Archive for: Things We Should Talk About at the Dinner Table

Dec 23rd, 2007

We’ve been busy

Saturday’s project was the gingerbread house, I baked the gingerbread on Friday night, then assembled it and let the kids loose on it in the morning. They were very thorough… My mum had come over to spend some time with us and she got quite caught up in the creative process too, I think those […]

Dec 18th, 2007

Weigh-in week 18

Much to my astonishment I stayed the same this week, I was sure the indulgences of Saturday night would show up on the scales but all the frantic cleaning, cooking and general running around getting ready for the party must have compensated nicely for the beer, mango daiquiris and margaritas 😉 Tonight was our last […]

Dec 16th, 2007

Left-overs? What left-overs?!

I’d been telling people all week that I was expecting around 50 people to come to our Christmas party last night and that half of them would be kids. I’m pretty sure that those figures were right back at the beginning of the week. But then I kept telling other people “Hey, we’re having a […]

Dec 13th, 2007

Fruit mince pies mmmmm….

Fruit Mince Pies(makes up to 36 depending on how thin you roll the pastry)3 cups plain flour1 cup icing sugar, sifted225g butter, diced3 – 4 tablespoons iced watericing sugar for dusting 2 x 410g jar of Robertson’s traditional fruit mince (you need about 1 3/4 jars) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Brush 3 […]

Dec 11th, 2007

Tinsel take-over & weigh-in week 17

I’m down 0.2kg this week for a total of 8.1kg. If I maintain over Christmas I’ll be satisfied but I’m still going to try and lose at least 1kg over the next 2 weeks. I found the tinsel and lights for the tree but the Advent calendar is still AWOL. The kids are quite pleased […]

Dec 9th, 2007

Singing at the dinner table

Adam and I were serenaded tonight by the kids with a spontaneous chorus of the Futurama version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. He knows when you are sleeping.He knows when you’re on the can.He’ll hunt you down and blast your ass from here to Pakistan.Ohh.You better not breathe, you better not move.You’re better […]