We Love Weekends 22nd May 2015

We Love Weekends seems to come around so quickly every week at the moment! Is it me or is this year flying by?!

Last weekend was filled with parties! For me anyway!!  On the Saturday, after spending the morning working on a special birthday cake, I had a sort-of surprise hen-do for a friend.
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Then on Sunday we held Rachel’s 7th Birthday party!image

I cannot believe she is 7 this week!

This year was a bowling party at our local bowling alley with a few of her friends – followed by party food and the cake I slaved over for days!

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Signing with Miss Steph shared their family trip through the carwash! A fun time sitting inside the car while it was getting a bath!

Mini Monets and Mommies shared a fun alphabet letter craft activity. Definitely something fun to try with your pre-schooler to help with letter recognition!

And if your little one is passed the stage of simple letter recognition, this jello pond dive sight word activity by learning to walk looks awesome!

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Princess birthday cake

For Rachel’s 1st birthday she had a princess birthday cake with a Barbie-type doll in the centre.

It has only taken me 6 years to make her a similarly styled cake, and here is how to do it!

A real doll is in the centre of the cake and the cake itself forms the puffy skirt of her princess dress.
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Bowling birthday invitations

Last weekend was Rachel’s 7th birthday party. Where has the time gone?! Seems like only yesterday we were planning her 6th, a Frozen inspired party!

She seems so much more grown up this year!

We mused for many months over what we should do with her this year and after much umming and aahing, we finally settled on a bowling party at our local bowling alley for her and a handful of her friends.
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Brilliant breakfast – Pancakes

My kids, like me, love pancakes!

They are easy to make, yummy to eat and you can top them in so many different and fun ways!
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We often have them at weekends as a fun breakfast treat – during the week, we spend the morning racing around getting everyone ready and out the door, there just isn’t enough time!

The recipe we use is :

100g plain flour

2 eggs,

300ml milk

pinch of salt

Tbsp oil

Oil for the pan

Method:

Put your flour and salt into a bowl

Make a well in the centre and add your eggs and oil.

Add in the milk a little at a time and whisk as you do.
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Heat some oil in a pan and then carefully use some kitchen roll to remove some of it, so the pan is not too oily – if it is that’s ok it just means your first pancake will be a bit more oily!

Ladel in your mixture and swirl it around the pan so that you have a good coating on the pan.

Let it cook for a couple of minutes, then using a spatula, carefully scrape down the edges and see if you can get it under your pancake (or if your pancake is loose so you can move it around the pan)
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Flip your pancake – either using the spatula or if you are braver by tossing it inot the air.

Give it another 30 seconds or so cooking on the other side and ta- dah!

Top it, roll it up and eat it.

Here are some of our favourite toppings:

Banana with chocolate sauce

Strawberries and Cream

Lemon and Sugar

Jam

Maple syrup

Chocolate sauce and Marshmallows

Apple and Cinnamon

Cheese

Cheese and Ham

What’s your favourite pancake topping?

Brilliant Pancakes
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Ingredients
  1. 100g flour
  2. pinch of salt
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tbsp oil
  5. 300ml milk
Instructions
  1. Put flour and salt in a bowl
  2. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into it
  3. Add the oil and start to mix
  4. Slowly add the milk bit by bit whilst continuously whisking
  5. Heat some oil in a pan
  6. Add a ladel of mix and let cook for a couple of minutes
  7. Flip or toss the pancake and let it cook for a further 30 seconds on the other side
  8. Add topping of your choice
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