Blessed day (literally)

Hey guys,

How are you?

Just having a regular Saturday, aren’t you?

NOT US!!

  • We have the pope.
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Oops!

  • Our soccer team might win the National Championship for the 4th year in a row today! Benfiiiiicaaaa!!!!

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  • We might win the Eurovision Festival tonight.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFVfzu-2mw

You may not understand the language (we’re the only ones not singing in English!) but the song is lovely! Listen and give me your opinion 🙂

Oh, the pope has left at 3 p.m.

Anyway, of course I’m gonna watch the game and the finale of the festival being super ambitious and hoping we can win both. I’m surrounded with snacks, bae and dog and very excited waiting for the results.

My Friday didn’t start very well, some family drama being responsible for it. I cried a lot and then I decided I wouldn’t take shit and would get up and bake a cake instead, ha! I tried a new recipe (apple and cinnamon cake) and used whole-wheat flour for the first time. The cake was delicious but, as usual, it didn’t grow. I have tried EVERYTHING, every single tip, different brands of flour, different brands of baking powder, different ovens, different programs on my oven, different cake pans, different recipes, different temperatures, different times. NOTHING works. My cakes never grow or, if they do, they shrink immediately. I’m begging for some new tips. Please!!

Oh, and that is not even the funny part.

I dropped half of the cake on the floor. Yap. And I couldn’t even apply the 5 second rule because I have a dog and there’s always dog hair on the floor. Oops. Whatever I didn’t drop, Mr.R gladly ate.

I’ve just made a batch of cupcakes for the very first time. 100% homemade coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting. They actually grew and taste delicious, although Rui thinks the frosting is too sweet. I followed the recipe and I think it tastes pretty good but I might cut a little on the sugar next time. Do you have a favorite cupcake recipe?

Oh, and you should see me frosting a cupcake for the first time hahaha. Not very artistic but I’ll eat it anyway. Too embarrassed to take pictures!

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Mine look exactly as these… not.

I’ll be reading blogs while watching the game and the festival, so please stop by and say hello. So sorry I can’t share snacks.

Are you doing something exciting today?

Are you having a good weekend so far?

What have you been eating?

Do you like soccer?

P.S. We are already winning the soccer game!! 3-0

Love!!

P.S.S I’m actually catholic and am not making fun of the pope. Even if I was, he has a very good sense of humor and would probably laugh (he made a mother-in-law joke the other day. The pope!!)

 

 

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35 thoughts on “Blessed day (literally)

  1. from vanity to sanity says:

    Loved reading this post! Love your cupcakes (baking is a great way to de-stress isn’t it?) and love your country’s Eurovision entry this year. Definitely rooting for it to win tonight. I will be watching the contest too though I forgot to get popcorn

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  2. Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

    I think you should have allowed the pope to try one of those cupcakes. Like come on, he was your guest 😛 You know well done with dusting off the woes and picking yourself up with some baking. That is the spirit, Cheila. If Rosa and Rui loved the cake, what be you complaining about? Btw do you bake with all ingredients at room temperature and baking powder that still does its trick? Those might be things that are getting in the way of the cake rising as high as my greed for any cake. Now, Salvador sang like a dream and that music, it is beautiful. I loved the artistic little head bobbing too 😉

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  3. starringpamela says:

    Wow your day sounds so exciting!!! I worked a bit with my dad, now I’m going to work on blog posts for both today and hopefully into next week, and help my sister pick a new perfume! 😂 Mother’s Day is tomorrow here so I already have her gift in a bag ready to go!

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  4. 3sistersabroad says:

    We also have an entry into the Eurovision….not sure why we are no where in Europe. He is from near where we live and everyone is hoping he does ok. Wow 5-0 for the soccer thats good. I was wondering if its your oven as to why your cakes do not rise? I do have trouble with some cakes. So I stick to just a couple and if they don’t rise as long as they taste good. Have a great day xx

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  5. Hannah says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a good day 🙂 I’ve got my parents visiting me here at uni this weekend which makes me happy 🙂 and I’ve literally just got back from performing in the student orchestra summer concert 🙂

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  6. Natalie Vinh says:

    Cheila, my comments are finally fixed! I have mountains of posts to read through, most of them about Eurovision, which I have no idea what that is. I’m guessing it’s like American Idol. Also, for your cake! Cakes will sink if you walk near them (that sounds weird). But try not to put pressure on the floor in front of the oven, like try not to walk through the kitchen until it’s done!

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  7. englishwithkirsty says:

    When I was a little girl, my grandparents let me stay up late to watch Eurovision every year. It was really exciting for me, mainly because of all the different languages. I think it’s not as good now that most countries choose to sing in English. I still watch it sometimes, but it was better when I was a child. Congratulations to Portugal by the way!

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  8. Margaret from soulfood101blog says:

    Who cares what they look like! They were good that’s the important thing 😉 My sisters cakes wouldn’t ever rise either, this is what she was doing. I don’t know if it is what you are doing but I figured I’d share it and if it helps, great! When she was mixing it, she was beating it too aggressively and too long. The batter needs to be stirred gently and only until all the mix is moist and most lumps are gone. It was a hard habit for her to break but once she did her cakes puffed all up and where even more fluffy and moist. An older friend of mine said, “you want to stir it not beat it, if you beat it, you will bruise it and it will not cook right” I hope this helps my friend 🙂

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