Now the school holidays have started, I'm trying to be a little bit more proactive at planning at least one fun thing each day to do with the girls. I don't just want us to waste the five weeks and wonder what happened to them when Abigail starts in Standard One at the beginning of August!
Nothing huge and amazing, necessarily, it may be quick or may take some time, just at least one fun thing everyday. Here are a few of the ideas that I have up my sleeve :
Making finger-paints and using them
Inviting friends round to play
Trip to the ice-cream parlour
A couple of days away somewhere
Also, HOPEFULLY at some point, unpacking the container!!
On Friday, Day One of the holidays, we made chocolate cornflake cakes. I honestly can't even remember the last time I made them ... years and years ago probably. But they are definitely a kiddie classic! Quick, easy and definitely yummy. Only four ingredients, no baking required and therefore no waiting, either for it to cook or for it to cool down before tucking in. A real bonus with little ones who's patience can often be even less than mine!
The ingredients are easy to get here (one of them, golden syrup, a lot easier here, than when we lived in Ohio!). The only difficult thing to find are the cupcake cases ... so a big thank you to Auntie Amy for stocking us up a little when she sent us a parcel from England!
Makes 12 ...
- 50g butter
- 100g chocolate, broken into chunks
- 3Tbsp Golden Syrup
- 100g Cornflakes
- Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate chunks in a pan
- Mix in the cornflakes gently
- Divide into 12 cupcake cases
- Leave to set/put in the fridge to set ... or just eat them straight away!!!
We have found that one 120g Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar (which is relatively easy to get hold of out here but still a treat as it can be a bit pricey!) minus one chunk for each of the sous-chef's is the perfect size for this recipe!! Always useful to know!!