Can you tell I’m a huge fan of crumbs? I can’t help it. I just want to add crumbs to all my muffins, bread and cakes! I’m finally starting my holiday baking. So for my first baking recipe, I thought I’d kick it off with something eggnog and something Kahlua! Yes, it’s a FANTASTIC combination if you haven’t tried it already. This is definitely a muffin you’ll want to have coffee with. It’s like peas and carrots, they go hand-in-hand. And a little dark chocolate can never hurt in a combination like this.
My mother-in-law is engaged! This is her third marriage and I hope it’ll be a happily ever after for her. Chris and I have been together for almost 15 years and it has been a wonderful and blissful union. I hope she finds the same with her new fiancé. She sounded really happy over the phone about being engaged to a man she has known for 20 years. I’m happy that she’s happy. She deserves it. She’ll be visiting us with her new fiancé next Tuesday. I know, odd day but they’re only in town for a day. This means I’ll be cleaning the house this weekend.
I made this over the weekend. I was so excited to cut into it for breakfast the next morning too. When I took a bite out of it the next day, it was mush. Funny how it looked fabulous when it came out of the oven. What happened here?! Cakes aren’t supposed to have a soggy and wet texture! I was sooooo disappointed I was going to chuck it in the trash. There goes a wasted day. Chris, however, liked it. He said it tasted like a bread pudding. I rolled my eyes. He ended up taking it with him to work to share. I was somewhat embarrassed but whatever!
I brought home a box of raspberries from the store the other day. They were the prettiest out of the bunch. Big, plump and organic. I washed them when I got home and when I fed it to Chris, he said… “it’s kind of sour” then he made a face. More of a reason why we don’t eat fruit around here. Sigh… I hate it when that happens. How the heck do you pick out a good box of raspberries? So when that happens, I usually bake with them. It’s the only way I know to salvage them without throwing it out, or make a liqueur out of them.
I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend. Yes I know the week is half way over and I’m behind on my blog. I didn’t get a chance to cook or bake over the weekend, hence the tardiness on my post this week.
Let’s see… Chris and I bought a new dining room set over the weekend —yay! It’s a beautiful distressed piece, which I love and it will be delivered this Friday. Kimi came home from her trip so we spent the afternoon with her. Chatted up with our neighbor regarding the fence we share. Was thinking about redoing it next month. So yes, it was a busy weekend.