Memorial Day (or July 4th) Breakfast

25 May

Ships passing by.

A few days ago we were watching the parade of ships go by to kick off Fleet Week.  Maddie, 3 1/2, turned to me and started screaming “look mommy…it’s a pirate ship”.  I didn’t really think to correct her or explain to her why there were so many ships.  This morning the girls got up early so in honor of Memorial Day weekend I decided to get creative and make the girls a special breakfast and while they were eating we talked about the why we celebrate Memorial Day and why the ships were passing by the other day.  Here is what I came up with, also a fun breakfast to celebrate the fourth of July:

I wanted to add blueberries and/or strawberries to the pancakes or underneath the sailboat but the girls ate all the fruit before I was able to start cooking.

Blue Star Sailboat Funbites Pancake with Strawberry Syrup:

Added the star sprinkles while the pancakes were cooking.

Used Funbites CubeIt and LuvIt pieces of pancake to create a “sailboat”. Added the little hearts to the top of the plate at the end.

Egg Flag: Used a hard-boiled egg and cut it in half. See under pictures for how I made the “stars and stripes”.

Used a tiny drop of blue food coloring in a little bit of low-fat mayo, mixed it in and used a tooth pick to make blue dots.

I used sliced red pepper for the stripes. I would have used tomato if I had it because the girls picked off the red pepper. To get the stripes to stay, I had to slice the egg and push the pepper down.

All done!

Fun and Yum!

someone got a hold of the sprinkles when mommy was cleaning!

Maddie’s plate rarely looks like this. I think I need to start making every meal fun.

Happy Eating this Memorial Day weekend!

Disclaimer: All ideas and images expressed are my own.  

One Response to “Memorial Day (or July 4th) Breakfast”


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