Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Catch up after Halloween

Ok, so my boys had their little Halloween party with a couple of chums. I was so busy chatting to the mums that I did not take as many photos as I should have done. 

If you can get a close up of the bottle on the table you might see that I printed off some labels saying witches blood. (Isn't the internet a wonderful thing?) I have been looking for bottles like this for so very long and these were in Ikea. I love them so much that I am now using one of them for milk!

This was the gang after the little treasure hunt I did with goodie bags of sweets and treats. I made clue cards in the shape of ghosts and they really enjoyed it, I think.

Even though All Hallows is now over I still love the colours of the season so I decided to buy an extra pumpkin to use as part of a flower display - and here it is.

I have begun baking for my craft event on Sunday, will remind you of the date again shortly; so excited about seeing everybody! I have begun with Barm Brack which is a lovely moist cake to go with a cup of tea. I am waiting for my new mini loaf tin. I am hoping this will be with me by tomorrow then I can crack on with my almond pound cakes which are also on my list to do for the first time. I already have my tomato chutney ready to be labelled and the lids covered which is great. Soda bread is always a part of my food items and this time I will be including some sun dried tomato flavoured loaves along with plain plus those with poppy seeds added. New items  I am also including are oatbran crackers which turn out like digestive biscuits and are fantastic with cheese and chutney - hoping to sell some with my chutney!

Better remind you of the event at the weekend before I forget! I will be there, as it says, from 10am - 4pm on Sunday.

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Ok, I think that is about it now, apart from the fact that the boys are now back at school so I was very lazy yesterday. This was of course to the point at which parental guilt kicked in, as it always does, and I shot up and did a few chores around the house! Today I have made sausage casserole for the boys' tea. This was with sausages from a family member we collected half a pig from at the weekend. Suffice to say the freezer is now well and truly stocked! Jon and I are having homemade burgers a la Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I love this programme on Food Network as I think it gives you some fantastic ideas for home cooked comfort food and how to spice up your own favourite dishes. 

 Also today I have made some yummy orange and sultana caked as I needed to use up the two oranges that I took the zest from for the Barm Brack cake yesterday; as you can see they came out with a lovely orange tinge to them.

Ok that really is it from me now as I have to do the school run in a little while but need to get a couple of other things done, too.

Catch ya later! xx

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