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Happy Easter everybunny

16 Apr

How’s things at your house this Easter Sunday? At Chez Malone, I have two boys a little slow with that typical Easter Sunday afternoon over-indulgence of chocolate. But the Easter eggs very nearly didn’t happen at all. Hubs and I had gone to bed and he was snoring rather soundly when I sat bolt upright thinking ‘Omagawd! The eggs!’

Yes. Having specially got the kids to decorate the shoe boxes I use for Easter loot with their names and a drawing for the Easter Bunny, I forgot all about filling the shoe boxes with Easter Bunny treats.

So with much prodding at about midnight, hubby was encouraged up and into his jocks to cheerily hide tiny chocolate eggs about the garden for our traditional Sunday morning easter egg hunt, while I counted, divided (equally) and distributed the Easter Bunny eggs into the shoeboxes.

Phew. Crisis averted.

And we can then happily snooze-forward to Easter Sunday.

Hubs is in the wine industry here in Margaret River and Easter is prime-time vintage – which means he had to go to work today, while the kids and I planned Easter Sunday brunch.

Last year, I had enormous success with a German apple pancake recipe I found on the Internet. But I couldn’t find the recipe this year, so I went with Jamie Oliver’s German apple pancake instead.

Screen Shot 2017-04-16 at 11.07.10 AM

#massivefail

I don’t know what I did wrong but it tasted terrible. Even dollops of whipped cream couldn’t help us eat it. My Facebook friends are bringing me to believe that I put the ingredients in the blender in the wrong order. I should have started with the liquid ingredients then added the dry… but I just did my normal and bunged the whole lot in and pressed ‘blend’.

To make matters worse, right at the end I tried to sprinkle a little nutmeg over the apples… and the nutmeg lid flew off which meant a whole heap more nutmeg than I’d planned landed on my apples.

I tell you, baking is never dull in my house!

Whatever you’re up to this Easter, I hope you have fun with family and friends, or just to take time out doing what you like to do.

Me? I’m crossing fingers that I’ll have big bookish news for the blog this week. There, I’ve said it. Hope I haven’t jinxed myself!

xx Lily

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6 responses to “Happy Easter everybunny

  1. marlish glorie

    April 16, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Fingers, toes, and everything crossed for Big Positive Bookish News dear Lily, and your apple cake looks wonderful! I’m impressed! 🙂

     
    • Lily Malone

      April 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Oh, Marlish! I *wish* my apple cake looked like the picture. It all went terribly wrong and was a disaster. an inedible disaster!!

       
  2. Louise Allan

    April 17, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Happy Easter to you, too! And so looking forward to your big bookish news! (Please tell the Lollygaggers first!) x

     
    • Lily Malone

      April 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Happy Easter & edits. Hope all is well in the attic 🙂

       
  3. mariemclean

    April 22, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Happy Belated Easter! I’m looking forward to hearing your exciting news! Or has it been announced somewhere already and in my haphazard social media approach over the past couple of weeks I’ve missed it?
    Please spill the beans!!!

     
    • Lily Malone

      April 22, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Hi Marie – my Easter cannot have been as exciting as yours in Italy 🙂 You haven’t missed anything, I promise. Soon I hope, soon… xx

       

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