I feel I have to apologise for this week’s post starting off a bit like a readers’ recipes page from Woman’s Own, but Saturday was quite a productive day baking and cooking wise. I made a pinata cake for Mothers Day for my mum.
It is just a regular Victoria Sandwich with some excavation work to make room for the sweets:
I had an assortment of different ready-roll icing colours so mixed them for a psychedelic combination:Scott cleverly came up with the idea of a Wizard of Oz cake – with the Yellow Brick Road. Damn, if only I had thought of that as a theme earlier!He got really into making this cake and was mainly helpful. Hopefully a sign of things to come!I had to work way outside of my comfort zone in that we made this before Mini Kickers and then had to leave with the kitchen in total chaos. By this I mean, icing everywhere – floor to ceiling, dishes stacked high and masses of stickiness. I am coming to try and accept that it is okay if we make a mess (and this was a major one) as long as we enjoy the making.
Roasted tomatoes (with garlic, chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil) on tagliatelle tossed with Ricotta cheese. Billy would not accept this meatless offering, so his was also served with Rump Steak! I am almost entirely meat free at the moment. I have totally gone off it and am almost vegetarian.
I am now 32 weeks, 5 days pregnant so starting to feel in the home straight. The heartburn is still horrendous and I do have days of quite bad Braxton Hicks contractions, but I am thankful to still to be mobile and able to do things like Mini Kickers with Scott. In terms of Scott’s new room, painter is now booked as is carpet. Really hoping we can make it in time!
I managed 4 miles today at a slow trot – roughly about 10 minute miles: