Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sensational Sunday

What a Sensational Sunday it has been !! A beautiful sunny day followed by a huge downpour about half an hour ago. The air smells delicious. A day of stitching, baking, ironing and visiting. Above is the baking that I did this morning. Plum Jam Shortbread, Banana Yoghurt Muffins and Yo Yo's. The muffins are gorgeous. It is a lovely easy recipe to make and a great way to use up those brown bananas so that they do not get wasted. Here is the recipe :-

Banana Yoghurt Muffins

1 3/4 Cups of SR Flour
1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Cup Vanilla Yoghurt
1 Egg
2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Large Mashed Bananas

Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease a muffin pan or use cases. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl. In another bowl combine Yoghurt, Egg, Oil & Bananas gradually add the dry ingredients stirring until just combined (Do not over stir) Spoon into pan or cases and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes and then put on wire rack to cool.
They are just delicious !!!
I usually bake whilst ironing running backwards and forward to the kitchen because I hate ironing so much and it seems to make it more bearable :))
Then it was off to the hospital to visit with Maddie. Here she is in grandma's arms sleeping soundly. She is tube feeding well and is now in a normal crib which is really pleasing.
And here are the latest blocks from Gail's BOM. My traditional version and my pastel version. I have to say that I am really looking forward to putting the pastel one together it is going to be so girly looking.
You might recall that I mentioned a few weeks back about some lifestyle changes and major decisions. The first was cutting back my hours at work which I have sucessfully done. I am almost ready to reveal the next instalment of that "plan" which involves a "Builder" and my "Garage" I will put together some pics and reveal things later in the week.
Off now to finish cooking dinner which is Satay Chicken and Rice tonight and then to do a little stitching.


Melinda said...

I'm glad Maddie is doing better. What a perfect little face. The cooking looks good too. The smell of yummy things baking makes a house feel really homey, I just wish I could not eat everything I make.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Maddie, a lovely moment for a Grandmother.
Pretty stitching and wonderful goodies from the kitchen.
AND the sooner ironing is banned outside the sewing department the better.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good news about Maddie. And what a great day you've had, done so much, good on you!!!

Unknown said...

What a Gorgeous Baby...So Tiny ...Love your Xmas Wish blocks..

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Fiona,
I am so glad that Maddie is doing so well - and I am sure you will have fun putting the girly quilt together .. for her maybe??? I shall be watching your 'Plan" to see what you are up to!

Jo in TAS said...

Good to hear Maddie is doing well. Hope Mum is coping okay with the early delivery.
I'm very excited about your new adventure!!

Isabella said...

Soo glad Maddie is doing so well have fun with whatever your building :-)

Peggy said...

Maddie looks so peaceful and contented and great news that she is doing so well. It is amazing that someone so small can overcome all obstacles.