It's the baby's birthday this weekend. Valentines Day to be exact and he is a sweetheart. When I look at the picture at the top of this blog it's hard to believe that so much time has passed that he is now turning 2!
We are having a small BBQ get together to mark the occasion and it was easy to pick a theme for this party ... Balls! He just loves them. Which is great as I only have to make all the food round then. So, what am I serving at my 2 year olds preservative and additive free party?
Well a lot of thought has gone into this party as after Christmas we needed a bit of a detox. Yes, sometimes we fall off the wagon, but I am quick to get us back on again believe me. We live in a small house and with 4 children lurching from highs to lows with a tanti or two chucked in it's a great incentive to throw away those coloured icy poles that snuck their way into the freezer!
So here is what is on the menu, I also am trying to make the food very little finger friendly. Easy to hold hand size portions. How about you? What would you serve at your two year olds party?
Sausages made special by my local butcher
Marinated Chicken pieces in homemade marinade
Salad in a lettuce cup (individual mini salads that are in a lettuce leaf that you just pick up and put on your plate)
Individual dips in a cup with sliced vegetables and homemade dip
Homemade pull apart
savoury treats (from my store) Vege Chips and Snackers
SWEET (yes it's still a party after all!)
Birthday Cake made from cake pops - homemade of course or you can get an additive free cake mix here
Home popped popped corn (not the icky microwave stuff!)
Tim Tam balls (Just crushed plain Tim Tams mixed with condensed milk formed into a ball)
Natural Lollies (from my store)
A large self serve jug with Schweppes Lemonade (not diet) with a Hoppers food colour added.
And the lolly bags are showbags with snack size portions of foods from the Cut the Chemicals Store with a few little balls in them as playthings.
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Well how embarrassed am I? I have come on to put up a blog as I feel that I should and realise it has been since Halloween since I last put up a post! That was 3 months ago! I feel terrible. Where did the time go?
I have been enjoying the summer school holidays and spending lots of time with the kids around the home. We are slowly continuing our renovations working on bedroom number 3. We also set a little project of creating a new vegetable patch from scratch using found objects around our very overgrown garden and through Gumtree. We joined the Diggers Club and have been to Heronswood here on the Peninsula a couple of times as well to learn how to grow heirloom vegetables.
So why else have I not been posting on my website? Well these include but not limited to my recent addiction to the instant nature of Facebook. It is so easy to just grab an iPad, take a shot and upload to Facebook in a matter of seconds to the 250+ people who see my feeds. If you would like to see our Facebook page please go to Cut the Chemicals Cookbook and see what has been so distracting there.
Also I have been busy Pinning lots of ideas on our Pinterest Page, I absolutely love this resource and think it's a great tool for collecting lots of ideas about living the additive free lifestyle. If you know of anything that I should Pin for others let me know. I'd be happy to do so.
Also I think I have had a little bit of writers block of late. I've been trying to think of long, highly detailed and informative posts that can teach you many things, but I think that I am really over thinking things. I think what you would want to read are little tidbits here and there that give good advice on eating foods that really do put us in a better place mentally and physically. So that is what I am going to endeavor to do, blog little, but blog often!
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!