Mother’s Day is a great opportunity for the mini-chefs to spoil their mums. I chose eggs as they’re simple to cook, and so versatile.
I made two designs and then asked my boys to come up with their own ideas.
I was really impressed with what they made and as a mother would be so stoked to receive that on Mothering Sunday.
Max (10) Joe (7)
He’s spelled “Mum”
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Recipe (for the flower)
- fried egg
Step 1 Fry an egg. Try to keep the yolk in the middle – which you can do by pushing gently with a spatula to begin with until the white starts to cook.
Step 2 Cut carefully around the edges to give it a flower shape.
Step 3 Add some spinach leaves underneath to make elongated petals.
Step 4 Then use a spinach stem to make the stalk.
Step 5 Use baby spinach or cut larger leaves with scissors to make leaves for the flower.
Step 6 Sautéed mushrooms make great ‘earth’.
Step 7 A beautiful plate specially for Mum…
Judith Yeabsley is a mum of two boys who is
passionate about healthy food for kids. Her blog
The Art of Nutrition is a popular place to find inspiration for fun, healthy, creative food for kids big and small. Judith describes her mission as “how to present healthy food creatively so it is delicious looking and impulse-creating, so kids can’t wait to tackle the plate”. The focus is fruit, vegetables and whole grains. The plates are designed to be made by the average time-poor parent, in the average kitchen, using readily available ingredients and working on a budget.