Spiked hot chocolate

Spiked hot chocolate three ways 11

Anyone who knows me will confirm that I love hot chocolate season and do not need an excuse to make hot chocolate and I have passed my love on to the kids.  However, these hot chocolates are strictly for the adults.  So make the most of the dark, cold nights and try my spectacular spiked hot chocolate three ways or if you are feeling generous then leave out the booze and let the kids join in.

Eating me out of house and home, the need for after school snacks 17

We were also sent some Cars 2 lunch boxes from Clintons back to school range over the summer. Mini had a day out last week, which required a lunch box and he decided that he wanted to use the Mater box, which is a pretty unusual shape, but actually it is a great shape for taking drinks upright and took all his lunch with room to spare, plus the great thing was that no other cold had one the same, which meant that it was easy to identify. The lunch box had a pull out handle, which made it easy to carry too.

Encouraging Drinking

If your children are anything like the minimads then getting them to drink enough can sometimes be a chore, so I froze some Jelly snakes in to some ice cubes and popped them in their drinks. It was a great success and they drank up all their water and juice to get to the treats.