There is always a lot I can write about in regards to my health but today I want to say “Happy Easter”.
This is such a wonderful time of the year, full of the hope of new life, as we remember what Jesus did for us on the cross, dying so we might be saved and rising on the third day to show us that there is life everlasting.
For someone with a body failing at every opportunity, the joy of knowing one day I will have a new life in heaven and a new body is so exciting.
In the meantime, I am still finding new ways to enjoy the life I have now and to never, for one moment, take it for granted.
It wouldn’t be Easter without a little decadence.
I’m so limited in what I can do in the kitchen, due to all my broken bones and extreme pain levels, so it has to be well planned.
Pain meds at their max is essential and if I really want to prepare a treat for Peter and I, it has to be fast and simple.
This dessert recipe, which is based on an Eaton mess/trifle style dessert, ticks all the boxes and here’s all that’s needed:
♡ Nice large wine glass;
♡ Pitted canned cherries in juice, or you can use canned or frozen raspberries or strawberries. Just whatever you can eat and is available;
♡ Vanilla Yoghurt and combine with custard. Mix is 50/50;
♡ A Sponge Finger (or stale sponge cake);
♡ Jelly (any flavour….I used strawberry and it was jelly already prepared in a small tub bought from the supermarket;
♡ Meringue kisses, or any kind of pre bought meringue;
♡ Small Easter egg…mine is from a little Lindt special edition bag of eggs.
♤You literally just layer each of the above ingredients, until the wine glass is full, and top with the little Easter egg.
♤ The first step was, I placed one whole sponge finger in the glass and poured 2 teaspoons of cherry juice over it. You could use orange juice if your fruit of choice wasn’t already soaked in juice.
♤I chopped the jelly but left the meringue kisses unchopped (you can chop the meringue if you like for a different texture)
♤ My layer order, after the sponge finger was placed in the glass was:
♧ A few cherries
♧ Custard/Yoghurt mix
♧ Chopped jelly
♧ 2 meringue kisses
♤Repeat above layers until glass is full.
♤ Add the little Easter Egg on top.
♤ Cover the wine glass with cling wrap.
♤ Place in the refrigerator to chill and to enjoy when your ready.
The whole process only took 10mins and I survived it ❤
Bon Appetitè and Happy Easter xx
However you choose to spend Easter, I hope it is full of love, peace and joy….oh and of course some chocolate eggs and decadent desserts!
I pray for those of you who are unwell and unable to celebrate Easter as you would like, you would find the strength to enjoy simple things and use this time to rest and renew as best you can.
Take care and I hope you have a very happy and blessed Easter
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3v 16 (NIV)
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