COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-Nine

Snow, snow, snow.

Did it snow where you live today? This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunny but cold morning. I walked Drax, made my breakfast and started a movie while Dave was asleep. All of the sudden outside went dark and I looked over to see white. It was a blizzard outside. Literally all day that happened so we had to time our walks with Drax to not get caught in a random blizzard. Oh and all the snow, didn’t stay the sun would come back out and it melts.

Today was a meh day, I don’t know if it was the weather or what but I just wasn’t feeling it. Not much was done, I played animal crossing, made oatmeal chocolate chip muffins and started the first season of Ozark. Dave has seen the first season but he’s a bad Netflix boyfriend and watches shows without me. For example the movie I watched this morning was called 13 hours. He woke up an hour into it and said we already watched this! I said no, I’ve never seen this. He once again said we did. 13 hours is based on a true story and I love movies based on true stories and usually get hooked onto them – I have never seen this movie until this morning. Dave finally realized he watched it without me. Do any of you have bad Netflix significant others? Let me know in the comments!

So everyone in the quarantine has been baking, since you know all the flour and yeast have disappeared from grocery stores. What is everyones favourite quarantine recipe? I’ve only really made two new things so mine would have to be the bread, once I find the recipe again on Pinterest I will link it for you. I want to make more things though!

Working out needs to start again so I will figure that out. I want to get Hannah Bowers bands but money, money, money!

Tomorrow morning I’m most likely going to move all our plants into a bigger pot since the roots are coming out the bottom of most of them. I’ll have to take a new picture to keep you updated. My Mum sent me a picture that says, “Happiness is watcning your plant starting to grow.” 100% accurate. I don’t know what it is about it but it does make you happy. Even the succulent my client gave me is growing and THAT makes me happy because I usually kill those but I love them.

How’s everyone holding up? Another month to go, we can do this.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Six

Today I actually got to leave the house!

My morning went something like this…Drax woke me up at 8am, feed him, walk him, dishes, make bread (!), make breakfast, fight with boyfriend (anyone else want to murder their significant other?), wait for Trudeau to speak, he said nothing of importance, get ready, get shit done.

The bread went so well and I’m trying not to eat the whole thing in one sitting. I made the dough the day before then it had to rise for 8-24 hours. In the morning I preheated the oven (that takes forever so I took Drax on his walk), once that was done I put Dutch oven in the oven for 30 mins, take that out, put dough in and bake away. It baked for 45mins (depending on your oven).

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Dough after it sat over night.

 

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Finished bread!

I’m trying so hard to eat it all but I already had 2 pieces.

I went to the post office to mail out my ROE, I got tracking on it so I can see where it goes and when it gets there (since it’s important and all). I’ll check on that tomorrow and try not to freak out. My boyfriend wanted to go to Walmart to get a movie so we went and instantly felt the anxiety of being in that store with people. I wanted to get out so fast because now I don’t trust people even more (trust issues!). Came home and chilled out doing quarantine things like our puzzle! Dave did most of it today and I spent my time filling in the holes he made. We killed it today!

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KILLING IT! If you look at yesterday’s post you’ll see the other progess photos.

Welp, that’s all folks. Today was mostly puzzle day.

Stay tuned for more excited adventures.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Four

I don’t even know what to say? LOL the highlight of my day would have to be the chocolate dip I bought for my strawberries and me finishing my poop emjoi cross stitch! I don’t know what that says about me but you know!

I finished my cross stitch in the morning (after my dog let me sleep in, party!), I made a few mistakes but my amazing teacher told me it’s okay and you make it my own so I did! Not bad for my first time doing this ever! Now I’m working on another one that has words and it takes forever just to do one letter! It’ll keep me busy (we have another week of this bullshit minimum).

Poop emjoi with a heavy lean

Strawberries and chocolate dip, need I say more? I’m going to gain quarantine 15! Maybe I should incorporate a workout into this situation? Meh.

Welp, I went to four different stores to try to find active dry yeast only to come home with nothing. Once again my amazing neighbor saves the day and she had a packet. Neighbors are awesome, that’s all I gotta say! Bread to be made tomorrow most likely, so there’s THAT to look forward too!

Stayed turned for more adventures.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Throw Back Thursday: Easy Bake Oven

The Easy Bake Oven has been around for quite awhile and is still going strong to this day. All it was was a small oven that came with cake mix and small round pans back in the day and now it’s grown into bigger and better things!

