Friday, November 10, 2006

A Bit of Good and Bad News, plus something about Cooking and Chickens!

So the mincemeat is done, recipe on previous post,

here it is just out of the oven, you should smell it Mmmmmmmm!! Now the bad news ......
it only made 4 jars, so if I put one in my Mum's hamper, give one to my sister that only leaves 2 and 2 is definately not enough for this family!!!!! So I will have to make some more!This is the smaller cake which I have laced in brandy. It is now wrapped up and I will marzipn and ice it early December.

This is the bigger one. I have made another one today but have made the recipe for a 9 inch round cake and am going to put it in the 8 inch tin, I like a deeper cake! So this will be given away! I thought I only had one more to make but a request has been recieved from Worcester Uni for Christmas Cake and Mincepies, can't resist really can I?????????

Do you think Mark will notice his brandy has gone down??????? It was a full bottle before I started all this baking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have had the chickens 6 months today and got 258 eggs, which is an average of 43 eggs a month, 10.75 per chicken per month!!!!!!!


mrsnesbitt said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooo spot the brandy level????


allotment Lady said...

Yours are laying about the same amount as mine have - but I have had mine a year as you saw.

Will have to compare notes once yours are a year older.

Libbys Blog said...

I know MrsN I think I will have to buy another bottle!!!!

Lottie that would be a good idea, I must admit since I changed the grit I haven't seen as many soft shelled eggs! Your right since the darker nights I don't get as many eggs but their size has increased!!!

Harold and Pat said...

hey there cousin, nice blog!
Will check in once in awhile

Canadian Cousin

Libbys Blog said...

Welcome Harold and Cousin Pat from Saskatchewen, Canada. Glad you could find your way here. Now you can keep tabs on what I'm up to!!!!