In our corner of the world we are about to celebrate Mother’s day.
Perfect time to treat your lady like she is special. Maybe she is not a mother but don’t let that stop you showing your appreciation. She might be a mother to pet or fun Aunty or even just a future Mum. Just find time to be extra nice to her.
Our family love pancakes and we all have different toppings we like. Have fun make interesting shapes or smiley faces or try some of the the more grown up recipes below.
So I’m going to give you recipe and some topping ideas.
1 C. self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
60g unsalted butter
1 c. buttermilk (can substitute milk)
2 tbsp honey
1 egg lightly beaten
You can add blueberries to the mix and then top with blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup
My favorite idea
Icecream and crushed violet crumble or crunchie bar.
Pineapple and Coconut Pancakes
1/2 c sugar cooked over low heat til dissolved and caramel colour add 2oomls light coconut milk remove from heat stir in pineapple pieces.
Add 1 tsp coconut essence to pancake mix.
Layer pancakes and pineapple mix top with flaked coconut
Make caramel topping add bananas and whipped cream
Need some savoury ones
Add an extra 1/2 cup of buttermilk to mix. Cook pancakes then layer olive tapenade salami and rocket lettuce, sprinkle with grated cheese put another pancake on top and cook in sandwich press.
Omit the honey from the pancake recipe add 1/4 of self raising flour and 2 tbsp sugar.
Cook pikelets top with sliced smoked salmon. sour scream and chopped chives
Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
I made my valentine a card today.
If you don’t want too be to mushy you can steal my lines
Let’s just stop
a while and
Here’s the artwork for the card I made as well.Get a nice piece of card to print it on, add chocolates. I added a massage voucher. Now you have a not too gooey but lovely card.
We normally get quite elaborate when you do parties but this year Sam said he wanted a quiet one with just a few mates.
So 6 friends came over to watch batman videos.
We had fun with decorations.
Sam had fun with his costume
I had fun making the cake
A very laid back night. next year is a big party. They celebrate 18th here in a big way. Probably because they are legally allowed to drink.
I want to suggest balloons can be a nice variation on the giving of flowers. Last night I was watching a romantic movie with my mate. The guy gave his lady a balloon and it was not the right thing to do so his mates said.
But I disagree I love balloons. There are places that do lovely bouquets of balloons and you can often put a small gift inside. We have a local craft store that does that but they also sell lots of really nice balloons. The metallic kind and the rubber kind. You can also buy the helium canisters if you want the floaty kind. You can just blow them up and put them on a stick. This works well for a bouquet and is cheaper than the helium option.
It is a wonderful way to present a small gift as well. My Husband actually proposed to me with a balloon bouquet, and a balloon inside a balloon actually had the engagement ring. It was very romantic and a lot of fun at the same time.
Another idea is to write your own message on the balloon with a felt tip pen. You can also get the balloons they tie into animals and make nice flowers with these. My hubby learnt how to make them when he was doing childrens’ parties.
How to make a strawberry tower. Now this is not our best video. I think a shorter stack would’ve been better. But we still had fun eating this after the filming was finished.
watch my lovely mate show you how to make a chocolate flower, make a few and you have a bouquet that is beautiful and yummy
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