Sunday 29 June 2014

Feeding the chickens

Luke has been feeding Uncle Jonathan's chickens, here he is giving them corn.

When Uncle Jonathan went to buy some new hens he took Luke to choose them. Luke was given the job of choosing names and he called them Pinky and Perky. Unfortunately they weren't keen on having their photo taken so all I managed to get was a photo of the running away!

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Frankie & Benny's

Last week we took the Cubs to Frankie & Benny's. It was a trip that had been planned for a long time but it was worth the wait!

When we arrived the Cubs were all given a mini pizza box which contained puzzles, crayons and a hat. The Cubs were asked to write their name on the hat and put it on.

They were then given the opportunity to make their own pizzas. They started with a plain base and used a tool which was basically a roller with plastic spikes on it which they rolled over the base making tiny holes.

They added tomato sauce to the base and then mozzarella cheese and were given a choice of toppings so they could add whichever toppings they wanted. Pepperoni seemed to be the favourite with the Cubs.


Here is Luke's finished pizza

The pizzas were cooked and then we all sat down to eat them. I'm not a fan of pepperoni so my pizza had ham, chicken and pineapple and was delicious.

The  staff at Frankie & Benny's were all really helpful and were excellent with the Cubs, answering all their questions and explaining everything well. 

We all had a great night out and I'm sure all the Cubs will be returning to Frankie & Benny's with their parents.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Baking Dreams

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Tate & Lyle about their new campaign 'Bake Your Dreams Come True.' the campaign has been launched to inspire budding bakers to follow their baking dreams with £1 million worth of prizes and rewards available to win.

The prizes include a £5,000 cash reward for up to five baking entrepreneurs to provide financial support to kick start their baking business. Up-and-coming bakers can apply for the prizes by picking up a participating pack of Tate & Lyle Baking Sugar or Lyle’s Golden Syrup Baking bottles and submit their pack code and baking dream online.

Tate and Lyle sent us a bag of sugar to make some meringues, and as William enjoys baking I left him to make the meringues. We were asked to make letters but as we didn't have a piping bag we ended up with individual meringues, we will try making letters once I have bought a piping bag.

Grandma and Grandad came for tea so we had the meringues for pudding and they were delicious.