H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y
not certain if healthyish is even a word?if not it should be lol.the kids and i have been busy making valentines day sweets for a few reasons.
# i think they are better than brought as a lot of though,love,time and energy have gone into making them
#.i know exactly what is in them so have no worry zakariya eating them
#it kept the kids busy,especially ayman who i have to try to stop from running around which believe you me know easy task.
#it is fun
what more can you want,lol
first we made power balls,it only has five ingrediants and needs no cooking.helps if you have a food processor though.
i used 5 chrisp bread/knacker brot(next time i might put some more in to elke it out)
break into bit and put in food processor with two tablespoons of rosen water(could also use orange water if you perfer)
then i shelled 250 grams of walnuts in their shell.
put them in the food processor
then 500 gram of pitted dates(i used theese from tunisia
put in the food processor with two table spoons of 100% kokao powder(i have to use the 100% one because of zakariya).
mixed it all together and it should look like this
then we simply pressed small portions of it together in our hand and formed into balls
this is what my hands looked like in the end
ayyub enjoying one of the power balls
then we made chocholate covered brezen for the sweet/savory taste
dip half the brezen in melted chocolate(we used 85% kacoa)then in sprinkles.(as ayman did most of theese it was his favorite chocolate springles,lol.
then after that we did what my kids call grape lolly pops.
just wash grapes and put on a tooth pick/cocktail stick.dip in melted chocolate then the bottom in sprinkles.
here is photos of ayyub and ayman enjoying the grapes lolly pop.excuse the mess of lotfi´s computer desk and the ironing bord,lol.didn´t think to tidy up before taking photos.nothing like real life,lol.the flowers by ayyub are what lotfi got me for valentines day except the rose in the middle which ayyub brought me with his pocket money.they were selling them at his school to raise funds and come out of the school´s very own garden.
plan later tonight to make a not so healthy poppy seed and marzipan cake which is lotfi´s favorite for tomorrow and might make some date and cocnut biscuits..
something i think was funny happend at dinner tonight.we had fish,mashed potatoes,sweetcorn and peas.now my kids love mashed potatoes i dished out everyone the same amount.i eat the same size portions as my 6 year old lol.anyway ayman had finished his mashed potatoes before me and came to me to ask for my mash potatoe.please mom can i have your mashed potaoe as you shouldn´t eat as much as you don´t want to be fat,lol.now what do you think have i taught my kids that you shouldn´t eat as much mashed potatoes if you want to loose weight or does my son just want my mash?made me laugh as he said it though.also got him half of my mash for the cheek.
anyway hope you are all having a nice st valentines day and have a great weekend.thanks for taking the time to read my blog and a double thanks if you leave a comment.take care and keep smiling