We tried #foodstirs February Box! | ReviewTuesday, February 16, 2016
Have you heard of foodstirs? I wasn't compensated in anyway for this post just wanted to try it and share! I began following Sarah Michelle Gellar randomly months ago on instagram, I think. I'm not sure why or how I came across her feed, but I have always loved her and her cute hubbie. What thirty-something gal didn't love them as a teen?! So, I watched as she debuted foodstirs, which she is co-founder of. I love a good box subscription and foodstirs is geared around getting in the kitchen with your kids!
I love to cook with Jonah. Ezra is pictured below with the box, but trust me that's as far as he got until the cookies were cooled. That kid probably won't be near cooking for a long time. He prefers to destroy things rather than put them together, so I can only imagine what he would do with a bag a flour...
He sure is cute though posing with the box and he loves cookies... obviously!
Since Jonah is only four and the process of rolling out the dough can be a little daunting, I let him come in to cut and decorate this time. He does to really well with mixing and measuring (with a lot of help) but since I know I only have a limited time with his patience, I decided just to bring him in toward the end. I loved that the kit had visual instructions and for a kid just a little older than Jonah and even early readers, this is a big help! It's gets their brains going and pulls out their curiosity to keep them motivated and invested in the process.
Not only was it easy to put together with what they provided plus a few at home ingredients, the cookies were REALLY good! Jonah chose to get out a few other cookie cutters and make some other shapes besides hearts (airplanes and race cars of course).
They made the perfect Valentine's Day treat for us to enjoy, as well as, giveaway. The kit came with clear bags, twine and tags that worked perfectly!
and here's what we did with the box. I turned it inside out so that it only had writing on one side, which we flipped to the bottom and made jonah's valentine box for preschool! This valentine's day (week) was so fun for us this year and this project and the delicious result just added to the experience! I do wish that it would have come with some kind of small rolling pin or something cute.. maybe everyone else has a rolling pin though.
We have cake pops to make next! It's really too bad I gave up white/wheat flour for lent... maybe I'll save them for Easter or be a good mom and make them for others. ;)