In the Kitchen: Rainbow Jelly

Quite a while back we went to our local ‘All you can eat’ restaurant and they had slices of rainbow jelly which J & A loved! I have been wanting to make some for them ever since.

I found (via pinterest again!) THIS method for making rainbow jelly and decided to give it a try!

It took a lot of messing around and probably wasn’t the best thing to do whilst I was working on my assignment as I kept forgetting about it and letting it set too much between layers.

I started with these colours… I had green as well and wish I had made room for it!

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This is how it looked last night in the fridge:

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And this is a slice of it this morning:

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I used plain yogurt for the white, but I think milk would work as well.

Things I learn for next time:

It takes an entire day, start early!

It would have been better in a smaller volume and perhaps in a square loaf tin so it can be turned out and sliced.

Use more colours as you need more for the effect.

It tastes yummy though, just like jelly tots and the boys love it 😀

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Out and About: Scavenger Hunt

I think I have mentioned before I have a huge addition to Pinterest and whenever I have five minutes spare I can be found on the Pinterest app, pinning like made to my pinterest boards, I do like it when I actually get to use something I have pinned and this scavenger hunt is one of those things!

We had planned a nice family walk for last Sunday, however I had got the day of my upcoming exam confused and it was infact on the Monday, whereas I had been convinced it was on the Tuesday (therefore giving me the Monday to practice my presentation!) – yes if only I could ‘pin’ my academic work and be so organised as I am with everything else! So, this meant I couldn’t go out for the day 😦

I decided I still wanted to contribute to the boys day and remembered seeing THIS Scavenger hunt which I had pinned for an activity to do sometime with the boys.

As I was short on time I wrote the list out of index cards (which I was using for my presentation notes!) in each of the boys favourite colours:

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I then placed each card in a small bah and folded it over and then taped it on to a bag big enough to collect their goodies in:

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The boys and Nikki then headed off to Cannock Chase with their Dad in search of everything off their list! It kept them amused and out of the house all afternoon and gave me time to get on with my work.

I missed going out for the day with them, but it was great when they came back all excited with a bag full of exciting things to show me 😀

 

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I have a huge update to do on Nikki as she has settled down with us so well! I shall be posting it as soon as I have got all of these assignments out of the way and I have a little bit of freedom back!