After giving birth to my daughter last month, I was in the hospital for several days. Thank goodness for magazines because I would have been bored out of my head – I only had a temperamental television and a newborn to keep me company over the long days (and sleepless nights). And yes, she is adorable. But there are only so many hours you can spend staring at a little sleeping baby girl . . . seriously. Honestly, I couldn’t wait to get out and get back to life regardless of whatever pain I was in. Of course, when I did get out I did wish a bit that I had stayed longer — it certainly was nice to have a fantastic staff ready and willing to help with anything. But that’s a topic for a different blog.
Anyway, one of the magazines I read was Woman’s Day. It’s not something I normally pick up, but I am glad that I did this time. I actually came out with a great recipe that worked fantastically and would make a nice holiday gift for someone.
And, strangely, I had all the ingredients on hand. I had picked up self-rising flour awhile back and it’s been collecting dust on a shelf ever since. For the beer, I used a lime twisted one that my husband had leftover from summer — I cannot remember the name though. It worked well. I would love to try this with a Harp or Guinness though.
If you want to gift this, let it cool completely before wrapping it up. A cellophane bag and bow could do the trick . . .