Our first Bostik Bloggers challenge – Easter Crafts!

We were so excited when we were asked if we’d like to be part of the Tots 100 Bostik Craft Bloggers team. We love getting creative…and to be sent a box of craft items to get making with was just perfect for us!

Easter box

Our first task was to come up with some Easter themed goodies and as soon as our box arrived the boys couldn’t wait to get started. But what did they make???

Well, the boys actually came up with a few different things – all easy and VERY Eastery!

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Mummy’s Beany Chilli!

I LOVE being creative in the kitchen. I do follow recipies but, over time, I like to add my own twist to them and experiment…and this is where my Beany Chilli has come from!

Adding beans to a chilli allows you to make the meal go further, and being on a budget this is just great! One meal can often make two…

For this meal I used one of the packs of Lean Minced Beef that came with my Hazeldine’s Original Butcher’s Weekly Wrap

Meal seven – Mummy’s Beany Chilli

Mummys Beany Chilli

Making the chilli is EASY!!!

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Meal six from the Hazeldine’s Butcher’s Wrap!

Thursday night in our house is the first night of the week where we are not running around picking up or taking to one club or the other. It’s a night I like to put my feet up and relax a little bit more than normal – so I was really pleased to see that the Hazeldine’s Original Butcher’s Wrap contained an almost ready made meal that would pack a punch, but give me a bit of an easier night at the same time!

Meal six – Burger and Chips!

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Have we got the ‘Eggs Factor’?

We love getting creative in our house, so when Cadbury Gifts Direct got in touch to see if we’d like to take part in their ‘Eggs Factor’ competition we just couldn’t resist!

As Easter is always about big chocolate eggs, they wanted to give the spotlight back to Creme Eggs by encouraging people to create their own special tributes to the nation’s favourite gooey-treat…and in order for us to get involved we were very kindly sent a box of the treats in question!

Eggs Factor resources

So armed with some tissue paper squares and a few elastic bands, the boys and I began to create our entry which is dedicated to the sweet, gooey, nectar-like centre of the creme eggs…

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Hazeldine’s Pork Loins – Day four with the Butcher’s Wrap!

It’s been AGES since we had a pork chop or loin of any sort…

The truth is that my hubby is a little bit picky – not only is pork not ‘his favourite’ meat, but he was also brought up having meat where all the fat was cut off for him, and it was always off the bone too…so it has made him a little bit fussy! I have tried in our years together to overcome this, but to no real avail!

I, on the other hand, love nothing more than a good chew on a bone, or the tasty, crispy fat that you can get on some meat (as long as there isn’t too much) and a pork loin steak just has that balance!

Hazeldine's Pork Loin Steaks

The Hazeldine’s Original Butcher’s Wrap for the week which we were sent contained four pork loin steaks (two in each wrap) and they looked just divine. They were a really good size and rippled with just the right amount of fat. They needed NO messing…

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