And that’s not the funny thing. The funny thing is wanting the same things my kids eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I have always joked that I have the palate of a five-year-old, with loving cheese balls and rainbow sprinkles, but I really do eat a more balanced adult diet in “real life.” I say “real life,” because there ain’t nothing real about being in the first trimester during a global pandemic. It’s hard to imagine which zaps my energy and appetite more, so I appreciate Cassidy fixing three plates of food when he cooks dinner for the kids. It matters.
What You Need:
4 pieces of toast, toasted
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
Violet gel food coloring
Yellow gel food coloring
8 tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
2 different colors of food coloring (your choice, we went for fuchsia and blue)
Yields: 4 decorated pieces of toast
What You Do:
1 – First, divide your cream cheese in two bowls.
2 – Then, color one with 2 small drops of violet gel food coloring and the other with yellow gel food coloring.
3 – Mix each bowl of cream cheese until it is completely tinted.
4 – Place each colored cream cheese in its own piping bag and pipe out random lines on your toast.
5 – And then using an offset spatula, spread the cream cheese to create a marbled look.
6 – Divide coconut flakes in two sandwich bags.
7 – Add 2-3 drops of fuchsia food coloring in one bag and blue in the other.
8 – Then, shake each bag.
9 – Sprinkle your colored coconut flakes on each piece of toast.
10 – Lastly, top with sprinkles, if desired. Enjoy!
And that’s that! One special note is that if you’re into more natural food coloring options and you have them at home, then that’s awesome! Personally I’m not opposed to either but I always think it’s fun to find the foods that give natural colors. I even have found natural rainbow sprinkles. I love bright rainbow colors with just about everything I do, and eat. It’s my way!