Friday, 8 January 2016

Mince Pies To Be Proud Of....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things as I want to try and go back to work at the end of the month...so last night I went back to the WI meetings....

It was lovely to see familiar faces and to catch up with everyone. Our speaker for the night was the lovely Kate who owns our beautiful 'and local' knitting shop where I go once a month for a knitting club...well I had stopped going there too but am going to return this month and I will see how I get on.

Kate talked about knitting and crocheting and then everyone had a go....those that could knit or crochet helped those that couldn't....there was a lot of chatter and laughter and frivolity and it seems there may be a blanket in progress....all knitting/crocheting squares....to be made up when finished....mmm I don't envy the person who will put this little project together as I noted everyone's tension was different...

Anyway we had a lot of fun and it was good to be back... 

My neck and shoulder continue to give me quite a bit of discomfort but I need to see what I can do....so I plan to be sensible and take my time with everything and slow down a bit...doing a little at a time with my hobbies and interests is better than nothing at all......

I am amazed at all the things I stopped doing last year or rather had to stop doing due to pain and discomfort....including baking.

Before Christmas I had a bash at mince pies....I normally love baking and I hate shop bought mince pies and have always made them myself....I didn't go over board, I took my time and 'Thank you' to my trusty Mary Berry recipe....

This was the result...




They were lovely and went down a treat....and they look even better on my lovely vintage glass cake stand...although they didn't stay there long....I think the secret to these mince pies is the orange rind and the icing sugar in the pastry......


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


9 comments:

Jo said...

Mmmm, delicious....you can't beat a home made mice pie! So glad you're doing much better Debbie.
hugs Jo x

Regine Karpel said...

They're pretty
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Jan said...

The mince pies looks delicious. I'm glad that you're starting to 'get your life back' after these neck and shoulder problems. All the best, Jx

Nikki-ann said...

Definitely mince pies to be proud of! :)

blue star stitcher said...

Your mince pies do look delicious, and I love the star crust, how fancy!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your mince pies look delicious! It is great that you are getting back into things again, I hope that it helps. xx

catherine said...

So glad you are getting back to your clubs and starting to do things again Debbie. I know things will take time with the pain still being there but you seem to be positive and having a go. Wow they look very tasty mince pies and I bet they were devoured quickly
x catherine

jo cook said...
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jo cook said...

It was lovely to meet you yesterday. I have loved looking at all your blog. I cannot wait to see what you do with your purchase.

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