If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you might have seen my previous Num Noms post, Mini Chef Creations in October last year where Violet created some rather wacky courses using the Series 2 Diner and brunch kits! Well this time we were sent the brand new Series 3 Lunch Box set to have a go at the Num Noms Crazy Creation challenge!
Violet absolutely loves Num Noms and still plays with her series 2 kit (they’re all currently living in her doll house!), so she was pretty excited to receive the new collection and to take part in the #NumNomsCrazyCreation challenge!
Each one has it’s own scent so she loved having a look at each one and trying to figure out which one was which. The pack also included a stamper Num Nom!
The Num Noms Crazy Creation;
With chef’s hat in place, I asked Violet to pick a few of her favourites so we could come up with a Crazy Creation and get started.
Luckily I already had some things in the kitchen which pretty much matched the ones she had chosen- although her brother wasn’t too happy we used the last banana! Violet chose;
- Nana Hearts (Banana)
- Victor Vines (Grape)
- Wanda Wildberry (Berry)
- Brooklyn Blue (Berry)
- Cherry Ann (Cherry)
I think she’s attracted to the bright colours and sweet smells of the fruity ones! This is what she came up with;
Basically it’s a banana sandwich, jelly smothered bread, and berry syrup covered banana topped with bright coloured sprinkles! This is what Violet chose to create with the ingredients we had and she loved it! As you can probably tell she was pretty chuffed with herself and it didn’t take her long to eat it, along with the help of her little brother!
The other two small packs we received contained different Num Noms with little lip-gloss pots! Violet’s only 3 but she’s starting to show an interest in the world of princesses and dressing up so these made her very happy!
The possible creations with these Num Noms are endless! There are so many different flavours from fruit, sweets, doughnuts and veggies- and we even received a savoury cheesy taco within the mystery pack! It’s a really good way to get your little ones in the kitchen and get their creative juices going- no matter how wacky (or disgusting!) the recipe they create!
Do your little one’s have Num Noms? Why not have a go at the #NumNomsCrazyCreation challenge with them?!
Mother Hermit xx
As it’s Halloween soon, this week I’ve been in the kitchen with the little one creating some Pumpkin Krispie Treats! They’re super quick and easy to make and the kids absolutely love them! I got the idea from pictures I have seen on Pinterest but didn’t use a particular recipe and just made my own up 🙂
I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at measuring out ingredients when baking, I tend to just wing it, so I’ve given my best approximates below 🙂
You will need;
7 Giant Marshmallows
2 tsp of butter or marg
Orange or Yellow and Red Food Colouring
Green Smarties or M&M’s
Wispa Bites or something similar
First start by melting the marshmallows and butter in a bowl. I used the microwave for this and kept putting it in for 30second bursts, it took around 2 minutes for everything to be totally melted. Then you can add the food colouring to the marshmallow mix. I used red and yellow, first adding the red followed by a few drops of yellow until I had a really bold orange. Next you add the Krispies; I added a handful at a time and after about 5 handfuls I had a stiff mixture and all of the Krispies were completely coated in the marshmallow mix.
For this bit you will need to oil your hands as the mixture is super super sticky. I coated my hands with olive oil and took and handful at a time and rolled each bit into a ball. Pop each ball onto a greaseproof paper sheet until you’ve used the whole of the mixture.
Next you can add the toppings! I had Wispa bites which I cut in half and pushed them into the middle, squashing each krispie treat slightly to make it look a bit more like a pumpkin. I then had green peanut M&M’s which I cut in half (watch your fingers!) and added to the side of the Wispa bite to make it look like a little leaf! I then put them into the fridge for half an hour so they didn’t fall apart in the heat. And that’s it!
Mother Hermit xx
I made this for tea last night and thought I’d share my recipe as it’s so easy to make and a massive favourite in my house. You can alter the vegetables and spices in the recipe as much as you want and again, like my Macaroni & Leek Cheese recipe, this one is Slimming World friendly- in fact this one is totally syn free- massive bonus!
- 1 Small Gammon Joint (All visible fat removed)
- 1 chopped Red Onion
- 2 chopped Peppers
- 2 Garlic Cloves (Crushed or finely chopped- whichever you prefer)
- 1.5 Tablespoons of Smoked Paprika
- 1-2 Teaspoons of Chilli Powder (Add more if you like it spicy!)
- 6 Tablespoons of Tomato Puree
- 2 Tins of Baked Beans
- 200ml water
Absolutely simple. Shove everything into the slow cooker, mix it all together and place the gammon joint on top of the other ingredients. Leave it to cook on high for 6 hours then turn it to low until you’re ready to serve it. Just before you’re ready to serve, use two forks to pull the gammon joint literally to shreds and mix it all up. That’s it- dish up and enjoy!
Mother Hermit xx