We came together in true pioneering spirit in the first week of the holidays to explore the element of Fire and create a Festive Frontier Feast.
We began by choosing our frontiers and decided who and where we were. We began to create maps of our terrain, and think about what we would bring to the feast on Friday.
We also created 3D landscapes of our frontier terrain.
We even made our own up-cycled waste frontier fiery goblets from bottles. With much excitement!
And then the feasting!
Baked Apples on the fire
Core as many apples as you need, stuff the hollowed centre with a mix of raisins, honey and cinnamon.
We used the Easy White Bread recipe from Baking Bread with Children, simply substituting some of the white flour with brown. We made rolls rather than a loaf so that each pioneer could get their own roll.
And what would bread be without butter? We made our own butter in jars, inspired by recipes found on A Thrifty Mom’s blog.
The little ones peeled and chopped and peeled and chopped and made the biggest pot of stew I have ever seen.
And a good thing too, given the number of guests at or Festive Frontier Feast. We all joined together around the feast table, using the collage quilt place-mats and other table decorations we had created to create a festive mood.
We ended our meal sharing the mud-pie brownies from Clare’s group’s volcano cave island.
And then it was time to share the volcanoes and dragon attacks that brought our landscapes to life before it was time to say goodbye and head home.
Postscript: This was an almost impossible blog to write. As I went through my journal from the week and all the photographs I couldn’t believe how much exploring, mud, fun, fire and feasting we squeezed into one week. Please do mosey on over to our Facebook album of the week and take a look.