Monday, January 02, 2012

First play date of the year

Maisie was a happy girl today as she had a “perfect” Maisie day, practice time at the gym followed by a play date with friends.


We haven’t seen our friends Lisa & Briana and Kathy & Chani since back in October when we last got together for our annual day at the maize maze and we’ve been missing them so it was great fun today to spend the day at Lisa & Briana’s home for a play date.  As usual the little girls were off playing in Briana’s awesome playroom and the big girls got a chance to chat and catch up. 

IMG_2918eThough I brought along “Maisie safe” pizza for Maisie to eat, Lisa made some great little pizzas for lunch using refrigerator biscuit dough which was a simple and brilliant idea. 

With the girls all now in school and with their various activities it’s difficult finding time to get together but each time that we do see each other it’s always fun and we miss them between visits.

First play date of the year and first recipe of the year posted over on Cook Lisa Cook.  Granola bars are a huge go-to snack for Maisie so after a bit of experimenting I have made bars which she adores.  Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars are healthy, delicious, simple to make and “Maisie safe” so they are now a staple in our home.  Click on the picture for the recipe.


Other recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro and Potato Crusted Pork Chops.



  1. So all over those granola bars!

    Love Maise. She is so cute and so sweet. Happy NEw YEar.

  2. Cute little pizza eaters. What did the horses on the table get to snack on? ;)


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