Friday, 17 April 2015

Mummy Didn't Make it to the Grocer

Some weeks you just have one-of-those-days all week, right? It's not just me?

This Easy lunch was thrown together from what we had on hand. Some grapes and blueberries, wafer biscuits, yoghurt (in a Sinchies pouch and drink bottle sleeve under the sandwich) and Lunch Punch Vegemite sandwich with the crusts included as a field for the cow to graze in ;-)

Are you ready for school to go back next week?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Sponge Bob Lunch

I love this simple lunch!  I picked up this sandwich cutter in the post Christmas sales as part of a stocking and finally found the chance to use it. Miss M doesn't even know who Sponge bob is, but she likes his smile :-D

You can just see the Sinchies yoghurt pouch below the sandwich saver of our Nude Food Movers Rubbish Free Lunchbox.

Sides were salami, cheese & crackers for brain break and grapes for afternoon tea. I had to include pineapple somewhere so juice it was.

Are you on the countdown for school to return yet?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, 13 April 2015

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Don't you just love a cheat dinner? Especially one that can be repurposed into lunches! I must admit I haven't sen this for Miss M for a while. It seems every time I increase the recipe our appetite increases too ;-)







As with most dishes there are more ways than one to achieve the result. This batch was made by simply laying some drumsticks on a lightly sprayed, lined tray and brushing with plain old BBQ sauce.



Baked at 180 degrees for 40 minutes, turning half way. These were a little overdone, but I enjoyed the extra smoke in the flavour.










Another of my favourite techniques is to marinate in a freezer bag.
Simply toss in your ingredients - this time I added some powdered garlic, paprika, mixed herbs and worcestershire sauce.











You can cook tonight, or freeze for later. I find this a great one to batch up. One bag for today, another bag for later.










When you are ready, bake away! You can roast them like the previous batch, giving you the extra texture hit. . .
Or cover and bake in a dish. This method will give you a moister end result and preserve that lovely sauce. Perfect for drizzling over roasted vegetables or rice. Both of which are great accompaniments to this dish.
From dinner plate. . .












. . . to lunchbox.










A little frozen mac & cheese complete this lunch.













And some corn with extra sauce in the dip container for this one.

What's one of your favourite easy-meals?


