Here is a fun activity to do with small children to celebrate fall! (tastes good, too!) I made these today with 2 of my grandchildren, and they had a blast making them. It’s even easy enough for even toddlers to help with!
I always liked to give my kids something warm to eat for breakfast, but certainly didn’t have lots of time (especially on a “school day” morning) to fix anything time consuming. So, muffins have been a great option for our family. I mix up a double batch of muffin mix and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then each morning, I just spray my muffin tins and pop them in the oven. In minutes the house smells like freshly baked muffins,and I have a warm and simple breakfast to feed my kids. Add a little yogurt or glass of milk and an orange or banana and breakfast is ready. Another plus is that it keeps well, too, if you have little ones who may sleep later than the older kids. It’s ready and waiting for them when they arise.
I’ve collected LOTS of muffin recipes we’ve grown to love over the years, but here is a favorite:
My daughter Grace makes this sauce every summer with fresh tomatoes from our garden, and we look forward to using it all year long.
28 oz. skinned and crushed tomatoes (We usually puree in blender.) (Skin tomatoes easily by first plunging in boiling water until skins just begin to crack and peel. Then plunge into a clean sink full of ice water. Skins will slide off easily with a knife.)
Here is a great and tasty object lesson you can do with your children. It is one of the projects found in our Character Concepts for Preschoolers Mom’s Guide. I found this recipe/idea years ago from an old Bible cookbook for kids that had different Bible lessons with recipes to go along with them.
This one become a favorite. In fact, when our youngest child, Kasey, was a little girl, she began calling sweets ‘sin’ and asking for some ‘sin’ for dessert! That always brought some laughter!
Just last week when I had 4 of the grand kids over for a couple of days, I brought out this recipe to make with them. They wondered what in the world we were doing when Kasey and I suggested making “hidden sins” for dessert! 🙂
Our garden is doing great this year. A few weeks ago we enjoyed our much-anticipated, first tomatoes of the season!
Here is an easy lunch I look forward to every summer: Tomatoes stuffed with egg salad, using eggs from our own chickens. Yum! Easy and good for you! (you could also fill them with tuna salad instead of the eggs)