December 31, 2008

Who's game?

I found out about Project 365 and I'm totally intrigued by it.

So, who else is game? I'd really like to be able to take the whole thing to the end but possessing a practical and scatterbrained ID, I'm not going to bash myself for missing a few days here and there.

LOL - I might even blog about it...

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy day. My cousin has had a baby boy and the poor kid is now doomed to a life of either a big combined present or 2 half presents. Welcome Plaxico and good luck to you. No, that's not his name but it was a joke a little while ago, I'm still waiting on the official name....and the pictures.

Once again, Santa has been very good to us and for the first time in a very long time, DH had the biggest present, hands down. Only problem is that he's going to have to fight the kidlets to use it and probably every kid on the block too.

Going to play some more...

December 21, 2008

I've come in from the cold

I'm Baaa-aacck!

I had to leave in a hurry, and no, no-one was after me, I just to had to catch up on some family time abroad due a sad but expected event.

On the other hand, I got home late last Thursday and realised that I had 2 weeks of baking and preparation to squeeze into 5 days otherwise it just wouldn't be Christmas.

Growing up in my family, it's all about the food. Food truly means love and the more food there is, the more love to be shared. My poor DH is having a hard time coping with that since the house now looks like a bakery exploded in it and the fridge doors are barely closing. To me, Christmas means black cake which is a fruit cake that's moist and marinated in rum and cherry brandy, pastels which is a type of meat pie that's steamed in a cornmeal batter and wrapped in banana leaves, cookies and ham. Without any of these, it's just not right. I had to make an attempt to remedy the situation so the oven's been on for 2 days and I've got most of it out my system. The ham is in the fridge and I'm making an apple pie for dessert.

This is what it looks like after I've given half the cakes and a third of the cookies away.

Black Cake....mmmmm....

Lamingtons for the DH....

Gingerbread for the kidlets to decorate

More sugar cookies for decorating

And...chocolate chips with Christmas M&Ms for the DS - by request

There are still a couple things that I haven't done that I usually do, but I'm time crunched this year. Maybe next week for New Years....