Today is another cold, damp day and the rain keeps coming down. I should really be making the most of a day inside by sitting at sewing machine, but days like this bring on the urge to do some baking. The crock pot (slow cooker) has been simmering away all day, with beef and vegetables cooking nicely for dinner tonight. After lunch I whipped up a batch of Anzac biscuits, and also made a spicy apple cake. This recipe has a nice crumble topping made from rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter and is so very tasty. We will have some warm apple cake with whipped cream for dessert, and eat the rest as cake. On second thoughts, since there are only two of us at home, I think I’ll freeze half of the cake for later consumption. The lovely homely smell of baking fills the kitchen and Robin is suitably impressed with my efforts.
The birds are getting a little extra too as we have hung bird feeder up in a tree out in the back yard. It doesn’t take long for the birds to find the feeder and we have been visited by greenfinches. They land on the feeder and peck daintily at the wild bird seed through the openings. I’ll have to make another “bird pudding” and hang it out now the weather is getting so much colder.
There is sure to be several rugby games on TV late this afternoon and in the evening, I’m not really sporty so that will give me a chance to get a bit of sewing done.