I’ve been home sick with the kids for a week which is utterly exhausting. It’s not their fault however and I cant just put movie after movie on and hope for the best – especially when the weather is as sublime as it is here today in Melbourne. So I’ve been working hard on keeping them busy and engaged in household chores. It’s surprising sometimes, how willing kids can be to help. Especially when the tasks are more interesting than picking up toys off the floor.
Little jobs like helping with the washing is exciting for them. Pulling all the washed clothes out of the machine and into the basket, pressing buttons and turning it on, opening and closing the soap compartment etc… Passing pegs and clothes while I hang or at least having a play in the backyard until I’m finished out there.
Making the beds, unpacking the dish washer, setting the table… All tasks a 2 and 4 year old are happy to engage with.
The best one however, is cooking and baking.
It’s so easy to get them involved in this with jobs as simple as getting out the equipment and ingredients etc… To mixing, rolling, adding things in.
The best part of course, is licking the bowl/spoon. But it’s also such a relief for mum, when everyone is happy to sit down for afternoon tea and relax for 5 minutes while eating home made bickies!
Plus- lunch boxes are sorted for the week!
Today we finally got around to experimenting with Sonia’s recipe for 2 ingredient biscuits. If you’ve not visited Natural New Age Mum before, head on over – she has lots of yummy recipes and great ideas.
I added a bit of this and that to them, making it up as I went and my goodness… Yummy!!! But quite a few more than two ingredients! Still very simple and delicious. And healthy enough that I wouldn’t mind if the kids snuck them at breakfast time!
Here is what we did…
(Makes approx 20)
3 small ripe bananas, fork mashed
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 tsp cinnamon
approx 1 heaped tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup rice malt syrup (you could use a couple of tbsp honey instead)
Combine all in a bowl in the above order.
Spoon small blobs onto a baking tray, flatten slightly and bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven on 180 degrees C (350 F)
Biscuits will be golden brown and deeelicious!!
Cool slightly and enjoy 🙂
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