We tend to eat a lot more junk food over holidays as our sense of maintaining a balance during meal preparation tends to take a backseat. This holiday we had more homemade goodies than takeaway food. I decided to prepare easy (the kids could pitch in and help) but nutritious meals. It wasn’t all bland boring stuff, it included a number of sweet treats as well.
Homemade pizza is always a winner and affords you an opportunity to clean-up the fridge.
|Pizza a la bambine|
Cinnamon buns easy and delicious, perfect for afternoon tea in the early autumn.
|The easiest cinnamon buns ever!|
|‘Dombolo’ (Steamed bread)|
Pancakes made by eldest, a definite favourite rolled with cinnamon sugar and sprinkled with golden syrup.
Oatmeal and banana biscuits, mixed with a handful of raisins and chunks of chocolate, prepared by my 5 year old.
|Chocolate oozing from the brownies|
Puff pastry wheels with bacon and cheese. Yummy!
‘Bollas’ a Cape Malay sweet delight. Deep fried, dipped in syrup and rolled in coconut.
|Cape Malay sweet treat|
Banana pancakes, easy delicious and healthy.
I have to admit that the best quality time we spent, was during mealtime! Some of us are a few centimeters wider and others a bit more active, as a result of all the sugary goodness, but it was all worth it!