Monday, 1 June 2020

Weekend

A beautiful weekend, weather wise enabling a little bit of sitting outside and watching the world go by.  Or in our case very little go by, it is so quiet.  In fact most of the time all we can hear is the birdsong, which is a real delight.

Saturday I spent a couple of hours in the kitchen preparing the Sunday roast and goodies for the cake tin.  On the list this week, banana bread to use up a couple of bananas that were starting to go black.


We picked our first crop of rhubarb to make a crumble.


A little ginger and some almond made it quite decadent, a real treat with icecream.  Then a bread pudding was made to use up some stale bread.  Mixed spice and good amount of dried fruit.



Yorkshire puddings and some sage/onion stuffing made and then the surplus for the freezer.



Finally meringues, a real treat for afternoon tea filled with chocolate. 


One made to use to top trifle, a real luxury making it a very special desert.  No reason just because...



I can report that it was very tasty.  We had so much fun catching up with our daughters and the grandchildren via the internet.  We are starting to dream a little and hope that we will be able to make plans to see each other soon.  

I have ordered some more elastic and am awaiting its delivery but in the meantime I have another 20 masks cut out ready to go.


I have also added a Christmas bear to the gift drawer, it is filled with both love and lavender.  It really does smell divine.


Its little face features are not as prominent as I would have liked but it will make a great gift topper.  I also added some mini wreaths using oddments of fabric, all ready to top gifts.




They were made very quickly but I think will made a wonderful addition/topper to a gift.

All in all a quiet weekend but one filled with love and laughter.  I have a lot to be thankful for when I see the news and events happening around the World.  How was your weekend? 

Take care and stay safe.

See you soon.

45 comments:

  1. Gosh you have been busy. Have you ever found any baby girl pattern books for clothing etc?

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  2. It sounds like a lovely weekend. I always come away from your baking posts with my mouth watering, your goodies look so delicious.

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  3. You are always so busy. The photographs of your delicious baking are making me feel hungry this morning, it all looks soooo good.
    I hope it won't be too much longer before you can make plans to visit your family. X

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  4. Wow that all looks amazing! Very productive weekend.

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  5. Wow, you were busy in the kitchen. I don't enjoy cooking enough to spend that much time. Your goodies look delicious. I haven't seen Yorkshire pudding made in small puffs before, mine recipe is made in 2 cake layer pans. I would love to have a copy of your recipe. I have been making banana breads and muffins lately also, to use up old bananas. We are trying not to waste anything during this pandemic. I like your little wreaths. They are so pretty.

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  6. A quiet weekend sounds perfect especially with all the chaos in the world. You baking and projects look wonderful. Stay safe.

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  7. You have had a very productive weekend. Your food and bakes look wonderful and your fabric gifts too:)

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  8. Delicious meal and lovely crafts ! The perfect Sunday !
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  9. A lovely weekend and I could really embrace the special dessert just because. Yes, I hope that things are more under control as far as the pandemic is concerned. People need to see their families again.

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  10. I always enjoy seeing the goodies you cook up in your kitchen. So delicious looking. A great Sunday you enjoyed. Happy week ahead to you
    betsy

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  11. You have been busy, busy, busy. Your baking all looks so delicious!

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  12. ah Christmas is coming!! Lovely post of good food and presents :) I started my first Christmas project a month ago and I should knit more!!

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  13. Wow! You have been very busy! I love those wreaths, they will be perfect gift toppers. All your food looks delicious, especially the banana bread and the trifle. I love trifle! Stay safe and well.

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  14. Oh your baking!!!

    Our weather has cooled down and I really want to bake. -sigh- Just haven't been able to get to it.

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  15. I read your post this morning but my internet dropped off before I could reply. Just as well cos it inspired me make a gorgeous bread and butter pudding with stale bread and marmalade. We shared half of it with thick custard this evening.

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  16. You are all over it Mama! Meringue on a trifle? Brilliant.Glad I read your post today.
    https//joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Your weekend sounds busy, but not too busy, and I'm sure you ended it with a sense of satisfaction. The food you prepared all looks good. Do you freeze Yorkshire Puddings? The meringues and trifle look delicious!

