Thursday, January 13, 2011

A good day

It's been a busy day today but one I've thoroughly enjoyed. The kids began a three day golf clinic today and I thoroughly enjoyed my three and a half hours of relative peace.

While I waited for my groceries to arrive I tagged some photos on iPhoto. I've caught up now. After I put the groceries away I headed into town as I needed a few things. Because the shopping centre carpark was flooded in on Monday the part that is already clean wasn't enough for the number of people who ventured out today. I had to park away from the centre but enjoyed walking with the sunlight on my face and the warm breeze in my hair. It was a lovely day today. So awesome to see the sun and yet it made it even more difficult to comprehend what is going on an hour down the road.

I needed new tea towels and hand towels so I got those. Mickey needs a new belt for his golf shorts. Because Rusty guzzled my water every night I've been taking a water bottle to bed with me. I've been using the kid' water bottles and I prefer my own. Watching kids drink and seeing the backwash makes me cringe every time I drink out of one of their bottles lol. I bought a Brita bottle with a filter. My Mum and Dad bought me a large Brita tank to keep in the fridge and I love the water so bought the same principle in a bottle.

In no time it was time to pick up the kids and I've pretty much been in the kitchen ever since. Sammy asked yesterday if I'd make blueberry muffins so today I bought fresh blueberries. The muffins are yummy but I will continue to look for a recipe that makes them in the same texture as those you find in the stores. That fine but quite gooey texture is just divine in a muffin. I didn't manage to replicate what I wanted but they're yummy.

As we started the Kikki K chore chart last week one of the tasks is that the kids have to cook their own dinner every Thursday night. They cooked. (wait for it) Spaghetti Bolognaise. Their favourite meal and they ate copious amounts. They cooked half the pasta that I normllally cook but the same amount of meat and they devoured the lot.

My goal is that I want them to have this important skill. One day they'll have dates and wives too and I want them to be complete with all the skills any woman wants of her man. Plus, they'll be able to look after themselves too. It will also give them an application for what is involved. Eve today Billy-Joe said, "no wonder you sweat so much when you cook, this is hot work". he and Sammy cooked dinner using the Thermomix. Billy-Joe already told me that he needs a Thermomix before he needs a car!!!!!! Even Sammy is impressed with how much it can do.

I've made a Lamb Pide for us. I minced my own lamb and ground and made up my own Turkish Spice Mix. Hope it's yummy.

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Ms Mac said...

Hope it's yummy too, Jenny!

I'm going to have a look at your iPad app for blogging now. :-)

jenny said...

How wonderful Jen that the boys are cooking... right with you there, think it is so important for them to have those skills... both my boys cook and I love sitting down to one of their meals :))) You would be an inspiration to them with all your delicious recipes...

Jenny x


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