Food for winter baby shower

Winter Baby Shower Food Ideas – Kitchen Foliage

by Jenna Atkinson

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Winter is the coldest, and coziest time of year. When preparing food for a winter baby shower, you’ll want to prepare warmer dishes.

You can serve appetizers such as spinach dip, meat balls, and baked brie to keep your guests warm and full!

Prosciutto and Brie on Artisan Crackers

Prosciutto and brie on artisan crackers is a crispy appetizer with a sweetened finish to it.

Artisan crackers are arranged on a plate, and topped with a slice of brie cheese on each of them.

Basil leaves are placed on top of the brie, along with strips of prosciutto that are placed in a folded shape.

A couple sprigs of arugula are placed on top of the prosciutto to complete the base of the appetizer.

Drizzle a bit of honey and balsamic reduction all over the artisan crackers and enjoy!

Meat Balls

Meat balls are a bite sized appetizer that are packed full of savory flavor and sweet sauce.

Sweet and Tangy Asian meat balls are covered in teriyaki sauce for a sweet and savory flavor.

Garnish the meat balls with fresh parsley and sesame seeds.

You can place a toothpick into each meat ball so it isn’t sticky on your fingers.

Baked Brie

Baked brie is made by baking a wheel of brie in the oven with a variety of toppings.

You can add the toppings prior to baking, or after, depending on the flavoring you’re wanting for your appetizer. Baked brie is served with sliced baguette pieces for dipping, crackers, or celery and carrot sticks.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs look eye catching and are quite filling as an appetizer.

They are made by cooking eggs, and the cutting them in half.

The center portion of the egg is mixed with mayo, diced dill pickles, mustard, pepper and paprika.

The filling is piped back into the white portion of the egg, and garnished with a bit more paprika.

Focaccia Bread with Oil and Balsamic

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on a plate. It should be a decent size, depending on how many people you’ll be serving for.

Pour balsamic reduction over the olive oil in a zig zag design.

Focaccia bread can be cut into strips, and then in half for a decent serving size.

Dip the bread in the mixture of olive oil and balsamic for a savory bread appetizer.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy, hot dip you can serve with baguette slices, or crackers.

Garlic is cooked in olive oil in a frying pan until it releases its aromas.

Spinach is added to the pan and wilts as it cooks. Once it’s done cooking, remove it from it from the heat source.

Cream cheese is mixed together with sour cream, mayo, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a little hot sauce.

Cooked spinach is added to the cream cheese mixture along with chopped up artichoke hearts.

Spinach and artichoke dip is placed in a baking dish and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.

The dip is finished baking when the cheese begins to brown and bubble.

Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are small sandwiches that are usually served with high tea. They are cut into rectangles or circles to give them a unique shape.

You can make different types of sandwiches for a winter baby shower such as:

  • ham and cheese
  • cucumber and cream cheese
  • egg salad
  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • strawberry, basil and cream cheese


Pinwheels are made by using a tortilla, and spreading the filling over the tortilla in a thin layer.

The pinwheel is made by rolling up the tortilla, and then slicing it into 1/2-3/4″ rounds.

  • Bacon Jalapeno Pinwheels
  • Ranch Cream Cheese Rollups
  • Vegetable Tortilla Roll Ups

Cheese Ball

Make your own easy cheese ball with cream cheese for a delicious savory appetizer.

The cheese ball is made by simply using a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Add a couple of herbs, spices and cheddar cheese to create the base of the cheese ball.

The next part is very messy!!

Shape the cream cheese into a ball shape, and roll into a plate of chopped up walnuts.

Chill for half an hour to make it firm up again.

Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Wraps

Cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps are juicy and savory.

Slice cantaloupe into thin pieces, and then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the cantaloupe.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps to garnish.

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Ideas

Is it a baby bonanza out there for you too? It seems that summer and winter are the calling times for expecting mothers. It’s always fun to throw a themed party with lots of party decorations! So here are some fun Winter Wonderland baby shower ideas to help you throw the best baby shower! From winter baby shower food ideas to winter baby shower ideas for decorations, we have you covered. Whether you are looking for Christmas baby shower ideas or more or a silver winter wonderland baby shower, we have lots of inspiration for you.

