We, like you I am sure love to eat out. There is always something special about having someone else cook your meal. Even if it is just the fact that you don't have to do the dishes! Usually though, the chance to try some fine dining cooked by a professional chef, is mighty appetising. Imagine the most delicious foods being served at the most amazing restaurants in the world, with the most breath taking views. Sounds appealing? Read on....
After seeing the Christmas Tree has been put up in our town; I can not wait until we put ours up. The kids have already ordered me to put our tree up on Thursday ready for them to decorate it when they get home from school. 🎅🎄
Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.
Happy Monday and welcome to another Creative Mondays blog hop.
How has your week/weeekend been?
We had a mere of a week with a broken toilet and a flood all over the landing. Thankfully this time around we found a good honest plumber! After years of being ripped off by cowboys is was a refreshing change. He did a great job, mended lots of things, worked Saturday and charges us a reasonable price.
Onto the blog hop and here are my features from last week:
Love pops of red in Winter, it makes me feel so cheerful. I love Jessica's from Bedknobs And Baubles outfit.
Blackberry, chia and lemon sponge puddings with blackberry custard:
Forget about a kitchen full of steam these wonderfully light tangy steamed puds get a modern make over and are cooked in the oven in a roasting tin covered with a large of foil.
Steamed puddings are wonderfully forgiving, so if you get a little delayed eating your main course and the puddings are ready, don’t feel you must rush, turn off the oven and leave for an extra 10 even 15 minutes cooking.
Over the last few weeks me and my youngest children have been enjoying being part of a running club. I used to be part of a running club years ago and loved it but my youngest children had never been a part of one before. We have been doing lots of training and racing; well the kids have!! I just wish I was a lot fitter. If it wasn't for my love of cakes!!
Last week they both ran cross country for their schools. It was so cold I did not envy them racing, well maybe a little but not in vest and shorts, it was freezing!! I got so wrapped up, I hate being cold.
Homemade Mince Pies. Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise.