Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Computer love...

Our computer crashed a few days ago...I turned it on in the morning and was greeted with a blue screen with lots of computer jargon that I didn't understand!!!!!!! I've now found out that if ever you see a blue screen, it's known as "The Blue Screen of Death" in the computer world!!! Luckily we have a very good and clever friend who was able to save all of our photos, documents, favourites etc. and put them onto our new hard-drive. So now we have a lovely new, clean, and non-corrupt hard-drive and I'm hoping to keep it that way for some time!!! And Todd, I promise I will ALWAYS regularly back-up my computer onto disk!!!

On a happier note, it's the middle of winter here and our gooseberry bush is loaded with fruit. It was a cutting from my mum's bush and we only planted it about six months ago. They grow very quickly and the fruit is small, juicy and delicious. I'm really looking forward to re-planting our vegie garden soon. We've already got baby cos lettuce popping up (some of it went to seed last season) and we're going to grow continental cucumbers again (they were brilliant last season), tomatoes, capsicum and whatever else takes our fancy at the nursery.

I know we all make Banana Muffins but the recipe below that I found in our kid's school recipe book is my favourite so I thought I'd share it with you. The pic below is Banana & Choc Chip Muffins.

Banana Muffins

1/2 cup soft butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs (lightly beaten)

3-4 ripe bananas (mashed)

2 1/2 cups self raising flour (sifted)

milk (just a little so the mixture is wet but not too gooey)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Spoon batter into muffin cases. Bake in a moderate oven for approx. 30-40 minutes.


Lesley said...

Hi there :-) how weird you left a comment as I was just about to after reading yours !!! its always after the event I wish I took notice of the back up or else mantra!!! remember the comment you left about my life mirroring yours?!! didnt want to take it literally !! ha ha - the muffins look fab i may make a batch to take away the pain....... Lx

Cindy said...

I know what you mean, this has happened to me and I was also gently reminded I had better back everything up regularly, which reminds me, I havn't. I love gooseberries! My grandmother had a bush and i havn't had them since. I need to plant a bush! Your muffins look yummy:)

Dizzy said...

The muffins look delicious. I'm definately going to try out the receipe tomorrow. I love instructions like "mix ALL ingredients together"!

pink-petal-designs said...

great looking muffins!. Thanks for the visit to my blog, i have just started crochet too, i took me ages but i think i have the basics now.
Sarah x

potty mouth mama said...

Bad news about the computer - my last laptop died as a result of milk being spilt on it :(
Good news that you were able to recover everything.

I am cooking those muffins as I type, perfect for getting rid of those very unattractive bananas!! Great - thank you.