Sunday, 8 April 2012

Madame Squirrel's Weekly Report 5

This Week I...

Ate my weight in food:

Check out that grilled cheese sandwich; it was too good.  As always, I burnt my lip as I refused to let it cool and ketchup is lethal when it is the temperature of the sun. 

Tips for the best grilled cheese sandwich:
-use a non-stick frying pan.
-butter the outside of the bread.
-cook it low and slow for 8-10 minutes each side. 

It will damage your arteries but it is so worth it. 

I managed to cancel out my artery damage by eating a lovely salad (as you can see from the photographic evidence) that my friend made (manages to omit that the aforementioned salad contained cut up chicken kiev). I then redid the artery damage with a fried egg and bacon sandwich (I think the fact it was made with gluten free bread makes it healthy though right?). Note: I did not eat all these items on the same day but I would if I could.

I am also completely and utterly addicted to chilli rice crackers...I need to find a supplier that can provide my fix for a lot less (Waitrose Y U so expensive?).

Had to include a standard photo of the easter eggs I received (they are mostly destroyed now).

Enjoyed making some easter treats: 

Classic Chocolate Cornflake Nests:


Mini eggs (obvs)
Cornflakes 75g
Dark Chocolate 100g
Golden Syrup 4 Tbsp
Butter 50g

*Melt butter, golden syrup and dark chocolate in a non-stick pan.
*Eat at least 6 mini-eggs while waiting for the melting to occur. 
*Stir in cornflakes. 
*Add mixture to cupcake cases (will fill about 12).
*Eat most of the mixture off of a large wooden spoon. 
*Make a nest shape and plonk in mini eggs. 
*Leave to cool and set for 30 mins to an hour in the fridge. 
*Nom them all.

Admired my beautiful new clutch from warehouse; come to mama!

Got my bake on cupcake style: 

Stay tuned for a post on these raspberry jam vanilla rose cupcakes (that's a mouthful) next week. 

I hope you have all had a choctastic Easter weekend :)

Madame Squirrel.


  1. the last picture has definitely caught my attention!! and i want that clutch from warehouse! it is so pretty xx

  2. Oooh those Rose cupcakes look lovely sweet! Can't wait to see how you make them! xxx

  3. I have never made a cheese sandwich in a frying pan. And now I must try it! (: I bought toastie bags and pop mine in the toaste, but my toasters a bit dodgy and doesn't melt the cheese right! So I'll be giving your method a go soon (: x