A parcel came this morning in the mail. The post man was here super early. Like 7 AM.
It was from my cousin Carol who lives in england. I decided to open it after breakfast.
We were all really excited opening it. We love getting presents, especially the kids.
She got us versachi perfume, its called woman. It smells so good. She also got us a pajamas.
This is our second bottle of perfume someone has given us, and I am so happy! I love perfume. I love christmas because we always get loads of perfume.
In your opinion, which Christmas song is played too much on the radio?
Well I like Christmas music a lot so I’m not too bothered about which songs are over done, but for me, it’s Mariah Carey is all I want for Christmas is you. They play that so often on iRadio. I’m kind of tired of it now.
You? What’s yours?
Heya! Its only me, Carol anne!
I have a favour to ask of you all.
Can a few of you whoever wants to, go to my contact page on here, on the blog site, and send me an email?
I want to check it works.
I’d appreciate it if you could do that for me!
Carrot Layer Cake
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups finely shredded carrots
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in whipping cream; add butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until the butter is melted; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, beat together oil and sugar for 1 minute. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with eggs; mix well. Stir in carrots, raisins and pecans. Pour into three greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Spread Filling between cake layers; frost top and sides of cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Store in the refrigerator.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
* When shredding the carrots for this cake, use a very fine shredder so the carrots will almost disappear as the cake layers bake.
* To soften cream cheese in the microwave, place unwrapped packages on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on medium for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until softened.
Makes 12 to 14 servings
Whats your favourite holiday tradition?
Christmas is my fave holiday. My fave tradition is opening presents on christmas morning with my family. I usually spend christmas at mom and dads house. On christmas morning Mom and dad and me open gifts. Then later on my sister comes over with her partner and kids to exchange more gifts. She has dinner with her partners family, so its just mom, dad and me for dinner, this year my dads brother will join us. We have a few other traditions but this is the one I enjoy most.
You? How about yours?
I had a lovely day out shopping with mom yesterday. We were christmas shopping mostly. Mom got me some new clothes. That is what she decided my christmas gift would be, well, its what I wanted as well. Since losing weight none of my old clothes are fitting me properly any longer. She’s also paying for my ticket to a special christmas night out we’re having. Yesterday I tried on a ton of new clothes, I had fun trying all the different outfits on, I ended up getting some new leggings, a christmas sweather that says ho ho ho on it, and a sweater. Then we went shopping for my niece and nephew. I didnt end up getting my niece’s present but I know now what I’ll give her, I am probably giving her a voucher for a clothing store, and some little nick nacks too. I got my nephew a road blocks set, he’s really into mine craft and road blocks now. Mom got him mine craft stuff. We had lunch out too, subway, I usually get the italian bread with chicken, bacon, peporoni and south west sauce with spicy cheese. Yesterday though I got a low fat sub, with turkey breast, ham, spicy cheese and south west sauce, not sure what bread it was but it was really good, and you really would never have noticed it was low fat! We got chips with our sandwiches, and drinks also I had a diet pepsi. I sware I think I wont be down any weight this coming week as I had that yesterday, and on friday morning I had another high fat meal too. We’ll see though. After shopping and lunch we went for a coffee in gloria jeans, I got a caramel latte, which was lovely and very delicious. We got a taxi home then. I was exhausted so went to bed and slept for hours. I ended up not getting online at all last night. I woke up early today though. Like, woke up at 6 AM. But am feeling great. And happy to have more of my christmas presents bought. And am totally happy with my gift from mom too.
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