Sunday, 1 February 2009

Baking, bargains and blogger awards

Get me with all my B's :)

Award - Lets be Friends

Samsara has passed this Lets be Friends Award to me. Thank you hon!

The award says: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

So here goes dinosaurtoes , Flossie and Tom , ShabbyChick , cocoa and blankets , Alex ,
MarmaladeRose , Twiggy ,

Remember the other day how I was saying I am not very domesticated well check this out. Today me and eldest small person did baking.
She made these lovely blueberry muffins,

and some ginger cookies.

Both taste devine. Wee one was out playing at a friends but when she got home and saw the goodies her little eyes lit up.

And yes I did say we did some baking although technically I'd have to say that my 21st Century gadgets did most of the work.
Firstly I made my first ever Lentil Soup and used my Slow Cooker for the first time. Ok the picture probably isn't the most appetising but honestly it's a much nicer colour in real life and it tastes gorgeous. Wee one is not usually very adventurous with soups but she had a massive bowl and is already planning on having another bowl tomorrow.

And my ever faithful bread machine baked me some sun dried tomato bread. This recipe is another first. A friend brought me up one of her loaves last year or so and it was lovely so I've always wanted to try and make it myself.

As you can see the loaf was a bit big for my machine so maybe next time I'll reduce the ingredients a bit.

See the lovely goodness?

And that yes that blurry hand is wee one helping herself to go with her soup.

And my final B. The bargains. How could I resist these mugs from Matalan. Each was filled with sweeties and wrapped up with a pretty bead flower. And the best bit? Reduced to £1.71 each.

Am sitting here watching Underworld: Evolution having just watched Underworld. Good old FilmFour you sit down to watch just one and suddenly you find yourself still sitting up at 1am in the morning and there's still 15 minutes to go.


Flossie and Tom said...

Thanks so much for the award - I'm really touched.

You were industrious yesterday - I felt really guilty when I went to bed last night - I had really good intentions about getting loads done and then didnt do much at all !!

I've just looked at the amazing amount that you got done and slunk back into my guilt - oh well todays another day !!!


twiggypeasticks said...

Thanks for the award lovely. Wow can I come to your house for tea, soup, bread, biscuits, blimey !!! I've bought some custard powder and I'm going to attempt to make your yummy custard shortbread recipe this week.
Twiggy x

Samsara said...

You're very welcome Sweetie :-)
Mmmm homemade bread and lentil soup! You've just made me crave it! Might have to dash downstairs and put my breadmaker and slow cooker on! Fantastic inventions, both of them!

Shabby Chick said...

Aww thank you! I love the award.

All that food looks scrummy, I'm v jealous! And the bargains are great :)

mel xxx

Polly said...

wow thats alot of achievement for one day!!

Deanna said...

Awwww, you are so sweet! What a lovely award! Did you by chance get your Valentine card I made for all of my friends? Oh! and the Lady Blogger Award. I made that one myself. You may pass it on to whomever you like.

I loved the goodies you made!

Deanna :)

Snippety Gibbet said...

Now THOSE mugs are the best. I'm loving them.