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Chewy Chocolate Mini Egg Blondie Bars

Following on from the success of last years Mini Egg Crunch Bars (aka Easter Rocky Road), I wanted to develop a new mini egg creation in time for Easter (we much prefer mini eggs to creme eggs in this house!).

These Chewy Chocolate Mini Egg Blondie Bars are squidgy, chocolatey and absolutely yummy and would make an ideal bake for the Easter weekend.  We are away in the Lake District the week before Easter (our first trip to the Lakes!), so I've made a batch of these and stashed them away in the freezer ready to pull out as soon as we get home from our hols.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING MINI EGG BLONDIE BARSThe mixture is very sticky so I found it easier to press it into the tin with my hand. Make sure you spread it out to all the corners.I added 100g milk chocolate chips to the mixture but you could add white or dark choc chips if you prefer.Reserve some of the mini eggs for scattering on top, but make sure you press them into the mixture slightly to stop them burning.These bars freeze re…

Meal Plan 20th - 26th March 2017

I haven't posted a meal plan for a while but judging by the state of our bank account, this week will need to be frugal! We've just booked an Easter break to the Lake District (our first ever visit), hence the rather dire money situation. This week we'll be living out of the cupboards and freezer (barring fresh fruit and milk) so the meal plan is full of cheap, healthy and easy meals to tide us over until payday on Friday.

As well as spending much of the weekend working out our Lake District itinerary (and watching the Rugby obviously), I've also done a bit of Easter baking. Following on from the success of last years Mini Egg Crunch Bars, I've developed another mini egg creation. I'll pop the recipe for the Chewy Chocolate Mini Egg Blondies on the blog next week so keep an eye out.

WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEKMonday 20th March Veggie Noodle Stir Fry
Tuesday 21st March Chorizo, Bean and Sweet Potato Stew
Wednesday 22nd March Macaroni Cheese with Bacon
Thursday …

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Korma

I'm back (promise this time!) after a rather longer than intended blogging break. A break that was meant to last a week to coincide with the kids half term, somehow turned into a month (ooops). If there is such a thing as Bloggers Burn Out, I definitely had it. Back raring to go now though!

I'm kicking off my return to all things blogging with this yummy and super easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry. This recipe is perfect for fussy veggie hating little ones as the sweet potato cubes almost melt into the korma sauce, creating a lovely thick, tasty and nutritious curry, with hardly any visible signs of sweet potato (you can mash up the last little bits if any remain...can you tell I have a fussy one to contend with myself!?).

I cheat and use a good quality korma curry paste in this, but if you have the time and inclination feel free to make your own.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THIS SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO CURRYTry adding butternut squash cubes instead or as…