Discussion in 'Life in General' started by jessica, February 16, 2021.
Okay, its been a while, but how is everyone????
Hi, Jessica. How are you doing? I feel like I'm just working constantly but otherwise okay, fortunately. One good thing happened today: I made a cake (just a basic one) but it turned out well
Managing the boards, walking the dogs and cleaning up the snow after them.
Good recipe? I bake, but mainly packet mixes because its faster.
I'm in a cycle of work and sleep, so I'm not writing as much as I should be. Please let this end soon!
Packet mixes are really convenient. I don't have any at home at the moment though so I used this recipe for a basic loaf. Can't remember where I got it from originally, maybe BBC Food, but I've had it saved in Notepad for ages.
I left out the vanilla essence as I didn't have any, and used regular sugar instead of caster. To prevent it from turning out a bit dry, I always add some water or milk to the mixture as well.
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. Preheat the oven to 195C/fan 175C/gas 3.5
2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes a pale yellow/white colour
3. Sift in the flour and baking powder then add the eggs and vanilla essence; fold together until it is all combined
4. Place the mixture in a greased tin or cupcake cases
5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and springs back when gently pressed
Doin' okayish. Ah miss the pub.
Not the greatest. This lockdown is really miserable, nowhere to go and nothing to do.
Can't wait for it to be over.
I am managing, but I find myself losing track of days. I should be reading and reviewing, yet I find myself reading the newspapers, or watching television, and getting very little done. Having been largely housebound for years, lockdown should make little difference, but having no one to talk to over the garden fence makes this rather a lonely time.
Hi! Are you OK? I haven't heard anything since the game got stopped.
Sorry. I was in hospital yesterday. Still involved in the battle to get the NHS to fix what they <mod edit> made a complete and total pig's ear of</modedit> in 2019 and then f'ed up again in 2020. The fix is simple: a basic procedure. Two specialists say it is now urgent, because they keep putting it off, and the NHS say that maybe they will get round to it before the damage becomes permanent... It is not American healthcare, but it is not good.
I don't have enough spoons to handle arguing with them, lockdown, and the game. I am sorry.
Have ye nay had yer jab yet?
Are you calling me old?
I'm doing fine. I'm enjoying my regular routine despite the lockdown. Right now though, I am quite busy with mundane chores that I find myself being deprived of free time.
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