These cute little cupcakes are decorated by my daughter. The design is her own. My daughters had a cupcake decoration competition at their school this Saturday. And this was the result of their practice at home. Here is what the other one did
For the chef cupcake decoration I learned to create modelling chocolate and for that purpose I learned to make corn syrup at home.
About the result… they both didn’t win, but I am happy that they participated. Their decoration in school was almost same to these, so I am happy that they could do all of it in the pressure of a competition.
Today I am sharing my wip(work in progress) projects. Normally I prefer to work on one project at a time as that way my focus is only on one work and I can finish on time. But at times I need break from the monotony of the work and I end up having more than one projects in hand.
Right now I am test knitting a tee with beading details on it.
I got a request to fix a dress for my friend’s daughter; the dress has very deep neckline. So I am crocheting a collar for the same
Along with these I am working on a crochet top and a five day workshop with kids in my society.
The workshop includes paper folding, cutting to make gift boxes, basic needlework (running stitches, chain stitches) and to keep kids hooked we have fireless cooking. Till now we made a vegetables sanwich, vegetables salad and fruit cababs (fruits on a skewer). We all are enjoying this and kids even asked why can’t we have the workshop for more days:D
A quick and tasty breakfast recipe. All you need is
cheese 1/4 cup grated
salt to taste
chilli powder according to taste
1tsp oil ( to grease the tava/pan)
bread slices 2
lightly beat the eggs, add salt, chilli powder according to taste. Heat tava/ pan and lightly grease with oil. turn the heat medium, pour the egg mix, sprinkle the spinach and cheese.
(I used cheese slices as I didn’t have other cheese)
cut the bread slices diagonally. put the slices over the cooking omelette, spread butter on the top.
cover and cook for a minute. and it is done 🙂
cut the wedges and serve.
Today’s lunch for kids
Beetroot rice: beetroot gave this beautiful colour to the ordinary steamed white rice and turned it into a special dish. Took just five minutes. A hint of lemon at the end balances the sweetness of the beetroot. My daughter called it red lemon rice
Spinach and cabbage salad: isn’t it lovely to be able to use your garden greens to make something healthy. I added a bit of grated coconut as well to the salad. A quick, healthy and tasty salad.
I have always liked the cute decorated bento lunches and wondered if I can do something like that for my kids school lunch. I am surely not going to have time and resources to do decorated bento but for now a simple bento lunch box
Contains rice, fried green gram with coconut, cucumber and carrot salad, grilled capsicum, onion and paneer.
When we came back from two weeks outing yesterday our pots had a surprise for us; a full grown bunch of spinach 🙂
I made spinch tomato soup
It was a refreshing change from the outside food we had for two weeks.
Sometimes the things you are most afraid of are the things that make you the happiest 🙂 gardening is one…
I tried my hands on caramel custard, and as my earlier experiences with caramel ( for Indian desserts) has never been consistent, I was not sure how it will turn out.
And so becoming too carefull I did undercook the sugar! The result: the caramel turned out pale with no color.
But I am happy that I tried it and the custard was yummy.
we did dig the mud ….
we backed honey yoghurt muffins…
we made the pompom doll
we ate homemade doughnuts
we made a yarn wrapped vase
and we sang “do you want to build a snowman? ” all day long!! 🙂
It was a busy Saturday, and we had a lot of fun. In the morning when I was busy in kitchen and DH was out, Achu asked her sister to show the coloring to her. And when I went in the room they both were so busy in their work
Achu happily told me how she was able to mix different colors and got new colors.
Later I backed Black Forest Gateau from Sanjeev Kapoors Simple Home Backing. Kids had fun decorating it with tooty fruity and James.