Why do we celebrate Easter Sunday?
Easter is the most important Christian festival of the years – it’s when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Christ died on the cross on a day called Good Friday. According to the Bible, Jesus was then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday.
For some Easter is all about Hot X Buns and Chocolate, whatever Easter means to you I send you my best wishes on this Easter Sunday.
Zoom – On Line Easter Monday
There will be a Fitness Pilates class on Zoom @ 6.15pm Easter Monday. For those of you that have joined for the month of April you were sent your code in the week, please check your emails.
If you would like to join us, contact me directly.
Driving Licence – for your information
Under the changes, drivers whose photocard driving licence or entitlement to drive runs out between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 will have their entitlement automatically extended from the expiry date, for a period of 11 months. Drivers do not need to apply to renew their licence until they receive a reminder before their extension expires.
Crying v’s Laughter April Fools
What happens when you laugh?
When was the last time you laughed?
What makes you laugh?
Do you laugh, chuckle, giggle or belly laugh?
Laughter is like exercise and helps to release endorphins. The harder you laugh, the more endorphins you release, true laughter, much like sit ups/crunches create physical exhaustion of the abdominal muscles.
Stop watching sad, love story, SI FI, thrillers or even the news and pop on a comedy film today.
We have all had much to cry about this last year – today it’s time to laugh.
How does the Easter Bunny stay healthy?
Eggs-ercise, specifically hare-obics
Easter Lamb recipe – Slow Cooker
I tried this a couple of weeks ago – Lovely and yes you do put that much mint in!
Minted slow cooker lamb shanks.
4 Lamb shanks (trim the fat off)
1 onion finely chopped
4tbsp plain flour
700ml chicken or beef stock
300ml minted jelly (can substitute mint sauce)
5 sprigs of fresh mint leaves or 2 1/2tsp dried mint
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 1tsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp beef gravy granules
Preparation And Method For Slow Cooker Lamb Shank
Firstly, trim any remaining fat off the lamb.
Next chop the onions and put in the slow cooker.
Heat the oil in a pan.
Roll the lamb in the flour and then brown in the pan to sear the meat.
Transfer the meat to the slow cooker
Lastly, add the stock and 250ml of the mint jelly to the pan to glaze and bring to the boil before pouring into the slow cooker ensuring the liquid covers the meat.
Add 80% of the mint leaves and 2 sprigs of rosemary and place the lid on.
Now leave for 7-8 hours cooking on high, after that time the lamb will be tender and almost falling off the bone.
Note, there will be a lot of liquid in the slow cooker, however this helps the meat stay moist and can be used for gravy later on.
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How To Make The Mint Gravy (Optional but delicious)
After 6 hours, ladle out enough of the liquid to make your gravy, allowing a little extra.
Allow the liquid to cool and any fat will rise to the top.
Spoon off the fat and dispose of and put to one side.
When you are ready to dish up, sieve the remaining liquid. Add a spoonful of beef gravy granules and top up with boiling water, stirring continuously, until combined.