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  18. Hi Lorraine, I'm so impressed with all your delicious meals and baking! Thank you for sending me photos of your wonderful crochet projects! I'm so impressed! I'm glad you are able contact and share love with your family during this time of distancing for our health. Sending love your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Nothing but birdsong sounds divine, Lorraine! Your lovely desserts and crafts are nice to see. How nice to see your bear that is full of love and lavender! That's what the world needs today.

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  20. Quiet weekends are favorites of mine.
    Your holiday gifts are lovely!
    And your treats are divine.
    I made some raspberry muffins today.
    So good!
    Have a cozy evening, my friend.

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  21. I love all of your beautiful crafts and cooking. I pulled the second batch of rhubarb from the garden yesterday and took it to a 94 year old lady from our church. I called her beforehand and told her I would put it on her porch. She was so happy. I always try to give her a couple of bags full each year. She loves rhubarb.
    I need to make Dennis a couple of masks. Most of my fabric is florals and I made myself a few but he had some store bought disposable ones. At the time we thought that it would be a temporary thing but I think they'll be making us wear them for awhile don't you?
    I'm glad you were able to talk with your family and enjoy a quiet weekend with Gerard.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  24. You always come up with some wonderful makes, whether cooked or sewed. Your gift drawer must be overflowing.

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  25. Love all your bakings, looks yummy! Cute Christmas bear and wreath. You are already preparing for Christmas gifts.

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  26. It's not really fair to have looked at this post before having anything to eat, Lorraine. Seems most of the world has been making some form of banana breads lately, myself included and we now have a couple pieces safely in the freezer. Your masks and Christmas gift toppers look lovely. Hopefully, you will be able to make travel plans soon to visit with family, as we hope to as well. Thanks for the comment condolence on my recent post, much appreciated.

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  27. Your little gift toppers are too cute and your baking looks delish!

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  28. Wow, the trifle looks very good and rich.

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  29. Yummy looking recipes! I'm so glad you enjoyed time with family online and were able to finish so many good crafting projects as well, Lorraine. You inspire me! I am working on completing some towel holders a friend asked me to make. xx

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  30. Delicious looking sweet items. I need to find time to make a few things for gifts for Christmas besides calendars. Work. Shopping. Home. Me we enough time to so things eople do.. Weekend was nice. Riots in the area. Way too many not good things going on. Praying it all calms down soon!

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  31. Hi, I seem unable to reply to your email but said “Hi not sure if my reply went back to you. Granddaughter currently 4 months so if you think any of those can be adapted down for this year at least, they would be lovely. Thanks.”

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  32. Everything looks so yummy and the mini Christmas wreaths are lovely!! We too had some beautiful weather over the weekend...
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving a comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  33. Oh, your baking and sewing are just lovely. You sound very focused and creative. I love my masks. I wear them every day when I run my dog on the bicycle.

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  34. My friend would murder somebody to get these meringues ! they look delicious. It's strange to see things for Christmas but it's a good idea !
    From Monday on the restaurants will be open I so much wish to sit on a terrace and have a drink and watch people ! With travelling we have to wait another week.

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  35. I should not be looking at all your delicious food when I'm feeling in need of a snack (smile). A good idea to make bread pudding when the oven is on. I haven't made that for a long time, but enjoy it as you can eat warm or cold slices. You have also been busy with your sewing. The weather has changed here with rain overnight. A day to stay indoors with some craftwork - in my case a few rows of crochet and a little bit of sewing, Linda x

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  36. A weekend filled with love and laughter sounds wonderful to me.

    Looking at all the lovely food is making me feel hungry :)

    All the best Jan

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  37. That baking and the meringues look so delicious, shame I dieting again.

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  38. This is my first time visiting your blog - I followed you over here from A Joyful Chaos.

    Those meringues DO look lovely. I make them from time to time when I have a recipe that calls for yolks rather than whole eggs. Most of my baking is bread; I haven't bought bread in about 40 years. We do get Store Bought White Bread (SBWB) to feed the fish and turtles in our pond, but I don't give to my family. We haven't had bread pudding in ages - I never seem to have any bread left over!

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  40. You do keep very busy, all your baking looks delicious and the gifts are as wonderful as ever. I hope you get to see your family in person really soon. x

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  41. Keeping as busy as always I see. I love the little bear, and the rag wreaths are gorgeous. What kind of frame do you use for them?

    God bless.

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