Applewood Cheese challenged us to have some fun as a family this week. With a lot going on at school for both kids, a ballet show for LissyLou and a busy week at work for both Daddy Ramblings and myself the opportunity to enjoy the precious time we could spend together as a family was much needed.
The Applewood Hours campaign is all about putting aside an hour a week to commit some quality time with the ones you love, enjoying time and good food together. Applewood Hours is based around the release of two brand-new Applewood Cheese products, the Applewood Bake, and Applewood Nibbles.
We received samples of the two new products along with some games to help us create our Applewood hours. The children shunned Monopoly for a veggie relate game from school, who am I to prevent them getting excited about veg?! But we all settled down and played the game after school, it was a nice settled activity that gave the kids chance to calm down nicely and meant that the first thing they did wasn’t watch the TV! I’m always up for non-screen time.
We served up Applewood based snacks for our Applewood Hour. The kids weren’t very fond of the smoky taste of the Applewood Nibbles, instead opting for their usual cheese with their crackers. Daddy Ramblings and I were impressed with the easy preparation of the Applewood Bake, just warm in the oven or microwave and serve, perfect for a quick supper. We tried it with some part-baked baguettes, it has a strong smoky, cheesy flavour but whilst we felt it was a quality product we weren’t overly keen. It was just too rich for us.
We enjoyed spending quality time together as a family for the Applewood Hours campaign, we have pledged to spend more time playing games and having special family time like this in 2016!