Three Fun Scrabble Games, The Best Recipe etc.

Emily van Rijn

(Oat Slice and Toad in the Hole Recipes below.)

In today's video the children and I show you our three favourite scrabble games. They are fun to play for all ages. I also show you my new best recipe, which is frugal, simple and easy, delicious and reasonably healthy. Included is some slowcooker ideas, a tip for Bible reading and some thoughts on discouragement (Why we get discouraged, how to avoid discouragement and some thoughts about one of the reasons for discouragement).  A few weeks ago in one of my videos I shared a meal that my children really enjoyed–Toad in the Hole. But I forgot to type out the recipe. So I've typed it out now.

Oat Slice

125g butter (1/2 cup)

3/4 cup sugar (if you're not using chocolate drops, you could use a whole cup of sugar.)

2 tblsp golden syrup

1 egg

1 cup flour

1tsp baking powder

1 cup coconut

1 cup rolled oats

2 cups assortment of dried fruits, seeds, nuts and chocolate (or use 2 kinds–eg. apricot and chocolate, or chopped nuts and chocolate, cranberries and white chocolate etc.)

Line slice tray. Soften butter (or use margarine) and beat with sugar. Add egg and golden syrup and beat. Add flour and baking powder. Combine butter and flour mixture. Add coconut and rolled oats and stir. Add assorted nuts, choc and fruit. Press into tin.

Cook for 30-35 minutes at 180C.

Toad in the Hole

oil for greasing

3/4 cup plain flour

pinch of salt

egg, beaten

300ml milk

450g sausages

1tblsp oil

Grease baking dish. Make the batter by sifting the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg and half the milk. Carefully stir the liquid into the flour until the mixture is smooth. Gradually beat in the remaining milk. LEAVE TO STAND FOR 30 MINUTES.

Preheat oven to 220C. Prick the sausages and place them in the dish. Sprinkle over the oil and cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages. Return to the oven and cook for 34-45 minutes until the batter is risen and golden brown.

Serve immediately

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