Thursday, December 10, 2015

Awesome Playdough!

We made playdough yesterday, to take with on our holiday.
This is an awesome recipe!

Beautiful, pink, smells divine and feels wonderful!  Think mommy is going to have more fun playing with this than the kids!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Marie Biscuit Fudge

Last week was our Christmas party at Ella's Moms&Tots class, and I had to take a plate of sweet eats, something suitable for both adults and the toddlers.  What's better than marie biscuit fudge? Everyone loves that!

It's so quick and easy to make.

 - 1 packet Marie biscuits, crushed into crumbs and small pieces
 - 500g icing sugar
 - half a cup cocoa
 - 1 egg, lightly beaten, add a dash of vanilla essence
 - 250g butter, melted

I melt the butter in the microwave on low.
I crush the marie biscuits with my pestle and mortar.
Then add the icing sugar and cocoa and give it a bit of a stir through, before adding the beaten egg and the melted butter.  Stir through (don't burn with the melted butter!)
Press flat into a pan, and pop it into the fridge to chill.
Cut into squares.
Keep in airtight container - I like mine cold, so keep it in the fridge.


A fond memory I have about these treats, is that when I was in college, my darling Granny used to give me frozen containers of meals she had cooked for dinner and kept some aside for me.  I would then just pop them in my freezer and take them out as I needed a meal.  Once, I didn't check what was inside the container, took it out in the morning to defrost, and that evening when I wanted to warm it up and opened it for the first time - it was a container full of marie biscuit fudge!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Yay December!

I'm ridiculously happy that it's December!  I can't wait for holiday time coming up, and all the festivities of this month.

Two years ago, I did this post about our Christmas traditions - it's still exactly the same!

We had lots of fun putting the tree up - Ella caught on very quickly to the idea of hanging decorations on the tree - although she had fun taking them off again too!

The Elf arrived today, bringing the girlies an advent calendar each.  Let the countdown begin!