Star the nineteenth

I’m creating a virtual star chart, to record my progress in Dry July. The star for making it through Monday 19 July without touching the demon drink is the pastry star on top of the lamb galette I made for dinner tonight.

(Description: Galette, or open pie, with six leaves forming a star laid across the top, on a wooden chopping board. Baked potatoes on the side.)

I have previously blogged my recipe for lamb galette – it really is delicious. I usually serve it with baked potatoes, and a green leafy salad. It was on the menu tonight because I wanted to have three mini-galettes (see my original lamb galette post for details) for the girls’ school lunches tomorrow. Tomorrow the Misses Eight become the Misses Nine, and I want them to have one or two treats in their lunch boxes.

It has been a busy evening on the baking front: I also made and iced cupcakes for the Misses Eight to take to school tomorrow. One set each – they may share a birthday, but that doesn’t mean that they get half a celebration each. So the children in their class will be loaded up with sugar, fat and food colouring, but that’s just the way it goes when by chance two kids in a class share a birthday.

(Description: rows of small cupcakes, some with pink icing, some with purple, all topped with 100s and 1000s, also known as non-pareils)

I must admit that I would have found icing all those cupcakes much less tedious if I had a nice dry white to drink while I did it.

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7 comments on “Star the nineteenth

  1. mimbles says:

    It’s a very artistic meat pie 🙂 Also, ye gods, that’s a lot of cupcakes!

  2. Julie says:

    Yum Yum Yum Yum! That is all.

  3. Chally says:

    … I want to come to your house for dinner.

    Happy birthdays! 😀

  4. […] Star the nineteenth – In A Strange Land continues her stellar effort for Dry July. […]

  5. Mindy says:

    Happy Birthday to the (now) Misses Nines.

  6. donnasoowho says:

    Goodness that’s a cupcake extravaganza!

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