Looking back at 2015
New Year’s Eve normally makes people think about the coming year but here at Saucepan Kids, we’re thinking about the 12 months that have just passed and what an amazing year it’s been for us.
In February and March we were chuffed to be asked by Tesco Magazine to contribute to two editions of the popular Tesco Ireland magazine with our top tips on baking with kids and also some ideas on how to create the perfect breakfast in bed for all of those special Mums on Mothers Day.
In March, the Saucepan Kids took over the Tesco Ireland Facebook page and Twitter for an evening, to help answer any questions from parents about Easter baking and cooking with kids. We had a ball and the kids really stepped up to the challenge answering questions from Mum and Dads.
In April, a very important fundraising event took place, the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Hospital in Dublin. Saucepan Kids were excited to submit some recipes for the event which families could bake together and raise money for a great cause.
In May, our eldest daughter finally achieved her goal for 2015, to master baking focaccia bread. It took lots of attempts but she stuck with it and did it. She is so proud of herself, we made sure to video her so she wouldn’t forget her achievement.
In July, Saucepan Kids faced a huge challenge, on a typical Saturday evening out walking our family dog, he ran into my leg and broke my knee in three places. This meant four months on crutches, a cancelled family holiday and a pretty quiet summer. The kids were amazing helping out at home, cooking and cleaning. It was a really hard time for everyone but made us realise that our kids can take on more responsibilities and help out at home.
In October, Saucepan Kids won the bronze award for the ‘Best Food and Drink Blog’ at the Irish Blog Awards 2015. There were some amazing blogs in the final list so we were amazed to take home the bronze award. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.
In the run up to Halloween, we were delighted to be asked by Glenisk to create a series of Halloween videos where the kids created fun and easy spooky recipes using some of the scrummy products from the Glenisk range. The kids had a ball making the three videos, thanks Glenisk.
It’s been a great year and we have to say thank you so much for all you for reading our Saucepan Kids posts and trying out our recipes. We love hearing how you are all enjoying spending time cooking with your kids and we’re looking forward to a fun 2016. We have some very exciting things planned for next year that we’re looking forward to sharing with you.
Keep cooking everyone and Happy New Year!
Debbie, James and the Saucepan Kids xxx