Something for the weekend

We’re somewhat creatures of habit in our house. Since our daughter attended Rainbows and Brownies then Guides when she was younger, I used to squeeze the food shopping in in between dropping her off and picking her up again every Thursday. She gave up Guides when the unit folded when she was about 12 or 13. She’s 23 now. But we still do the food shop on a Thursday. And what’s even more ridiculous is that my husband retired (early) 2 years ago so could do the food shop during the day and on any day of the week he wanted. Yet it still happens on a Thursday.

That means the shopping list has to be created on Wednesday evenings. We are currently loosely following a well known diet club food menu, although we don’t actually belong to the club. It helps us make healthier food choices and gives better variety to meal times. So I go through the recipe books and decide which dishes we’ll have in the coming week. He then goes back over them to check what he actually needs to buy and what’s already in stock and writes the list. Then we add on anything else that we need in addition to food items. I always end it “and something nice”!

Over the years I have collected many, many, many #baking magazines for inspiration and the “oh, that looks nice, I’ll try making that” only never to get around to it. This last week I have decided that I need to devote more time to #baking. I’ve put the magazines in order with the intention of making something each week until I’ve got through all the magazines.

In addition to the usual food shopping I have added some extra items to this weeks list in order to create some royal icing covered biscuits, magazine 1. My plan is to make them on my day off on Friday or at the latest on Saturday, depending on what else is going on.

I find #baking and cake decorating very therapeutic as I have to concentrate on what I’m doing. It helps me zone out of other stuff for a bit. And you get something (hopefully) edible at the end of it. So much the better.

I shall look forward to creating our little something for the weekend 😋


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