Roasting Red Peppers and Toddler Art

Those two title topics go together, no? Splendid.

Yesterday I worked on a recipe that I was going to share on today’s post. It turned out to be neither aesthetically pleasing nor particularly tasty. In plain English, it was a flop.

lentil goat cheese salad

I ate it anyway.

Though my lentil salad was underwhelming, I did enjoy the roasted red peppers I made while experimenting. I know you can buy them jarred, but they really are quite easy to make at home using a broiler or a gas top stove.

how to roast a red pepper- stovetop

Not the prettiest graphic, but it gets the job done. Oh! And the secret is to really make sure ALL she skin is charred, otherwise it won’t come off. This method is easy to follow and gives you fresh roasted red peppers for sandwiches, pizza, homemade hummus or lentil salad fails.

Being that I don’t have a recipe to share, can I show you what Hailey cooked up yesterday?

toddler valentine art- unsure

She started off unsure. After all, she was in the highchair without food. What gives, mom?

toddler valentine art- painting in high chair

But then she got into it.

toddler valentine art- having fun

Until a little paint got on her hands. Girl FREAKED out. She doesn’t like to be messy. What a girl.

toddler valentine art- doesn't like messy hands

After a little attention from a wet paper towel, she returned to her masterpiece.

toddler valentine art- focusing

I finally had to call it quits when she switched from painting to snack time.

toddler valentine art- eating paint

Clean up was quick and the finished product was pretty cute!

toddler valentine art- card for dad

Most importantly, Dad loved it.

toddler valentine art- h and dad

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3



  1. Kelly says

    What kind of paint did you use? I have an 18 month old and I want to start some projects. I’m not sure where to start with the arts and crafts.

  2. says

    I LOVE those pics of Hailey! Hilarious!

    Another easy way for roasting bell peppers that I use sometimes is to cut them length wise, discard the seeds, place the skin side up, and roast them under the broiler for about 10 minutes. Then put them in the paper bag like you did. I just feel like it’s safer and then you don’t have to deal with all the seeds after they’re roasted. Both ways work well though!

    Happy V-day!
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  3. Sherry says

    So cute with Hailey and her art project. She could “paint” with colored icing–not so healthy but sure would be tasty!

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