Bonfire night has turned into a big event in our house as it’s also Poppy’s birthday. She was born the morning after our local fireworks display five years ago, and now gets to celebrate her birthday every year with a fun fireworks party in our garden.
As we live near the village park (where our local display takes place), we’re able to sit in our garden and watch the fireworks from the comfort of our garden chairs, with lots of cushions, and blankets on our laps. I also make sure there’s plenty of delicious food ready to serve up during the 30 minute show.
Mugs of Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
A mug of this creamy Butternut Squash Soup is my idea of comfort food heaven, and the perfect way to keep our hands warm on a cold November night.
Bonfire Night Chilli and Rice
Chilli is Poppy’s absolute favourite dish. I make it very mild (for the kids) and incredibly rich and thick, just the way she likes it. A bowl of Chilli is also ideal lap food on the night, it’s warming and great to enjoy while watching the big display.
These next level S’more were initially created as a birthday treat, based on a selection of Poppy’s favourite puddings. By adding small pieces of chocolate brownies, caramel rice crispy cakes and toffee popcorn into the s’mores I think we’ve managed to come-up with something pretty amazing. If you’re going to be naughty… you may as well go the whole way!