Saturday, 1 November 2014

Our Halloween Night...


Hope you all had a fun Halloween day and night?

My children love Halloween and had a great time making cakes, designing  Pumpkins, dressing up and going out 'Trick or Treating'


The little witch had a few costume changes!!


And then she was happy being a little Hello Kitty devil..


Lots of people make a real effort here, which is lovely to see...


How big was this Pumpkin, lol...

Now the children are set up for the next few weeks with candy and chocolate!!

Linking up with~

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


Banana Cup Cakes from Flora...


This week we have been super busy crafting, cooking and having fun over the school holidays. Thanks to Flora for sending us a love parcel full of goodies. My son has been enjoying making a cake or 2. First up we made some Banana cup cakes from an Flora activity guides we received.


These banana cupcakes tasted so yummy and was really easy to make.

Ingredients
  • 115 g (4 oz) Flora Buttery
  • 115 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs , Medium
  • 115 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 ripe banana , mashed
Icing
  • 55 g (2 oz) Flora Buttery
  • 225 g icing sugar sieved
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Banana chips or popping candy to decorate
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 4.
  2. Weigh your eggs. Note the weight and measure the same amount of Flora, sugar and flour. 
  3. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon 2–3 minutes until well mixed. 
  4. Place dessertspoons of the mixture in 10 paper cases or greased bun tins.
  5. Bake for around 20 minutes until soft and springy to touch. Cool on a wire tray.
  6. Mix icing ingredients together and then spread or pipe over the cakes. 
  7. Decorate with banana chips or popping candy.


About this post~

We kindly got sent a Flora Halloween fun pack and we used some of the products in this post. All thoughts are my own...


Friday, 31 October 2014

How We Carved Our Pumpkins...


Happy Halloween..

Hope your having a fun and spooky day so far!?!

I am just about to go out 'Trick or Treating' with the little two...

Thought I would share how we carved our Pumpkins with you :)


What you need~
  • A Pumpkin or 2
  • A knife, (I knew my Pumpkin knife I've had years would eventually come in handy)
  • Some kind of face designs ~eyes, nose and mouth... either bough, you have drawn or printed off the internet
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tea lights


What we did~
  1. First we picked out who wanted which face designs and cut them out.
  2. We then lightly stuck them in place onto the Pumpkins.
  3. After they had dried we set onto cutting the tops off the Pumpkins, or should I say I did!! the kids then disappeared and left mum to it!!
  4. Then I scooped all the Pumpkin seeds out.
  5. Onto cutting around the eyes, nose and mouth. I think my son picked the hardest shape on purpose, haha.
  6. All ready to light up when its dark...


About this post~

We kindly got sent a Flora Halloween fun pack and we used some of the products in this post. All thoughts are my own...

Frankie & Benny's #FrankiesFangs Review...


To celebrate the  launch of Frankie & Benny's Halloween campaign #FrankiesFangs, we kindly got invited to try out some yummy food from their menu.  They are inviting customers to share a snap of themselves across the Halloween weekend with the fangs that will be provided at the end of their meal. By sharing to the hashtag, #FrankiesFangs, they will then be entered into a draw to win a family meal at Frankie's!


As we are already fans of Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurants, the only thing we had to decide was which restaurant to have our meal. Saving the ones in our local area for another day, we opted to have a drive to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Retail therapy and a lovely meal what more can you ask for? We have always found the food here delicious with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff :):)


Quench our thirst. With unlimited refills.


Early afternoon and we always opt for the lunchtime special 3 courses for £10.95  Well worth the money. With the Hungry Kids option even cheaper..

                                       Mmmmmm Burger..



My Favourite part Dessert...

A new one for me as recommended by our waiter Cinnamon waffle crunch



As usual with Frankies everything was spot on. The food is always excellent, fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. Waiting times are kept to a minimum the ambience is brilliant, the staff are always polite and friendly without being false. Our waiter this time was called Erhan, he was, superb and a credit to the company. 

When you look at the price it is incredible value for money. Maybe next time without the kids a bottle of wine would be in order. Just in case hubby is reading..

Remember if you are there over the weekend post a picture on twitter or instagram with #frankiesfangs for your chance to win....

About this post~

We got invited to have a family meal at Frankie & Benny's for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are our own honest option...


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop : Link Up Your Favourite Posts...

Hi everyone...

Welcome to the weekend blog hop...


Happy Halloween..



Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop...

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