Originally Posted by Andy M.
There is going to be a bake sale this weekend on the condo property to raise money for the One Fund for those individuals injured by Boston Marathon bombing.
SO and I decided to contribute some baked goods for the sale. We had some old and tired bananas so she decided to make banana bread for her contribution. Typically she pre-measures the dry ingredients the day before then mixes and bakes early the next morning before I get up and before she goes to work.
This morning when I got up, I smelled something not typical of her banana bread. She met me at the bottom of the stairs to tell me there would be no banana bread for the bake sale.
I suspect she goofed in measuring the baking soda. Oh well, I've done worse. The oven needed cleaning anyways.
. The gremlins get us all at some time or other.
I hope it doesn't happen to me this week. The livery clients at the stables where my horse lives are putting on a Horse Show this weekend in aid of Help for Heroes, a British charity which supports service personnel and their families with rehabilitation after serious wounds and builds and runs accomodation for families to visit and stay near the specialist units while their family members are being treated.
I'm in charge of the cake stall which is a great fund-raiser. So far I've done a dozen rich fruit cakes and a box full of ginger oat cookies. More to follow - millionaire's shortbread (butter shortbread topped with goo-ey caramel and covered in chocolate), Madeira cakes (a bit like a buttery pound cake), Bakewell tart (shortcrust pastry case wit jam in the bottom topped with almond flavoured sponge cake mix and bakes) and lots of other things.
We've done the show every year for the last 24 years for different charities and usually raise about £2000 (approx $3000? I'm not very good at maths) on the day.
Please pray for fine weather over Charlesworth, near Glossop in Derbyshire this Sunday.