10
Apr-2013

Goin’ Huntin’ { Easter egg hunting }

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Nothing says Easter like an egg hunt. And nothing says “Egg Hunt!” more than my kids and nieces (I’m pretty sure!). And how could we resist when they look so dang cute running around the yard? This smile just says it all…

We had a very cruisey day. The Easter Bunny’s eggs were torn open early, and we heard all about him, as recounted by the children (thanks to their teacher’s tales). My contribution to the Easter lunch feast included these yummy and simple Chocolate Coconut Nests. They were so easy and quick to make – perfect for getting those kiddies involved. The original recipe suggested those pale sugar coated chocolate eggs, but we always have an abundance of chocolate eggs around, so we used what we had. I will say, though, that when I passed this plate around, everyone just took the foil wrapped eggs out of the middle and took the nests only. It kinda defeated the purpose, but hey, all good.

With chocolate overload inevitable, I decided to change up my gifts this year, and made a batch of Caramel Fudge – it was well received by everyone, who couldn’t believe that I’d made it myself. The recipe was easy, but took some involvement. It’s a microwave recipe, so at least you don’t have to sit at the stove stirring (which doesn’t suit me as a Mum of 3 kids), but you do have to take it out of the microwave and stir often. It was my first time making fudge, and something I could certainly do again – but the ingredient list certainly turned me off eating loads of it!

 

So that was our Easter in a nutshell – full of all the good things that it should be – family, children and their Easter stories (both religious, and fantasy), and of course chocolate! This post is late, I know, but we are still making our way through all the chocolate and it is still the school holidays, so it’s still lingering in our household. What about you?

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