William celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday so today he took cupcakes to school to share with his classmates.
This was a speedy little recipe from taste.com.au.
Dry ingredients are mixed with wet ingredients to make a simple cake batter.
With this recipe I made 30 mini cupcakes.
I then had some fun decorating them with the various sprinkles and sparkles I had in the pantry.
In the spirit of Dry July, I’m trying to live alcohol free for at least a few weeks*. So far so good but tonight I wanted to end the weekend with a cocktail like concoction.
I added chopped lime and orange with fresh mint to a cup of cranberry and pomegranate juice. I then added a splash of soda water and served over ice. Very refreshing!
I’m on the look out for other great non alcoholic cocktails so please let me know if you have a favourite!
And, as for the asterisk…I’m only sticking to Dry July in Australia. When I head off to the States late next week I might indulge in the odd glass of wine!
I hope you had a great weekend!
My Mum has just decided she probably doesn’t need her Dymo labeller anymore so she brought it over for the boys to play with. Hours of fun!
Do you remember how cool these were back in the 70s? They still get a cool rating from my two boys.
Who doesn’t deserve a special treat at the end of the first day back at school? The boys aptly named this an Ice-Cream Monday.
Vanilla ice-cream, chocolate ice-cream, chopped up smarties chocolate, clinkers, licorice all-sorts and Ice Magic.
My stomach hurts just thinking about it.
Let’s celebrate the end of the weekend!
Ruby Grapefruit Cocktail
based on recipe on www.taste.com.au
1/8 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1 cup ice cubes
Place the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until well combined and ice is crushed.
Pour into a chilled glasses.
Relax and enjoy!
The boys have been very keen gamers since they received an X-Box for Christmas so I’ve made them some bean bags to slump into in front of the TV. It’s been years since I’ve made a bean bag and I’m constantly surprised at how many bags of beans are needed to fill them. This medium sized bean bag took 3 x 500g bags. At $12.95 per bag it certainly makes this little project quite expensive. BUT…I’m proud to say that all of the fabric used was from my existing stash!
I used the bean bag pattern on the Lincraft Website. Their instructions state that you will need one 500g bag of beans. Don’t believe them!!! I adjusted the pattern to be halfway between a child’s and an adult’s sized bean bag.
The boys are very happy with their new chairs!
So….what do you think of the new look for Created Today? I have been wanting to change the look of the blog for a while now. The plan was another customised header but then I came across this Word Press template and decided that, for now at least, this would be the new look. So…what do you think?
On the 22nd day of the Christmas Countdown it was time to make an old favourite – White Christmas – but with a delicious twist!
This recipe is very simple. Simply melt 350g white chocolate and stir through 50g chopped Turkish delight, 50g glace cherries and 50g slivered almonds. Pour into a lined lamington tray and, once set, cut into squares.
This morning the boys had a ball at the beach. It’s the perfect place for a kid to run and play and create…without limitations.
Hamish and John raced a number of times…and it was always a close finish.
And Will was just happy playing in the sand.
Last night as the boys went to bed I promised I would make their previously destroyed (by them!) Lego Prince of Persia castle. I had no idea where, amongst all the other Lego, the pieces for this castle were and at 1am I finally gave up. So today I was on a mission to finish making the Alamut Caslte. Finally this afternoon at around 5pm I completed it…yes, with a few pieces missing, but I had two very satisfied little customers.
And that’s what I created today!