It’s that time of the week already (albeit a little late Aussie time)! Is there something you’ve accomplished in the last week that you’re particularly proud of, or just simply relieved is over and done with?
This is your invitation to blog about it and then share your achievement with us! Be sure to ping your post back here, or leave a comment with a link to it below.
Each Monday I invite fellow bloggers to share their proudest (or favourite) accomplishment from the previous week via the “I Made It! Monday” event, and the following Sunday I round them all up so we can all give ourselves a collective round of applause or pat on the back.
Please join me in congratulating the following bloggers who shared their remarkable achievements:
Week one – A-Z, brownies, chicks and DIY floors:
The inaugural week of this challenge did technically stretch over two due to the Easter long weekend; nevertheless I am as proud as punch to present the first participants and their terrific triumphs:
I hope you’ll forgive me, but I have decided to extend the first week of my new event, mainly because it has only just “made it” to The Daily Post’s Events listing (see what I did there?) Don’t worry, though – I will still share the details of something else I made in the last seven days…
Taking advantage of the extra time off from work many of us are fortunate to get over the Easter long weekend, I decided to do some baking. While I was waiting for the Other Half to come home with some extra supplies I needed to give KitchenSpells’ Chocolate and Marshmallow Cupcakes a go (more about that in a future post), I was flicking through some of my many recipe books to see if there was something relatively quick I could whip up in the meantime.
It wasn’t long before I stumbled upon a deliciously indulgent recipe for which I miraculously had all the ingredients on hand…
Triple Chocolate Mocha Brownies
½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
125g unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 Tbs instant espresso powder
2 cups golden brown sugar, firmly packed
4 large eggs
1 cup plain flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped (or other nut of choice, if you wish)
90g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
90g white chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Line a 20cm x 20cm x 5cm baking pan with aluminium foil, allowing the foil to overhang the sides. Grease the foil. (In hindsight, I would also add a layer of baking paper on top of the foil at the base of the pan to prevent sticking.)
Mmm…chocolate and coffee – another match made in heaven!
Look out world – here comes yet another blogging event..!
In this fast-paced world it can be very difficult to find the time or energy to tick off all those items on your ‘to-do’ list, or let your creative juices flow and make something…let alone give yourself a pat on the back if you manage to do so!
The “I Made It! Monday” weekly blog event gives you the chance to take stock of the week that was and share your greatest (or favourite) achievement of the previous seven days with your some of your biggest supporters – the blogging community!
To make it super simple, there are no set themes each week; it’s just a case of searching your memory banks until you find that “Aha!” moment and then blogging about it. No matter how seemingly trivial or monumental your achievement may seem (a small win is a win, am I right?) – if you finished/did/made/achieved/got through it, we want to hear about it!