Monday, 9 November 2009

Home Cooking


Home cooked chocolate cake. MMmmmm. Now I have your attention!
This is the favourite cake of the son mentioned in yesterday's blog post and I have baked it especially for his return tomorrow. He has a reading week this week. As we haven't seen him for almost 8 weeks, you can imagine we were looking forward to having him home again for a week.
Then his girlfriend found a good deal on the internet for 4 days in Scotland. Now down to 3 days of seeing him.
Then he decided to come home in his girlfriend's car tomorrow rather than come on the train on his own today. 2 days of seeing him.
Then they decided to not leave Manchester until the afternoon tomorrow rather than the morning. 24 hours of precious 'son-time'.
Fortunately that coincides with my day off and so I am looking forward to actually spending time with him. As my daughter has Wednesdays off too, she will be home as well. Maybe we could actually have a nice lunch out in town. I'm not holding my breath though, plans could easily change!
So what has this to do with today's prompt? Not a lot, except that I have become a bit lazy recently in the kitchen. I always cook a hot dinner from fresh ingredients and I do really enjoy cooking but I used to bake - a lot! When my mum was still alive she would come to us every other Sunday and I always baked a proper 'pudding' and always had a freshly made cake for tea. I've got out of the habit and I need to get back into it as it is a good way to relax and the end results are usually worth the trouble. So this is my intention, to have a few posts relating to my cooking successes and disasters, hopefully there won't be too many of the latter but I promise to blog them when they happen!
In the meantime, anyone for a slice of chocolate cake?

10 comments:

Gennifer said...

Aww, man. The chocolate cake looks delish, anyway!

Enjoy the time with your kids! :)

Jane said...

that cake looks incredible!!! I definitely want a slice :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

The cake looks great! Hope your time with your son is wonderful. I'm a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.

Denise said...

I can't imagine there will ever be any 'ones that didn't work' posts, your cooking is amazing and that cake loks pretty amazing too - enjoy your family time xxxx

Deb said...

my hand's raised! lol looks very yummy!

RachelB said...

That looks so yummy!

Jools said...

Oh, yummy. Cake looks scrumptious.

Amy said...

Why, yes please. I just don't need the cake at the moment !

Kathy M said...

I'll have a slice of cake. I've really gotten into baking lately. I think it has to do with the kids being back in school.

Enjoy your "son" time.

sharyncarlson said...

I'd love a slice of chocolate cake! ;)