It’s Easter weekend which means I have 4 days off! Yay! The man of the house is working most of the weekend, his one day off is tomorrow, so what was I going to do with Adam, and myself?
First was a trip in to York city centre to the York Chocolate Festival. We’ve been to the Chocolate Festival for the past few years but after last year, which I didn’t think was particularly good, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go again. This year was much better than last year! They even had a booklet with activities for the kids, I almost wished I’d picked one up and dragged Adam round the city centre to find the clues 😉 Anyway, with all that chocolate on display I could have spent a fortune! I didn’t. I decided I would buy some chocolate dipped honeycomb from a company I haven’t seen before – it is gorgeous!!! – and that would be my only purchase.
We got home at about 2.30pm after deciding to get the park and ride bus back to Tesco and then walk home from there. For some reason the “city” buses are on a Sunday service for Good Friday and Easter Monday but the park and ride buses are following their usual weekday timetable. Not that it makes much difference for the park and ride service as they are approximately every 10 minutes regardless of which day it is, they just change their start times on Sundays.
Anyway, after we got home I decided that I wanted to do some baking. I was only going to make a crème egg brownie but when we were in Tesco I saw a pack of 11 mini bags of mini eggs which were on offer, buy two packs for £5. Well, on 11-pack was £4 so it seemed silly not to take advantage of getting 11 more mini bags for £1. So, what was I going to do with the mini eggs except make a mini egg brownie and some cupcakes with mini eggs on top. Then, while I was looking for the brownie recipe online, I found a recipe for mini egg rocky road. So that was added to my baking list.
The recipe for the brownies came from Jane’s Patisserie, she has so many great bakes on her website go check them out! I took the basic recipe (Easter Brownies) and adapted it to fit the eggs which I had – mini eggs (lots) instead of all of the different types of mini egg. For the crème egg brownies, I did the same brownie mixture and just pushed the crème egg halves on the top.
The mini egg rocky road recipe (in the Tupperware box in the middle) came from She Who Bakes. I only had a small Tupperware box to put it in so I made half the recipe and it fit in the small, low Freezer Mate beautifully. Next time, I’ll make the full amount and split it between two Freezer Mates as it went down a storm!
That is too much sweet, chocolatey goodness for this household to handle so I decided to take it to parkrun with me this morning. I still have some left but the runners and volunteers didn’t let me down. This mornings parkrun was a little soggy, to say the least with 3 or 4 HUGE puddles in the first 500m. I was shattered by the time I’d finished my first 3 minute run interval after running through them. I had wet feet and even a wet bum! The alternative was to run through the muddy, boggy grass and at least my shoes stayed clean 🙂
That brings us on to this afternoon. Planning … We are off to Disney World, again, later this year so I have been doing some planning for our trip. Deciding where to eat, which parks we want to visit – Adam has decided he’d like to go to LEGOLAND as our “extra” this year. As we are going for a shorter trip, we can only add one “extra” rather than two. We are also hoping to find the Tupperware Visitors Centre 🙂 Not my idea, even though I have wanted to go for years. My husband said to me a couple of months ago “Fi, do you know that Tupperware’s head office is in Orlando?” Well, duh! Of course I do/did. I just never suggested visiting because I wasn’t sure he’d want to. Now he’s suggested it, however, we’re going!
What are you doing with your long weekend? Do you have time off or are you working? Is it just another day?