These sugar cookies are already decorated! I’ve incorporated soft sprinkles into the cookie dough before rolling it out and cutting it into Easter shapes. The effect means that they look like they are already decorated with pastel coloured spots.
Our orange tree is laden with fruit again, so I’m finding ways to use up all the delicious fruit before the cockatoos eat them all.
We have 4 dogs at our house at the moment (we are dog-sitting 2 dogs, as well as having 2 dogs of our own), and they have been chasing the cockatoos! Thanks to this extra protection, there are plenty of oranges on our orange tree at the moment.
So you have leftover Easter eggs in the house, huh? You’re not alone! We have a box of them in the pantry that I’m slowly sharing with the kids. They are still small enough (at 1.5 yrs and 3.5yrs old) to ration them out to. They don’t even notice if one goes missing some nights when my cup of tea and belly are lonely.
Simply crumble the Easter Eggs in your clean hands, and add to the mixture instead of the chocolate chips.
How simple is that?
Easter is fast approaching. It’s time to look past the commercial aspect of the season and think about the real reason for Easter and the sacrifices made. It’s time to think about new life.
Easter eggs represent new life and also symbolise the tomb in which Christ’s body was placed. Over the years Easter eggs have developed from painted bird’s eggs to chocolate eggs – and they’re everywhere! Easter eggs have been on the shelves of supermarkets since the beginning of the year. It seems as though it’s a little earlier every year, but I’d like to think that the normal savvy shopper can look past this consumerism and pause to think about the real meaning.
Christmas is fast approaching, so it’s time for some Christmas baking to get us in the spirit of the season. My eldest son loves cooking, and was jumping for joy to make some Gingerbread men, Christmas trees and Reindeer biscuits (he would have used every cookie cutter in my drawer if he was given the chance. Anyone fancy a gingerbread pirate ship?!)