I started the day off early at 6:30 with baked banana oatmeal. It was cold and I needed a pick me up.
I was tired but attempted to do some exercise – this resulted in 20 minutes of half hearted Pilates before I gave up and waited excitedly for my Mum to arrive. When she did we went shopping at the shopping centre next door (literally 100 m away, and I actually mean ‘literally’). I went a little crazy buying baking tins and goods. Then, as Mum had an early flight and I ate earlier than usual, we had a second breakfast at 10:30.
We went to this French cafe/bistro in the shopping centre, where the waiters actually speak French. I had a homemade and warm croissant with jam and a hot chocolate (I don’t drink coffee).
We then continued shopping until we had pretty much bought every item a baker would need. We came home and went for a long walk in the park nearby, which was a lot of fun. The sky was a really light blue and kids were absolutely crawling all over the park equipment – it was such a lovely, family day. We got peckish around three and pretty much polished off a bag of beautiful red grapes.
Then it was my turn to cook for Mum. I made lemon, parmesan and fetta chicken with a rocket, pear and potato salad with lemon dressing. It was actually really delicious and the chicken was really well cooked (if I do say so myself).The little chicken looking things on the salad is actually just fried eggs and breadcrumbs - the leftover eggs and breadcrumbs from the crumbing stage where simply fried with the leftover oil after the chicken was done.
For dessert I had an Old Gold chocolate egg and a Ferrero Rocher. I have a real obsession with Ferrero – everybody knows this, so I got a lot of them for Easter. I've been good though - only like one a day! (except for yesterday when I had three)
Overall it was such a lovely day and I really enjoyed the food. I can’t wait to see what you guys ate!