I have to tell you that although it was fairly tiring, we had a really great time of it. On Saturday it was cold and raining so we spent the day indoors with lots of cooking (my husband calls this edible craft)and a bit of paper craft. We started off making coconut biscuits, my favourite recipe from my childhood (I remember my mums original printout of it from a 1970's womens' mag). I've included a recipe further on in case you feel inclined to try them out.
Next was playing dress ups, followed by some simple paper craft cutting snowflakes out of white paper. The kids had been begging me to put up the Christmas tree so I thought our snowflakes would look nice hanging nearby. We then made gnocchi from scratch which was a great activity for the kids! They equally enjoyed the boiling process and dishing them out of the pot into their plates. Also accomplished was making goats milk cheese, setting up the Christmas tree, lots of drawing, reading, running in circles...and just, well, playing!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time over the weekend, but I have to confess that my husband and I gave in and enjoyed a much earned movie on Saturday night once the kids were asleep...and I may or may not have peaked at facebook from my phone once or twice (lol). But all in all I'd say it was a success, and I hope to do the same every weekend if we can stay strong! Do you do TV free days in your home? If not, I challenge you to!!
1 cup castor
1 1/2 cup S.R. Flour
pinch of salt
1 cup coconut
Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg. Slowly add sifted flour, salt and coconut and mix well. Roll into balls and flatten slightly, then place on lightly greased baking tray. Bake in moderate oven (170-180 degrees) for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Enjoy :)
|FRESH COCONUT BISCUITS OUT OF THE OVEN|
|ROLLING AND CUTTING OUR GNOCCHI DOUGH|
|OUR FINISHED GNOCCHI, SERVED WITH A CREAMY, BUTTERY|
SAUCE, WITH A HINT OF GARLIC AND FRESH THYME
|OUR PAPER SNOWFLAKES HANGING|
|IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!|