I've come to the conclusion that Spotlight is a lot like Ikea in that you go in for one quick, little thing... and come out with a trolley full of wonderful items you don't need -- but suddenly can't live without.
Case in point. Last weekend, I ventured in for a moment to check out some rugs they had on sale. No luck there, I had a quick little poke into the craft isle... where, in a moment of insanity I decided it would be a GREAT idea this year to be all thrifty and Martha Stewart-y and make my own Easter eggs.
Because, with a 14 month old and a baby on the way, plus home renovations and a family business, I have nothing else to do.
And, having to buy a million packets of chocolate buds, plus moulds, colourings, noodle boxes, wooden packing straw and pretty ribbon it was soooo much cheaper than going to Woolies and buying a coupla boxes of eggs for the fam. Yeah right.
Anyway, this afternoon upon reading the instructions on the back of the moulds I'm a little, well, nervous. Am I up for the Easter egg making challenge?? It all seems a tad more labour intensive than I first thought and in truth, Im not real good around hot stoves. And I don't want to ruin my new saucepans! I hope the Easter bunny rescues me!
Quick - have you ever made your own eggs for Easter before? Have you any tips to save this crazy idea from descending into chocolate-hell? Hellllp!