That Friday Feeling…

Yeahhhh It’s Friday…….

I am not cooking today, but Christmas Hamper goody planning – we are having a cheeky takeaway for Date Night πŸ’‹

Youngest is back home for a week tomorrow, so I am making some Brownies today, I use Nigella’s recipe and it’s always ‘bang on’. Β Β


6 eggs, 500g caster sugar, tsp of vanilla bean paste, whisked together till light and fluffy – melt together 375g dark chocolate and 375g unsalted butter, then add to egg mix, when blended add 225g plain flour, mix till just blended, then into a preheated oven at 180 for 25 minutes – remove and cool – enjoy 😊

I leave out the nuts as some like, some don’t and without it caters for all πŸ€—


I am also looking forward to Christmas Hamper making and it’s time to start making some food gifts for them so far I have decided on.

* Homemade Fudge – various flavours and designs
* Homemade Stawberry Jam
* Homemade Truffles – again various flavours and designs
* Homemade Chocolate Bark – various again
* Homemade Lemon Curd
* Homemade Flavoured oils
* Homemade Savoury and Sweet spiced/caramelised nuts
* Homemade Mini Christmas Cakes
* Homemade Christmas Shortbreads
* Homemade Krispie rice treats – various Christmas styles for adults and kids
* Homemade Christmas Cupcakes for work colleagues

Time to get my planning head on πŸ€“

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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