Don't they know blogging takes precedence over all else?!!
As you can tell I'm back to 'normal' - feelin' fine and drinkin' wine. DH had a v bad day at work and came home bearing gifts of wine and chocolate. Yay, for work related stress says I!!!!!!
Thank you all so much for your words of support about yesterday's dental marathon - got the same fun in 2 weeks time - can't wait =)
I got stuck in to the sewing today and cut out a batch of 'little girl' bags and have so far sewn four. The first three are pictured below:
Another 4 are cut out ready for tomorrow. They would have been made today if only I lived in a house with a sewing room (and no children or wine-bearing husband)- we have a through lounge/diner and I do tend to take over somewhat :o)
Unfortunately I'm also totally anal about eating our evening meal at the table 'en famille' so have to clear my crud away in time for dinner. I may have to resort to sandwiches or toast for tea for the next week!!
On the monkee front things were surprisingly quiet this morning - mmmm.
I was busy sewing but after a while I thought I'd better seek out Ruby, in case she was up to no good with the muffins.
Nothing could have prepared me for the shock of discovering this act of senseless canine cruelty to innocent primates:
Oh my, a monkee limb protuding from the Moog's posterior!!!
Oh phew, not actually been digested and excreted then (sorry - tasteless I know) just buried in enormously fluffsome Moog trousers.
Feeling slightly wonky after being rescued from whiffy Moog undergarments:
After some facial rearrangement and a game of 'dress up the monkee' with the Minx the Rubemeistergeneral felt a little better:
Thank goodness for that! Thought I might have to use your very useful and very funny washing instructions for a minute there Monkee Maker!! Fortunately I'm immune to the pong of Moog now so can cope without having to bleach the Monkee ;o)
In case you are desperate for something to do with runny bananas here's the recipe I promised:
Ruby Monkee's Chocolate and Banana Muffings:
3 v ripe bananas
3 tablespoons milk
2 - 2.5 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4oz golden granulated sugar
8oz self raising flour
1oz cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mash the bananas well and mix in all wet ingredients. Add all dry ingredients and combine but don't go mad and stir too much - just combined is fine.
Put into paper muffin cases and bake at Gas Mk 5 for 15-20 mins.
(sorry for the unhelpful non-translation of the recipe for those of you either not using UK measurements or not 'cooking on gas' - would have meant far too much effort on my part - mwaaa ha ha ha ha!)
I managed to make 11 in my big muffin tray - I know, weird number!! If you used a fairy cake tray and cup cake cases you'd get at least 12 big ones - as it were!!
They'll be firm and risen when cooked. Lovely warm and equally nice the next day with a big mug of coffee. If you are a monkee, serve with chopped banana and three Cadbury's Roses chocolates washed down with a chilled Bud ;o)
Now I'm going to sit down and recover from having to correct soooo many typos due to the effects of vino plonko on my attempt to blog coherently tonight. Drinking on a school night? I know! It's dreadful I know but I'm really only doing it to offer DH some moral support ;o)