Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Making things with new things!

At the weekend we set about doing one of my 'aims' for this year and that was using things! I have had a Crock Pot slow cooker sitting out in the kitchen for the past year,new in its box.So on Sunday I made a sausage casserole.It did actually taste ok, though I think I will teak the recipe a bit next time.I am really not keen on tinned/chopped tomatoes so I will probably swap them for some tomato puree and add a bit more stock.The girls ate it though which is the main thing ! (Though Holly did leave the 'bits' like the pepper and mushrooms!)
Next thing to use was my new mixer that we got for Christmas.What is it with me and mixers? This one still doesn't seem to know the meaning of low speed and I still ended up with a cloud of flour and icing suger in the kitchen!Anyway, I made Hazelnut & Chocolate cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery book(bang goes any attempt at healthy eating!)They are lovely but even I found the combination of the filling (a dollop of Nutella type spread - we used Asda's own)and the frosting (flavoured with the choc/hazelnut spread) a bit too sickly and that is saying something!

I am still taking a photo a day, though most of them are pretty random and not really worth sharing on here!
To help with my aim of doing Document 2011 I have gone out and bought myself a diary and am making notes each day :) I haven't kept a diary in years ,but as it's small enough to keep in my handbag and won't be hidden in a drawer by my bed I'm hoping I will make use of it!

I'll leave you with this photo of the gorgeous sky yesterday morning :)


domestic goddess said...

they look gorgeous!

Claire Crompton said...

Those cupcakes look yum Sue. I bet they didn't last long?.


Becky said...

With tinned tomaotes I puree them down and find that they taste much nicer! May just be me! I love those cupcakes - Penny has made all the cupcakes from the Hummingbird book over the past year - I have now rejoined Weight Watchers lol