Camp Night

Our friends have a fireplace and occasionally have what they call "camp night", or "let's have s'mores" night. Luckily, we're here for a month, so we got to participate with them.  The most brilliant thing that they did was use petit ecolier cookies.  They're a plain cookie with a slab of dark or milk chocolate on them, so it eliminates the need to cut a piece of chocolate and try to keep it on a graham cracker.

Cake au Yaourt

It's been a while since I've made one of these, but now that we're going to be in quarantine for a whole month, it may be time to dust off this French yogurt cake.  I found this recipe soon after moving to Paris and slightly adjusted it. You can see the first tutorial video I did on it here.  It's great to make with your little ones, and what's great about it is that you really don't have to be super exact.  You can use a 4oz yogurt tub as the measuring cup for all of the ingredients, so even a toddler can easily participate.

My French Quarantine: Things to do with Kids

A few weeks ago my husband and I made plans to spend the weekend with another family in Normandy.  It just so happened that our plans fell on the weekend that France went on lockdown.  Right now we're on day 11 and we're so thankful that we're here in Normandy instead of Paris. I love Paris, but two little kids + a baby + no wifi + tiny apartment = disaster.  Here, the kids have a huge yard to run around in and friends to play with.  We also have a home school schedule, and I think it helps having all of them doing work because it gives it more of a "this is school time" vibe.