Time for a date night…

Date night, I love the idea but am crap at following up the concept! Ian and I last had a ‘date’ back in January for his birthday, we’ve since had valentines and my birthday both of which we opted for a cosy night in, they were lovely don’t get me wrong, nights in are my favourite after all but they quickly turn into us both being on our phones and becoming part of everyday routine.

It was time to get that over due date night in the diary and with the bank holiday approaching it was a perfect time for Sonny to enjoy sleeping at Grannies whilst we went out for some delish food and maybe the odd drink or two in the sunshine!

After having children the simple concept of just getting out of the door without a little one in tow is so strange, it feels so freeing! Dressing up is a nice feeling too, how often do we just get home and put our comfies on?? It was nice to get smartened up, get the lippie out and not having to take a massive rucksack with me!

For once our dinner time discussion wasn’t all about Sonny, it was phone free (apart from obligatory food pics) and relaxed.

Of course we promised ourselves we would book another one in and this time I’m determined to not leave it another 5months plus it doesn’t have to be an evening, a casual stroll childfree or a breakfast date would be just as nice!

Do you have any date night plans?

Love Harriet

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Mars Bar slice with a Twist…

After a hectic day last week, I could feel I needed to unwind and one of the best ways to do this is to get my bake on! I came across this easy recipe for Mars bar slices and we know I LOVE anything chocolatey and simple. I added my own twist to make it welllll even more..Chocolatey!

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups of Rice Crispies
  • 4 x Mars bars
  • 75g Butter
  • 1 tbs Golden syrup
  • 400g Milk chocolate

 

Method

  • Melt the butter, 2 of the mars bars (chopped up) and syrup in a bowl over a low heat
  • Stir in the crispies and mix well so all is combined
  • Press mixture into a lined tin and refrigerate until firm
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl on a low heat then spread over the crispie base
  • Sprinkle remaining chopped Mars bars and anything else you fancy to top the slice, I added mini Reese cups
  • Refrigerate until firm
  • Slice with a warm knife and enjoy!

Love Harriet x

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White chocolate and Raspberry Blondies….

Over the very indulgent Easter weekend last month, I decided to add more sugar into the mix and create some delicious white chocolate Blondies….I mean if you cant overload on sugar at Easter then when the hell can you? Blondies for anyone who’s not aware is the classic Brownies little sister and full of white chocolate and raspberries in this case!

Ingredients

  • 190g butter, melted and cooled
  • 375g  golden caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 260g plain flour
  • 300g  white chocolate, broken into chunky pieces
  • 150g frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 25g (1oz) white mini marshmallows

Method

  • Preheat the oven 180°C and line your chosen tin
  • Mix the butter and sugar, then add the vanilla extract
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and make sure you stir with each addition
  • Fold the flour and white chocolate, then add the raspberries, until all mixed together
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes, careful not to burn the top!
  • Remove from the oven, scatter over the mini marshmallows and bake for a further 10 minutes
  • Take out and leave to cool in the tin completely then cut and serve

I took this recipe from the little Tesco cards and based this on ‘Joan’s missing you Blondies’ and its inspired me to pick up some more cards and try out new things!

Let me know if you bake them, they really are delish!
Love Harriet x

 

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Mini egg and White Chocolate Fudge…..

Ok, so I love an Easter cornflake chocolate nest (who doesn’t?) and I will 100% be baking some cream egg rocky road for the Easter celebrations (check out my insta over the bank hol weekend!) but I have also made these little mini-egg delights and I just HAD to share the recipe!

These little bites are so incredibly easy to make and taste so delish plus they look impressive.. You gotta bring these to the Easter table!

Ingredients

*400g White chocolate

*250g Mini eggs

*1 can of Condensed milk

*2 tsp of Vanilla essence/ extract

*1 tbs of butter

 

Method

*Put the mini eggs in a bag and bash them into random size pieces

*Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water

*Once melted add the condensed milk and mix whilst on a low heat

*Take the bowl off the heat and mix in the vanilla and butter

*Add in 3/4 of the mini eggs and combine well

*Pour into a lined tin and add the remaining eggs to the top

*Leave on the side to cool for 30 minutes, then transfer to the fridge for 3.5 hours

*Cut up and try not to eat too many yourself!

Happy Easter, Love Harriet x

 

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Caramel and Chocolate layered Oat crunch…

Oat crunch is surely something I can pass off as half good for you right?? I mean its oats and that’s a beneficial aspect to any diet?..Ok joke aside its one of the easiest things to whip up and bake for a massive sugar hit and in this case a good lashing of caramel and chocolate.

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