Here’s an old favorite. Also one of my most popular reads, this “What We Ate” post is popular among all family members.
What We Ate
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Before the outdoor temperatures started approaching one hundred degrees, we went on many, many picnics. Our oldest, three and a half, was constantly requesting picnics throughout the winter days. We did sneak a few in there during the milder temps. Now that summer is juuuuust about here, picnics are a must-do on our summer list.
Here is a version of our very popular-among-all-kids banana/peanut butter/honey wraps. Normally, we’d put these ingredients inside a whole-wheat tortilla & call them “Aah Aah Wraps” (name given by our then eighteen month-old), also known as “Monkey Wraps”. Instead, to make things picnic/snack/OCDparent -friendly, I made these into a popable treat. Okay, so they’re not the healthiest, but they are not terrible, especially if you make your own peanut butter & use fresh bananas & local honey.
This “recipe” couldn’t be more simple. Peanut butter (we use crunchy organic, but I’d like to make my own someday), banana slices (red bananas are tasty!), & honey (again, organic/raw/local, if possible). I smeared each cracker round with all three ingredients. Guaranteed to be devoured by everyone in the household!
My apologies for the blurry photos; gotta get me one of dem tripod thingies
Yogurt, fruit, & granola parfaits.
Easy. So easy.
They make a good breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.
Our kids love them & so do we.
I simply layer fruit, granola, & yogurt, over & over again. We prefer Stonyfield Farms’ Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt for it’s probiotics & other nutritional elements. I find Post’s cereal Just Bunches Cinnamon flavor tastes really yummy with this medley, but I realize it’s not the healthiest option, so plain granola will do. As far as fruit, I use organic blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, grapes…you name it! We can’t wait for summertime when we can have all these fruits fresh & local. YUM!
I’m not a sucker for Valentine’s Day…usually. Now that I have children, it brings on a new meaning. Sure, it’s a “Hallmark Holiday”, but what better time of the year to celebrate
nothing something?! The weather is lame & there hasn’t been a holiday since Christmas…almost two whole months ago! That’s a long time for kids!!
We’ve been up to a few fun things around here. One of them was a simple food idea I found on Pinterest (see the new “P” button over there —>? Follow me there, it’s so fun & addicting)! Breakfast this morning was a surprise & the kids loved it!
Heart-i-ful Eggs & Toast
I didn’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter so I used a trusty old-fashioned knife . I grilled both sides of whole wheat bread with a little butter. I kept the heart shape to dip in the over-medium egg & voila - a fun little breakfast!
Probably one of my all-time favorite meals. I will fess up right now & tell you that I do not make the ravioli. (Who’s got the time for that with 2 toddlers?!!) A local shoppe carries some really good, fresh ravioli. This time we chose the roasted vegetable type. Mmm, mmm good! We picked up an in-season squash & zucchini (why it’s important to eat fresh, local, in-season foods) & I sauteed them with sliced onions in a little olive oil, salt & pepper. Then I added a tad of dark brown sugar to caramelize them a bit YUMMO! The ravioli was drizzled with a brown butter tarragon-sage sauce…couldn’t be easier. Melt about 1/2 a stick of butter (for a family of 4) with about 1/2 tsp. each of crushed sage & tarragon. If you’re using fresh herbs, you can use a little more. (I am considering an herb garden this year, do you think I’ll have enough time to tend to it?!!) Let the butter melt over medium heat & bubble/sizzle. Once the bubbling subsides, the butter will begin to turn brown. Take it off the heat & drizzle it over the ravioli. So so SO good! I also made a salad with lots of different fresh & local veggies, threw in some walnuts & dried cranberries then tossed it in my own dressing. I won’t share that recipe quite yet Top it off with a delicious Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier & this meal was a 10!
Lots of great flavors. This is one of our more indulgent meals. A little heavy in oils & fats, though they are all good oils & fats so it can still be catergorized as guilt-free.
The kids love the raviolis. At one meal, our then one-and-a-half year-old ate 10 of them! And we let her
Ok, it’s your turn now! What delish dish did you divulge in this week?!