Weeeellll friends, I must admit I’m still on a high from finally getting the guts to book BritMum’s Live, my first ever blogging conference!
Because I left it so late to get my ticket there are only 2 weeks to get my wardrobe sorted, organise business cards & get myself ready to go. I doubt the excitement/anxiety levels will go down with it being so close. I also have my God-daughter’s Christening the week before so this month is really hotting up to be the best of the year so far.
Staying in the moment, it’s Friday & it’s Feast & Ferret time:
I think a lot about my kids & what they eat. It’s my job to make sure they get nutritious & energy giving food & their 5-a-day fruit & veggies. We’re not very adventurous as a family, we generally like what I call the usual suspects For veggies, peppers, peas, sweetcorn & broccoli are our go to’s.
For fruit: I love bananas & apples. Hubby loves apples. Master H loves watermelon & bananas. Little Miss loves bananas, strawberries, watermelon, raspberries & blueberries & is the biggest lover of fruit in our family.
I really want the kids to eat a wide variety of fruits & vegetables & more to the point I want them to have their 5-a-day. It’s not always easy when as adults we’re not really into fruits like apricots, oranges, plums etc. It would be good if we as parents could eat more variety. Master H has had tropical fruits in a smoothie so possibly that’s a good way forwards.
I looked through New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel for inspiration for some easy ways to get fruit into the kids in a more fun way. I found some easy & delicious Watermelon & Raspberry Lollies. My boy absolutely loved them & thinks them a real treat.
The lollies can be easily adapted, I’ve made Watermelon & Raspberry a few times but this time we also had strawberries & blueberries which were past their best in the fridge. Rather than throw them in the food waste bin; I’ve been reading up of food waste recently, how much we throw away & what we can do about it. (this article on the Jamie Oliver website gives great tips!) So I decided to chuck all of the fruit that was past it’s best into the recipe & make ‘Watermelon, Strawberry, Raspberry & Blueberry Lollies’.
To make approx 6/7 lollies:
WATERMELON & SUMMER FRUITS LOLLIES
40-50g icing sugar
Lolly moulds (I like these one’s!)
Cut the flesh from the watermelon & remove the seeds. Blend the fruits together (I used a hand blender). Strain through a sieve (get your child to help with this!) Stir in the icing sugar to taste. Pour into lolly moulds & freeze.
Master H loves helping me sieve the blended fruit & watching it trickling through. They are super easy & delicious fruit lollies, perfect for the coming Summer days.
With any event comes the need to examine one’s wardrobe! (or run around screaming ‘what am I going to weeeeaaar!’)
I’m already organised for the christening but not so much for Britmums Live.
I have a whole post coming up on what I’m going to wear to Britmums Live but I wanted to give you a cheeky preview of the statement necklace I might be wearing on the Friday evening BIB Awards ceremony. I like shopping in Primark for my statement pieces because they are so affordable & I’m now happy that they’re getting their ethics in order.
This type of necklace will be key in taking me from daytime delegate to evening awards ceremony (with drinks!).
I hope you’re enjoying my Feast & Ferret posts, I so enjoy writing them.
Whatever you’re doing, have a great weekend!