Baby, it’s cold outside! Winter brings out all the cozy, savory foods, like chili and stews. And nothing says winter like the cool tones of silver and whites! And the best part, is that it’s okay to make everything sparkly, like snow! If you’re hosting a baby shower this winter, here are a few magical ways to bring the season of snow and a bit of Christmas theme to the baby shower event.

A pink winter wonderland is perfect for a baby girl winter wonderland baby shower. For a baby boy, you can accent a silver winter wonderland baby shower with pops of light blue. The silver snowflake theme is great for both!

Winter Baby Shower Food Ideas

First, let’s start with winter baby shower food ideas.

Soup Bar

As I mentioned earlier, winter is cold. So why not warm your guests up with some simple soups? A soup or chili bar can be a delicious way of sampling winter. Cheesy Potato Stew? Spicy Chili? Zesty Autumn Squash? Classic Chicken Noodle? Yes, please. Throw in some yummy rolls or crackers and everyone settles in to get cozy.

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Or a Chili Bar

This site offers an excellent tutorial on how to make a chili bar, complete with recipes! And with soups and chili, it’s okay to have too much, because you can just freeze for leftovers what doesn’t get eaten! And save yourself some time as you get bogged down in wrapping gifts. Guest will love this fun and help yourself winter baby shower food idea.

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Hot Chocolate Bar

If soup isn’t your style, celebrate the cold with a hot chocolate bar. This is a super easy, diverse, and yummy option.  Not to mention, pretty cost effective. There are tons of topping ideas, and numerous homemade recipes for crock-pot hot cocoa if you want to make your own, but let’s admit it, Swiss Miss does a pretty good job. To hit everyone’s sweet spot, you can even offer complimenting liqueur options, like peppermint schnapps and Irish cream. I mean, YUM. Don’t forget a Hot Chocolate Bar Sign so guests know they can help themselves.

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Hot chocolate mix in a bottle makes a very cute, inexpensive, and appropriate winter wonderland baby shower favors. What a fun way to mark the special occasion.

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Snowflake Cake

A snowflake cake is the perfect centerpiece for your dessert table. This can be as simple as a white cake with white buttercream frosting or cream cheese frosting. Then top with these beautiful snowflake cake toppers and you have a stunner for any winter affair.

Get the full DIY snowflake cake topper instructions at

Christmas Cookies In Fun Shapes

What’s more Christmas-y than Christmas cookies? The season for making shapes with our food – take full advantage. Bottles, booties, onesies, mittens, even snowflakes! All of these are fun options for a baby shower, especially when decorated with pink or blue icing!  Sugar cookies, cut in shapes and iced, are a great way to bring a little of the magic of Christmas to the baby shower. These cookies are just right for a winter wonderland baby shower, boy or girl!

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Snowflake Cake Pops

Your dessert table won’t be complete without these cake pops that glitter in their little snowflake sprinkles. What a glamorous treat and so perfect for winter themes!

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The above blog site shows all the details of a beautiful winter wonderland themed birthday party, many ideas of which could be adjusted for baby shower inspiration!

Winter Wonderland Baby Shower Decorations

From cute winter decorations like snowflake balloons to ice berry lanterns, there are so many great ideas for winter baby shower decor. There are also some fun ideas where baby items can double as decor such as baby socks garland. Read on for all the details.

Snowflake Balloons

These ice-gray balloons decorated in white snowflakes are perfect winter baby shower ideas for either gender. It makes an easy way to add snowflake decorations to your white color scheme for a wonderful winter event!

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Diaper Christmas Tree

Diapers, well they offer some really cool ideas. Diaper tree, anyone? Check out how to make a Christmas themed baby shower diaper tree here. As you can see, these make cute baby shower centerpieces.

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Winter Berry Ice Lanterns

Also, super cute table decor are these great winter berry ice lanterns. These table decorations can be made from entirely free things if you pick your own winter berries and greenery. Or you can use faux greenery from the dollar store if you prefer.

