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June 10th, 2012

A rather lovely Jubilee party Category: Cooking with..., Other Foodiness, Uncategorized

We decided to have a little family tea party last weekend for the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Elodie was excited and helped me write a list of what food to make. She even helped make the scones and sandwiches.

Luckily we were only holding our party indoors as the weather on the day was nothing short of wet and miserable.

We made homemade bunting and Elodie made some Union Jack paper chains in Playshool along with a crown. She wore a red, white & blue outfit and had a flag she had made at the library the week before. And of course being 3 meant that the party had to have party games! So after enjoying her afternoon tea party of sandwiches, cakes and scones we got to play musical statues, pin the crown on the Queen and pass the parcel (thank goodness for a packet of buttons in the fridge!)

She really enjoyed the party and with going to watch the Olympic Torch go past on the Friday evening it made for a fun packed bank holiday weekend.

The Menu

  • Egg & Cucumber sandwiches
  • Coronation Chicken sandwiches
  • Ham sandwiches
  • Salad
  • Homemade sausage rolls
  • Crisps
  • Cupcakes
  • Mini scones with fresh cream strawberries
  • A bowl of fresh strawberries

April 16th, 2011

Scones Category: Cooking with...

My first Cooking With… post.  Elodie likes watching me cooking cakes, to be honest she loves anything to do with cakes and can often be heard saying ‘coffee and cakes’ ahem, not that we go for coffee and cakes often ;)

This week she got to help make scones properly – fingers in the flour, rubbing the butter in & mixing the egg and milk in.  There was lots of flour everywhere but she enjoyed herself and the scones were really nice too.