On top of all her other achievements, Zoe Foster Blake can now add ‘mum who invents weird food for their kids’ to her list.
Yesterday the mum-of-two shared an Instagram story and post that documented a new throw-together breakfast, dubbed “party porridge”, that she whipped up after realising she was fresh out of flour to make her hotly-anticipated pancakes for “Pancake Sunday”.
(Side note: that’s another breakfast tradition we can totally get behind).
What’s in Party Porridge, you ask?
According to Zoe, her avant-garde (and millennial pink) creation was made with oats, milk, a few drops of food colouring, coconut, Greek yoghurt, honey and sprinkles.
For something so colourful, it doesn’t sound even half unhealthy! And as Zoe puts it, pancakes better watch out because this breakfast dream “raised delight levels exponentially”.
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I’m not the mum who makes fun, inventive food for the kids. I make pasta and cheese sandwiches and pasta and omelettes and pasta. We get by. They’re fed. It’s fine. But yesterday, noticing a critical lack of flour for our usual Pancake Sunday, I made something I told them was Party Porridge (oats, milk, few drops of food colouring, coconut, Greek yoghurt, honey and sprinkles) which raised delight levels exponentially, and finally made me feel like the kind of kooky kitchen witch they could be proud of. OMG TRY IT!!! Especially you, cafes! (Please.)
“Inventive food” isn’t usually her cuppa tea …
Every parent can relate to scraping the bottom of the pantry barrel in an attempt to create something their little ones will deem edible, but Zoe says this creative approach to cooking isn’t usually her thing.
“I’m not the mum who makes fun, inventive food for the kids,” she wrote in her caption. “I make pasta and cheese sandwiches and pasta and omelettes and pasta. We get by. They’re fed. It’s fine.”
“(This recipe) finally made me feel like the kind of kooky kitchen witch (my kids) could be proud of.”
Sooo … did ZFB just make “party porridge” a thing?
Technically? No. We found a handful of other examples of it on the internet. But with Zoe’s star-power, we think things are looking up for the Party Porridge trend. (Perhaps she had an endorsement deal with Oats Australia all along?)
Shout out to Allegra for this Party Porridge creation in 2018:
Heart-shaped sprinkles, chocolate and banana – we reckon that would get the kids really excited for breakfast!
Channel 9 reporter, Leila McKinnon, also had a crack at it in 2017:
We’ll consider this the basic option: oats + sprinkles = voila!
There’s also this one …
But it’s in French and looks far too fancy … we’ll stick to the Hundreds & Thousands option, thanks!