Sunday, 31 May 2009

Kal Receives Love Advice

In recent times, Kallie has been the recipricant of love advice from three very strange individuals. I thought I'd record it for prosterity.

From Rebel, the church leader (who actually has a boyfriend)
- Hang around him and MAKE SURE he notices you.
- Don't talk to leadership - they will wreck everything.

From Joab, the spiritually mature (single) boy:
- Kal, you should get a boyfriend. One who will treat you like a child and keep you warm.
- You need to say to boys in your care group "I'm going to raise you up so you can be my boyfriend."

From Sam, the spiritually immature, non-JG, single girl:
- Find something you have in common.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Mmm... Cake...

So what cakes do you guys want to eat for the Sunday before the day of doom?
Any suggestions?
Any suggestions of spongecake, especially from spongecake eaters, will be ignored.

My suggestions:
- Chocolate cake
- Merigues
- Something with lots of delicious strawberries that mean spongcake eaters won't be able to take away from me because it shall be a day of loveliness and doom
- Banana cake
- Choc-chili cake

Your turn!

Suggestions I like will be made, and brought to church for you to enjoy. Steph and other Wesley friends, you can make sugggestions, and either come to church and eat cake or I'll re-make some other time.

For Shaun...

I took two of the chickadees to the kitchen, where one of the mums works. She introduced herself, "I'm Dee, Lochie's mum."

I promptly said, "No, I'm Lochie's mum,"

Ki laughed. "No Hammy, you not Lochie's Mum."

"I must be your mum then," I said.


"Who's mummy am I then?" I asked Ki.

"You your mummy's mum."

"Just what I always wanted," I said. "To be my own grandma."

Sunday, 17 May 2009

If the Rebel agrees to be poisoned, is it still murder?

If you read my last blog post, you might have noticed the fact that I'm planning to poison the Rebel. Of course, the Rebel reads the blog. She read it and said, "You're going to poison me? With what?"

"With pie," I said.

"What will be IN the pie?"

"The toadstools, I mean mushrooms, that are growing on our lawn..."

"You picked them? They were so pretty!"

"Seriously, Reb. And it's going to have the plant that's growing in the garden in it. It might be rhubarb, I'm not sure. But that's all right, we'll find out."

"Mmm... mushroom and rhubard pie..."

Friday, 15 May 2009

In Other News

- Joab and Shaun outed themselves as Real Boys. You don't want to know. Let's just say I know WAAAAY more about their weddings than I want to.
- The Singaporean National Anthem sucks. Sorry, but it does.
- We found a game Kallie can win for CG.
- We plan to poison the Rebel.
- Desperado needs to change the smoke alarm battery. Come on - he's home all day, he might as well make himself useful.
- We're going to have an English high tea. Freedy asked if he should bring cake, and I glared at him. He is trying to STEAL my role of cooking from me.
- Borz, from work, has finally worked out what I look like. Apparently, I look Amish.
- Today I am wearing the awesome Scottish skirt again as it is International Families Day. Everyone has told me that I look 'cute' including several of the kids. I suppose it doesn't help that I put my hair in two plaits. I am revelling in it. Soon I shall be OLD.

More news again by-and-by.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Spongecake... eww...

Now that I have a kitchen to cook innmeans I'm kind of going overboard with the whole cooking thing. Overrboard meaning that Kal and I are going to be extremely fat by... next week. Overboard as in I cooked multiple items on Saturday.
- Raspberry Sorbet
- Oat banana bread
- Carrot/Zuchinni muffins (renamed 'vegetarian cupcakes' by Joab)
- Chocolate carrot cake
Of course, if Kal and I eat all that, we'd be fat. And we're both pretty slender - for now.

So what to do? Church picnic lunch to the rescue!

We took everything except the oat loaf (we had several oat rolls, which we took) and the sorbet, which isn't exactly known for easy travel. We also took some of Kal's cooking and some toffees I had cooked earlier in the week.

Most people liked the food. Denise has requested more toffees for her birthday next week, and Ian really enjoyed the carrot cake. Joab alone was sceptical. He wouldn't even try most of the food. What he tried he didn't like. He then insulted my cooking for a second week in a row. I told Shaun to hit him. Shaun obliged. Shaun, you're awesome.

Kal's comment was, "Well, I bet Joab eats spongecake."

Friday, 8 May 2009

Joab is a Knight in Shining Armour... to Freedy

So, at church I'm busy telling people all about my food, and my cooking. I was telling Freedy. I was getting a bit excited, because I like cooking.

"Don't enourage her," Joab warned Freedy.

"I didn't! She just started going on like this! I didn't do anything!"

"Okay, I'll distract her, and you can run away."

"I can't do that. What if she hits you?"

Monday, 4 May 2009

The Bread

So, I went home after church and cooked. Because that's my current obsession. And I like to be, well, obsessed with my obsessions.

So I made ice-cream. It tastes good... but wasn't quite what I wanted.
I made soup. It tastes good... and Kal loves the brothy soups... but I wasn't happy.
So I decided to make bread. Because clearly the best idea is to make food you've never made before in an oven you've never used before in a cold kitchen when your cooking isn't exactly going to plan.

And I never actually follow recipes.

So, after not exactly following the recipe this is what I got...

I was rather pleased with it!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

What I've Been Doing

I've been sans internet for some time now while we moved. It got connected today (yay!). I was able to check emails and occasionally blog on the internet at work, but that goes down on a regular basis.

What have I been doing?

Cooking. Every time I cook something Kal says how she can't beleive I'm not married. But seriously, I'm pretty awesome in the kitchen. And as our new kitchen is conducive to cooking...
So far I've made:
- Stewed apples and custard (twice)
- Pecan toffees (twice)
- Vegetable soup (using assorted vegetables - three times)
- Sweet potato soup (SO GOOD - only once. No more sweet potatoes, and I can't bring myself to buy them when we have so many normal potatoes)
- Chili beans on rice (not my best effort - that's what happens when you cook with a head cold)
- Chocolate custard

Making Soaps with the Chickadees. Soap flakes, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon. Mix together and mould into balls with a little water. The mums are going to be pleased with their mother's day gifts this year.

Gardening with the chickadees. Mostly we've just started with sweet peas and snap dragons. I hope to plant spinach soon, and some other winter plants. I never like gardening, but I would like to be good at it rather than killing everything I touch. That takes practice. No time to practice? That's why I do it at work ;P

I hope to do some more cooking tomorrow, to watch a Nigella DVD, to read a few cookbooks and to make my way through a pop science book. And to attack some weeds about the house. And to put flowers in the house. And to do some cleaning. And scapbooking...

To work Sam, to work!