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Kids in the Kitchen: Spring rolls and Tuna pasta bake

I've missed this linky for the past couple of weeks despite doing lots of cooking with Miss T (just didn't get time to blog about it) so I am determined to join in this week. You might remember from a few weeks ago that Miss T has been doing some cookery sessions at our local Children's Centre. So I thought I'd blog about some of the recipes she's been making there; Tuna Pasta Bake and Spring Rolls. 

Tuna Pasta Bake 

Chop some peppers into small pieces and put in a bowl

You can use different coloured peppers to make it bright and colourful

Next mix the peppers together just for fun because you love anything that involves mixing!

Add some cooked pasta to the bowl, along with some tuna, and sweetcorn. 

Add some passata and mix well. 

Put the mix into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with some grated cheese. 

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 200C. 

Spring Rolls

I had never before made spring rolls so I found this more exciting than Miss T. I was so excited that I forgot to take any photos during our cooking session so when we took the spring rolls home to finish off in the oven and then eat - I seized the opportunity for photos!

2 large spring roll wrappers
Rapeseed oil
1 tbsp each of: 
grated carrot
chopped spring onions
diced red pepper
chopped coriander
soy sauce

1. Fry the pepper, carrot, beansprouts and onions in a little oil. Stir-fry for a few minutes then add coriander and soy sauce. 
2. Using a pastry brush, brush the pastry sheet (spring roll wrapper) with the oil. 
3. Place the stir-fried vegetables onto the pastry sheet, then diagonally wrap the corner of the pastry sheet over the vegetables and tuck it under the veg. Then tuck in the sides and roll up to make a spring roll. 
4. Bake in the oven at 200C for 15 minutes. 

I've been desperate to make these again but can't seem to find the Spring Roll pastry wrappers anywhere. 

As I've missed Miss T's monthly update since she turned 2 in April, I thought I'd do an update here...

Miss T at 25 and a half months!

She loves snuggling up and watching CBeeebies with her brothers
  • She finds the baby swings at the park 'scary' - yet she is fine on the big swings sitting on mummy's lap
  • Despite her previous love of bubble wrap, she now finds that 'scary' too.
  • Cookery is one of her absolute favourite activities - She takes any opportunity she can to 'mix' ingredients and especially loves to 'mix eggs' (regardless of whether the recipe needs eggs or not!)
  • She has lots of new words daily and yet a lot of her words sound similar. Purple shoes and apple juice being particularly hard to distinguish! And 'bubbles' sounds similar to apple and purple too!
  • She loves eating avocado and is still a big fan of chocolate. 
  • When the boys are at their drama and youth clubs, daddy will often take Miss T to visit granny and grandad and their dog who she has named 'grandog' (real name Holly). She has started to call her visits there 'dog club' as it is whilst the boys are at their clubs so this is like her club. 
  • Since I took her swimming last week, she keeps asking for 'plash gain' (splash again) as she loves swimming and loves bathtime too.
  • We've enjoyed going bowling over half term and a trip to the lake to see the geese. It is so great that she can join in with these activities this year rather than just sitting and watching from her buggy like this time last year.
  • She is TOTALLY Poppet obsessed asking to wear her poppet dress daily. She also asks to do 'poppet iPad' meaning Moshi Village on the iPad. 
  • If you ask what her favourite word is she will say 'poppet', second fave 'uma' (katsuma) and then 'buh-ter' (Buster i.e. Buster Bumblechops). 
And J says about Miss T: "She's the best thing in the world!"

Linking up with Kid's in the Kitchen - You can link up recipes, new or old, or anything about Kids cooking in the kitchen over at Raisie Bay

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Also linking up with KidGLLoves Mini Creations for the first time (as I never usually write my posts up in time to join in):

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  1. Oh Wow, so much in this post, my little man would love the pasta recipe, his current favourite food is pasta and he will ask for it several times a day! Also, I've never made spring rolls, I'd assume you would get the wrappers from a chinese supermarket? We have several in town, but I rarely get the chance to visit them. And Little Miss T, how lovely is she, a real life Poppet :)

  2. I've ALWAYS wanted to make my own spring rolls and I've never managed to find the wrappers for sale! It's not exactly the same with filo, although still pretty delicious :)

  3. The GL Gang says - Welcome to #minicreations. Thanks for a great first post and we love the Spring Rolls. High-5's to our latest member of the GL Gang :)
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations


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