Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to two very special people today.

Firstly Nan (Great Nanny to Little and Small), who despite being 88 today and driving us all nuts with her antics of late we all love dearly. I could write a book about her antics but I wont. Secondly to my lovely Stepdad, M a very happy birthday too. Thanks for lots of things, mostly for putting up with my mum. (that's a joke Mum!) I expect I will take that bit out before hitting publish, but I might not... I've definitely got some naughty pixie sat inside my head today. Must be something about it being half term.

For the cake, I thought it fitting to remember Nan's banana and honey tea loaf recipe that I posted about some time ago. Click here for the recipe.

I really have to move on from the all the stodge I've been making and eating. There's a chicken roasting in the oven for dinner, stuffed with some of the lemons that had been zested for all the lemon cakes. I've also made a bread pudding (not to be confused with bread and butter pudding). It's 20 to 5 and I've thought about hitting the sloe gin. It's a year old and particularly good. Again, possibly because it's half term!


Asha said...

Beautiful Heart shaped cake. Hope both birthday boy and girl enjoy their day!:))

Angel said...

The cake looks delicious. Happy birthday to your nanny and step dad. Good wishes for both of them.

Cynthia said...

Many happy returns to your Nan and Stepdad, M.

Pat said...

Amanda, the cakes look really scrummy!! Happy Birthday to your Nan and Stepdad. Your Nan sounds lovely!!

Marie said...

Lovely looking cakes! Happy birthday to nan and step dad! HOpe it was great!

Aimée said...

You're hilarious! Tuck right into that gin and bottoms up!

Cottage Smallholder said...

Birthdays are so special. Particularly if you are very young or very old.

My Mum is 88 in November and already looking forward to the great day.

Your heart shaped tin is almost huggable!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wonderful to have birthdays to celebrate! Everybody should have a naughty pixie, there'd be more sanity in the world!

tash said...

Hurrah! Happy Birthday to your Gran and step-Dad! The cakes look delish.

Nora B. said...

Happy birthday to your Nan and Stepdad. The cake looks lovely.

I have lots of leftover "naked" lemons because I made 3L of limoncello and only used the peel. Stuffing chicken will be a good way to use it. I've already made lemon curd, lemon cake, lemon squash, etc, you get the picture. I even froze lemon juice in ice-cube trays.

You have your slow gin, I'll be tucking into my home-made limoncello. ;-)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for your comments. I understand that both the birthday boy and girl had lovely days.

Aimee, I waited until the children were asleep!

Tanna, my naughty pixie is alive and well fed regularly.

Nora, the limoncello sounds really good. I've never made it but drank it for the first time over the Millenium New Year in Italy. It was freezing and the limoncello was purely for medicinal purposes.

Thanks again for your comments.
Amanda x


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