It is best to get plenty of rest while your people go to the market to get fresh fruit and vegetables.
And get on with a current craft project. 192 squares finally cut and the quilt laid out.
Go to evening church service and have supper - which means you only need to take a plate to share and you don't have to cook when you get home. Also, that Ginger is so worn out by keeping up with the bigger kids (and they are all bigger than her) that she just falls into bed leaving you to get on with the week's ironing and good TV watching (anyone else watch the great detective program Zen on ABC1?).
Where did last week go? I had so many intentions of blogging much more regularly this year (I even instituted 5am wake-ups as a way of managing it) but last week just got away from me. Mr Provincial ended up with a four day long weekend thanks to the Australia Day public holiday and a generous CO so we had sleep-ins (thank you Ginger!) and tackled some jobs around the house in the morning hours when I would normally blog. Also had visits to the midwife and that delightful later pregnancy glucose tolerance test. Baby boy is doing well, with a strong heartbeat and already seems to be head down - such a different pregnancy to his sister's:).
Simplicity Sand Cake
This recipe was given to me by an older lady at our last church. It falls into that delightful category of beat and bake cakes. I make it pretty frequently.
1 cup Self-raising flour
1 heaped tablespoon cornflour
3/4 cup sugar
125g butter softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Place all the above ingredients in a bowl and beat for 6 minutes. Bake in a ring tin at 175 degrees for about 30 minutes.
We like to eat our cake fresh and dusted with vanilla icing sugar.