Get the full tutorial for how to make an ice lantern at

Diaper Wreath

Or how about a decorative diaper wreath for winter decorations? What a cute, festive idea! I mean, they have to be had, and they’re great to receive, so pick out your color ribbon and wrap those things together!

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Frosted Pinecones

Ooh, nothing portrays a winter wonderland theme better than frosted pine cones. This site linked shows them for sale, but they are pretty easy decorating items to make yourself. With a little frosted glitter on the tips, any pine cone can be a winter wonderland table settings place cardholder. The idea was taken from a wedding magazine, but if you can make them for cheap, why not use at a winter shower?

Frosted Pine Cone Card Holders – www.

Bake Socks Garland

Looking for more Christmas baby shower ideas? Another wonderful decorating idea are these little Christmas-colored baby socks! Hang them around like garland and listen to everyone point out the cuteness. Besides, then that little bundle will be stylin’! This would be the perfect addition for decorating your gift table.

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Baby Bottle Paper Snowflakes

Another fun twist on winter activities to turn to your advantage are paper snowflakes. This site gives a free pattern for baby bottle-shaped cutout snowflakes! These are so adorable and would make great ceiling decorations or table decorations.

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More Christmas Baby Shower Ideas:

Other ideas for winter wonderland decorations include white hydrangeas, polar bears, and a baby shower welcome sign.

You may also want to check out these ideas for baby shower games and baby shower gifts that can serve as decorations too.

What do you think of these winter wonderland baby shower ideas? You might also love these baby gender reveal ideas to use at the baby shower!

Have you been to any winter-themed baby showers recently? If you have, share what was your favorite winter wonderland baby shower decoration or your favorite winter baby shower food ideas in the comments below!

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What to cook for your birthday quickly, tasty and inexpensive: 20+ best recipes

The choice of menu and the design of festive dishes depends on who you invited to your birthday. A feast for teenagers is different from a celebration where elderly relatives will come. When thinking about what to cook for your birthday, choose recipes depending on the time of year. In summer, use more seasonal greens, fruits and vegetables, and in winter, give preference to hot food.

For any party where there will be many invited guests, a la carte dishes are good, such as rolls, canapes and sandwiches, as well as meat, cheese, vegetable and fruit platters. They look great on the table and are comfortable for guests. nine0003

It takes time to organize a party, and in addition to working in the kitchen, you also need to entertain the guests. Komsomolskaya Pravda shares recipes for simple, tasty and inexpensive dishes, the preparation of which does not take much effort.


Light snacks are essential. With these dishes, the birthday begins, and they set the mood for the whole feast.

Canape with sausage and cheese

Use plastic or wooden skewers for a delicious treat

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Baget 200 g
Raw sausage in cutting 100 g
70 g
Cherry tomatoes 10 pcs.
Pitted black olives 10 pcs.

Cut the bread into pieces 1 cm thick and dry them on a baking sheet in the oven until they become croutons. Cut the cucumber lengthwise into thin long slices. We prick half an olive on a skewer, then we string cucumber slices in the form of a wave. Behind them - cherry tomatoes, sausage, cheese and stick the skewers into the croutons. nine0003

Mushroom and chicken tartlets

A tasty appetizer can be prepared quickly, because its basis - tartlets - is sold in almost any store

Photo: @dayvison-de-oliveira-silva, 15 pcs.
Chicken eggs 3 pcs.
Mushrooms 300 g
Chicken fillet 400 g
Vegetable oil 2 st. spoons
Mayonnaise 2 tbsp. spoons
Onion 1 pc.
Greens to taste
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Cooked chicken meat and eggs. Saute chopped onions and mushrooms in butter. Cut the fillet, eggs, mix with mushrooms, salt, pepper and season with mayonnaise. Put the mass in tartlets and decorate with greens. nine0003

Starter of eggplant, cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers

A beautiful dish similar to a peacock's tail is a great idea to surprise guests with an unusual serving

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Cucumbers 3 pcs.
Tomatoes 3 pcs.
Cheese 200 g
Mayonnaise 3 tbsp. spoons
Pitted olives 15 pcs.
Garlic 3 cloves
Salt to taste

Sprinkle eggplants over half an hour and sprinkle them with salt. Rinse with water, dry with paper towels and fry on both sides in oil. Cut the tomatoes and cucumbers into slices. Grate cheese, add crushed garlic, salt and season with mayonnaise. Lay the eggplant on a platter. Put on them a mug of tomato, cheese mass, circles of cucumbers and halves of olives. nine0003

Rolls with crab sticks

Delicate dish with delicious filling just melts in your mouth!

