is currently blogging about healthy snack ideas for kids with HEAPS of fantastic tips – she should know, as she is a dietitian in her other life!