Impromptu afternoon tea of banana choc chip muffins. These were baked for lunch boxes because I like to put some home baked thing in them alongside the processed, packaged goodies they actually prefer, the little scamps. But the muffins have been deemed too soft, by Smudge, and I'm not available at school to warm them up and place a small wedge of melting butter upon them. I used to bake oaty Anzac biscuits, but got the quantities slightly wrong last time and his palate is minutely attuned to the slightest variation in consistency. So fail. I tried giving him a shop bought shortbread biscuit, in desperation, but they get knocked around and make crumbs in his lunchbox. A while ago I did a nice butter cake with pears in it which he loves at home but turns his nose up at elsewhere. Next week I thought I might try white choc chip and raspberry muffins from the frozen raspberries picked from our garden last year, and if that doesn't work I'll just adopt him out. You can only push your mother so far. .