Leftover Christmas Muffins

I had a sad looking apple in the fruit bowl and a jar of mincemeat from Christmas. I made these. INGREDIENTS 400g Jar of Mincemeat 250g Self Raising Flour 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder 1 giant apple/2 medium apples, diced 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 50g sugar 1 egg, beaten Butter/Oil METHOD Sieve the flour, baking …

All Rational Spending Thoughts Have Left The Building

Hi all. I made it to this week with my head in check and without being drawn into the mass consumerism of Christmas. I was well within budget for this year and feeling that everything was ready. I used wrapping paper I bought at 75% off in January, I posted my cards second class to …

Festive Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I decided to make some shortbread as it is Christmas and I wanted to use my lovely Christmas cookie cutters. You might not believe me but I actually used white chocolate chips, they do look like milk chocolate in the photo though. Also you can’t see it but one of the shortbread cut using my …

Christmas Preparation Part 2

Today I put up the Christmas decorations. They are very minimal as The Boy is more ‘Bah Humbug’. Just a bit of tinsel round the stairs and these fairy lights in the living room. And still he went ‘What the hell?!’ when he got home from work. I have posted all the family Christmas cards. …

A Tale of Two Biscuits: Spiced Christmas Cookies

I tried to make gingerbread, and this is what happened the first time I made it today: So, just like the Boy was when I told him I made gingerbread, you’ll be wondering what the hell that is. I don’t really make biscuits. And I was going half on remembering how I made gingerbread when …

Christmas Preparation Part 1

I got a little bit excited/anxious today about Christmas and bought the remainder of the my family’s Christmas presents this morning. I did it mostly with Amazon vouchers I had earned, not as epic a saving as last time, but a nice and much appreciated £45.55 was saved on my shopping. I spent £12.35 which …

It’s Winter Wool Wash Day!

I have decided that today is Winter Wool Wash day. What, pray tell, is Winter Wool Wash day? I’m glad you asked. Winter Wool Wash day has no set day, it is just something I do every November since…last year. It is basically where I get my collection of Christmas jumpers, Christmas hats, Socks and …

Rustic* Festive** Fruity Parcels

*Rustic = A euphemism for ‘looks like they were assembled by a toddler’. **Festive = I wanted to use the seasonal ‘C’ word but felt I might get beaten up by scrooges if I did. Hi everybody. I haven’t been feeling 100% all week. Each day brings on a new symptom and today at work …