What to do, what to do……
Olivias friends mum had promised to meet up but ended up completely uncontactable
Result: one seriously cranky young lady! Great!
Short on funds, and patience disappearing quicker than a British summer, I had to come up with a good cheap rainy day plan.
Think mummy think!
Bake, lets bake.
I had bought this children’s cookbook from work so I thought I would let Olivia choose what she thought looked good and wanted to make.
We ended up with a shopping list and headed out for supplies.
On our list we had ingredients to make packet mix cupcakes, barbie ones, choc fudge brownies and iced cookies and pizza baguettes for dinner.
Now be under no illusions I am a TERRIBLE cook especially when it comes to baking. Britain’s worst cook here I am!
Now as far as I’m concerned the making is the fun part, forget what the stuff tastes like, this was all about mum and daughter bonding and working together. Olivia completely took charge reading all step by step instructions out and making sure I followed them to the letter. Let me tell you she is one strict taskmaster and I have no idea who she could possibly get it from 😉
We had a lovely afternoon and she soon forgot about our previous plans and arranging to go swimming that evening completely helped cheer her up.
We had such a fun day in the end, our biscuits were a little bit on the hard side, our brownies tasted so nice but i think they ended up sticky and soggy not sure that was how they were supposed to turn out! Barbie cakes were nice and as Olivia hates any sort of icing, buttercream, sprinkles and the like we ended up melting down a bar of Galaxy Nut Crunch and used that for toppings. A really scrummy alternative even if I do say so myself! Personally I enjoyed the pizzas the most, I think I’m better at making meals than baking cakes but that wasn’t really the point of today.
|Iced Cookies minus icing as Olivia doesn’t like icing|
|Pizza Baguettes for dinner|