Tuesday 12 January 2010

Melting moments

Well the snow is finally starting to melt, the house sits in a widening pool of snow free land and the sound of drips fills the air. It was beautiful to see the snow and wonderful that I was able to drive out and see the romance that was the snowy landscape but oh god I will be glad when the world gets back to normal.

One step in the process is that husband is back to work husband... Yay.... 3 weeks was just a bit too long for him to be home and still alive. I wonder how many other women are in that situation? Now don't get me wrong, I love my husband more than anything....hmmm more than my chocolate brownies????? Anyway stop drooling, where was I, ah yes loving husband. I do love him but I love my time on my own too, I was too late to marriage to take kindly to someone with me 24 hours a day 365 days a year. When would I get the time to manically sing along to Abba whilst dancing like a loon? Why is it that even when we are both home it is still the woman that does the majority of the chores? I can be a bit anal about doing things the proper way ie: my way but I have mellowed lately and will let others do chores. I might still be waiting for that to happen but I can hope. If husband was home all the time how would I sneak in the furniture rearranging, sy decorating or new cushions or curtains? Not to mention coffee with friends? No the best place for husbands is working. To that end I I rewarded back to work husband with one of his favourite meals, Shepherds pie, last night. Quite an easy day for me too because of the cunningly frozen shepherds pie from last week.

I was going to be cooking up a storm at the weekend but unfortunately surrogate son-in-law's father has had a heart attack and the family are whizzing of to his bedside, as is only right and proper, I wish the family all the best and send lots of healing to them but there is this little selfish bit of me that will miss seeing The Childe, surrogate son-in-law and adorable grandchildren at the weekend. It seems ages since they were last here eating me out of house and home and demanding "fwoth fwoth".

I might even had baked a batch of my famous gluten and dairy free brownies, still if they arent here I can't eat them and I will not get fat. See there is a bright side to most things.

Gluten and Dairy free Brownies

8oz caster sugar
2 eggs
4oz soya marg... or any marg
2oz gluten free plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1 1/2oz cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
choc chunks chips whatevers.

Melt the marg and add cocoa powder, do not eat it is disgusting. Mix eggs and sugar very well til light and creamy, add butter and cocoa mix, mix, add flour, baking powder, vanilla and choc chunks and mix in. Place in an 8inch square tin and bake for 30 mins at 180c. I also add nuts if I am in the mood it depends who I am cooking them for.

Leave in tin to cool for 10 or so mins, cut into squares. These freeze really well and take about 30 secs to defrost in the microwave. Yummylicious. These do duty as wedding cake, birthday cake, any occasion cake and cheer me up cake.

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