Lockdown is the perfect time to read paperbound books, stories on your Kindle or iPad or even reread recipe books for additional inspiration. But stories can also be the inspiration for recipes! Enjoy a full day of creative meals inspired by books – and get the kids involved, too.
Breakfast: Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Robert Southey
Oats porridge plays an important role in the story of Goldilocks feeling at home in the Bears’ house and consequently helping herself to their oats porridge.
RECIPE TO TRY: Overnight oats porridge in jars
Lunch or dinner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
These books follow the journal of Greg Heffley, who was just entering primary school. Bonus: you can use those tinned beans still stocked in the cupboard!
RECIPE TO TRY: Vegetarian sloppy Joes with a touch of cheese
Dessert: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Pay tribute to the rollercoaster ride in the fantasy world of Narnia with a warm and comforting cinnamon-apple bread pudding. This dessert is royal enough to be eaten while seated firmly on the highest throne in the house, like in Cair Paravel. And just like the apples on the trees planted by the kings and queens in Cair Paravel, this pudding is also as real as can be.
RECIPE TO TRY: Cinnamon-apple bread pudding