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Food Friday – a 10yr olds sleepeover!

Help!
There are 3 extra 9 & 10 year old in my house tonight, and unlike their older counterparts (15+ yrs old) they have way too much energy still, and the pitch of their voices is still at the unbearable point when they get over excited.
But I did promise a sleep over the Mr 10, and I set the limit at 3 – there’s only so much you’re really going to put yourself through, and I only have room for 3 in sleeping arrangements – which is more than enough.

As is the way he got to dictate what was done for dinner, even though we had Pizza Hut for his actual birthday.
Sausage rolls and Pavlova, and Fairy bread. Yep, he wanted fairy bread.
Poor fairies, I had to buy more and then they were demolished is about 2 seconds flat. I never knew 10 year old boys still like sprinkles on bread.

All is good, except for me having to chase them out of Mr 15’s room.  And I’m about to be the fun police and confine them to the bedroom. (Coz I want to chill out and read a book in bed)
And because it’s easier I’ll post a slideshow like last time.

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I’d say time to go have a wine, but it’s way past that time for me, and I’ve done my coffee.  I’ll do my nails first I think, then it’s bed and a book for me.
Have a great weekend 🙂
Jen

Food Friday – awesome end to the week!

After a super hectic week, getting ready for tomorrow’s Fair I finally finished and was able to relax today. Despite the appearance of relaxing I still had heaps to do.
Straight up, I made the pizza bases ready for tomorrow’s dinner (after a hectic day the last nothing I want to do is this) and at 9am I had finished with the post office and was at a the school to organise things for two sons (school starts on wed/thurs next week) while the dough was rising. Pizza bases done I can start on lunch.
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I love quiche because of its simplicity and relative ease of cooking. Today’s was really good, a creamier than usual, bacon and tomato version. I did burn the pastry – note to self: do not talk too much while pastry is blind baking.
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A salad is always good with quiche, and today was no exception, with my coleslaw mix salad.
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Morning tea was something I haven’t done in a long time, about 17 years. Yes really. It is such an easy and delicious food but I just never really make them. The awesome lemonade scones. Yes, lemonade scones. All you need is lemonade (nothing with too much of a lemon flavour) thickened cream and self raising flour. Find the recipe I used here. . All that was left by the time I was able to get a picture. The recipe makes about a dozen. And served with whipped cream and jam, they were melt in hot the mouth.
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If that was lunch, what was for dinner…?
We did the groceries so it became a hot cooked chook and oven baked chips with salad, then mini pavlovas and cream and chocolate.
I’m working on a nice coffee to round out the brilliant end to a busy week .
Have a great weekend, I’m going to be super busy. 🙂

Mini Milestone, digression… and a Pav!

Woohoo! I open my stats page this morning, always the first one I go to, (don’t we all though?) and there waiting for me was a magical number.
2100. Total views.
Ok, so it’s not really that huge a number, but considering I have only been on WP since May (2011) and then only got into it properly from about October this is good.

And taking into account I write fluff (there are so many bad things happening everywhere so I prefer to add a smile and a good thought to your day) – it must be working.  It appears there are people reading and responding. Yay!

I’m not all blonde ditzy (btw I am NOT a blonde) with inane and random posts.  I would have to dig a little deeper to get the wise? analytical person underneath.  I just don’t it.  Hubby makes up for it. Cynical and serious (although seriously funny in a non comedian way) he does all the hard work for me, lol 🙂
I like to see things for what they are.  Not dig too deeply for a reason or explanation.
But this brings to mind something else.

I am a fence sitter.

Unless something riles me or will affect me personally I tend to see both sides of the discussion.  Which is why I also don’t comment on much.
This has come to the fore by two blogs which I read recently that are about the worst kind of people… and it makes me wonder… what kind of world did I bring my kids into. With two teenagers (and an 8yr old going 18) I worry about their future and future behaviours.  Peer pressure( and the resulting group mentality) is a powerful thing and even the nicest kids can be persuaded to do things they would abhor otherwise.  Will I be capable of ‘doing the right thing’ or will I bow to cowardice and protect my child.  After all, it is in a parents instincts to do this.

Then there is the worry that comes with the eldest (15) getting ready for his driver’s licence. (In Aus, it is 12 mths on Learners, must have an adult accompany them while driving.  then 12 mths on P’s, Provisional, showing a P plate, then 12 mths without.  All at a max speed limit of 80km/hr.  Confused yet? I am. thinking I’ll have to re-do my road rules with him)

Typical. I tend to digress a lot. My mind is forever going along at a million miles a minute and if I let it, it just spews forth a whole heap of…

So I am capable of thinking about more than just food, beads and hot guys…  I think that’s what I was getting at.

Oh, another digress. You know I said I’m no good at computers, but I managed to put on the program for my new phone. FAIL.  I missed something, that means once I’d updated meant the new one wouldn’t recognise my phone. Duh. So we spent an hour this morning figuring it out.  I can always rely on hubby to fix my problems.  So I am now still trawling through blogs, posts, comments, emails, barely looked at my FB and am itching to get back to my beads.

Two days ago we celebrated Australia Day. Jan 26th.  I made my first ever Pavlova.  A light but incredibly sweet dessert made primarily from egg whites and sugar. Topped with load of whipped cream and fruit.

My picture of proof (mum said it looked pretty good for a first time, so with a birthday coming  I might just tell him he’s getting a Pav for his cake)

Before looking pretty lush 🙂

and after... still looking lush, and just the way it should inside 🙂

Here’s to my numbers growing and my posts hopefully bringing a smile and maybe some happy thoughts to you all 🙂

A happy day to you all thanks for coming along and reading.
Keep smiling 🙂
Jennifer