We were so busy this past week..and I must admit I applaud that new quote.:"being busy is highly overrated".
When I hear..I'm so busy ,etc..I feel a choice to be busy has been made.
Except when appointments with doctors and dentists car repairs or tune ups etc..sometimes you just have no choice..
It has been a couple of appointement laden weeks for Jacques and I.
Friday we celebrated the big boys..46 and 42.
I decided to make the Nordic Ware beehive cake .I have had that pan at least 10 years..And I used the recipe on the cardboard it was packaged with.The last time I had made the Martha Stewart one.
The little cake tumbled out of the mold perfectly..
Don't expect a huge cake..it's ideal as an add-on.. or for a luncheon..or a small dinner party but for 12..it's not enough..that's why I made more things..but it's got the cuteness factor down to a T.
I had bought mini bees to decorate..but take another glance at tiny yellow hearts..do you see them?
I had to share..again..that wondergirl of baking all things pretty Sprinkle Bakes..shared an interesting method to make home made edible decorations at a very small price..
Go here for the tutorial..I loved doing them and will do more..Noah stole a heart.. and said EUwwww..what is that? Anyways ..I like them.:)He expected more:) wonder if we could flavor them? Next I will try that.Noah needs a taste..not just a consistency;)
Anyway the cake disappeared..it's like a pound cake.. num num playing Apples and Oranges;)
Made a new baklava recipe..I'll share it..
I made cookies..I'll post those soon..Chicken cookies for the Chicken men..:)
Love playing society games w/ them..Lucas is getting into it..The men were moaning the Canadiens/Senators game..while we partayed playing games in the kitchen.And the younger ones Lightsabered and dressed up etc..
That day for lunch we ate lightly as I knewthat it would be non stop munching from the time we got there..
Had Carrot -ginger soup..How easy are soups like this?
A pat of butter..3 sliced organic carrots..a chopped onion..some garlic..some curry powder..sauté..cover with organic chicken broth..simmer until fork tender..and use your hand held blender adding some freshly grated ginger.. a bit of cream or milk..season to taste.
So many carrot soup variations..like so many carrot cakes:)
Worked in the gardens Sat-Sunday~
So nice to be outside..even if it's chilly.