Lest we forget…
I’m grateful for the freedoms we have today. It’s hard to think about what our lives may have been like if the Anzac’s and others didn’t take a stand for peace.
Every Anzac Day, I’m transported back to 2003 when Israel and I visited Gallipoli. Such a humbling experience. If you’re interested in seeing some of our photos from this time, visit this blog post Israel wrote many years ago.
Today we honour the Anzacs and all those in the forces today who are still standing for our freedoms. One of the best ways we can do that is by talking to our kids about it and we can use food to have conversations with your kids about Anzac Day. Why? Because food is a fun experience and a wonderful unifier. I hope use the resources I’ve collated for you to bring your family together, have conversations about the Anzacs, plus stock your freezer for school lunchbox snacks.
The Real History of the Anzac Biscuit
This is an interesting conversation about the biscuits the Anzac’s ate compared to the ones we eat today.
You could talk to your kids about food science. Biscuits sent to our soldiers were made hard for transportation and today we use additives and preservatives to keep them on the shelf for longer. So many great conversations. Here’s the article to get you started.
|Mum’s Anzac Biscuits Rejigged
Look, I’m not going to lie. My mum makes a pretty wicked Anzac biscuit but they are a bit too sweet for where our tastes these days. Here is my rejigged version of my mum’s recipe with less sugar (and a GF version). But if you want the real deal, here’s mum’s recipe too.