Decisions, decisions. To add the custom banner for Gelli Play or SDC. I’ll decide when I finish.
Summertime, with the kids underfoot, always means I wear my many Mom hats more than usual. This little tag book reflects some of those hats. Chauffeur, Nurse, Washerwoman and Cook. Washerwoman seems to be the most worn hat at the moment. While I love the summertime freedom from the tyranny of the school uniform, it does make for more laundry.
There is room on the back to list the number of loads of laundry, meals cooked, trips sorted, etc.
I may have to change that Gallery – for some reason WordPress refuses to allow me to Preview my post so I have no idea what it will look like till I publish.
On that note, I found that I had to set things aside yesterday to do a little baking. DS was going to a BBQ with some old school mates and I wanted to make some cookies for him to take to share. But I didn’t want to go to the store. I had to find a recipe that was edible, good even, that could be made from just the things I had on hand. I found this recipe for a Wacky Cake. No eggs, no milk, no butter. Perfect. But I didn’t want to make a cake, too hard to eat at a BBQ. I just altered the recipe by cutting the water in half (so 1/2 cup rather than a full cup) and added a bag of dark chocolate chips. The first batch I baked for 8 minutes, and while they looked lovely on top, the underside was too gooey and they were pretty fragile. The next two batches I cooked for 10 minutes. They were better. The top is crispy, the underside more cake-like. The tablespoon of batter spread a bit to produce a nice sized cookie, and they would be yummy used to create a Whoopie Pie sort of thing, with two cookies and some ice cream filling.
They would have been better had I had actual white sugar instead of only Demerara. But DS and DH liked them a lot.
And speaking of DH, he placed in the chili cook-off! Runner up, with loads of nice comments from the judges. Considering the winning “chili” ( I feel the need to put that in quotes) had POTATOES in it, I’m not sure if that makes it a triumph or not! But he was well chuffed. And placing means he goes to a final cook-off in September.
Now I have to find a home for this:
The whole CHILI (American) v CHILLI (UK) spelling thing confuses my spell checker 🙂
01/08/2013 at 10:58 pm
Your tags are brilliant Maryanne, fabulous backgrounds and images. Congrats to your husband for his chilli, and those cookies look wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique DC. Sue x
01/08/2013 at 5:56 am
WOW…. Wonderful creations. Fun to look at each one. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
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30/07/2013 at 7:09 pm
What a awesome set!! There all fab tags. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO
30/07/2013 at 6:30 pm
Fabulous tags in that great little tag book! Great backgrounds, stamping, and embellishing!
30/07/2013 at 4:47 pm
Cooking to domestic for me and I don’t do things like cookies or cakes anymore, they just eat it LOL no I am always working. Congrats to DH for the chili cook off wow I love chili too and yes potatoes and chili go great together I have eaten this before, many a time. Trophies you have to clean them you better make sure hubby does that LOL Love the tags too.
30/07/2013 at 4:31 pm
Wonderful cookies and will give it a try. Assuming you baked them at 350 degrees.
Wow, such a grand trophy. I never thought of potatoes in Chili- and the more you think about it – makes a ton of sense. Will ask wonderhub to try it next time he makes Chili.
30/07/2013 at 1:48 pm
Love your “summer mum” tags, MaryAnne! And how true it all is! Great for you to get it down on “paper”!
30/07/2013 at 12:59 pm
I might have to look that recipe up, it sounds vegan. The slide show looks great, is it a wordpress feature? I used a gllery last week and it looked good, huh?
30/07/2013 at 1:04 pm
It’s flour, sugar, cocoa powder (for the chocolate version, but she has a spice one and a vanilla one, and I think a lemon one too!) and baking soda, then vanilla, vinegar, oil added in little “wells” in the dry mixture, then water over it all and stir. So def. Vegan. I didn’t make the cake version but if the photos are anything to go by then it looks yummy 🙂