The one I had was a big different than what it is now, it was a picture of on oven on the front, one side you put the pan in with the cake mix and the freshly baked cake would come out the other side; all you had to do was add water and you were a great little baker!

easy-bake-ovenThe one now and days is pretty much the same concept it just looks different and it can cook a lot more than just cakes.

They have so many different products you can buy just for this one oven, it has oven pan refills and different types of pans, and even a decorating pen. They make so many different foods now such as, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, mini whoopie pies, strawberry cakes, cake pops, pretzels, cheese pizza, sugar cookies and mix party dippers! Now that’s a step up!

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This toy was pretty awesome in the 90’s the only problem was when you ran out of the mix and your parents wouldn’t buy you the refills! Maybe I would be more of a baker if I used this more or maybe not but it was still different and fun!

Let me know if you had the old style Easy Bake Oven or if you know any kids that have the new version and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google.)

Little Miss Baker: I attempt to bake!

I know I haven’t done much this year so far, I mostly blame that on the weather still being cold here and the fact that life gets in the way. Lately I have been attempting new things though and I’m quite proud of them, that thing is baking.

February and April there’s birthdays I have in my close family and I wanted to make cakes for them (not to mention they asked me to make them cakes!) The first one was my boyfriend’s cake, one day he just randomly said, “I want a KitKat cake.” I went to Pinterest, found the cake and asked him if this is what he wanted. Of course it was so I started out for this adventure.

The cake was pretty simple to make I was just stressing out because I’m not the best baker in the world and I wanted it to turn out well! The items that I used are:

  • two 8 inch cake pans
  • 1 cake mix box
  • 2 long KitKat packages
  • 1 box of Smarties
  • 1 piece of ribbon

Here’s the link I used to help me make my cake http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/11/02/kit-kat-birthday-cake-and-a-recipe-girl-cookbook-deal/ for the most part I just looked at the pictures and did my own thing at home. That’s how easy this cake was.

Of course I took pictures of my finally product so here it is!

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Not too bad eh?

Now for the second cake that one was a little bit harder, my sister wanted to same cake as my boyfriend’s but I told her no. I went to Pinterest again and found another idea. I thought this one was going to be easy and it was until I got to the icing part.

This cake is called a Surprise cake, that’s what I pretty much called it because there’s a surprise in the middle. The things I used in these cake was:

  • two 9 inch cake pans
  • 1 icing spatula
  • 2 boxes of cake mix
  • 2 containers of icing
  • 1 bags of Cadbury mini eggs
  • 2 icing bags
  • food colouring

The baking part of this cake is really easy, you think it would be hard but it wasn’t, even putting the candy on the inside wasn’t hard. Here’s the link that I used for the cake http://thissillygirlslife.com/2014/09/surprise-inside-pinata-cake/

The icing part was a pain in the butt, I don’t know why I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but boy oh boy was I wrong. Here’s the website that I got the idea from http://thecakeblog.com/2013/07/diy-rainbow-petal-cake.html
I wanted more info on how to do these petal cake so I looked at some more and found this YouTube link

I only wanted to do two colours so once again I went to Pinterest and found this

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If you click on it it will get bigger, this thing was amazing, the colours matched perfectly!

Here is the finished product for my second cake!

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And there you have it! Let me know what you think of the cakes I made. I sure hope I am able to make more to post them for you!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Rum Balls

About a month ago when I was getting into all the Christmas stuff I was looking through a Christmas cookbook, I wanted to make something for when everyone comes over. I decided to make rum balls which was funny because the same day I was looking at the book my mum tells me that she wanted to make rum balls, I told her I was thinking the same thing. 

After work today my mum got all the ingredients so we could make them. Now I’m a really bad cooker/baker in general, I can’t cook for shit and everyone knows it. I told my mum that we should do it tonight and she said she was too tired and for me to go ahead. I walked out to the kitchen and started with everything. I first had to crush cookies which took awhile, then I had to put in powdered sugar which my sister thought we had but we didn’t have enough so we had to make more. My mum didn’t know that you can just put normal sugar into a grinder and it makes icing sugar. Then I had to chop up walnuts and mix all of that together, next was mixing booze and corn syrup together then pouring it into all the other stuff and mixing that. I’m a very messy person apparently and while doing this I somehow got rum on me. Next step was the roll the mixture into small balls and roll them into more icing sugar then put them in a container and let them sit for five days. 

I have no idea if they are going to taste good, I have a feeling they are going to be strong but that’s alright. I just really hope they taste good or people won’t eat them and I will feel like shit and will probably never try to make food every again! I will write how they are in five days!