I read this blog post earlier in the week about how being creative isn't necessarily handicrafts and Pintrest-y stuff. It really resonated with me. I'm a mom of three little people who need me more than they need crafts done by me. And yet, I still feel the need to create. How can that be done?
I loved this quote:
“I’ve come to describe what I do simply as creative living, not defined by any one craft or activity but an overall approach to life.” ~Renee Tougas, Nurturing Creativity
As a result of my mulling on that blog post, I decided to use my creative juices on lunch. My creation isn't stellar but the kids loved it and I exercised my brain.
This was Caroline's plate.
She had been snacking all morning so I knew she wasn't that hungry. It's supposed to be a face, by the way. Graham cracker/PB eyebrows, apple eyes, pecans are ears or cheeks, pickle nose and banana/PB mouth with craisin teeth.
John Isaac was hungrier (isn't he always hungry?) and he's a bit pickier of an eater. So his plate is more of design.
cheeseburger soup. Don't knock it till you try it. I've made it three times this winter and I eat most of it myself (b.c Hubby isn't a fan of ground beef). I love it garnished with dill pickles (today they were in the bottom of my bowl.) I also add kidney beans which are optional in the recipe, but I like the texture they add to the soup. I took this soup to a friend and fried 1/2 pound of bacon, crumbled it and sent it as a garnish…delish! I like bacon but usually don't go through the work of frying it just for me. The kids will eat soup but they'd just as rather have a snack plate.
go read this post for inspiration. Be sure to read the comments, too.