Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth


There was no theme for this weeks Link Up with Muffin Tin Monday, so this is what the girls were served (Not in Muffin Tins Today, since the youngest is joining in now too and i only have 2!)
Honey Cornflake Cup (which we made together this morning), Pinwheels (which we also made together), sliced Apple, and Strawberry Milk (Not pictured)

I was going to try to go with a opposites kind of them, ie. sweet and savoury, etc, but the girls got impatient! Oh well, they still enjoyed it! 







Pop over to Muffin Tin Mom to see what other great meals were served up this week!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Its Christmas Time!

For the first time, Elliott has been aware of Christmas.
Sure, its always pretty hard to miss the decorations that go up in the shopping centres in October, but until this year, she didnt really get it at all.
So Shes making up for the 3 Christmas' worth of Joy she missed!
For atleast a couple of weeks, Elliott has been begging for us to "put Christmas Time up at our house" and though I've always thought that was left for the 1st of Dec, I gave in and we set up the tree on Friday.
So now, it is officially Christmas Time!


And I've taken up some Seasonal Sewing!
Firstly, heres a look at the Stockings I put together for our family. They are still awaiting names.


Next up will be the Advent Calendar! (Yes, I do realise i am cutting in fine!)

Pop over to My Favourite and see other Christmas Craftiness as we link up with

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mummys Getting Fat!

Just a quick post to let my readers know...if i have any...that i have started a new blog "Mummys Getting Fat". You can follow my pregnancy posts over there.
Never know, Might be something interesting to read!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We Play - Stamping Fun!

We Play

We haven't been painting for awhile! Its been a long list of obstacles one after another, so today, with just Elliott at home, and Bronte sleeping, I pulled out our new finger paints!

I also pulled out some Christmas Cookie Cutters for Elliott to have a go at stamping with. (As seen at Busy Brissy Mum)


I'm pretty sure she had a ball and now we have some beautiful hand made wrapping paper for Christmas!

See what others are Playing At this week over at Childhood 101!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kids in The Kitchen!

I dont know about you but my girls LOVE getting under my feet, i mean helping,  when i'm cooking!
I love that they are so interested, and it can be so much fun making things together. Everything from stirring the white sauce, to cutting out biscuit shapes - They'll take anything!
So i thought i'd share our favourite thing to make in the kitchen together!

Smoothies -made from yoghurt, juice and chopped fruit, The girls love to pour things in to the blender, and turn it on to watch it all blend together!
We also love to pour these into an ice block mold and pop in the freezer for a yummy dessert!

Cupcakes - Who doesnt love cupcakes? The girls mostly get their hands dirty, literally, with licking the bowl, but they also help measure ingredients, pour and mix! And if we're lucky they'll last long enough to get icing on top too!  For an easy recipe pop over to Busy Brissy Mum!

Biscuits - Sometimes i make a Basic Bikky Dough and  let the girls loose with their imaginations and the cookie cutters. Much like they would with playdough, they love to make different shapes freehand (like balls, and people), and Elliott makes a good attempt at using the cutters!

Pinwheels - Simply spread some sauce and sprinkle some cheese onto a sheet of puff pastry, roll and slice! In the oven for 10mins, and they make for a perfect morning tea or lunch.
You can add whatever else you like, too! Maybe some grated carrot or ham.

Pizza - We LOVE homemade pizza at our house, and almost as much as eating it, the girls love to help make it!
I normally make the dough up myself, but am sometimes helped by E. The best part is spreading the sauce and sprinkling all the yummy toppings!
My usual recipe for dough can be found HERE but if you're after a quick simple recipe, I like to use the one that came with my daughters mini Kenwood mixer:

PIZZA DOUGH:

100gram Self Raising Flour
25g Margarine
60mls (4tblsp) Milk
4 Tblsp tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
25g grated cheese

1. Preheat oven to 180
2. Mix clour and margarine until they resemble breadcrumbs.
3. add milk and mix with a spatula to form a firm dough
4.Divide in 2 and roll out each peice into a circle about 13cm across.
5. Spread with sauce, spinkle with cheese and herbs
6. Bake for 10 mins, or until cheese is melted.
What do your kids like to help with in the kitchen?