Toast bread 4 slices
Crab sticks 10 pcs.
Curd cheese 100 g
Mayonnaise 2 tbsp. spoons

Trim the crusts from the bread. We unfold 5 crab sticks, lay them on cling film with an overlap and grease with 1 tbsp. l. mayonnaise. Finely chop the remaining sticks, mix with curd cheese and the remaining mayonnaise. Put the bread on the unfolded sticks, roll it on top with a rolling pin, and then spread the curd mixture in a layer. Carefully roll up the roll and put it in the refrigerator overnight. nine0003

sandwiches with sprats

deliciously smelling sandwiches are best served on several plates so that each guest has enough

photo: Bread 1 BARNA 1 BALN Chicken eggs 3 pcs. Cherry tomatoes 7 pcs. Cucumber 1 pc. Mayonnaise 150 G. LUK Green Small bundle Dill - Small bunch Parsley

BROAKS in the DOGROUSE. Let's boil the eggs. Chop the greens, mix with chopped eggs and season with mayonnaise. Put on bread, put on top of a mug of cucumber, half a tomato and a couple of fish.


Simple and delicious dishes are a real decoration for a birthday. Salads are hearty and light - for every taste. To make it easier to work on the holiday, prepare them ahead of time and store them in covered containers in a cool place. 1 pcs Roasted walnuts 1 cup Boiled chicken eggs 6 pcs. Onion 2 pcs. Syr 250 g Mushrooms 250 g 2 SCOLE mayonnaise 5 st. spoons

Layer the diced breast, nuts, fried mushrooms with onions, chopped eggs and grated garlic cheese on a plate. We will tamp each layer with a fork and grease a little with mayonnaise. nine0003

Squid salad with pineapple

An exotic salad with unexpected flavors and a great addition to the festive table

Photo: @caleb-oquendo, 1 pc. Bell pepper - 1 pc. 1 cup Pineapples - 1 can 6 pcs. Corn - 1 can 2 pcs. Boiled and peeled squid carcasses - 0. 5 kg 250 g Parsley - small bunch 250 g Mayonnaise - 4 tbsp. spoons 2 slices

Squid, pineapple and potatoes cut into small cubes. Peel the pepper and cut into strips. Mix with corn, chopped herbs, pepper, salt and season with mayonnaise.

Salad with sausage and beans

Appetizing salad suitable for a holiday or a modest family feast

Photo: Luc.
Feres 1 Bank
Saughty sausage 250 g
rye 100 g
Carrot 1 pc.
Mayonnaise 3 tbsp. spoons

Cut carrots, onions and saute them in oil. Cut sausage into strips, add vegetables, washed beans, croutons and season with mayonnaise. nineOl000 Pickled mushrooms 300 g Potatoes 2 pcs. Carrots 2 pcs. Chicken eggs 4 pcs. The smashed cheese 300 g Green onions 100 g mayonnaise to taste

on a coarse grater boiled potatoes and laid the first layer of salad. Lubricate with mayonnaise, sprinkle with chopped onion, boiled eggs grated on a coarse grater and add another layer of mayonnaise. Then lay out layers of sliced ​​champignons, small cubes of ham and again grease with mayonnaise. The top layer will be made from grated cheese mixed with mayonnaise. We wrap the salad with cling film, put it in a cold place, and before serving, decorate the dish with chopped green onions. nine0003

Salad with crab sticks in tartlets

It is convenient that the festive dish is already divided into portions.

