It feels like quite a long time ago since I've had a post up! I recieved a Madeleine pan for Christmas and so I made the Orange Madeleine recipe that they gave on the back of the packaging. I've never tried a Madeleine before so I wasn't sure what to expect, after reading some recipes online I found out I should have left the batter to sit overnight and then each cookie would be more fluffy and full/round (if that makes sense). My next attempt at making them will have to be a recipe I pinned awhile ago, which are Date Madeleine's with a sort of toffee sauce to dip them in. Now I could say that I made these sweet little Orange Madeleine's the other day but truth be told I made them during Christmas Break! I also made these little oatmeal cakes for my Dad's Birthday on the 2nd with my mini bundt pan, I didn't get a good picture of them on the cake stand sprinkled with icing sugar because it was all ready dark by the time they were all done up, but I do have picture of them on my Instagram if you want to check that out.
Time just caught up with me I guess, January has been a fast month for me, we've been studying and reviewing in our classes, writing finals and Diploma's (provincial tests), so it's been pretty crazy I must say. Exam week officially starts today, which is quite ironic because out of the 6 tests I had to take I only have one left! Oh well, that just means a longer break for me before my next semester starts.
Saturday I packed up my things and moved to my Great Grandma's house for a couple weeks whilst my Grandparents are out. Up until this point I must say it was rather dreary and lonely. I had to get used to the sounds of her dog's and the general traffic sounds that you can here in town, so with some sleepless nights under my belt it was a pretty emotional day yesterday. I knew it wasn't that bad, but I wasn't sure if I could make it the two weeks. After a good night sleep last night and school to take up most of the day, I'm feeling a lot better now.
Last night the Edmonton Oilers played their first game, since the lockout, against Vancouver so I watched that. Tuesday night I'm going to go home for the evening and watch their first home game with my family, they usually make a big deal about the season starting just on an ordinary year but with the lockout lasting for about 130 days they've been anxious to get on the ice and we've been anxious to start watching them :) So that will give me something to look forward to.
I don't have to go to school in the mornings until Friday which is my last exam, then I'm off until next Thursday, when our semester starts (pretty random if you ask me). Anyways so I'll have some time to keep up with my blog. I took some frosty pictures the other day and I figure I haven't done a Pinterest Inspiration post lately so you now know what to expect in the next couple of days! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week :)