Monday, November 8, 2010

CCC#71 is up and running - sausage rolls ..... yum!

CCC#71  is up and running - sausage rolls ..... yum!

the rainbow cake looks gorgeous

I have made Jazzie's brownies on several occasions and can fully recommend them

Saturday, November 6, 2010

we went shopping for a TV and came home with a microwave

We spent a day out last week at the new Gepps Cross Shopping Precinct - what a wonderful collection of shops in the one place!  It opened in June 2009 and we finally went to check it out.  See news story here

We had the most enjoyable day shopping together - well, not really together he went to check out Radio Rentals and I went to Spotlight.  I found some material I had been hunting down for a while (can't show you, as it will be for a quilt block swap partner on my sewing blog)

Anyway, I get to RR and hubby is still undecided which TV he wants - he was alternating between two choices, so I suggested we sleep on it.  He felt guilty about taking up so much of the salesman's time, he asked me if I wanted anything?  silly question!!!   I have been wanting to update the old microwave for quite some time now.  We first purchased the National Panasonic Genius in 1983 - it was a big gutsy appliance 600W of power, big turntable, huge internal oven space which made for a huge microwave.

You can see it here on the right - it took up all of the space next to the cooktop. 
it still works perfectly, but is just too big

here is my new one - I am loving the extra space around it - it seems to make the kitchen look cleaner ;-)

Monday, November 1, 2010

I went to Maggie Beer's Farm :-)

Hi everyone,

I have just got back from a weekend away in the Barossa for a mini school reunion with 10 of my primary school friends - some of us have not seen each other for 35 years or more!   We stayed at the Barossa Valley Tourist Park, which was much bigger than we expected and the cabins were clean and reasonably well maintained.  In fact, THIS was my actual cabin for the weekend.

The weather was a bit cold and windy, which is a bit unusual for this time of year, but it did not dampen our spirits.  We ventured out and about anyway.

We visited Maggie Beer's Kitchen and got to taste some goodies.  The Burnt Fig, Caramel & Honeycomb Ice Cream is just GAWGEOUS!

As part of our reunion, the local girls brought up a heap of food for PotLuck on Friday night.  We booked the common room and had a party.  We did have a curfew though - no noise after 10pm.

We cooked in relays in our own cabins and brought everything to the common room.  I made up a batch of butter chicken & rice and some lasagna. 
One of the girls brought up her chicken curry and her husband's beef curry that was particularly hot - I only had a small serve ;-)  We ended up having way too much food and had some of it reheated for brunch on Saturday.  Saturday was spent sightseeing - we went to Maggie Beer's , Angas Park Fruit, and Wohlers.  Sunday came around far too quickly and it was time to go home.  My husband picked me up and a small group of us went out for coffee & brunch before heading home.

It was a great weekend, but I am glad to be home, back in my own bed ;-)