Recently the lovely people over at Spar sent me a few vouchers to try out a few products from their Freshline range.
This included a few items from their Fresh Produce section and a few from their bakery.
So off we headed to Spar (Parow) yesterday afternoon. Since we had already had lunch, I decided to purchase some ingredients for a Sunday afternoon dessert, as well as tonight's supper (among other purchases, of course).
At the kids' insistence, I had initially been planning to bake cupcakes to combat their day-before-school-reopens blues (and my own left-alone-with-tantrum-throwing Aisha depression). Now anyone who knows me will tell you how hard I try to maintain some semblance of control over my kids' eating habits. And how miserably I'm failing - as attested to by the sweet and chips packets that come pouring out of their school bags).
So, while I accept that I cannot keep them away from sugar and unhealthy snacks completely, the best I can probably do is to see that I incorporate as much fruit and veg in their diet (among all the other junk).
And that was my excuse to make my Mum-in-law's special strawberry and banana pudding, which is always a huge hit when she makes them for family functions.
She was kind enough to share her recipe:
STRAWBERRY AND BANANA PUDDING
400g punnet of Freshline strawberries
1-2 (approximately) tablespoons of sugar
4 large ripe (not over-ripe) bananas, sliced into rings
1 tin of Nestle dessert cream
condensed milk (to taste) - I used between 120ml - 130ml
1) Slice strawberries
2) Sprinkle enough sugar to coat. Leave to stand for about a while - it will start to become syrupy.
( I forgot to photograph this step)
3) Add sliced bananas.
4) Add Nestle cream
5) Add condensed milk. Yesterday I only added 120ml of condensed milk because the strawberries were lovely and sweet, but I have, in the past, had to add a bit more when using slightly more sour strawberries. But then, I have a really sweet tooth.
The kids polished it off in no time, while I convinced myself that I had just provided my family with a really nutritious fruity dessert.
Tonight I shall be incorporating some of the Freshline vegetables I purchased, into our dinner (I still haven't decided what it will be, but I'm craving a cheesy veggie bake...yum!).
The good news is that the kind people at Spar also want to give you, my readers, a R300 Spar voucher.
All you have to do is:
Share the name (not necessarily the recipe) of a dish/dessert you'd make, using Freshline products (bakery or fresh produce) in the comments box below. Don't forget to include your email address as well.
Who can enter:
South African residents only (sorry)
18 October 2012
A winner will be chosen from the list of respondents using a randomised selection program and the lucky recipient of the R300 Spar voucher will be contacted via email. If the selected winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, then I will have to redraw. I will announce the winner as soon as possible on my blog.
This competition is now closed.