Pinterest Inspirations: Top 10 Foodie Pins
As a mum you’re probably used to being rushed off your feet the majority of the time. Between school runs, work, shopping, chores and after-school clubs, you’re not left with much time for planning – so if you need a little help with household inspiration you are definitely not alone.
If you haven’t yet discovered Pinterest, you might be pleasantly surprised with what you can do. It’s a relatively new social media platform that’s great for organising and inspiring. You can pin images you find around the web or in your daily life to various different boards which represent online collections. It’s a useful tool for planning outfits, inspiring room decor, and even scheduling family dinners and school lunches.
Here are 10 of the best foodie “pins” I’ve discovered in the last week:
- Bell Pepper Jack-O-Lanterns
These are in keeping with the time of year and ideal for encouraging little ones (and slightly bigger ones) to gain more interest in their vegetables. They’re ghoulishly fun for mealtimes.
- Snowman on a stick
Not exactly healthy (they’re donuts on a stick) – but they’re ideal as a Christmas treat that your kids can help make. Great foodie fun for winter snow-ins.
- Toadstool cupcakes
If you have a fairy-obsessed child, you can’t go wrong with these fabulous toadstool cupcakes; they’re perfect for magic-themed parties.
- Cutesy lunches
Now I’m not saying you should put this much effort in every day, but when you’re slightly less busy than usual why not give your kids a lunch time treat? These cute farm animal inspired lunchboxes are beautiful and healthy – a good idea for birthdays or those first days of school.
- Crockpot freezer meals
Say goodbye to the summer and hello to home-cooked, hearty food. There is nothing like a simmering stew to banish winter blues. These one-bag crock pot meals are the simple solution to getting a home cooked meal on the table in between the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pre-assemble the ingredients (maybe have a mammoth chopping session one weekend), place into freezer bags and put in the freezer; then simply chuck the contents of a bag into the slow cooker while you’re preparing breakfast. Easy peasy.
- Lady-bird crackers
Utterly healthy and totally cute, this recipe includes cherry tomatoes, olives and cream cheese. The antennae are made from chives.
- Cold-banishing home remedy
Sick of paying over the odds for pharmacy remedies for the common cold – and don’t want to pack your kids’ bodies with chemicals. This is an all-natural home remedy made of apple cider vinegar, honey, ginger, water and cayenne.
- Piñata cookies
Yes, these cookies require rather a lot of baking expertise but I had to include them in my list because – well – look at them! If you can get to grips with the technicalities, they’re absolutely perfect for kids’ parties. If not, they’re still amazing to look at in this photo.
- Banana smores
Incredibly tasty and even more incredibly easy to make, this is simply a chocolate-and-marshmallow-stuffed, grilled banana. It’s certainly one the kids could help out with.
- Vanilla pumpkin pie Martini
This is definitely one for the mums – well, we all deserve a little me time! You might be too old to trick-or-treat, but there’s no reason why you can’t have a touch of Halloween-themed fun this season with a cocktail featuring vodka and pumpkin schnapps. Bottoms up!
This article was written by Rachel Hurley who writes for Appliances Online When she isn’t trawling the web for new ways to battle the seasons she enjoys grabbing a cold beer and relaxing on the couch. Follow her on Twitter @Rachel_Hurley23.