This past weekend, Arthur and DeeW had some friends visit. The boys had fun on their computers playing Minecraft and the girls hung out in DeeW’s bedroom. I asked Arthur and DeeW what snacks they wanted to serve their guests. Arthur requested garlic bread. Both DeeW and Arthur begged for fairy bread and some two-minute noodles for Arthur’s friend (that’s all his friend eats when he comes here). I had been browsing vegan websites for packaged stuff I could buy to serve as I really didn’t want to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I was very happy to learn that the Ho Mai yum cha entertainment packs were a) vegan and b) on sale from $13.80 down to $7. Just throw it all in the oven then serve out the moneybags, spring rolls and curry puffs. Phone photos:
I made the Maple Banana Bread from Dreena Burton’s Everyday Vegan (with spelt flour instead of kamut as kamut can be a little strong for some people). I decided to use fancy little muffins/cake tins that have been in the pantry but never used. I’m a sucker for cake and muffin tins in novelty or fancy shapes.
I also made chocolate cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I made these mini size. Half were frosted with peppermint icing, the other half with crushed Oreos in the frosting for a cookies ‘n’ cream version. I didn’t like them all that much but the guests did!
I finally pulled out the three-tier cake stand thingy that mum gave me a while ago. She won it as a door prize somewhere and gave it to me. I’m glad I hung on to it! Vegan fairy bread on the bottom. One of our visitors made the choc chip biscuits on top:
I really like setting a table for children. If I had more time, the table layout would have been a bit more over the top (ha!). I love how they think a tiered cake stand is rooolly special. Next time I’ll get Arthur and DeeW to think up a theme for the table and we can make place cards and stuff like that. Who says you need a birthday to have a partying table! I’d love to fancy up my kitchen table every day, but that would mean de-cluttering the table every day. Glancing over at the kitchen table now, it is covered with stuff: vase of flowers, DeeW’s rainbow Bandaloom thing and all the rubber bands, cups and mugs, a fruit bowl, fruit not in the bowl, DeeW’s Easter egg hunt basket, two board games, tea towels, containers without lids, a deck of cards, a money box, library books and DVDs. I suppose that’s my cue to hit ‘publish’ now and go clean…