Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Edible Diyas- Guest Post

I did my very first guest post Edible Diyas for Mary Ann Dames at Reading Writing and Recipes. Mary Ann had given us a precious post on picky eaters- Who's in Control? some months ago. Her blog includes both kid-friendly recipes as well as reading, writing and fun activities for kids. A must visit for parents and kids. Hop over to read my post.

I'd like to give you a little behind the scenes to this post. Mary Ann had given me ample time for this post, but given the scenes in my home, here's what happened. We had done a trial round, since I wanted to get the dough right, both my kids love to play with dough. I had intended to get pictures of them helping out, however when I did prepare it later Joel was down with fever. By the time I had completed the dish I ran out of sunlight for the pictures. I took a few pictures and asked Joel to hold the diya as well. Finally I decided to upload them and check if I needed to take any more. While I started the laptop, I hear-
Joel- Hmm, its yummy!
Me- What's yummy?
Joel- The diyas you prepared.
Me- You ate them?
Joel- No, I was only checking if they were good... I kept it back.
So I went to the scene of crime to see what was happening. There was a half eaten diya placed exactly where it was supposed to be. Well I cant blame him after making him pose with it in his hand.
I can truly say my recipes are mom approved and kid tested!


  1. Haha... Oh Shirley, what do you know! Your boy is so smart. haha... Well, I'll have to say these days the kiddos are getting really smart. Did he just eat a portion of it or the whole piece? ^_^ Hop over to check out your guest post. Thanks for sharing and wishing you & your family a very Happy Diwali. Enjoy and have lots of fun & food.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. Shirely, they look so cute, can't blame your son! Temptation is just too great. Do they taste like tarts? Happy Diwali to you and your family!

  3. Haha too funny! I would probably do the same as Joel. Those look too delicious NOT to eat!

  4. Speedy recovery for Joel.
    Great post, sorry to be horrible but I had a good laugh reading your post.
    Delicious they are for sure :)

  5. Shirley, Thank you for creating such a yummy recipe and helping me out on my blog at the same time. I can't believe you did this with a sick child on your hands. Kudos. Thanks, too for your people who visited my blog. It was fun to have new visitors.



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