Have you ever wanted to make something and you reach into the fridge, and it just isn’t there?!?! When that happens I usually feel a little bit like a failure of a mom. I’m supposed to be the one supplying the food for our family, yet I forgot something, it’s missing. Well this week it inevitably happened again. I say inevitably because I’m not perfect and I will never have it all together. Thankfully I have a family who loves me and is FULL of GRACE.
This time…my husband was home with the kiddos and my daughter wanted her favorite lunchtime meal, PB&J. He opened the fridge and there was no jelly! For the last 2 years I’ve been making my own jam. I usually have a stash piled up in the pantry of peach jam, strawberry preserves, apricot jam, apple jelly, plum jam, and my favorite pluot jam that I make during the yummy fruit seasons! But we ran out of our supply from last spring/summer about a month ago. I vowed that I wouldn’t buy any from the store. Thankfully, right on time, a friend bought us over a jar of her homemade peach and mango jam as a thank you gift for inviting her over for the special Royal Tea Party. I was saved, and it bought me a little more time to make my own. Well, I still haven’t made any jam or jelly, and that jar is gone!
Victoria, who is my little 5 year old sous chef, was told by my hubby that we were all out of jelly, which usually would have ended with a sigh and a long drawn our “awwwwwwww”. This time though her little wheels in her brain turned inside as she told him “Silly Daddy, we’ll make some jelly!”
Byron, who loves to practice using his camera making short videos, made this cute video of Victoria making her own Strawberry Banana (and apricot, she says peach in the video) Sandwich Spread. This is 100% Victoria without coaching from Byron. She’s definitely a little creative chef in training. By the way, please ignore the messy kitchen… And, yes the bananas were on their last leg. Glad my little chef still thought she could use them. I was going to make banana bread out of them today. I guess I’ll make a bunch of jelly from the strawberries in season today instead!
I hope your kids enjoy this episode of Fit Meals By Kids!