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What to make??

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What to make??

So here we are mothercookers. Monday,and what to make??

I always have great plans on how I’m going to cook and freeze meals at the weekend or plan a delicious menu to get us through the whole week…..but no, here we are again….nothing planned, nothing made.

Why is it such a struggle? You would think, for a girl surrounded by cookbooks and food magazines that it wouldn’t be a problem…but it is.

Once I’ve accommodated everyone’s likes and dislikes (a stupid thing to do, I don’t want fussy eaters), factored in my budget, worked out what time everyone is home from school, work, football etc etc…..established who will actually be here. (no one ever thinks of the meal planning when changing plans at the last-minute lol.) I’m no closer to deciding. I drool over fantastically styled food pages, and dream of living near a good fishmonger, but lets face it, I’m usually in a rush, my dinners taste good, but aren’t always much to look at, and I have to be in the mood to eat fish!

If you have ever watched Shirley Valentine you can kind of see her same day, same meal mentality. But that would be too boring for me.

I love to cook, I  love to eat even more…but the planning…oh the planning is not an area where I excel…..

So the coffee pot is on, pen and paper at the ready…..lets see what tempts me, what looks good, is cheapish, and healthy..ish…….ideas and inspiration always welcome 🙂

 

much love

Sky x

http://www.mothercookers.com

 

 

Why we need cake….

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Why we need cake….

I’m not going to lie, I’m not that good a making cakes….I don’t even eat that much cake, but there is just something soooo homely about the smell of baking. Sugary, buttery goodness that welcomes you as you come through the door.

Cake makes you feel loved, cake makes you happy, cake is good…..but it has to be homemade.

We stuff ourselves with so many preservatives and chemicals that we have no idea about, no clue on how they affect our bodies (or souls). We rant and rave about butter and sugar….but in a home made cake you can see actually what and how much of it has gone into the mix…and its a lot less than shop bought stuff. And its filling, its not just puff and air…..it has proper eggs in it…..possibly real lemon or carrots….(I don’t care what they say..that must count towards your five a day lol).

If it comes with a cup of tea and the promise of friendship…(baking cakes will guarantee family and friends will call..) then all the better…

So get out a mixing bowl and turn on the oven…..tie on an apron and dust the kitchen with flour, if it turns out well you will become and instant domestic Goddess (or God)…..if it’s a bit of a flop hide it under custard and call it pudding….either way its nearly the weekend…lets make cake 🙂

 

lots of love & cake crumbs

Sky x

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