Here in the South it may be spring by the calendar year, but based on weather some may call it summer. We’ve already had a few days that hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32C). That means it’s time for frozen treats.
We have a couple sets of ice pop molds and the boys are always begging to use them. Now is the time of year when I say “yes” more often! There are so many different things you can put in your ice pops. Anything from pudding creations, fruit and yogurt, puréed fruit and juice, alcohol for the grown ups…
This time around I did one of the easiest possible combinations. It requires only two ingredients. Does it get any easier? I think not!
This past Sunday Jack planned and helped cook brunch. He has always been very curious in the kitchen and really wants to start doing more. At eight years old he is now old enough to take on more tasks so it was his turn to shine.
It started with the planning. He really wanted to make quiche, not a big surprise since all three boys LOVE quiche. Jack, however, doesn’t care for a pastry crust. I asked him which crust he wanted (pastry, shredded potato or quinoa) and he said he wanted something different. I suggested we could try a cauliflower crust and he was very excited about that. He also decided he wanted his quiche to have bacon, sharp cheddar and broccoli.
Jack then announced he wanted scrambled eggs with the quiche. This is when Mama had to push him in another direction. I let him know we didn’t really need two egg dishes in one meal! He decided it was time to plan the dessert. His first choice was a fruit tart. That would be his favorite brunch sweet treat. Once again I pushed him in another direction. As his instructor I didn’t really want to go over teaching him to make pastry and custard, plus the quiche. Continue reading