One of the first things I ever “cooked” was green cream mints, and when I saw them online this morning, I just had to revisit them. They were awesome and transported me right back to my Mum’s kitchen. Fantastic!
Today my eldest celebrated her 10th birthday with a few friends. They had a great time swimming in the pool, painting on canvas bags and generally being children. I made this super easy cake for her and I have to say it was a hit!
Opened the fridge this afternoon to get out some raspberries for DD#5’s snack and discovered two things – 1. The raspberries had all mysteriously disappeared and 2. The culprit was DD#4. How to I know? She has a habit of leaving behind any toy she happened to be holding when she got into the fridge to pilfer whatever her current favourite food item might be. Loopsy is currently sitting right where the raspberries where… *sigh*
Today was a big day for DD#1 and Hubby! They went to the Hernando Farmer’s Market for the first time and officially launched Sammy’s Jams. They did so well, and have a total of 12 flavours 🙂 Including a fantastic sweet and sour pepper jam – it tastes fantastic on hot dogs 🙂 Just my opinion 🙂
Today Hubby and our girls went black berry picking! They did really well, and actually put more berries in the bucket than in their tummy 😉 That night they made some of the most awesome blackberry triple berry jam 🙂
As summer progresses, I am already scrapping the barrel at how much I can take from my children sometimes. The whining makes my ears bleed. True fact – well, maybe not. As I was wandering around Pinterest I caught a post on Kid Of The Day. I read the post. I decided to give this a try! Basically, it’s supposed to help cut out the whining, whinging and general carryings on. Kid of the day gets to sit in the front seat – well, the people who are legally old enough are allowed to I should say. But in all other things – KOTD gets to help with dinner prep, not change diapers, choose snack, choose the TV show to watch, play with a coveted toy first. So on and so forth. They love it already!
Well… I decided to try something new today for breakfast. So Mini German Pancakes it was. These were easy to make, but I do have to say, I would class this as my second Pinterest failure. The first? Something nutella. Lol.
Anyways, they cooked up really well! I got 12 out of the batch and they rose spectacularly!! I was so excited! But, before I could get a picture, they deflated into what you see above. *sigh* I don’t like failure. So guess what we are eating for breakfast tomorrow? With a lot less in each cupcake pan. They were decidedly stodgy! At leas the quick strawberry sauce I made tasted awesome!! 🙂
According to DD#4 these are fairy houses! And she is completely thrilled that we have fairies living in our front yard now. LOL. Personally I think it is amazing that they come and go so quickly! The cool thing about DD#4, is that when she listens, she listens well. She was stoked about the mushrooms themselves, but spent the next 20 minutes telling me “No eat Mama. Make you sick!” Over… and over… and over. Did I mention over and over and over? Threenagers = chronic palilalia! I am grateful she listened to us however 😉