So, I had an idea... what if I made things a whole lot easier and a whole lot "funner" and a whole lot more colorful this summer in the food preparation area?
How? Well, Miss Scarlet is ALWAYS wanting to make fun treats and she is a decorating fool, but pulling down all the decorating doo daas always seems like such a pain, so I usually say the typical, "Sounds great, let's do that tomorrow" knowing she will forget for a few days giving me a break. LAME! I know. All the girl wants to do is throw a couple of sprinkles onto a cookie for the love of pete!
Okay, so here is what I came up with and it has ALREADY worked!!!
So I scoured my pantry for all fun things red, white and blue and added them to my popcorn box and now when Scarlet wants to add sprinkles to her ice cream or her oatmeal, I am set! I will just let her pick a bottle of sprinkles and a few seconds later she has a festive snack! It makes her VERY happy and I don't feel like a dead beat---- as much! ;)
Today I made the kids pancakes, sprinkled on some red, white and blue sprinkles and my little ones acted like I had presented them with a Sylvia Weinstock cake!
Add a candy star to the top of a small bowl of watermelon, dip the sides of a store bought ice cream sandwich into a bowl of dots, put a paper firecracker into the top of a stack of powdered donuts, add some sprinkles to a bowl of yogurt. Add some color to the ordinary and your kids will LOVE it!
So grab a festive bowl and add some red, white and blue bits and pieces to it and you have a party in a box ready for any kind of fun!