Family Home Evening
Ever since I was a young girl, Monday night has aways been “Family Night”. It doesn’t matter what you do, everyone knows that on Monday’s we have Family Home Evening. Some of my most precious memories as a child are in fact from family night. It’s a tradition and principle that binds the family together and promotes love and unity in our home.
This Monday for our activity we decided to make Peach and Blueberry Crumbles. My daughter Sylvia had such fun. She loves baking and even has her own little apron sent all the way from New Zealand. Thanks Mum! I rested in bed all save and reserved my energy so I could take part in the activity and luckily everything went to plan.
Making the Crumble
You need fruit
We found 6 glass pots (which are recycled. They once had GU cheesecakes in them). We filled the pots with peaches and blueberries. We like to keep to a budget, so we used frozen berries which my hubby found a month ago in the “mark down isle” at Asda. We also used a can of peaches which cost 25p.
We then measured out the ingredients for the crumble.
120g Plain Flour
60g Caster Sugar
30g porridge oats
A sprinkle of Cinamon
To make the crumble topping we creamed the sugar and margarine, added the flour and porridge oats and mixed them together. We then placed the crumble in the pots and sprinkled Cinamon on the top before baking in the oven at gas mark 5.
As a previous Teacher I had a Motto, “It is the process that counts not the end product” and so the purpose of the crumbles was not to create something amazing but to have fun baking as a family.
So as we were measuring and weighing (Which is a brilliant way to teach Maths to kids by the way!) Sylvia decided to start singing. She made a song about Margarine. Now some people may think we are crazy but that’s the way we roll in my family, we love to make up songs about all sorts of things.
My daughter is half Tongan and her paternal grandfather Sione Kalu Kainga may he rest in peace was quite a well known singer in Tonga. He sang in groups on Tongan Television and is a descendent of “Laka Laka” composers. I can honestly say, my daughter has an innate enjoyment for making up songs and yes it does come from her Tongan Ancestors.
The Margarine Song
So I decided to make an impromptu video recording of Sylvia and she created her little Margarine song. It made me giggle and was just for fun but I shared it on Instagram and Twitter.
This was seen by the wonderful @WeLoveBlogs who retweeted and a few days later, Sylvia received her first Award for “SONG OF THE WEEK” which is of course as you know called “The Margarine Song”.
It’s all a bit of fun but, she will be pleased and we will be printing off her award to go in her “Achievements Folder”.
So without further ado, we present to you The Margarine Song. Hope you like it.
The Finished Product
The crumbles turned out perfect. All pot tasters enjoyed the taste. They went down very well and to ‘give back” and serve others we hopped into the car and dropped two crumbles off to the home of a single lady who is currently unwell. She too loved the crumbles and enjoyed watching the margarine song.
All in all we had a fab Family home Evening and a tasty Dessert which in my opinion is always the best part!
Thanks for reading my post.
Angela Milnes xx