Not that we want to make your child vain, but teaching them to recognize themselves in the mirrior and more
importantly notice and remove the chocolate off their face is a small, but vital step in their social development.
There are lots of great mirrors for kids on the market that will dress up their walls, inspire playful expression,
encourage self-discovery and strengthen body image!
Here are some of the best mirrors we found on the U.K market:
Wooden 3D Wooden Nautical Mirror, £21.95
Cupcake Personalised – Ship Mirror, £53.82
FABLER, Mirror, £19.99
Personalized Mirror, £29.99
Cute as the classic candy cane and virtually indestructible. This craft can be a great addition to the
chirstmas tree when finished, or given as a gift!
What You Will Need:
- 2 Pieces of Fabric or Cord, one red and one white
- Red pipe cleaners
- 1/2″ to 5/8″ ribbon
What To Do:
- Cut two pieces of fabric, one read and one white, and tie them together into a single knot around the end of a pipe cleaner.
- Twist the two colours around the pipe cleaner and knot the ends together around the other end.
- Trim the cotton at both ends (and the pipe cleaner if need be
- Bend into a candy cane shape and decorate with a bow!
Smart is always an option, but this autumn winter 09’, tailored blazers and classic cardigans made their presence
felt all over the catwalks leading up to the season.
A smart blazer or classic cardigan is a great investment for your childs wardrobe regardless of the seasons trends,
here are some of the best blazers and cardigans we could find, from www.alexandalexa.com:
Ralph Lauren: Cream Blazer, £124.95
Roberto Cavalli: Pin Stripe Boys Superhero Jacket, £237.50
Caramel Baby & Child: Rhino Grey Cardigan, £90.00
D&G Junior: Shirt And Cardigan Top, £149.50
Burberry: Red Knit Cardigan, £68.00
Ralph Lauren: Cream Multi Button Cardigan, £97.00
Beef Tenderloin with Goat Cheese-Wild Mushroom Crust, Shallot Infused Balsamic, Black Currant Reduction….
Ok, we’ll admit it, this is not a quick and easy kid friendly meal, but it is a luxury kid friendly meal, and lets face it,
both you and the little tykes deserve it, plus, it makes a great holiday meal that is sure to impress your guests!
What You Will Need:
4 oz Wild Mushrooms (oyster, shiitake or chanterelle) diced
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
4oz Goat Cheese
¼ cup Cream Cheese
1 Clove Garlic, minced
4 Slices of White Bread, Crust Removed, Cut Into Crumbs
4 Beef Tenderloin Medallions
¼ cup Canola Oil
1 Large Shallot, sliced
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup black currant jelly or jam
What To Do:
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Clean mushrooms and pat dry.
- In a pan, heat oil, sauté mushrooms for 2-3 minutes. Cool.
- In a bowl, mix together cheese, garlic, and fresh bread crumbs. Add cooled mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Season beef tenderloin on both sides with salt and pepper. In a hot pan, add canola oil, and then sear tenderloin for 2 minutes per side. Set aside the banking sheet to cool.
- Spread goat cheese mix to coat top of tenderloin pieces. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes for medium rare or to desired doneness
- Using the original pan, sauté shallot until it begins to caramelize, approximately 3 minutes. Reduce heat and remove pan from stove and carefully deglaze with vinegar. Return to stove and add black currant jelly and reduce sauce by half.
- Let the tenderloin rest after removing it from the oven, slice from one side of the top at a diagonal across through the bottom. Arrange on heated dinner plates and serve with fresh vegetables and potatoes.