Easter is just round the corner and we can’t wait! Not only is it a time of year to get together
with friends and family, but it’s also when we start to see warmer, sunnier days. As many get
to enjoy a long bank holiday weekend, some of us may find ourselves having a longer break
as the school term breaks up for a two week holiday. We’re going to help you get ready for
Easter by looking at how to prepare and keep busy over this spring holiday…
Activities to keep kids busy!
Two weeks at home with the kids can feel like a long time, especially if April showers make
an appearance and you’re all stuck inside wondering what to do. Easter is great for keeping
your hands busy with crafty projects, easy baking recipes and a family favourite… Easter
Make use of household items for craft projects. Dyeing Easter eggs in bright colours is fun
and easy, and you may already have most of the stuff you need sitting in your cupboard.
You’ll first need to hard boil your eggs so they’re safe to eat after decorating. Then add one
cup of hot water, one teaspoon of vinegar and about 20 drops of food colouring to bowls of
water and you’re ready to paint! Add tape, elastic bands or wax to your eggs before dyeing if
you want to get creative with patterns. Keep your decorated eggs in the fridge so they can
still be eaten (why not chop them up and put them in a salad!)
A simple baking recipe that any age can get involved in is cornflake nest cakes. You’ll only
need cornflakes, butter, golden syrup and chocolate, and a couple of mini eggs to pop in
each basket. These simple Easter cakes will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!
Whether you opt for a traditional Easter lunch, or changing up the menu this year, Easter
food will need a bit of thought and preparation, particularly if you’re expecting guests.
Depending on the weather (because who knows if we’ll get rain or shine!), you might be
thinking about squeezing the last roast dinner in, served with traditional spring lamb. Or if
warmer weather arrives, you could go for lighter dishes such as pan fried fish, buttery new
potatoes and greens, or a medley of fresh seasonal salads. If you’re stuck for inspiration,
why not order one of our veg or salad boxes and use the contents of the boxes to help guide
what recipes you’ll cook.
As always, Barkers Bakery hot cross buns are back in stock in time for Easter, so we’ve got
you covered for breakfast!
Quick garden rejuvenation
If we are blessed with a sunny Easter holiday, give your garden a quick spruce so you can
spend some time outside. After the cold winter months, your grass may need some tlc – for a
quick fix, sprinkle over some Organic Lawn Dressing to revitalise your garden and bring the
green back to your grass. If we’re really lucky, we might get to enjoy the first BBQ of the year
over the holidays!
Get ahead and get ready for Easter now, so you can enjoy a fun and relaxing holiday with
friends and family. Place your order with Plumbs’ Dairy here.