Monday, April 6, 2009

This week I received the Best Mummy Award...

Seriously!!! Of course I gave it to myself; but still...!!!!

Geordie has once again been hounding us for lunchables, even though he does not like them! We have found it's because of the candy! You get a piece of candy in each lunchable. Therefore, he wants it!! We have had other experiences with Geordie and his pallet, see here, and here.

So, I've had to bring my 'A' game up!! Be a little more creative!! Actually I just checked out the lunchable aisle and got some ideas. So without further adieu...

Yes, those are mini hamburgers that I grilled. Ignore the white spots...I put oatmeal in my hamburgers, among other things. I cut up a dinner roll as well as some cheese and he put them together at school. The day before this he had a taco lunchable (which is actually a Hel-riginal).

This was a huge success and I will be more than willing to do it again!! Geordie didn't even comment that it was lacking a candy!!

Meanwhile I've been busy trying to figure out how to bake on the Grill (BBQ for you whitey's up north!). I have finally found success...

Using the instructions from here minus the box cake and can of icing. I am a bit of a snob and prefer to make from scratch. So I used my grandmother's chocolate cake recipe and my Aunt's icing recipe...

To begin you mix up the cake with icing;


You then roll it into balls and then shape them to your liking. As I was trying to make eggs this is what the result was;


Let them set in the fridge then put them on sticks with just a little bit of chocolate on the end of the stick to 'glue' it in. Again, let set in fridge (freezer if you're in a rush). Once set dip 'em in chocolate;


To the fridge they go to set once again;


Here's the final (for some reason blogger keeps making this picture vertical);


Really, they look pretty good and they are as easy as pie...or would that be cake?!?!

Do you know that during high school I worked at a movie theatre and I used to be able to get off early if I promised not to tell a joke for a week.

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10 comments:

Andrea said...

Not only are they pretty but they were delicious too! You definately get the "Best Mummy Award". I can personally attest to Geordie's new interest and delightful consumption of his custom made "lunchables".

chelle said...

aww love the bento inspired lunches! (need more ideas search bento!)

Those eggs are awesome!!!

snicker on the lack of jokes!

Chantal said...

I like your lunch ideas (and your little silicone cups, but I have told you that before). I may have to try that with my D's lunch because he refuses to eat a sandwich. It is a hot meal or nothing for him. You should post your recipe for burgers with oatmeal in them. Please!!! :)

I love the cake pops, I have been tempted to try them for ages, you just may have inspired me to actually do it.

m said...

Hahah! I made cake pops this week too! ;-)

Love the lunches...we do things like that too. When you move back to Canada, move west, k? We'll hang out.

I "won" a joke telling competition in college. Just to get me to shut up. See? Totally two peas in a pod.

much more than a mom said...

Um, yeah, that was me. Oops!

Lost in Transition said...

This if fantastic!!! I LOVE these!!!! Well done Helen!!! Maybe you should start catering kids parties!! These are marvelous Ideas!!!!!!

Jaclyn said...

Good work on the cake pops! I'm going to attempt round 2 this weekend for Easter. This time I think I'll actually use the sticks instead of just making cake balls.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You are seriously brilliant.

Elena said...

you have raised the bar so high that i am officially pulling out of this competition. my kids survive on air at school and their lunches come home rearranged, not eaten.

Mandy said...

I'm intimidated. If those are the kinds of lunches I'm going to have to live up to, I'm screwed!