you'll never guess what I've been up to....

then again, you're all pretty's a clue>>>>

do you need more clues?

you're right! I've been cooking.

Here's stage two>>

clean up time.

much better.

Stage three?

coffee, cake, and a couple of chapters.

Now I know what you're thinking....all that mess just to make a chocolate cake?
Well, yes...and no.
I also made a beef casserole, a batch of mini meatballs ready for the next batch of spaghetti sauce and a couple of mini meatloaves.
My freezer is full.


  1. Wow. You deserve that cake. And I am super impressed. I think I would have rewarded myself with the cake and cuppa before I did the washing up (telling myself that it would mean only ONE washup).

  2. Wow...that's a day well spent.

  3. I thought perhaps you were cleaning your cupboards. Much better use of time.

  4. I'm coming over, put the kettle on! :D

  5. My daughter is a great baker but you should see the kitchen when she is finished World War3, and guess gets to wash up, I don't mind eating her cakes, much better than mine.

  6. Bit of work or what! Worth the effort though.

  7. Elephant's Child; I always clean up first, the cake tastes nicer when I don't have to get up and start washing dishes.

    Delores; it was a really great day. I even managed to put some of that cake in the freezer, pre-sliced of course.

    Joanne; the cupboard cleaning was last week.

    Vicki; alrighty, do you prefer tea or coffee?

    Merlesworld; my daughter is the same, but her marble cakes are worth it.

    Andrew; just a little bit of work and the cake was worth waiting for.

  8. I cannot adequately express my delight on reading this post. Therefore I won't.

  9. Coffee thanks! And, I used to have a cup exactly the same as yours :)

  10. You deserved the rest of the day off after all that effort. What a nice feeling it is to know you have home-made ready -made meals in the freezer.

  11. R.H. okay....

    Vicki; I only have instant, Nescafe or International Roast. I bought the cup at Target about 6 years ago, it's one of my favourites.

    jabblog; I spend so much time out and about these days, it's nice to come home and just microwave something good.

  12. No matter how much I try, I usually create a monstrous mess in the kitchen when I'm cooking and baking. But I'm with you; there's no rest in my butt until I get the mess all cleaned up again. Today, I'll be making a big pan of lasagna from scratch, so I'll be creating one of my usual disaster areas, I'm sure. Maybe I'd better bake a cake too, so I can reward myself after I clean up the kitchen. Good idea!

  13. Wow. You did some major work in your kitchen. the cake looks yummy. Yes, cleaning up is the big cost. Dang it.

  14. It's always great to have a well stocked freezer. That was a wonderful day's work and yes, you deserved that cuppa and cake. If you were on a cooking show you'd have someone to clean up after you. I think your cooking was probably a lot better than some they dish up.

  15. Susan; I haven't made a lasagna in years! Can't do one now though, the freezer is full. I'll put it on my list for next time. And yes, make the cake.

    Susan Kane; I actually enjoy the cleaning up bit as much as the baking. I'm weird that way.

    Mimsie; I won't have to cook for weeks. Unless I suddenly feel the need for steak and chips. I don't like those cooking shows, they do "fancy" foods with weird ingredients. Give me good plain food any day.

  16. The Wicked Writer; nom nom indeed. It was delicious, with a jam and cream filling, chocolate icing on top...


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