An ordinary life....

By Damnonii


Peanut butter and white chocolate blondies to be precise :-)

Once upon a time I made healthy chocolate brownies (yes I know that's an oxymoron ;-) containing bran flakes and prunes for desert when friends came for dinner.  To say they were rank is really putting it mildly and they have never let me live it down (these same friends were also part of an earlier get together where I served up homemade banoffee pie and had forgotten to include the bananas!  That's gone down in legend as 'offee pie! :-)  

Anyway, thinking ahead to happy times when friends are allowed to get together again, I thought I would have a go at making peanut butter and white chocolate blondies as a possible dessert next time they visit (to be served warm with fresh raspberries and good vanilla ice cream)  Oh my, what lovely smells wafted through the house whilst these were in the oven, raising expectations of their deliciousness.

Well having sampled one with coffee late afternoon I can safely declare them a success!  Woo hoo!  Whether anyone else will remains to be seen but I am happy with them at least.

To counteract the naughtiness of the blondies, I also made a very healthy ginger, carrot and turmeric soup.  The recipe was given to me by my blip pal T and I can tell you T, that is has stolen top place from my favourite sweet potato, chilli and ginger soup.  Oh my, it really is delicious.  I suspect I will be making that many times over the coming months.  Thank you for sharing the recipe :D

In other news David has returned home tired and happy from his Scottish golf week.  Today they were playing at Leven Links.  I've still to have the daily briefing of how it went (woo hoo!) but he did tell me he came 4th out of 8 (missed third by a couple of putts) and got the nearest the pin prize three days out of the five, so he's happy.  He and his pal Keith have been talking about joining a links course for a while so this week has given them the chance to test a few out and they've gone with Leven.  Apparently they both described it as superb.

Of course they played it today in perfect conditions....sunshine and not a breath of wind.  I hope they still hold that opinion after a few rounds in horizontal rain and howling wind :-))

Since I've been stuck at home all week I thought we could go a lovely ru tomorrow.  I have a route all planned and my camera kit all prepped.  Been visualising a day like today - blue skies and sunshine - but just seen on Windy Wilson's FB page that there's a storm coming!  Damn.

Will just have to stay home drinking coffee and finishing off the blondies ;-))

P.S. So Trump has covid.  Forgive me for being cynical but what perfect timing.  My friend Kirsten put it perfectly "Call me skeptical, but isn't it a bit of a coincidence that Trump tests positive two days after a disastrous performance in the first presidential debate? Isn't it a little convenient that he now can't take part in the next three debates, all in swing states, because he'll be self isolating? Especially now the debate rules have been changed so every time he tries to interrupt Biden, Trump's mic will be cut - and aggressive interrupting is his only way of stopping cogent, coherent, obvious points being made by his opponent, so it's his only tactic for the debates. Now, when he legitimately loses the election, he'll throw in a whole new, "it's not fair, I couldn't campaign" angle on top of the "postal ballots fraud" claim, as he refuses to hand over power. "

Time will tell I suppose.

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