Summer has arrived, with a vengeance!
Temperatures rose to 38C (or 100F) around here over the weekend.
Little Aussie, our first grandson, arrived with his Dad for a 3-day visit.
Here they are, cooling off with our grandpuppy Charlotte!
I know, dogs are not called Fido or Spot these days;
only a proper name will do...
Aussie's favourite TV character is Dora the Explorer.
Recently I found this Dora cooks activity book, with Dora plate and 4 silicone muffin cups.
When I brought it out, his little face lit up with delight - and so did mine!
This is what we made:
Recipe for 4 Banana muffins, just the right size for little hands to mix:
1 large banana
40g soft brown sugar
2 tbsp oil
1 small egg
65 ml milk
100g self-raising flour
Peel and mash the banana in a bowl. Mix in the sugar and oil.
Crack the egg into the bowl. Pour in the milk and stir with spoon.
Sieve the flour into the bowl. Spoon into 4 muffin cases.
Bake15-20 minutes. Cool and consume!
Aussie wanted to add chocolate, so we threw in some cocoa powder.
Other suggested variations: Add blueberries, apple pieces, nuts, grated carrot, dried fruit .... endless possibilities really.
Lick and scrape out the bowl as you will...
That night, Aussie wore the new pj's I made recently.
No, that is not my hairy leg which somehow made an entrance into this shot.
Note to self: must learn to crop photos.
Remember the hunt for the third colour to blend with my pale pink and navy linen,
to make Vogue Pattern V8805?
Thank you for all the suggestions, and I thought about them all.
I was hoping to find some orange linen, but was unsuccessful.
This is what I bought today: not quite an accurate reproduction,
but the colour is a very bright pink,
which I have heard referred to as American Beauty.
I'm looking forward to working on this one asap
Meantime, I am hard at work on the black rose floral.
Fingers crossed for a successful reveal, some time soon ...
Note: dead grass. When will we get some decent rain?
Hope your week runs happily ....