Wafer tartlets 15 pcs.
Chicken eggs 2 pcs.
Cream cheese 100 g
Garlic 2 cloves
Greens to taste
Salt to taste
mayonnaise to taste

Boil a screw in the crab wacks. Chop the eggs, cut the cheese and sticks into cubes. Pass the garlic cloves through the press, salt, add chopped greens and season with mayonnaise. Stir and arrange on tartlets.

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Hot dishes

The main treat at the holiday is the pride of the hosts. Cooking hot dishes takes a lot of time, so you should take care of the products for them in advance.

Rabbit with adjika

Tender delicacy meat will appeal to everyone who likes "spicier"

Photo: pixabay. com
Rabbit meat 900 g0022
Ajika 100 g
Vegetable oil 50 g
spices to taste SOL to taste
9000. baking dish. Pour adjika, salt and add your favorite spices. We close the top tightly with a sheet of foil and bake in the oven at a temperature of 200 degrees for about an hour.

Pilaf in the oven

A light chicken and rice dish that is in no way inferior to traditional oriental pilaf, but cooks much faster

Chicken fillet 2 pcs.
Tomatoes 1 pc.
Carrot 1 pc.
Onion 1 pc.
Garlic 2 heads
Pilaf rice 1 cup
Chicken stock 2 cups
Hot pepper 1 pc.
Sunflower oil 3 tbsp. l.
spices for pilaf to taste
Salt to taste

We cut the breasts with large cubes, salt, add spices, add slightly oil and put it in the shape for the baking dish. Fry onions and carrots until golden brown. Add the carrot-onion mixture and finely chopped tomato to the chicken. Put washed rice, hot peppers and unpeeled garlic heads on top. Pour in the broth, wrap the form with foil and cook for 50 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees. Remove the foil, and then heat the pilaf in the oven for another 7-8 minutes. nine0003

Chicken in sour cream sauce

Tatars, Bashkirs and residents of the Caucasus consider the most delicious chicken treat to be “their” national treasure

Chicken 1 pc.
Smetana 0.5 kg
Luke 0.8 kg
1 head
Psenichnaya or corn 2 st. spoons
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Separately, fry the chopped onion until tender. Put the chicken on it, and stirring, we will cook for another 15-20 minutes. Mix sour cream with 100-150 ml of water, pour one glass of sauce, and pour the rest into the chicken. In the remaining sauce, dilute the flour and squeezed garlic through a press, salt, pepper and add to the chicken. We will simmer under a closed lid over low heat for 20-30 minutes. nine0003

Pork, stewed in wine

Pork meat is not as tender as chicken, but dry wine gives it an extraordinary aroma and taste

Photo: Pork 1 kg red dry dry dry dry dry dry wine 300 ml Sugar 1 tbsp. spoon Salt 1 teaspoon Coriander peas 12-15 g Cinnamon 2 sticks Parsley small bunch Olive oil spoons

Cut the meat into 3x3 cm cubes. Pour in wine so that it almost completely covers the pork. Add sugar, salt, cinnamon and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of olive oil. We wrap the coriander in paper, beat it with a culinary hammer, and then pour it over the meat. Let the pork marinate overnight. The next day, remove the pieces from the marinade and fry until golden brown in oil. Then put in a saucepan, pour marinade and simmer until tender. nine0003

Turkey Azu

It's a great idea to serve a traditional dish of Tatar cuisine to your guests for their birthday. Delicious turkey azu is lighter than beef

Photo: @EugSan, Onion 1 pc. Pickles 2 pcs. Potato 5 pcs. Garlic 5 cloves Tomato paste 2 tbsp. spoons Wheat flour 1 tbsp. spoon Sugar 1 tsp. Spoom Paprika 0. 5 tsp hops-Sunels 1 tbsp. spoon Vegetable oil 4 tbsp. spoons Salt to taste Acute pepper to taste Parsley Small bundle

We cut a fillet with a thickness of 1 cm and 4-5 cm long and frying on vegetable oil 5- 10 minutes. In the remaining oil, fry chopped onions and carrots, add tomato paste and fry for another 3-5 minutes. Pour 500 ml of water into the pan, put suneli hops, paprika and sugar. When the contents of the pan boil, add the meat and chopped pickles. Cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for 20-25 minutes. In a separate pan, fry the chopped potatoes until cooked. We shift it to the turkey and cook under the lid for another 5 minutes. Then sprinkle the azu with chopped herbs, garlic, close the lid and let the dish brew for 10-15 minutes. nine0003


A sweet end to a birthday is a real culmination of the holiday. In addition to the traditional birthday cake or cake, guests especially appreciate delicious homemade desserts.

