Tasty Tuesday – February 26, 2008

I couldn’t resist letting my three-year-old hijack Tasty Tuesday. The “dinner” she made for my husband the other day was just too awesome to ignore.

Lately it seems like we’re having at least one snow day each week. This last one, I had Little One in the kitchen with me while I prepared a roast for dinner. She asked for a glass of water and some raisins because she wanted to repeat a preschool science experiment where the kids tested various items to see if they’d float. Fifteen minutes later, I looked over to find her spooning berry-flavored applesauce into the water/raisin mixture. “I’m making dinner for Daddy!” she announced.

Well, the photo to the right should give you some idea of where things went from there. I hope you’ll notice the glitter glue on top of the concoction. When I asked her why the glitter, she said, “I’m putting in some magic.” And then, the paints came out. “This is going to be the best dinner ever!” she said as she dabbed red, green, blue and purple onto the mushy goldfish. “I’m painting it bright and gay!” When my husband came home, she proudly presented her dinner to him, and he was a good sport about pretending to gobble it up.

Would you like to make Little One’s Snow Day Dinner for your friends and family? Here’s the recipe!

Little M’s Snow Day Dinner


  • One glass of water
  • Handful of raisins
  • Berry applesauce
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Crumbled taco shells
  • Soy sauce
  • Glitter glue, aka “magic”
  • Paint in various colors
  • Elmer’s Glue


  • Place raisins in glass of water and stir with a chopstick.
  • Spoon in applesauce
  • Stir in soy sauce
  • Garnish with goldfish and taco shells
  • Top with glitter glue
  • Paint goldfish
  • Swirl Elmer’s glue on top of it all
  • Serve proudly!

5 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – February 26, 2008


  2. Cute! But, get that girl a cookbook!

  3. That is very, very cute. But please don’t ask her to make anything for Friday. 🙂

  4. Jennifer B says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you let her do that! I try to supress my neat-freak tendancies and let my 3 year-old be creative and make a mess. It is always worth it since little ones learn so much this way.

  5. just4ofus says:

    very cute!
    did he have to take at least on bite?

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