As we are both lightweights very responsible drinkers, sometimes we know that gin is not the answer to every boozy question. Although we got the moves like Jäger at the weekend, if we fancy a weeknight drink, it needs to be lighter, so we were pretty excited when the postman delivered this huge box of delights from Nola. We saw this magical delivery as a fine excuse to invite our favourite ladies over for a good old catch up and to sample some sweet sweet spritz.
Hidden inside the Nola box was a cocktail of delicious accompaniments to enjoy with the drinks, including delicious mini meringues from Meringue Girls and tip top popcorn from Propercorn. Nothing corny about that! Many laughs were had dancing around the dinner table, sipping from teacups and discussing our plans for Halloween. We wore our fun Emily and Fin dresses and thankfully felt more pickled than plastered at the end of our girly powwow.
Last Saturday rain delayed play when it scuppered our plans to go and see some fireworks. Boo hiss etc. We were feeling a little glum as we sat inside looking out at the gloomy weather and decided that we would our swap soggy sparklers for soggy bottoms and attempt to bake ourselves a feelgood pie. A tasty Hummingbird Bakery pumpkin pie to be precise! It was also a nice excuse for us to try out a different style of blog post. The sort where we make stuff! Good heavens.
Basic Pie Crust dough, unbaked
425g tin pumpkin puree
235ml evaporated milk
220g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra to decorate (or tonnes if you are Victoria!)