Wills, cupcakes and my favourite potatoes

This morning it thundered and hailed. I actually think it was the longest roll of thunder I have ever heard. Thankfully our appointment to sign our wills happened to be postponed until tomorrow so we could spend the day inside. We have been meaning to sign our wills since Israel was born but were delayed from adjusting to a newborn and then being in hospital. Whilst it would be obvious that our estate would go to each other or Israel and subsequent children, it was more prudent to have our intentions formalised and say who would care for our children. We also recently added me onto a life insurance plan, as Michael already had one. In the unexpected event that something happened to both of us, we would need to stipulate who we desired to look after our children and how life insurance money should be treated. There is lots to think about when you are a grown up!

Today I needed to use up the leftover cream cheese icing and pineapple from the carrot cake. I made Virgin Piña Colada Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing by just using a basic Edmonds Cupcake recipe and adding desiccated coconut and crushed pineapple, with a little of the pineapple juice. It made 19 cupcakes, so Michael definitely needs to take some to share at work tomorrow. Dinner was venison again! This time medium-rare venison steaks with a smoked garlic seasoning, served with caramelised onion and mushrooms. Served alongside beans and carrots again, and also my favourite roasted kumara (sweet potato) and potatoes. I have tried so many ways to roast potatoes and this is my favourite.

Amy’s Favourite Roasted Potatoes
Put oven on 200 degrees celsius. Peel, chop and boil potatoes in salted water for 5 mins. Drain then shake about in pot to get rough edges, then add freshly chopped rosemary, salt and chicken stock (around 1t) and toss together (I just guess the ratios depending on how many veges). Then toss potatoes in olive oil (1-2T depending on amount of veges) that has been previously heated in roasting pan in the oven for a few minutes. Cook approx 35mins or so turning half way. Yum!




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