All Eva wants to talk about is the PARTY.
It is great that she is so excited, but I am starting to feel a bit under pressure.
She wants a red carpet party with 20 of her closest friends.
She wants fondue and disco balls and beautiful decorations and a gorgeous dress.
And of course she wants birthday presents...
All this somehow has to happen on a very limited budget.
Yesterday I went to a mall to buy tissue paper, which I want to turn into cheap and hopefully impactful pompom balls,
to hang from the ceiling on the big night.
What I came home with is this:
They are the most comfy shoes I have ever owned.
I can wear them inside and out and they were not very expensive.
They are also warm and cozy and will make getting up on dark cold mornings that much easier.
And the earlier I get up, the more time I have to work, and the more money I will earn (you can probably see that this reasoning got practiced in the shop yesterday).
But they are not tissue paper and they were not in the budget...
So when a friend called today to go for coffee in the same mall, I invited her to my house instead to avoid further temptation.
This has the added benefit that I can bake!
This apple cake is really simple to do, and I always have the ingredients on hand.
You will need:
200 g butter (7 ounces)
200 g sugar (1 cup)
200 g flour (1.6 cups)
1 can of pie apples or 2 - 3 fresh apples
2 teaspoons vanilla aroma
some flaked almonds
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit).
Melt the butter, mix the flour and sugar, then add the eggs, the vanilla aroma and the melted butter.
Stir to combine, add the apples, sprinkle with flaked almonds and some sugar and bake for about 50 minutes.
You can easily adjust the size of the cake, by either using 100 g butter, sugar, flour and one egg, or 300 g of everything and
Easy peasy, at least if you don't get side-tracked and actually take the cake out in time.
It tastes especially nice with whipped cream.
Lots of love,