Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Surprise Snack

We have a little thing in our house, mainly with Meliah. She will ask for “Surprise Snacks”. Not a big deal, you get her something that will be yummy and different.

The problem is she doesn’t let you reuse the snack! She remembers them all! She loved the peanut butter and banana pinwheels. (I rolled out bread, spread peanut butter, rolled it with a banana and sliced) On the third time I presented the “Surprise Snack” she rejected it… So we try to be creative.

This week we haven’t a lot of fun options, so this was her “Surprise Snack”IMG_3117

Yes, I Mother of the Year, sat her on the washing machine, in the laundry room with a Orange and a peeler…IMG_3118IMG_3119

She did however love it and stayed there for 2 hours.

Disclaimer, I blame my sister Kat for the weird Snack attacks, Kat always does taste tests with them and they love it. They try everything, tofu, olives, avocado… So this is Meliah’s version of the game.

Side note on the Orange… I don’t’ think they sell Mandarin Oranges here… Never found them this year or last, have asked around and they all say, “huh, maybe we don’t have them”. They have little California Oranges, but they aren’t the sameSad smile 

What is your Favourite Snack?


  1. Carrot pennies and banana pennies are always a hit around here. (Just cut them into the circle shapes and call them pennies.)

    Too bad about the mandarins...but I have a question. Is it still Christmas without a mandarin orange in the toe of everyone's stocking???

  2. What a fun way to do snacks! I love that. My favorite snack is chips and salsa....though, I'm pretty sure I could just live on chips and salsa and be quite happy!

  3. Hey! I can comment on here now? Either I just didn't know how before, or its different. Anyway, love the idea! I will have to do that with Ava so she's not at picky as I was. ;)

  4. Check out Kraft Canada website! Tons of easy recipes and ideas there!

  5. My sister lives in Houston part-time and she loves coming home at Christmas so she can get her mandarin orange fix. They don't have them in Texas so it's quite possible they don't have them in Utah either.

  6. I just stopped by your blog after a shout out from Tess' blog (A Day in the Life Of..) and saw this post. They don't have fresh mandarins in the States to protect the USA orange industry. They could carry pests and diseases that would impact the US crops. Too bad! They don't know what they're missing.

  7. Well aren't you a smart one! I figured it was something like that, but I still miss them!