Monday, 17 December 2007

There's something to be said...............

for speedy Christmas journaling, which is that it leaves time for baking, which is never a bad thing. Well, unless you should happen to drop a batch of Devil's food cupcakes, accidentally turn up the oven while bending over to retrieve them and as a result leave the second batch resembling charcoal balls (eh Lou?? ;)).


Here's my speedy journal page for today's prompt, which was about a perfect present. My page is slighty away from the original prompt and tells the tale of this year's frantic search for a Peppa Pig Campervan, which has been top of Gracie's Christmas list since about July - and was out of stock EVERYWHERE! When we did eventually find one, Jaqs called about 2 hours later to say she'd managed to get one online. Thus illustrating that campervan's are a bit like buses - you wait all month and then two come along at once. Not unlike cookie blog posts then, really :P

Prompt-17_The-Perfect-Gift





and so, onto the baking. While I was true to my promise and stuck with a quick and simple journal page for today, I had time to bake these:

Chocolate-Chip-Muffins




The recipe is from Nigella Lawson's website. I haven't had the taste test yet - they're still a little too hot for eating, but they smell YUMMY :)


Hopefully tomorrow's journal entry will be just as quick and I can get to baking those Tollhouse cookies I've been thinking about (even more so since seeing the cookie filled table on Latharia's blog!).


TTFN

4 comments:

Jemma said...

Oh My Goodness you have no IDEA how much im craving one of your cupcakes!!!

I came over to look at your page but got distracted!

it is a great page this is goign to sound silly but the colours are perfect for christmas!

Lou said...

Oi, cheeky mare! ;)

I like to make stuff! said...

Sorry, busy actually doing "stuff", like cleaning the house for the onslaught of the Jewish MIL on Friday *gulp* (actually, she's not Jewish but her parents were and I think it rubbed off. She IS Austro-Hungarian though) and rushing the cat to the vet with a nasty abcess *faint* (we were both very brave, even with 3 injections to cope with), and T cutting my car to get the holly scratches off the wing (expensive car + country roads + no spacial awareness = trouble), washing the dogs who all decided that fox shit is the new Joop, and generally living a ridiculous lifestyle. I should blog it, but now whenever anything happens I always think "where's the camera" otherwise it's just not blogworthy.

Just done the ironing, and need to start the feeding of horses etc at 3 - before that I have to feed the guinea pigs, get the post, put the washing out, change the duvets on the dogs' beds and have a poo. Not necessarily in that order.

Now go back to work!

Ax

Joanna Butchart said...

that photo of the cupcakes is so good and I need to eat one now!!!! I know what you mean about getting THE toy. My quest for an Iggle Piggle (is that what the blue thing is called?) was a long one and i nearly had to mortgage the house to pay for the **** thing.