Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Do I have a brain?

Sometimes I really question my sanity (some of you are probably questioning my use of the word "sometimes"...). This morning a group of mothers from the kindergarten my children used to go to arrived at 8:30am to make over 70 cakes for the kindergarten Christmas party tomorrow. No, we no longer go there, but we are the only person within a 50km radius that has an oven! We got them finished and the mothers out the door by 11:30am, just in time to stuff a dozen boiled eggs, cut a chocolate fudge cake and race out the door to have a joint lunch with my son's kindergarten class from last year. It was great to see them all running around for a couple of hours outside while the mothers sat around eating and chatting!
We finally got home at about 4pm - in time for a quick blob out in front of TV before getting tea ready and getting the kids into bed. And then comes the stupid part..... I decided that although I can never seem to get my mother online at the same time to get her new Christmas pudding recipe I just had to make a steamed Christmas pudding... so I did..... but of course it needs to steam for at least 3 and a half hours.... and I have just put it on to steam... on top of the fire.... and it is already 8:30pm.... you can do the maths! All I can say is that it had better be worth it. Meg and Nathan - I don't care how much you hate steam pud you can smile and nod and eat at least one mouthful!


  1. I don't think it is insane. It's really nice. And it is the season for giving. Giving oven space counts!

  2. Haha, and here I am at 12:24 with still another ten-minute burst of pav-baking time to wind up on the toaster oven! Sometimes I do my best baking late, late at night!

  3. Actually sounds wonderful...I miss the large gatherings during the holiday season....Happy New Year!!