Bananas in chocolate with nuts

The original portioned dessert is similar to ice cream, but much healthier than the usual store-bought treat. To prepare it, you will need 20 cm skewers

Banana 4 pcs. nine0022
Chocolate 250 g
Roasted Peanut 8 tbsp. spoons
Almond oil 4 tbsp. spoons

Peel the bananas and cut them into 10-12 slices. We string 4-5 slices on skewers, lubricating each slice with almond oil. Melt the chocolate in a water bath. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the chopped walnuts in a bowl. Take one skewer, dip bananas in melted chocolate, roll in peanuts and put on a baking sheet. When everything is ready, put the dessert for half an hour in the freezer. nine0003

Coconut balls

A three-ingredient sweet treat in just 20 minutes

Chicken eggs
Sugar 100 g
Coconut 150 g We put it on the stove and, stirring, warm it up for 7-8 minutes. We shift the mass into a bowl, and put it in the cold for 2-3 hours. From the cooled mass we blind round sweets, place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. We will bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 150 degrees. nine0003

Chocolate cookies with coffee

Wonderful coffee aftertaste will be appreciated by all sweet lovers

Photo: @alleksana, half
Chicken eggs 2 pcs.
Sugar 300 g
Chocolate 200 g
Cocoa Poyshok 50 g
Business oil 120 g 120 g 120 G.0021 300-350 g
Instant coffee 1 tbsp. spoon
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Salt 0.3 teaspoon
melt chocolate and butter Mix coffee with 6 tbsp. tablespoons of boiling water, add to chocolate and butter, add sugar and mix. Crack the eggs and whisk until smooth. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, and then pour into the chocolate mass. Knead the dough by adding the remaining chocolate, crushed into crumbs. We blind 25-30 balls, put them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees. nineOl000 200 g

Pour boiling water over the vein powder and stir until there are no lumps. Heat the marshmallows in the microwave until they are soft. Pour the swollen marshmallows with jelly, mix with a whisk and warm a little in the microwave. Pour the resulting mass into a greased rectangular shape and put in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, roll the frozen jelly into a roll and cut into small pieces. nine0003

Pumpkin jam with lemon

Birthday - warm home holiday, so delicious amber jam will be the way

sugar sand 1 kg
Lemon 2 pcs.

Cut the peeled pumpkin and lemon into cubes. Put in a saucepan, add sugar, mix and let it brew for 20 minutes. Put on medium heat, cook for 20 minutes and leave at room temperature for 3-4 hours. Then boil the jam again and cook for another 20 minutes. nine0021 1 packaging Tomati cherry 0.25 kg Natural tuna 1 Bank Mustard any 1 hour. spoon Olive oil 3-4 tbsp. spoons Ground pepper to taste.

Boil and peel eggs. Wash lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Defrost the beans and pour boiling water over them. Drain the tuna, but do not discard the liquid. Cut the eggs and cherry tomatoes in half. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces. nine0003

Refuel. Mix mustard and olive oil, add some tuna liquid and ground pepper. Mix well until smooth. If sauce is thick, add more tuna liquid. Optionally, you can add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix lettuce, beans, part tuna, half the eggs and cherry tomatoes. Pour sauce over, reserving a third. Mix carefully, put in a salad bowl, adding the rest of the tuna, eggs and cherry tomatoes. Pour sauce over and serve immediately.

