Rice Bubble and Date Slice

As some of you know, up until the start of July J was going away every weekend for work.  The first night he was away, I loved.  I had the house to myself, I could laze around, watch chick flicks, not cook – or just eat oven baked yum cha.  After that first night, I would be lonely and instead of relishing in the joy of being alone, I was just lonely.

In hindsight, I should have enjoyed those days more… Now that he has a new job (YAY!) where he is home every night (YAY!) and most weekend days (YAY!), I NEVER get time alone in our house.  Recently watching Sex and The City, I was reminded of their term SSB (Secret Single Behaviour), now I supposed there’s not a lot of that left after you’ve been living together for a few years and are married, but I love my time alone!

So yesterday, when his alarm when off at 5am, instead of cursing it, I was excited.  I knew that I was getting a day in our home ALONE!  I was still in my dressing gown at 5pm, and only had a shower after that because I didn’t think it would be respectable for J to come home and me still be in my PJ’s.  I read both Saturday’s and Sunday’s newspapers.  I didn’t go outside, except to collect that newspaper.

I did however, bake.  Well not technically baking, as I mixed all the ingredients together and put them in the fridge to set.  I love to have a school snack to take to work, so thought if I achieved nothing else, when J got home, I could say that I made slice!

Left over from our wedding, in February, we have two massive boxes of rice bubbles, and I’ve been looking for a way to use them, as neither of us would eat them.  I have cut this recipe from a magazine ages ago and thought I would give it a try.

It was so light and fluffy, and not too sweet, well not this first piece anyway, the second in a row was a little full on.

Rice Bubble and Date Slice.

4 cups of rice bubbles

¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk

1 cup of caster sugar

2 50 g dates

250g butter

Put the rice bubbles into a large bowl.

In a saucepan melt the butter and add the condensed milk, caster sugar, and dates.  Stir for 10-15mins, until the dates are soft.

Add the date mix to the rice bubbles and stir until combined.

Pour into lined slice tin, press firmly, I like to run the back of a wet spoon over the slice to smooth it all out.

Put into the fridge to set for 2-3 hours.

Do you ever have super lazy weekends?  Do you feel as though you should do something to prove that it’s not been a total waste?

6 thoughts on “Rice Bubble and Date Slice

  1. Hiya Clare,
    Loving the new look blog ! You do make my old haunt look very appealing…..

    We are both VERY big fans of SSB round here. I think it’s important to get some alone time, as the saying says “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and P!NK wrote a much more colourful version.
    I love that Sex and the City episode too.

    Thanks for your comment on my Instagram addiction. I created the collage on the statigram site by logging in with my Instagram username.
    Have a great week, Dee

    1. I loved that P!NK song! I’d forgotten all about it Such a fantastic way of expressing that time alone is necessary!
      Thanks for letting me know about the collage, I can’t wait to have a go!

  2. Easter Saturday I made it as far as getting half dressed and that was it. I spent the day on the computer in jarmies staying cosy ( did have a slight cold but even so) and it was very very therapeutic.
    We finally got dressed at 9:30 this morning and that’s because we were supposed to be at playgroup by 10. Jarmies are a big part of life with young kids. 🙂

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