Sunday, 11 September 2011

I Love My Lunchbox

I was very pleased to be invited by Total Greek yoghurt and Nick Coffer to their 'I Love my Lunchbox' (no sniggering at the back. Yes, you! I'm looking at you!) picnic event the other week.

So, we took a day out of our holiday, jumped on the train and hot-footed it into town, with Ruby singing 'London Bridge is Falling Down' all the way there.

Luckily, it wasn't falling down and we were able to spend a great afternoon indulging in tasty treats cooked up by Nick and Archie using Total greek yoghurt.  I had no idea how versatile it was.  Pop over to the website for all the delicious recipes created, specifically with kid's pack-up in mind.

I particularly loved the feta and bacon filo parcels and I'll be giving them ago. Delicious hot or cold.  Ruby was a big fan of the smoothies and the muffins and Dad loved the marinated chicken wings.

The cooking was ably demonstrated by Nick and Archie, and it was fun to watch them live as I'm more used to seeing them on the My Daddy Cooks blog.

We had a go at re-creating some of the recipies ourselves, and they really were very simple.  I loved this idea of using up left-over pasta to make a lunchbox filler.

We had a fabulous day, Ruby was completely in love with the cow and zebra mascots, to the point of stalkerish behaviour!  There was face-painting, garden games, brilliant live music and gorgeous food. What more could you ask for?

Check out the video montage of the day - see if you can spot Ruby dashing in with a killer bear hug for zebra, and me and the old man - stuffing our faces predictably!

Huge thanks to Total Greek Yoghurt and My Daddy Cooks for having us.  Do join the Total Greek facebook page to find out about future events, how to get tickets and more brilliant recipe suggestions.

Sponsored post: We attended the event described free of charge and were given a goody bag. However, no financial reward was received for publishing this post and any views expressed are my own.

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