takin' a break
Did you know that today is World Nutella Day 2007? Even though my kitchen is pretty much demolished, I just had to participate, because who doesn't like Nutella?
We've had a special limited edition jar of Nutella kicking around since last summer's World Cup. I guess it's supposed to look like a soccer ball.
We all really like Nutella, but since it's basically just fat and sugar with very little nutritional value, we try to limit ourselves to eating it for Saturday breakfasts only. That's why this jar has lasted so long. But even Nutella has an expiry date, so what to do with all that nutty goodness? I searched the web for easy recipes and found one for Nutella muffins. They are good. Very good. The first batch fell prey to the taste testers and was gone in about 20 minutes. The second batch survived until today. The recipe is here in German. When I have time I'll translate it and note the changes that I made.
a sweet oasis of calm in a sea of chaos
They call them muffins, but who are we kidding? These are cupcakes through and through and would be even better with a bit of icing on the top. I'll try that when I have a kitchen again.
In other news, we've been workin' hard all day trying to get everything done by Friday. All the old cabinets are out now and the painting is almost finished, ready for the floor to go in tomorrow. Unfortunately we've been faced with a common problem in German houses and apartments - mold. Ewww. I hate mold. Strong chemicals have been brought into play and I am trying to stay as far away as possible. Now I know why I don't renovate other people's homes for a living.
Mr. M was at the flea market on the weekend and came home with a couple of interesting mats that we used to prevent the stove from getting damaged while we were hitting things with hammers. Boy10 says he wants one of these on the floor of his room when we're finished.
Time to get out of the danger zone and enjoy a muffin and a cup of tea...
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