Thursday, 30 September 2010

What to make?

Good morning all!! Well, what a nice surprise to wake up to a blue sky and sunshine this morning! (Well not quite of course, it was rather dark when I got out of bed!). After last night’s torrential rain, it makes a nice change. Today feels a little funny though, as if it should be Friday. I kinda feel in limbo, as if all the plans I have are waiting to happen tomorrow. I am brought back to reality though by a sharp pain related to my spinning efforts. Honestly, I’m going to have to buy myself a gel pad or something, it’s extremely painful. Not exactly what I need when I’m battling with myself to carry on doing exercise regularly and trying not to eat like a little piggy!! Although you know what, I couldn’t go to sleep last night and for what? I was thinking about what cakes and cookies I could make at the weekend to take into work next week to celebrate my birthday… Is that sad? Or slightly overly keen? I don’t know and I’m not sure I want to find out!! I’m actually thinking of making a mix of old favourites and trying out new recipes, some chocolate chip cookies, some peanut butter cookies, some biscotti, maybe a cake. Although cakes can be a little awkward to not only carry into work, but also divide into enough slices. Cakes can be messy too, and if you need a spoon/ plate/ napkin, it gets a little complicated don’t you think?

What would you recommend I do? What recipes do you follow when you need to make something tasty that needs to be carried around?

6 comments:

The Girl said...

I always go for muffins when I bring stuff in to work - see it's like people are getting a slice of cake but in a more manageable form!

Snickerdoodles from Rachel Allen's Bake always go down well - hello cinnamon!!

The Curious Cat said...

Peanut butter cookies sound divine - add some choc chips to those and even better! Funny you should comment on the sunshine...I've been detesting the lack of it recently and I just literally noticed it is back and it put a smile on my face! I hope it stays a little while!

And as for spinning....I love it! It rules...stick with it! Great for extra energy! It gets easier in time! I'm definitely resuming it when I return to working life! xxx

clarabelle said...

I make Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cookies, and also Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins (so yummy). Let me know if you want any recipe's. The Peanut Butter one is in the M&S Baking Book and I add Milk Chocolate chips. The Raspberry muffin one is a bit of a hash - so let me know
C
xx

Hazel said...

Lucy's Attic 24 cookies are lovely and very quick and easy to make. They taste like Millies Cookies. A cake is good. Never mind the mess - it's your birthday - enjoy it. My favourite is a simple victoria sponge with lots of jam and buttercream. mmmmm Or you could make butterfly cakes - small and individual. x

ana said...

I just posted a recipe for pecan squares (shortbread with pecans and caramel on top), that I think would travel very well. It's at http://stashavalanche.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/pecan-squares.html Perhaps they will help solve your dilemma.

Rachel said...

Ooh, it's my birthday next week too! (On Friday, which day is yours?) I agree with hazel, lucy's attic 24 cookies are divine, but brownies always go down well too (especially with me!!)
R x