Don't you just love long weekends? I can't imagine there's anyone who doesn't! Maybe you are lucky enough to be heading somewhere during the short Easter holiday, but if not, that probably means lots of time at home, and if you have kids you are going to have to entertain them. We love to babysit, and I have discovered that kids love to help you with whatever it is you are doing, even if it's chores like cleaning or cooking. It's also no secret that one of the favorite activities of children is drawing. What could be more fun for them than to decorate a batch of cupcakes they have made themselves? This banana-muffin recipe for instance is extremely easy (no creaming of butter), as it does not require any mixer at all (just your hands) and it will use up those bananas that have been ripening for days and nobody wants to eat (but are still perfectly good and sweet inside).
Ages ago, when I saw Sweetapolita's rainbow-doodle cake I knew it was something I wanted to try. When I accidentally found a set of edible-markers at a crafts' shop I got them, just in case. And the other day when we were taking care of the kids of some dear friends I let them go crazy drawing. They had lots of fun and were very proud to present their masterpieces to their parents. It's the perfect activity for a long weekend. Even adults can have fun! I guess what I really want to say is: happy Easter everyone! May hope, birth, joy and renewal come to all of your lives.
|These photos are blurry... kind of on purpose.|