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So I decide to make brownies for the church potluck tomorrow. I haven't made them for several years since I am trying to cut back on sugar and don't have much willpower. I am mixing and thinking they seemed a bit dry but then looked mixed so popped in the oven. 2 minutes later imagine my surprise to see the olive oil still in the measuring cup on the counter behind me. So... I take my pan out of the oven, pour the oil on top and mixed it in the pan. First time I've ever done that! I put the oil away while mixing and got side tracked I guess. I absolutely can't multitask! We will see tomorrow how it all worked out. Good thing I am with a no pressure group of people.

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Hats off to you for baking and being social. I expect they are delicious. Have a lovely Sunday! 🌼

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Thanks Jane 😊

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We've all done such things - annoying at the time but quite 'funny' a bit later !! I am just pondering making a peach and ginger cake as we have lots of frozen peaches from a big harvest this year - so lining up peaches, brown sugar, etc etc - so as not to 'miss' anything. I'm just 'not 'interested in a low carb day today (obviously)

Best wishes

Rimmy

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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I think I am a carbovore.

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😃

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Oh wow! What I wouldn’t do for a piece of that! Peach harvest conjures up such a lovely lifestyle. Hard work I guess.

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I too have to 'line up' all the ingredients for my Christmas cakes, bearing in mind I used to bake them without my recipe in front of me pre GCA, and now I always leave something out - except for the brandy of course - never forget that!

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Hi

I do that all the time

Make big pot of Chillie and think that does not look right and have to ask my son whose a Chef what I have missed out .

I really miss baking I have no will power so if I don't make it we don't get tempted it eat it .

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Yes that has been my philosophy for a LONG time - don't bake it and then you can't eat it - BUT life is short and sometimes we need to enjoy cooking and then eating - or life could become a 'joyless calculation' and I feeling am tired of being 'encouraged' to predicate my life on constant algorithms - even if they are meant to be 'good' for me !! ... So armed with this attitude (at least today) I just enjoyed a nice LARGE slice of my peach and ginger cake WITH cream ..... YUM YUM !!!

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What's life without joy!

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As a cripple with diabetes who lives a very restricted life physically, I wouldn't want to live a long life if I restricted everything to the nth degree. I do use low carb nutrition 70 to80% of the time but there are times when the costs of a high carb food get nowhere near the benefits of it to my mental health. On Thursday I went to the peak District with my 82 year old friend and we did a bench walk. Stagger/stroll/sit. After 2 hours sitting in the sun watching my dog swimming in the river and my friends dog paddling we went and bought an ice cream and sat like kids consuming them before they melted. The dogs were treated to the remnants of the cones.i am still feeling the benefit of that trip, including the bit of parkin that my friend bought me and I brought home for pudding (might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb).

My world is small and has a finite number of pleasures. I am a live to eat person rather than an eat to live. Fortunately most of the time my taste for fruit and veg in all colours of the rainbow rules. I get excited about new veg as the ice cream most of the time. My next trial for mid carb loaded newbie is jackfruit. I don't eat meat so like to get veg with texture. There was a lovely recipe for tacos with jackfruit I found and by making 50/50 gram flour/plain flour tacos I should bring it in on target.

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Hi,

That sounds like my kind of walk!

Just getting outside just makes you feel better, so long as it’s not too cold& wet! Even when my late hubby was very ill, we went out somewhere every day, just for a cup of coffee and to “people watch” - one of his favourite occupations in later days! And believe me, on a sunny day by the coast there are lots of people to watch!

Some of his last words to me were “ I don’t want you sitting around indoors moping, get out and go to places we go, see the people we know and get on with life!”

For once, I obeyed him 😉

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If you can sit by the sea it's even nicer. I am glad you have followed orders on this occasion!😀

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Makes a change, but happy to! 😏

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good girl!

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HI Rimmy

i have not mentioned the fresh cream very large cake I had yesterday when out with my son .

I honestly have no will power if i made anything I would eat it all the same day .

Am unable to just have one slice

Your cake sounds scrummy

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The cream will help the cake not spike your blood quite so much anyway so you can feel good about the cream anyday.

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lucky then that I am not really interested in cake WITHOUT cream - whipped of course - I can take or leave ice cream or custard but I do like cream and have generally been eating more fat since on Pred. So far I am nearly 10kg (still) lighter than I used to be - I attribute that to less carbs and more fat ... Mind you I don't do the cake routine EVERY day !!

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You need to find a really really high fibre cake with dollops of cream and the net carbs won't even matter 😂

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YAY !!! - anything with dates would suit - I LOVE dates !!!

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Date and walnut loaf my fave of my late mums cakes.

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One of mine too - and just think even 'better' for us with butter Poopadoop !!

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you must be part of our family...

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I soooooo hear you!

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Rename them. They’ve got chocolate in, what’s not to like?

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Maybe that's why they call it "potluck" - you sound like my kind of cook! I did a roast dinner and forgot the potatoes and the parsnips this year....my family were very forgiving (and we don't go to church) so reckon you are in safe company.

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I don’t bake much & only then for my Son who has serious food allergies but l get all the ingredients out of the cupboard & as l put them into the mix l place the used ingredient on another surface as when my arms were really bad l could barely stir the mix so l didn’t want to mess it up!

It’s become such a habit now l do it when cooking also!

Hope the Brownies turn out OK

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I figure how bad can a brownie really be? Lol

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I bake cakes with No Eggs for my son so it’s kind of critical l get everything in but if you have Chocolate 🍫 they’ll be yummy anyway 😋

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Did you hear about Mary Berry ( Great British Bake-off) she flew to the USA to bake cakes on air, she had all the ingredients in twists of clingfilm, in her suitcase, in case she forgot anything.She was arrested at customs as she helpfully told them she was doing this for a pre- arranged fee. ( white powder).

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No surprise there.

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Saw that on Grahame Norton last week - she has a wry sense of humour our MB. Reminds me of when we went to Oz the first time, they chose to open the suitcase and there was white powder all over! I just burst out laughing (as it looked like cocaine) as I knew it was OH's Enos, when I said that they repeated 'oh it's just Enos' with a straight face and I shut up quickly as my OH prodded me with his walking stick from his w'chair to warn me off - turned out they were 'after me' because I hadn't declared some dry roasted peanuts - they did let me off with a caution as was first time visiting. It was hard for me to keep quiet the sweat was rolling off me and I just wanted to say fine me and let me get out of here quick! When I told my son he was horrified I hadn't taken it seriously - should have known that security dog wasn't being my friend for nothing... all because I didn't have my glasses on when completing the declaration card and didn't think nuts came under dried fruits!!

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Now, that's funny!

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Sometimes my problem has not been putting it in but forgetting to take it out!! Made a bread pudding for my mum the other week but left it in the oven and completely forgot about it! Was able to rescue some of it!! I'm sure your Brownies will be delicious.

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I couldn't do anything in the oven if it didn't have the switch off timer thing. I put some med veg in one day then forgot and went out. Fortunately the oven had shut down after 45 mins. It was lovely after I reheated it. Only forgotten to set timer once but I was in and smelled it.

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They were!

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Do hope the brownies turned out well. My attempt to make flapjacks for a recent event resulted in a tray of granola; I must have left something out but never did discover what!

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😁

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I did that once with pumpkin pies, forgot the sugar so you're not alone and I didn't have PMR at the time so no valid excuse.

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I never put the oil in no matter what the recipe says. Usually add a tad more water and that's that. Still love them tho they aren't as good as with the oil but I don't care!

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