Friends, it's so nice to be back here with you. I have missed my regular blog writing and posting far more than you know, and thank you to those who left comments and continued to pop by despite my absence. I'm feeling rested, renewed, invigorated and even a tad bit older, for today I'm celebrating my birthday. And how better a way to celebrate than to be here, sharing some of the recipes I love, with you.
The kiddies are back to school today and I spent some time yesterday making a few things for this week's lunch-box. These little cereal bites have been swimming in my head ever since I read a similar recipe in one of Nigella's cookbooks. What a great way to sneak in some extra-good-for-you-goodness without them knowing, all while offering something a little crunchy, a little sweet and a whole lot tasty. Use whatever cereal you have on hand or like and feel free to swap the maple syrup for honey, if that's what's in your cupboard.
So, while you admire these little gems, I'm going to remind you of the new, expanded website that will be up and running in the next week or so. Sort of a new and improved Mixing Bowl Kids, complete with lots of recipes, tips and so much more. A place where I, or rather we, can discuss all aspects of where food and family come together. I can't wait and will certainly share more info with you as the days go on.
I'm off to do some work and then to prepare a birthday feast I chose for myself (Indian Food we're all making together, tonight). Have a great day everyone...thanks for allowing me to be a part of it!
Cereal Muffin Treats, adapted from Nigella Lawson
2 cups of your favourite cereal
1 cup of a second cereal
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground flax
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup butter
2 oz chocolate
~ Combine the cereals, oats, cinnamon and flax in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
~ Warm the maple syrup, butter and chocolate until the butter and chocolate have melted. Pour over the dry ingredients and press into a paper-lined muffin tin.
~ Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
~ Yield: 12 muffins