Thursday, December 24, 2015

Xmas time-2

~Merry Christmas-2 ~
(Our 5 min breakfast art) 

Christmas is the season of sharing , caring and 
loving. It is  the time to spread happiness and
joy amongst  friends and family and a perfect
 time to involve kids in loads of holiday games 
and DIY crafts too. This morning our family 
decided to extend the Xmas cheer to each 
others  bowls !! The table was laid with  three
 bowls of oatmeal,some fresh fruits and nuts 
and each one of us had to create an arty 
breakfast in 5 mins. Daughter was creating 
art for me, Mr LFJ  for daughter and I for him.

Frosty the Oatman .....

Oatmeal topped with grape eyes, dried apricot 
nose , choco chip smile and plum hat. 

Daughter decided to make an orange nosed frosty 
the snowman Oatman  for me ..... she was the first
 to decide n quickly take the tiny treasure bowl
 (read choco chips) totally under her custody. 

Santa 's Oatmeal 

 Oatmeal topped with grape eyes, pomegranate
 strawberry cap, apple beard n moustache

Christmas is incomplete without the jolly 
old man or our beloved Santa who loves his red
cap and white flowing  beard ....ahhh i must tell
 you how the kiddo loved this edible version all 
the more coz it was made for her by her dad :) 
She loved gobbling up santa's crunchy beard
 and moustache. 

Rudolph - the Oatdeer 

Oatmeal topped with grape eyes,  plum antlers 
strawberry nose and cheek dots.  

After getting through all the chopping , 
clicking pictures etc I didn't have enough
 time in hand to think too much for my 
 canvas ..... so Rudolph my red nose Oatdeer
 came in as a perfect rescue n just took less than a 
minute to get all set for the brekkie party !!
Had so much fun creating n eating our 
cute christmas icons today :) :) Truly 
a morning well spent. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Xmas time

~ Merry Christmas ~ 

When temperature dips and teeth begin to 
chatter we know that Christmas has finally
 set in !!! It appears that  the advent calendar
 and Indian winters seem to share a wonderful 
bond.... From the very beginning of the month
 the mercury starts dipping and by the Christmas
 eve the weather becomes freezing cold . While 
the  extreme north gets enveloped in snow,we in
 capital city enjoy cold foggy mornings and 
bit sunny afternoons. 

Xmas tree Salad 

Sliced cucumber, grapes, blanched beans n bell peppers .

Our Christmas tree was already up and 
dazzling since early this month  but we were
 still in mood to decorate some more .......
 thus while drawing and crafting various
 paper versions we came up with this super 
easy idea !! While I sliced the veggies n fruits , 
daughter arranged it on the platter...

To  ride out cold breezy days and keep lil one
 occupied we have been  baking some festive treats, 
nurturing our little balcony garden , capturing the 
gorgeous reds and greens of the local market n
 spending time creatively in loads of  xmas crafts. 

The winter season here is synonymous with vibrant 
flowers and luscious juicy fruits and veggies -
heaps of strawberries, grapes, pomegranates, kiwis ,
 winter cucumbers, colourful bell peppers, broccoli 
and cherry tomatoes  flood the local  markets, making 
it truly a veggie lovers paradise. Each visit to  market
tempts us to fill our our grocery bags up to the brim !!  

After making loads of  Santa cap cards and 
gift tags  for friends and family we decided to 
treat ourselves on one too !!! The firm strawberries 
made way to salad while the extra  pomegranate
 arils made way to the  juicer . It was the day of xmas
 salad .....  and holidays surely have this magical 
way of bringing out the child in all of us !!! 

Santa Cap 

Diced Strawberries, pomegranate, cucumber 


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