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    Last week we received a little goody-box from IGA. When I say little, it’s definitely big enough to fit a 2 year old child inside and ship him off to Europe if the screaming doesn’t stop, and it was chock full of lovely little items to help make this years Mothers Day, a special one.

    It’s the first Mothers Day Mumma has ever had with both our kids so it was going to be special anyhow, but getting Indy cracking in the kitchen was an excited bonus.

    Inside the box was a delicious assortment of ingredients and recipe, for mouth-watering…

    Apple Compote Pancakes

    Which did raise an eyebrow or two til I discovered I was mixing up compote with Capote, which was not quite as weird as I first thought if you consider Truman Capote did in fact write the novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so at least we’re in the same broad area. (Who’d have thought I could be informative as well as educational?).

    Plus, there were other things inside to give our Mothers Day breakfast-in-bed concoction, a little more pizazz…A tiny jar of Pizazz! I’m kidding, I don’t even know what that would be. In reality, there was was a heart-shaped cookie cutter to get our pancakes into the right shape, a beautiful napkin and napkin ring, a floral arrangement in a tiny beer stubbie and a functional tray to carry it all in on.

    And the cutest item of all, was the tiniest apron I’ve ever seen. Just right for a two year old and certainly got our little lad into the Master Chef vibe as he hollered instructions and ordered me and my standards around in true Gordon Ramsay style.

    As you can see from the pics, he had a wonderful time and was very proud of the final presentation.

    And boy, was Mumma surprised and delighted it wasn’t simply dry burnt toast, although, if Indy had presented her with dry burnt toast, she would have been just as delighted…almost.

    Thanks to Nicola @ZingAus for organising our gift-box and IGA Australia for supplying the goods. Drop by their website for more Mothers Day tips.

    Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there! And check out other great picks on Twitter using the #IGAMUMS.

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2 Responses to Mothers Day Breakfast with IGA

  • @TwoAussieDads wrote on May 10, 2015 at 6:32 // Reply

    Awesome job, little man! My daughters and I made pancakes for their mum, but we certainly didn’t do as good a job as you! I’ll bet mum was really happy 🙂

    • 40YrOldDad wrote on May 10, 2015 at 8:12 // Reply

      It’s the most active he’s ever been in the kitchen, especially at that time of the morning. I think the apron helped, except it isn’t an apron, it’s his pouch for his joey. God help anyone who calls it his apron. Mumma was super delighted even though we kind of piled on the apple compote a bit strong. Next kitchen lesson will be in ‘portion control’.

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