Baked turkey with garlic and prunes

for hot prepare a bird with garlic and dried fruits-the guests will evaluate an unusual taste combination

Photo: @alleksana,
hip fillet 1-2 kg
Garlic 1/2 head
Prunes 0.1 kg
Vegetable oil spoons
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Rinse and dry the turkey fillets. Peel the garlic and cut into large chunks. Pour prunes with boiling water for 30 minutes, and then cut into 2-3 parts. Using a small knife, make cuts in the turkey and stuff it with garlic and prunes. Mix oil, salt, pepper and rub the fillet with the mixture. Wrap tightly in foil. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and bake for 1 hour. Then open the foil and bake for another 30 minutes, basting frequently with the released juices. nine0003

Chef's Tips

When preparing a festive table, calculate the approximate amount of food for each guest. The volume should not exceed 500-800 grams per person. Then your guests will remain full, but at the same time they will not overeat much. Use more fresh vegetables and herbs - so the table will be more balanced.

what to play outdoors with a child

— Haven't had so much fun for a long time, all summer long! Probably, Santa Claus, special snowflakes descend to the ground, joyful! — says my five-year-old son, returning from a walk. And I absolutely agree with him: only in winter you can arrange such unbridled fun. If there is snow, warm mittens and a little imagination, not only children, but also adults will be delighted! nine0003

Important! Pay special attention to outerwear. Choose one in which both you and your child will be warm, dry and comfortable throughout the walk! We advise children to wear thermal underwear, a fleece suit, and a suitable windproof jumpsuit on top - it is easy to move in it. Waterproof mittens are needed, the kids will have to wallow in snowdrifts and make a lot of snowballs. So, go ahead - for a great mood!


All adults know how to make snow angels. Now teach this to your children. Show your child how to rest with their feet, and then fall into the snow and begin to “fly up” with their hands, leaving traces of each feather. You can not be careful, but have fun to the fullest: move both arms and legs - but then the wings will be less outlined. When the print is ready, help the child stand up without ruining the design. nine0003

Skating down an ice slide

There are a lot of attributes for a fast ride: there are cheesecakes (aka tubing), snow scooters, sleds, tablets, ice cubes, after all. But you can also ride on cardboard - packaging from children's toys or a piece of linoleum, it develops a decent speed. And in Siberia, such fun as riding down a hill on cow skins is common.

And now - a trail!

How many interesting things can be done from footprints in the snow!

  1. Tell a child about wolves that follow each other in a pack. Show how to make such a track, and then play catch-up, only, mind you, who is naked - catches the escaping exactly track to track. nine1264
  2. You can prepare a Bigfoot paw at home, and then leave footprints in the snow and watch the reaction of passers-by. Somehow they will be surprised. The bigger the footprint, the better. Choose only thick cardboard and fasten it to your leg with a thick rope (we had an elastic band, and it constantly slipped off - but we still had time to have some fun!).
  3. Children love to look at their footprints in the snow. But you can approach the matter pedagogically. Print out the tracks of different animals and birds in advance and go to the forest or park. Invite the child to look for footprints in the snow and guess whose they are? The drawings will help. nine1264
  4. The boys will especially enjoy the tractor track. You don't know how to do it? Easier than simple - you need to lay a "pigtail" (see photo)!

Goblin, ay!

You can offer your child to find a goblin's house or turn into one himself. The main condition for reincarnation is to get through the windbreak, swing on the branches and choose a tree for yourself. Until recently, I didn't believe it was fun. And the child confirmed that looking for the goblin is one of his favorite winter pastimes. Just choose practical clothes in which it will not be a pity to frolic. nine0003


It happens that one gets lost, and the other lies until you throw it away. It is better to turn this mitten into a girlfriend for a child: sew on buttons, eyes, draw or embroider a mouth. And then take it with you to the alley. Your little one can teach a new friend how to run in the snow and jump in the snowdrifts: it's even more fun together!

