NoMU procrastinating; get on with it!

It was nice of Mister Obama to wait until after the Royal Wedding and not steal Wills’ and Katie’s thunder, hey? I’m told the young royals had a blast and that ‘the dancing was “fun and outrageous” … “There was a chicken dance with lots of arm-flapping, which was particularly good fun.’ Arm flapping? Mmm … I wonder if Tilly Bud was there? 

Anyhow, after lots of festivities and a string of public and religious holidays, we’re back to routine and reality. I spent most of yesterday in my kitchen, avoiding my computer, which was only yielding a constant stream of rather ghoulish revelry about the death of Bin Laden. I chose to revel in chocolate instead. Prompted by a recipe pointed out to me by Souldipper, I went out and bought biscuits and made chocolate squares for the Bunn’s lunchbox fillers.


I then baked a rich chocolate cake for my MIL, who is having some church ladies over for tea today. I used an old recipe for coffee cake and substituted the coffee with NoMU drinking chocolate, what a winner. (Recipe available on request.)

For our supper (just the Bunn and I – Old Spouse is away on business) I made a fabulous Gaprao neu-uh (Thai beef stir fry) using my newly procured tin of NoMU Oriental rub and got the ultimate accolade from my child; Please can I have some more, Mom?

And so it’s on with the week, I have a terrifying amount of work to do and there’s no point avoiding it. I’ll just have a quick gander at the blogs first …


49 Comments Add yours

  1. Fist time I have seen a post title from you not in ALL CAPS. Just thought I would share that for what it’s worth. 😉
    Sounds like you had a super break. I think Mauritius is the only country that does not celebrate Easter. 😦
    I really don’t need another cake recipe in my arsenal but how can I not try yours, so yes please I would love the recipe.
    Enjoy catching up.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was deliberate, Mandy, because of NoMU’s spelling; didn’t think anyone would notice 🙂
      (Will type up the recipe later and mail it to you.)

  2. nrhatch says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to prepare a meal from the heart that is loved by all? 😀

    Like you, I need to stop procrastinating and GO TO BED. {{ywan}}

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sleep tight, I’m still dithering … will give myself until 9am 😉

  3. So I’d better NOT arrive with a team of naked toy boys this morning? The church ladies may come and steal them 😉

  4. dearrosie says:

    Well thanks to the Wedding Biscuit recipe we’re now blogging buddies.

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and I love your photo, but I’m so sad you live so far away and I can’t come over for a cup of tea and to steal a slice of that delicious looking chocolate cake you baked for MIL 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, that is why I so love blogging; new friends across the miles 🙂

  5. souldipper says:

    Wow, you certainly were in the kitchen! I see you were also hunting down the Rich tea biscuits. Lucky MIL. Lucky Bunn. BTW – I loved the Topless Tart!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good, I’m glad you liked the tart 🙂

  6. deepercolors says:

    I like the idea of reveling in chocolate better too. :-]

    1. theonlycin says:

      Much better 😉

  7. Tilly Bud says:

    Timing is everything. The British press would have been furious with President Obama. A wise man!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, and earlier would have ruined Easter …

      1. Call me a synic, but its just a wee touch macabre even imagining all those heads of states checking their calendars for a good time to ‘bin’ old Bin Laden but your right…., timing is everything 😉

      2. theonlycin says:

        Hehehe, you’re spot on 🙂

  8. earlybird says:

    Looks like a pretty busy day in the kitchen. Bet that chocolate cake was better than Nig***a’s guiness one! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh, so much better 😉

  9. Jamie Dedes says:

    Food looks and sounds yummy!

    Cindy, I complete agree on the “goulish” reaction to bin Laden’s death. I haven’t been able to watch it all either.

    Thank you for our kind remarkes on White Watchung Home and other posts. Treasured. I don’t know why you couldn’t comment on Duetto buffo di due gatti, but I do hope you enjoyed it.

    Thought of you as I got to see “The Naked Civil Servant” about Quentin Crisp, which I’d not seen before. Wonder if you have. If not, I do think you would enjoy it, assuming you can get hold of a copy.


    1. theonlycin says:

      My feelings are best summed up as follows:
      “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

      And yes, I have seen The Naked Civil Servant 🙂

      1. libraryscene says:

        Seriously…loved the blog post, but, would’ve loved one with a Cin-spin on the above quote…he was such a wise man. Thanks for both posts 😉

      2. theonlycin says:

        My mojo seems to have gone walkabout, hopefully not for long ;p

  10. Leeswammes says:

    Glad you had some restful time in the kitchen before diving into your workload. That cake looks, as always, delicious. Maybe I should become one of you MIL’s church ladies?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Come along anytime, Judith 😉

  11. Madmom says:

    Tis a choccie day for sure.

    1. theonlycin says:

      On my third cup of drinking choccie 🙂

  12. suzicate says:

    If you ever want to relocate, I’ll try to find you a house near me…you would invite me to dinner, wouldn’t you?!

    1. theonlycin says:

      But naturally I would, Suzi 🙂

  13. Linnie says:

    Between the chickens and the horse (Camilla) the reception was a regular farm yard. 🙂

    Is that choccie cake really hard to make?

  14. I enjoyed the wedding and agree with you that it was good the Osama Bin Laden news did not interfere. Blessings…

    1. theonlycin says:

      The Bin Laden business is quite a wretched affair, Carol 😦

  15. slpmartin says:

    Oh…the cake looks divine…but I’m on a diet and shall avoid thinking about it after I leave your blog. 😉 Well…maybe.

    1. theonlycin says:

      hahaha Charlie, nothing to stop you from having cake in your dreams 🙂

  16. That cake is wonderful and I love chocolate squares.
    But I, too, am being careful. So it’s off to the Weetabix cupboard with me…

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s called Weetbix here 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Doc, heart yours too 🙂

  17. johnlmalone says:

    wow! your blog is really popular. I’m not much into cooking blogs but I checked this out cause you checked mine out — but there’s one thing I really liked about this blog: Beetroot, I’m a BIG FAN of beetroot. In the fish cafe where we hang out I’m zsometimes referred to as the ‘beetroot boy’ because I insist upon it in my salad

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well, I am a fellow beetroot fan, watch tomorrow’s post to make you love it even more 🙂

  18. linda says:

    One can just him now furioulsy scratching about on the calendar with his pencil. Here’s a good day. No wait, a royal wedding. Here this will do. No no thats Easter. How about here. No so and so’s birthday! Geez a guy can’t catch a break.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, how to fit murder into a busy calendar 🙂

  19. I think that thought popped into all our minds. Quite coincadental really.
    On a different nore- how do you stay so skinny? When all you seem to do is eat!!! Haha.

  20. Carlette says:

    Do you really post your posts (that sounds weird) at 4 in the am? when do u sleep haha

    Please can you send me the recipe for this cake? I’d like to give NoMu a try 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am still refining and retesting the recipe, Carlette, will blog it when I am 100% satisfied 🙂

      1. Carlette says:

        Refining Recipes is another job all together 😉 Good Luck and I look forward to reading the blog post – have a great weekend! 🙂

      2. theonlycin says:

        Thank you, you too 🙂

    2. theonlycin says:

      Carlette, I can’t comment on your blog, it asks me for a registration password 😦

      1. Carlette says:

        Ah thanks for letting me know. I just changed the settings so you should be able to comment now 😉

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