As a mom I am always buying frozen fries but I do worry about how healthy it is to constantly feed Hamish potatoes fries at almost every meal.
Now, with the new McCain rosemary and garlic sweet potato fries I can not only add a little variety to his love of fries with anything, but I also feel he is getting a healthier, more balanced diet by eating them.
To try them out, I made him a sunny plate of fries with his chicken pops.
To make your own:
You will need:
Rosemary and garlic sweet potato fries from McCain. These cook from frozen so simply open your packet and remove as many as you need
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on high
Add your McCain’s rosemary and garlic sweet potato fries . Fry until crispy
Drain on a piece of kitchen towel
Whilst these drain fry your chicken pops
Remove from heat once cooked.
Place the chicken pops in a circle.
Fill the inner circle with tomato sauce.
Use your fries to form sun Ray’s around the chicken pops.
These rosemary and garlic sweet potato fries are delicious with any meal and have become one of my favourite go to sides.
September brings the first day of spring and although Cape Town was certainly not showing any signs of spring weather in early September, I compiled a spring scavanger hunt to keep Hamish busy.
The hunt is designed to use on a walk about your neighbourhood but you could also use this inside your garden.
Look at your garden/park or beach and draw or write a list of things for your child to find.
We started nature walks and hunts when Hamish was about a year old and would collect things onto his pram.
Give each child a copy of the hunt and a pencil to mark off what they find.
I’ve found that this activity works well for smaller children if you attach your print out to a clipboard. This makes it easier for them to carry around and ensures the wind does not blow it away.
You could also give younger children stickers to stick on to mark off what they find instead of a marker.
If you know that you will do the hunt on a regular basis, you can save paper by laminating the print out and use a white board marker to cross off as white board markers will just wipe off the laminating.
Things to find
I put together a list of 20 easy to find items in nature.
We are shameless dinosaur fans in our home and I recently wanted to treat Hamish to a fun treat.
I decided to bake him a giant brontosaurus biscuit.
I set it on a plate with a banana mountain, some mint leaves and a sun made from an orange slice.
The biscuit was just a butter biscuit recipe and you can recreate any dinosaur as I cut the shape free hand with a knife.
To make your own
Basic Butter Biscuits
(Recipe Credit unknown)
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 cup Maizena (corn flour)
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp baking powder
+-2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar until creamy and white.
Add oil, vanilla essence, maizena and baking powder and mix well.
Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
Roll and cut with a cutter or pipe through a nozzle.
Bake at 180 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes.
Decorate as desired