“This post is an entry for #Afterschoolchefs Linky Challenge, sponsored by Birds Eye. Learn more on the Birds Eye Facebook page.”
The summer is finally over as it is getting colder and it is back-to-school time now. I am so pleased that both children have been able to settle back into their routine quickly. But actually I struggled a bit! After I had not cooked for three weeks after a holiday in Singapore, I struggled to take up the pots and pans!
Luckily, Birds Eye knows it is not easy to get back to routine and offered us to take up this challenge via Britmums. So I went to our local supermarket and bought a lot of delicious looking Birds Eye frozen foods like fish fingers, crisps chicken, peas, potatoes waffles and others.
Normally I will try to coincide both children’s after school activities into my menus. Some days we will have frozen pizza, fish fingers for a quick fix and some days we will have a proper family meal with rice or noodles.
So today, I popped in the potato waffles along with fish fingers and chicken into the oven. Then I microwaved the rice fusions for 6 minutes and boiled some peas.
Both children were so excited that they were to be mummy’s little helpers. I asked both children to think what they wanted to create for their dish and they found Winnie the Pooh cookie cutters.
This is what they had made with the cutters. Mr K made a Tigger face with cucumber stripes, honey pots filled with rice fusion and butterflies from potato waffle. Then he decorated the plate with carrot flowers with cucumber.
Ms C wanted a lot of butterflies. So I helped her to trim off the excess from the butterfly cutter and she filled it with rice fusion. Then she laid the sweetcorn around the flower.
Later, Mr C made these two lovely bearded faces for us.
Since I attended the Funky Lunch event, it has helped reemphasise the need to bring creativity to food to help children enjoy their food more. Both my children enjoyed helping and creating mess for me to clean but they also happily ate their food which is what I really want!
Disclosure: We have received vouchers to pay for the food to do this challenge, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.