Today I have had such a lovely day with Ellie. We haven’t done anything particularly exciting or interesting, but it’s been one of those days that just makes you forget about all the other rubbish that’s going on.
This morning we baked. We made biscuits with a recipe I used on Friday with the children in our school’s nursery, it’s so simple and quick to make (although I did manage to burn them at work!) I will leave it at the bottom of this post so you can try it for yourself. We also made a gooey chocolate rice krispy cake, this is something we make all the time and is another really simple recipe I will leave at the end.
Ellie loves cooking, baking and pretty much anything she can get stuck into!
We had a chilled dinner in front of the tv and tested some of our baking, it was yum!
We went shopping for Christmas presents but somehow only came back with a new Christmas jumper for ourselves! I can’t wait to put our tree up on Tuesday, Ellie is so excited about all the Christmas trees popping up in the local shops and I can’t wait to see her reaction when she realises we are having one in our own home too!
Because our shopping trip was pretty unsuccessful, we had time to take a look at our town centre Christmas light switch on event. The weather was rubbish but Ellie didn’t mind! She chose a bath bomb and came home to try it out.
For the rest of our afternoon / early evening we played with the Brio train set. My mum bought a toy box full of trains, brio track and buildings for Christmas last year, and I would recommend anyone with children to buy some. Ellie loves setting the tracks up and to be fair so do I! We made tracks for the trains, a forest and a town for the people to live in. Toys like these are fantastic, and as they are wooden they tend to last for longer and keep their quality so any more children we may have will enjoy it too.
I absolutely love weekends like this, spending such quality time with my girl. I really miss spending days like this with her everyday but I do know how lucky I am to finish work at 3.30pm and have the weekends with her.
Mix the butter and sugar until soft then add the flour. Bring mixture together to form a dough. Form into dough balls and spread them out onto a baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a pre-heated oven (180 C) or until they are a pale golden colour. Leave to cool then decorate!
Gooey rice krispy cake bar:
This recipe is one my mum has made for years, whilst we were kids ourselves. It’s simply made up of melted Mars bars (or similar) and Rice Krispies mixed in once the chocolate is melted. Spread the mixture into a shallow dish and wait to set! Ellie likes to add marshmallows and sprinkles but they are optional.