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Monday, October 26, 2009

A week at home & the improbable happened; I felt domestic enough to cook ~ well bake really. Despite all the sweet tooths in this house I rarely do deserts any more but with Liddy being away & Ditz moping I went to town last night. I probably don't need to eat again for a week!
The girls love when I go to the trouble to make quiche & salad. It's probably our all~time favourite meal. Dearest tolerates it as being one of the quirks of being the lone male in an all female household [I'm not sure Issi counts!] so I do a side serve of chips for him. With our tomatoes in the salad mix it was taste sensation heaven!

Last night seeing that Ditz was feeling off~colour enough to pull out of her violin lesson I found I had plenty of time on my hands to organise tea & with Liddy still suffering from her weekend away decided an early tea was on the agenda. I short~cutted & did pre~packaged pastry, which is never as nice as the real thing, because I wanted the extra time to do a desert.

I had a great Pecan muffin recipe that I used to use regularly & it is an all~time favourite but when I went looking for it naturally it was no~where to be found. That tells you how long it's been since I last baked! I sent Ditz on~line but she couldn't turn up exactly what I wanted so I went with the best sounding one & *tweaked*.

My recipe requires a caramel sauce made with brown sugar & cream...Ooooh, la~la! Vanilla ice~cream. Oh, my! Even Ditz couldn't eat another crumb. It's at moments like this I miss the boys. We have left overs. Anyone like a muffin?


seekingmyLord said...

We had my own banana bran muffins tonight, but thank you for asking.

The HoJo's said...

we have choc chip muffins here but yours sound waaaay more yummy! caramel sauce, mmmmmm


Allison said...

I made a great prune cake, soaked with caramel. Of course, no one will eat "prune cake" so I dumped in extra nutmeg and allspice and rechristened it "spice cake." Cookies, however, are my demise...they rise, then fall flat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ganeida,
My husband made carrot/choc-chip muffins and they were delicious!

Britwife said...

I have my hand raised really, REALLY high over here for wanting a muffin. Can you see it?

Ganeida said...

lol Britwife, there's just one left & it's all yours! ☺

Jan Lyn said...

Sounds great. I pass food along in cyberspace very often too. :)

I had so many food intolerances and allergies surface that I stopped baking for a while. All the gluten free recipes were really getting on my nerves. In the mean time, my 10 yr old Corynn began to take an interest in the kitchen. Oh Ganeida, I've got goodies almost every day of the week here and a great aroma filling the house! What's even better is my immune suppressant drugs have begun to help me be able to eat some of this drooling good food, so now I can snitch a little here and there. Some times I think having girls is a dream come true...I will say my kitchen is a real sticky mess, however! Enjoy your baking.