Easter; eggs, eggs and more eggs!

What a wonderful day! Started early given the clocks have gone forward but with three very excited children (albeit with the youngest not knowing why but picking up on his sisters’ excitement!) racing down the stairs to the kitchen – where they found this!

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We had hidden 30 small lindt rabbits around the house for them to find which are now being rationed out lol. They just loved it and were so excited racing round the rooms to find them (hidden over 5 rooms so kept them busy!!) before we eventually managed to drag them back to the kitchen for breakfast of Hot Cross Buns!

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Our 4yo and I are in the church choir for the town 7 miles away, it was a lovely service and involved even more chocolate for the children!

Lunch was very simple,  bread and cheese with apple for the children and mozzarella, tomato and basil for us! I adore this salad, simple crisp flavours that work so so well together:

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This afternoon we settled down to make some more resist dyed eggs with the difference being today that the eggs were blown rather than hard boiled so we can keep them for longer! Everyone got involved and our 4yo and 1yo both coloured eggs of their own but our 2yo just wanted to tell me what to draw bless her! It’s funny how the dyes all take up differently, the red was taken up patchily by the speckled eggs but amazingly by the brown ones! The blue makes a wonderfully intense colour yet the yellow made little impact. Green wasn’t taken up by the eggs much either but I read recently that while 75% of nature is green it is the hardest dye colour to make! We now have a lovely bowl of eggs:

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Supper was a little rearranged, the eggs were such a success I ran out of time to make the pie and roast potatoes I was planning so, instead, we had pies from the freezer with mash, carrot and swede mash and broccoli:

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Pudding was trifle! I tend to make my own because I really don’t like jelly in trifle – it only belongs with icecream as far as I’m concerned lol..  To make without jelly:

Slice bananas and sprinkle raspberries in the bottom of a bowl (which, incidently, cost £2.50 from a charity shop!)

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Add trifle sponges and soak with raspberry juice or a juice of your choice :

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Add custard:

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Now leave to settle for a good while, I got as far as this yesterday afternoon and then put in the fridge! Before serving add whipped cream:

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Then hand over to your children to decorate!

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Then serve!

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Happy Easter everyone!

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