I didn't return a form plus money that was due on Monday... so today Teacher C phoned me just to remind me that my kids are the bakers on Thursday.
What this means is that each of them has to take 12 cupcakes to school so the other kids can buy them....
Yes, makes no sense to me too. But over here I focus on the big picture.
I'd planned to just pay to get the school baker to do ours but I suddenly got a bee in my bonnet.
I asked Connor (mistake - he is ALWAYS game for anything food) if we should bake cupcakes tomorrow and of course he said YESSSSSS.
He was quite specific - they need to be banana cupcakes - but I told him I don't have bananas so we'll have to use whatever's in the pantry.
And so I've been Pinteresting (like googling, but on Pinterest).
I think I'm going to make some vanilla cupcakes with a peppermint crisp pudding "frosting" - let's see how that turns out. If it's a flop, I'm dashing to Pick and Pay for some of their cupcakes.
Hopefully there'll be time to take some pics tomorrow but don't hold your breath, I usually have no patience for pics while cooking and baking.
Speaking of Pinterest, Project 25 recipes is going swimmingly.
This month I made 3 new things so am now up to 17.
Recipe post 1
Recipe post 2
Recipe post 3
15. Cinnamon roll in a mug
I love any "in a mug" recipes because it makes the perfect amount of cake for two (with two kids having a forkful each) and there's nothing left to tempt you the next day.
This one needed an extra 30 seconds to cook in my 1000 W microwave but I suggest checking every 15 seconds with a toothpick.
Was delicious but I preferred the other mug recipes I've tried.
I want to try a mac and cheese in a mug and a meatloaf in a mug - sounds perfect for lunches in winter, right?
Well, I made my normal kidney bean sauce.
Onions, garlic, coriander, some red chilli flakes, salt, pepper, SUGAR, at least 2 cans of tomato, about 200 - 300 g kidney beans. Cook together for about 20 - 30 minutes.
I portion these out usually and have on pasta or baked potatoes for lazy nights - the latest batch was DELICIOUS. I put lots of garlic (for immunity in winter).
I'll have to make another batch on the weekend because the last batch I made about 3 weeks ago is now done :(
Back to the burritos.
I put the sauce in wraps, rolled them up, added cheese and baked them. The kids weren't fans but D and I loved them. In fact, we still have two in the freezer so we can have those tomorrow.
(I don't fuss with the kids - all I said was "yippee, more for Daddy and me!")
17. Korean Beef
HUGE hit. Thanks again, April.
I added the broccoli into the dish after partially cooking it in the microwave. When the kids saw the broccoli mixed in, they said they don't want it.
Again, WOOHOO - more for Daddy and me :)
Next time I'll have to use two broccoli cubes ;)
18. Jamie Oliver's flatbread
(with a Marcia twist)
I just added 150 g spinach. That's a lot (just weigh it) but Nanny S slices it nice and fine so I could add to the dough easily.
And the recipe makes a TON!
(I hid some in the freezer :))
So tell me, are you getting hungry??? :)
Who has a lovely, EASY recipe for me to try in May?