Monday, 31 January 2011

Saucy tales

Bloggie friends!!!

There I was thinking I was spreading yummy raspberry jam on my swiss roll cake when half way through I realised it wasn’t raspberry jam.

It was cranberry sauce.

Well the jars were identical!

Anyway, after much squealing, rendering the air blue and manic scraping off of cranberry sauce, I think I’ve managed to rescue this cake.



I was thinking of maybe donating it to my lovely work colleagues. Ahem.

Charlie says: I want to know what happened to the cold white stuff.



Wish me lots of luck bloggie friends, my story submission for 100Stories for Queensland has been long listed! It may still not make it to the anthology though! There's a shortlist to be decided! Oh the torture!!!! :-)

Purrs and hugs to umi_e's Envy and Maximus Spittimus's Bumbles!

44 comments:

ABBY said...

Ummmm you may have invented a new cake with cranberries!
Well Charlie what did happen to the white stuff, it disappeared.

purrin
xoxox

Plain Jane said...

Cranberry sauce might be good. My husband loves that stuff.
Good luck on the submission

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie, That's so good...Snow is gone ! Spring is coming : )

PS : I purrs for your mom, I wish her Good Luck for her story

xxx

TheWilsonZoo said...

Cranberry sauce is usually fairly sweet. Bet it would taste great with a slightly orange-flavored frosting sprinkled with some chopped walnuts or pecans. (Cranberry-orange-walnut anyone?) Bet it ends up tasting just fine!

Medeia Sharif said...

Good luck on your story!

I once confused shrimp cocktail sauce with ketchup...my fries tasted horrible.

roxy said...

I'm so excited for you at the chance of being in the anthology. You'll make it, Old Kitty! As for cranberry sauce, I enjoy the tart and tangy stuff. Not sure about it on a swiss roll though. I smile at the thought of you turning the air blue;)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Ooh, good luck with your story AND your cake! Looks yummy, cranberry sauce or not, lol! :D

Oh and the cold white stuff? We have about a foot and a half and it just keeps on coming. I'd be happy to ship some your way... :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I like cranberries. May have been good that way.

Are you referring to those cliquey women perhaps?

YaY for being longlisted!

Brian said...

Oh my, you really were in a jam! Congrats on making the long list...we're purring for good things!

Clarissa Draper said...

I might have preferred it with cranberry sauce. I like to use it as spread on my toast.

Donna Hosie said...

Congrats on the long list - here's hoping for the short.

Deborah said...

Hey, the cranberry sauce may have been good! That is a funny story! Good luck with your story. I hope you make it!
Happy Monday~
xxoo
Deborah

Katnip Lounge said...

Fingers x-ed for the short list!

Have you ever had a peanut butter and cranberry sauce sandwich? Heaven on bread!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Love it!

Good luck Old Kitty :)

Brigid said...

Congrats on the longlististing, fingers crossed!!

Madeleine said...

Ooh good luck with your story. I've got all fingers and toes crossed for you.
Oh dear what a hoot about the cranberry jam roll. I wonder what it tastes like? :O)

Kea said...

Hmm, cran-raspeberry is good. Just saying. :-)

Best of luck with your story, we hope it makes it in to the anthology! When will you know?

Len said...

Hi Old Kitty! Congratulations on getting on the long list! :)

Al said...

Does this mean I am going to have to look at everything that comes into work with suspicion?

Words A Day said...

thats brilliant news, the longlist, not the cranberry!
Well done!

fairyhedgehog said...

Good luck with your story!

I wonder what your co-workers would have said if you'd just left the swiss roll full of cranberry sauce...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd take a piece of that cake regardless if it werefull of raspberry jam or cranberry sauce. It looks so good!

Good luck and fingers crossed that you make the short list for the 100Stories for Queensland book. Such a good cause!

Marg said...

I bet the cranberry sauce wouldn't have been so terribly bad but maybe. Who knows. Good idea to give it to the fellow workers.
Charley, be glad that white stuff is gone.
Keeping our paws crossed that Mom's story gets to the very top of the list. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Cranberries and raspberries are the same colour so we think your mix up is quite an easy one to make. Well done on getting on the list with your story - we will keep and fingers and pawsies crossed for a good outcome.
Charlie is looking his usual handsome self - he always seems so calm - does he ever have mad moments??

lupie said...

Who's mostly white, warm with love and furry??? Charlie, of course!!!

We are happy to see it is getting warmer.

Hehe ... raspberry, cranberry er.. they are all berries? Should taste the same? Being berry ignorant over berry ... I can only guess?

I am sure your colleagues will be delighted!

lupie said...

Long-listed??
Here's us all purring for a "short-list"!!!
Lots of luck on their way to ya!

LTM said...

SUPER-congrats!!! That is so awesome! ((hugs))

and that swiss roll looks delicious. :d scratches to Charlie~

Manzanita said...

Good luck my talented bloggy friend. Who can deny talent? Your pastry's look so scrump-delli-oshios or how ever you spell it. Co-worker's delight.
Love and Peace

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles madly* Yeah, not quite the same... though not awful if you had a ginger icing, i think.

Good luck with your story!

Justine Dell said...

Good luck with the submission.

Hey, Charlie likes snow? Neat.

And .. hmm...how was the cake?

~JD

Sammy and Andy said...

Our mama says cranberries are okay, but raspberries are much better...in fact they rate right behind cherries on her top 10 list!!!!!!!!

Do you like that cold white stuff, Charlie??????? Another totally handsome pic of you, dearest friend.

Old Kitty, we wish you lotza luck with your submission....we know you are the best!!!!!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

That’s too funny – although the cranberry sauce may have been tasty, too.

Good luck with the short story.

Lydia K said...

Congrats on being long listed! I hope you make it into the anthology!!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Hey the cake looks great and am sure it will taste the same. Brilliant news about the writing. Continues paws and fingers crossed untill the short listing.. Hugs GJ xx

Mysti said...

You may have stumbled onto a winning recipe. Sometimes goof-ups turn out to be successes.

I've got a raffle going on over at Unwritten. Send Charlie over to win ;)

Summer Ross said...

My thoughts are with you on your submission- fairy luck be with you!

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, best of luck! How wonderful even to be longlisted...yay!

I'm making sausage rolls tomorrow, I'll steer clear of anything that could be mistaken! x

Ellie said...

Oh, no! Cranberry Sauce! I can just picture your work colleagues politely telling you it tasted so nice. LOL.

I'm sending out a cosmic-enhancement-mind-control-ray to the editor of 100 Stories for Queensland. You will choose Kitty's story. You will...

soggibottom said...

ALL THE GOOD WISHES I CAN, SENDING YOUR WAY. :-)x x x
Do I get an autographed copy first :-) ?
Good luck x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck with your short tale, Kitty! And I think taking the cake to your co-workers is a great idea.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, well, maybe something will happen and your story will make the short list. Oh, wait, that is the good list, isn't it? Or do we have that backward?

Hmmm, cranberry cake. Well, it would have been healthy. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

actually I bet that might have been really good!

Isn't nice when you can pass things off to the people at work? lol

I miss those days!

Ann said...

Nail biting as I wait to hear your news. Tell Charlie we have more than enough of the white stuff, add to that the frigid temps. If he misses it that much...hop on a flight!

Jayne said...

I saw this the other day and couldn't comment as I was elsewhere (as ever!) but didn't forget as now I am here, saying a BIG-HUGE-CONGRATs for the longlisted story!! Wow - fab acheivement, and I now have everything crossed (inc eyes) that it gets first to the shortlist, and then to the anthology. Yeay! C'mon short story!