The grilled cheese sandwich is often a childhood favorite for many. I think every kid enjoys the cheesy bread. My goal with every meal is to try to serve all food groups. That’s why I decided to make it a tad bit healthier by adding an avocado to it! I also coated the bread with a milk and egg mixture for added protein. This avocado grilled cheese sticks recipe is so easy to whip up and so delicious. It’s also perfect for little fingers to grasp and hold. Give it a whirl, you can’t go wrong!
I’m so excited to share my son’s 3rd Birthday party photos! For those who have followed me along my Easy Toddler Meals journey, you’ll know my son Colin is why this blog exists. It was one day back in 2014 when he decided to show me his great eating habits. From then on out, he inspired me to cook meals daily. OK, now on to the fun stuff.. the theme. Although I’d really love to plan floral and rainbow themes someday, I’ve been blessed with two boys. It’s all about fire trucks and cars these days. He loves Paw Patrol and fire trucks so I made his wish come true with a Fire Truck Paw Patrol Party.
By the way, If you don’t know me personally, you probably don’t know I love to craft. It’s my favorite pastime especially when the boys are all sleeping. I call it my therapy for a long exhausting day of work (my other job) and being a stay at home as well.
One of the favorite things about this party is my homemade fire truck. The kids used it as a photo prop to take home memories of the day. It was a bit challenging, but I’m happy how it came out. We recently bought a car seat and it was the perfect shape for a car. From there I painted and used my imagination. I’ll list some supplies I used here:
Siren – foam covered with blue cellophane
Windows – construction paper
Tires – painted
Front grill – silver masking tape covered foam
Ladder – Foam
I also created an “Adopt a Puppy” table so all his friends could take a puppy home. It was complete with an adoption certificate and tags.
On to the dessert table. After Colin’s first birthday party , featured by the fabulous Kara’s Party Ideas, I didn’t want to have so much left over from the dessert table. I wanted a simple and clean look for this year’s party. We bought cupcakes from my favorite cupcakery, My Delight Cupcakery. From red velvet, to cupcakes that tastes like the perfect breakfast in one bite, we had it covered! Yes… that’s bacon on a cupcake. The mini size is the perfect size, to make you want about 10 more. So delicious!
I also tried making my own royal icing cookies. They weren’t perfect, but definitely made with love. Ps: Did you know it takes 2-3 days to make them? I have so much respect for bakers!
The table settings for the kiddos were especially fun for me to create. I’ve seen a ton of paw prints for fire truck themed parties, and I wanted to be a little unique. I used black and white polka dots plates to add some contrast.
The adults had a similar place setting without all the props. I did however, see some try on the fire hat for size *wink wink.
Last but not least, I’d like to thank my new found friend Dawnley of Dawnley B Photography Personality is everything when working with a photographer. She is so fun to work with and super nice. She captured all the wonderful moments of our party and we will cherish the photographs Check out her work, she’s amazing!
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I’ve tried several times to make chicken nuggets taste like the nuggets most kids associate with. This comes pretty close! I’m well aware store-bought nuggets definitely have its time in place, but I wanted to give you a homemade option to try! Best of all, it’s all great ingredients and not processed! Furthermore, I know many of you have children who are really picky about texture. This chicken veggie patties recipe is soft and juicy and super tasty.
This recipe is quite versatile. You can chop up the chicken more finely or leave in cubes, depending on your kid’s taste. You can also omit some veggies including the green onion, peppers, or broccoli. Zucchini is relatively tasteless, so I definitely recommend keeping that in.
1/2 c. green zucchini (one small zucchini), grated
3 broccoli florets, grated (optional)
2 extra small bell peppers, chopped finely (optional)
1/4 c. cooked chicken, chopped finely (I use rotiserrie chicken)
1/4 c. green onions, chopped (optional)
1/4 c. flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive oil for frying
Wash and grate zucchini and dry with paper towel
Chop all vegetables and set aside
In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated
In a pan add 1 tbs of olive oil on medium high heat
Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, scoop about a tablespoon of batter onto the pan for each pattie. Use a spoon to flatten the scoop into a patty form. Cook until golden brown and flip on the other side for a few minutes.