Halloween is a super time to get children excited and trying new foods. As a parent you can get away with so many weird and wonderful concepts around this time of year. There are tonnes of cool “food props” available in the super markets and discount shops now that can make food look super fun.
Soup is such a great one to make at the weekend and have as an after school snack during the week. Emilia is such a great girl for soup at lunch time and it brilliant and quick to serve with some little crackers and cheese and or finger food sandwiches.
For Isabella soup is our go to for the days I try to pick her up from school. In the door, during homework time she is starving so soup is a great option. To add a little bit of fun breadsticks are brilliant – dippy and different.
This is so simple and creamy and the little cobweb is a brilliant little nod to Halloween.
With fun & deliciousness,
What You'll Need
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 large potato
Saucepan and lid
Food processor / hand held blender
How to Do It
- 1Peel and dice carrots ( each carrot into about 6/8 pieces).
Peel and dice the onion.
Peel and dice the potato.
- 2Boil the kettle and make the stock.
- 3Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan.
Saute the carrot, onion and potato for 5 mins.
- 4Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and allow to cook until the vegetables are soft.
- 5Pop into the food processor, add the milk and blitz.
As a top tip, after the soup is pureed pass it through a sieve. I know this sounds like some extra work but honestly this is what they do in the really fancy, high end restaurants. It gives the smoothest, richest texture to the soup which kids LOVE !
- 6To make the cobweb you need cream - drizzle 3 or 4 little circles ( they will be wonky but thats fine) on top of the soup and with a cocktail stick drag out from the centre to create the shape . So much fun !