I originally made the menu planner fridge magnets last September (check it out here) but the meals have a slightly wintery feel and in anticipation of the produce that I am growing at the allotment, it was time for a bit of an update.
You will need
- Cardboard (Cut up a box, I do like to reuse and recycle)
- Decorative paper (I used vintage musical score)
- Pretty Card stock
- Little labels (I made my own using some old graph paper and my vintage typewriter. I used an ink jet printer last time and the ink smudged a bit when I painted the Modge Podge over the top)
- Mod Podge
- Magnetic strips (I cut an old magnetic postcard that I got from the council about composting)
- Fancy edged scissors
Cover the cardboard in Mod Podge, stick the musical score to it and then more Mod Podge
Cut the card stock with some fancy edged scissors and stick that on top of the cards with more Mod Podge.
The weather was so glorious today that I took my vintage type writer out into the garden to type the new meals labels. It isn't necessary to really go to so much trouble but these happy memories of sunny days, pretty papers and lovely typeface all help to diffuse the stress of tea time.
More Mod Podge and more sticking
Josie was very impressed with the Eton Mess which I will be able to make with raspberries or strawberries or perhaps even red or black currants. She did not like the beans on toast idea but this is strictly for adults and made with broad beans or runner beans and goats cheese on ciabatta garnished with freshly picked rocket. I can not wait!