Friday, January 27, 2012

Australia Day

It made me smile when I heard they were serving vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons in the commentry box at the cricket today.

I like my pavalova crunchy on the outside and meringue in the centre, this one is not too sweet.
Recipe: 6 egg whites at room temp.
pinch cream of tartar
1&3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 teas vanilla
2 teas white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon cornflour
Beat the egg white and cream of tartar till soft peaks, add caster sugar one tablespoon at a time it will be thick and glossy, and take about 10mins. Add vanilla, vinegar and cornflour, till just mixed. spoon out on to round baking tray lined with baking paper. about 30cm in diameter. Bake in slow oven 125-150c for a hour, turn off oven and leave door ajar for another 2 hours. Spead whipped cream over when cold, and decorate with whatever ever fruit you like, my kiddo's love passionfruit, strawberrys, mango, and raspberries.


This song always makes a lump in the throat, I guess we all know someone which the song is singing about:

Monday, January 2, 2012

christmas day with the willett's

Miss alice, trying out her new scooter.

We alternate Christmas lunch each year between my family and Dan's, because of the distance. This year it was back home with my family.

Dan used to comment on how loud, overbearing, criticise and bring you back to earth,( like only your sisters can). But I think he has gotten used to it after 18years.

It can drive me crazy how polite, well mannered, only talk about the weather or footy, Dan's family can be. I usually throw a thought provoking sentence out there or talk about the latest conspiracy in the world, and watch them crawl under the table...

This is my mum, Shirley, I used to cringe at the thought of looking like my mum, but let's face it, we all start to look like our mum sooner or later.

And that's okay by me.

Young Joseph coming in for a quick ((hug)).