This weekend we will be egg hunting, cleaning up the local woods and creek, making easter nests and eating hot cross buns. In the spirit of the Easter season and Spring generally, this is what I have been liking this week-
I am waiting for my Hot Cross Buns to rise as I write this. As usual I got covered in flour and ended up in a mess trying to make nice neat ‘crosses’ on my buns!
Even though the boys are getting bigger, we will still have an Easter Egg hunt in the garden. It has rained all day today and the grass is about 7 feet high (ok, just a few inches..), but an egg hunt we shall have!
I have the ingredients to make Easter egg nests using cereal (I use Trader Joe’s Shredded bite sized Wheats), chocolate and chocolate eggs. This is another messy yummy project which is essential to our Easter weekend! I have made them with cornflakes and shredded wheat and we like the shredded wheat best as it looks more ‘nesty’. Just be sure to get plain and not frosted shredded wheats!
Home made Granola is on my mind too, I like Katie Quinn Davies’s recipe from her book ‘What Katie Ate’. I fancy a granola filled with nuts and flax seed and dates and all kinds of good stuff. Do you make granola? Any fantastic additions to share? I always put chocolate chips in too, which defeats the ‘healthy’ object, but what are you going to do, a girl needs chocolate in her cereal!
Tomorrow we are heading to the local park/woods/creek to help the local branch of REI and Parks and Recreation to clean up the park and woods. We will spend the morning picking up trash and get rewarded with a hot dog lunch! The boys like to go and help with this every year and I love that they are so keen to keep the local environment ship shape.
The trees are blooming and the neighbourhood Magnolia trees are stunning and scenting up the streets like a natural air freshener system.
Whatever you are up to this weekend, have a lovely lovely time.