Monday, 21 September 2009

This is what I am gonna make one day soon

onion , finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , crushed
olive oil
2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes
4 tbsp mascarpone
a handful basil
6 chicken breasts , skin on
How to -

Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Fry the onion and garlic in 3 tbsp oil until softened but not coloured. Add the tomatoes, season, then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick and glossy. Take off the heat and stir in the mascarpone and half the basil, roughly torn.
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the chicken on both sides until golden. Transfer to a baking dish and pour over the sauce. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Scatter over the rest of the basil.

Yummy Scrummy Toffee Apple Pud

Well what do you think to this

We have a gorgeous bramley apple tree in our front garden - so sent hubby up the ladder this evening - ready so I could make this.........

Here is the recipe

85g butter , melted
140g self-raising flour
100g golden caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
200ml milk
1 egg , beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Bramley apples (or other cooking) apples, peeled, cored and sliced

140g dark brown sugar
250 ml boiling water

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease a 2-litre/3½-pint ovenproof dish lightly with butter. Tip the flour, sugar and baking powder, along with a pinch of salt, into a large bowl. Mix together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and stir into the dry ingredients until you get a smooth batter. Arrange the apples in the dish, spoon the batter on top and smooth with a knife until the apples are covered.

For the topping, pour 250ml boiling water over the sugar and stir together until smooth. Pour the liquid over the pudding mixture, then scatter over the pecans. Bake for about 40 mins until the pudding has risen and is golden. Use a big spoon to serve the pudding, making sure you get some of the gooey caramel sauce covering the bottom of the dish. Serve with pouring cream, warm custard or vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

There's more

Have a look at this one - made this afternoon with the help of Jiminy Cricut and the Zooballoo cart

My friends little boy is 1 this week - (Spot the figure 1 under Ollie Octopus's arm)

Papers are Love Elsie - nice, bright and funky - love them

Have you seen this - just received it in an email

Looks like fun - doesn't it - head on over and check it out

Busy Making Cards

Have been so busy just recently - with the school hols and then the children returning to school and all the activities starting up again. I do kickboxing - the children do it on another evening of the week - my son does Badminton and Beavers and my daughter wants to start gymnastics. My oh my - I run a craft club once a week from home and squeeze 20 hours a week in at work - where of where do I find the time to craft but if I dont I am like a bear with a sore head - I definitely think its an addiction - I always feel so much better when I have been cutting and sticking - lol

Anyway just recently I have had a thing for making cards instead of layouts - here's the results

That is for a close family friend who has just been in hospital - get well soon Kath!

I have two friends who are expecting a visit from the stork very shortly - not sure if its gonna bring girls or boys - you watch now I have made 2 girls and 1 boys cards - they will both have boys!!

I found the instruction on how to make this double tag card on Utube in the early hours of this morning when I couldn't sleep - hang on - will see if I can link them to here
Have tried - I cannot do it direct but if you click on here - this should work

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

want to try these when I get a mo - look so yummy - dont think I could bake them for the kids and not eat some so had better wait a while till my journey is complete - dont they look good