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, 10 April 2015

March on Instagram

How are your school holidays treating you? I'm thoroughly enjoying the excuse to unplug and 'relax' a little. Speaking of, there's a game of Ponies & Dragons that's been waiting patiently to be played, so without further ado here's some of what you may have missed on Instagram last month. . .
Loving a little #Seuss -ical fun in our @easylunchboxes for tomorrow… Happy Birthday! Loving our @devondalefarms popper getting the #Seuss treatment for tomorrow's lunch… #catinthehat Loving trying something new… cashew butter with Nutella and plum jam for dipping Miss M's #catinthehat apples tomorrow. Loving a little rainbowed #Fluttershy in our @easylunchboxes for tomorrow… #mlp #MyLittlePony #easylunchboxes Loving a practice run on our #mummyandme lunch for my #bento demonstration next week… Learn to make these 'Some Bunny Loves You' lunches through the Emerald Neighbourhood Centre's Day2Day Living program. Message me for more info ���� Loving forgetting to post this Rainbowed #AppleJack @easylunchboxes Miss M took to prep the other day… my Winona carving didn't quite work to plan, Miss M thought it was Barbie's dog! �� Loving the quickie Rainbowed #PinkiePie Miss M had for lunch today… @easylunchboxes #mlp #MyLittlePony #easylunchboxes Loving a little #bunny fun with our @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers brain break box this morning… money for free dress going towards helping those affected by cyclone Marcia. #Easter #kidsinthekitchen #funwithfood #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH Loving an easy lunch for Monday… and of course I had to pack pineapple juice �� #SpongeBob cutter & press a post Christmas sales bargain. In our @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH #SquarePants Loving another quickie lunch… #LunchPunch in our @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH Loving a simple #StormFly #cheesart in tomorrow's @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers … #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH #httyd #HowToTrainYourDragon Loving eating half my lunh before remembering to share! Spanish potato tortilla and croquets �� Thanks Emerald Neighbourhood Centre and the MultiCultural Connections group ����������: Loving last night's 'I've got a migraine' lunch… simple cross with basic trimmings ���� Loving a #PiDay experiment… Loving tonight's dinner… chicken-not-Pi in honour of Saturday- #PiDay �� Loving tomorrow's #PiDay lunch for Miss M… couldn't go past her favourite pie- #PinkiePie ! In our @easylunchboxes #cheesart #easylunchboxes #mlp #MyLittlePony Loving a hubby cooked breakfast…����❤️ Loving the feeling fresh grated cheese… it's the #LittleThings that make me #happy ��❤️ Loving a little #StPatrick's charm in our #Yumbox for tomorrow… @minihippoau #Shamrock #funwithfood #funfood @bentousa Loving a pot of #popcorn gold at the end of our @kambrookau #FlutterButterPopcornMaker rainbow… @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers #iloveSMASH #iloveNFM #StPatrick Loving an Easy, Very Ugly @easylunchboxes for tomorrow… #theVeryUglyBug #LiteraryLunch #easylunchboxes Loving tomorrow's #theVeryUglyBug inspired #Yumbox … #LiteraryLunch @minihippoau #funwithfood #funfood Loving a brainwave… perfect class gift this #Easter ! For those in Emerald I will have stock of the #Zipcicles pouches at the Gumnuts open day this Thursday. Otherwise they are available through @little_bento bit.ly/loving-lbw Loving a little #Easter #bunny in tomorrow's #nudefoodmovers … made by #repurpose ing a gingerbread man cutter �� @smashenterprises #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH Loving a super quick-quickie lunch for tomorrow… our @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers have a cookie cutter pressed sandwich with decorative food picks, @sinchies yogurt pouch below, apple #Easter egg carving and some of Miss Ms favourite pepperoni, chees Loving a little #bunny butt in today's @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers … pick from @daisoau #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH #mytribe Loving today's lessons at Emerald Multicultural Connections… Turkish potato salad and beef kofta, Baclava and Canadian banana cream pie, pumpkin pie and 9-bars �� Loving Honey's very first official Bento box! She has a #Yumbox packed as a grazing plate for our stall at the local playgroup open day tomorrow… pop on down and say hi! @minihippoau #bento Loving being packed and ready… see you at the Gumnuts Playgroup open day soon! Loving a little set up… ready to go at the Gumnuts Playgroup Open Day! Come on down and say hi! #Little BentoParty Loving a little #Easter tradition fun… chocolate moulding with Miss M �� These are our @daisoaustraliaofficial silicons �� Loving 'help' with our #Easter fun today… chocolate moulds done, now just to stop them melting in this heatwave �� #bunny #kidsinthekitchen #funwithfood #funfood #daisotribe #daiso Loving this little apple #orchid from today's lunch… in our @easylunchboxes #easylunchboxes Loving that Miss M asked for apple bunnies tomorrow… quick easy lunch- must be getting near the end of term! In our @smashenterprises #nudefoodmovers  #iloveNFM #iloveSMASH Loving a little #AprilFools fun in tomorrow's lunch… our @easylunchboxes holds cake-egg; cheese-egg; grape-eggs; drink; @sinchies yoghurt pouch; sandwich ball-eggs ��������


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Home Made Easter Chocolates

I have many fond memories of moulding chocolates growing up and I thoroughly enjoyed making them with Miss M last year so we decided to do it all again this year!

I might need to invest in a bigger frypan or smaller ramekins so we can create even more colours next year!


Testing if the big ones are ready. . .

Woohoo! They are!

I actually really liked the rainbow eggs and am kicking myself I didn't get a photo of them cut open. All the more reason to make them again :-)

More colours.

Honey 'helping' clean up after.

I think my favourite were the pastel rainbow ones we made at the end of the session with all the left over bits of chocolate. Note to self, use the compound chocolate for this method - the real stuff didn't want to set in the fridge ;-p.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.
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