Snow sculptures

Here the fantasy can be not limited only to snowmen and women. You can sculpt bunnies and turtles, cubs and snakes from snow - whatever your heart desires. Even snow cake! And then decorate it with cones and needles instead of creamy roses and chocolate. And you can also make fortresses, dugouts and even palaces - only your regiment should have a lot of helpers. nine0003

Funny trees

Have you ever painted in the snow? Yes, yes, you can take ordinary twigs and write “Happiness in the New Year!” On a “blank sheet”, or draw a cheerful face. And we also advise you to cheer up the trees: draw eyes and a smile on them. There is plenty of snow on the trunks. This is how a miracle will turn out - a laughing forest!

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Soap bubbles in the cold

Unexpectedly, but true: bubbles can be blown in the cold! And the colder it is outside, the better the effect. You will see how ice needles begin to appear on a thin film of water! Take a magnifying glass from home (if you have one), then the child will see this snowy miracle up close. A magnifying glass is also useful when looking at snowflakes: they are so different and very beautiful! Especially when it's snowing in big flakes. nine0003

Labyrinths and tunnels

Don't stay too long in the cold or you'll freeze: an important rule for winter walks! Therefore, we alternate "research" games with mobile ones. You can arrange football on the snow, target shooting or fun starts.

If there weren't enough climbs in the snow, ask your child to dig a tunnel or make a labyrinth. The main thing is that there should be a sea of ​​snow, well, or knee-deep. You can roll balls along the paths and, of course, look for a way out if the labyrinth turns out to be large and with high sides. nine0003

Colorful euphoria

Fascinating fun for children in winter - something to paint: snow, ice, icicles. Armed with knowledge!

  1. You can paint in the snow: for this at home, you need to dilute any paints in an ordinary plastic bottle with water, make a hole in the cap, and spray it outside. With the help of such a spray gun, you will get both paintings and painted snowmen.
  2. Snowballs can also be multicolored. There are two ways: take paints with you for a walk and paint there (see photo). Or make blanks at home using balloons. In the evening, pour water into them, drip paint inside, tightly bandage and send to the freezer. Already on the street, we free the ice ball from the ball and ... enthusiastically break it into thousands of colorful ice cubes! nine1264
Photo: Elena ESIKOVAPhoto: Marina ESIKOVA, Elena ESIKOVAPhoto: Veronika TARBAEVA, Marina ESIKOVAPhoto: Veronika TARBAEVA, Marina ESIKOVAPhoto: Veronika TARBAEVA, Marina ESIKOVAPhoto: Veronika TARBAEVA, Marina ESIKOVA

Colored icicles

More serious occupation: growing colored icicles. For the experiment, we need paints, a plastic bottle and a rope. And two more cans (also plastic). One empty, the other with tinted water.

  1. We cut off the neck of the bottle, make a hole at the bottom and thread a rope into it, fasten it with a knot. Before going outside, it is better to moisten the rope with water so that it immediately begins to be covered with ice while we prepare everything. nine1264
  2. So, we go out to the playground. We fasten the bottle with a rope between the branches of trees or on the upper stairs of the slide. The rope should hang down, the neck looks up. We choose the height so that it is convenient to pour water into the structure.
  3. We lower the end of the rope into an empty jar, which will stand on the ground. And from the second - with paints - we begin to pour water into the bottle. It will stream down the rope, freeze and form colored icicles!

Winter Picnic

And don't forget to take a thermos and biscuits with you. It is an incomparable pleasure: to drink hot tea when the cheeks burn a little from the cold. Yes, walking in winter is a special pleasure!

Ice fishing and more

Sometimes we do not underestimate our children, but they are, in fact, happy to help adults! Give the child a shovel, let him also clean the yard from snow, dig out the car with you. Or take it with you on ice fishing - it's generally a fairy tale! In terms of emotions and unforgettable impressions for any boy. nine0003

Attention! For ice fishing, three components are required: dad (a professional in this matter), ice (strong!) and a drill (drilling is the most interesting thing in fishing, don’t feed children with bread - let them drill). And the fish? Well, fish - how lucky. So, holes are drilled in the ice. And in these holes they lower the live bait, impaled on the hook.

- Live bait on a hook, a hook on a fishing line, a fishing line on a reel, a reel on a vent, a vent on a hole, a hole in the ice, ice on the river, and the Volga River! - says our reader Tatyana Enyutina.

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