Yes unfortunately I have been exposed as a FRAUD by my potential mother in laws no less, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Shall I shoot them down now as they have exposed me?
No, afraid not, as they are both just delightful and accomplished cooks unlike me.
They can both cook from scratch, one is a whizz with the Thermo mix, whips up all sorts and thankfully I have been on the receiving end of said Thermomix with the gifts of relishes etc. For which I am grateful for, otherwise I spend a lot of time at the IGA specialist stores buying up large to sample something from a homemade specialty provider. In fact we did that this morning, here’s todays stash,.
Cloud 9 frozen yogurt Linomcello Bliss, Roasted Duck and Wild Mushroom Angolotti, Organic Cauliflower and aged Cheddar soup, Blue Cheese Dressing, the list goes on.
It’s with accomplished people like these that you get to afraid to reciprocate because you know you will never reach there wonderful standards, and I don’t really want them to know how bad I am, I am very grateful to receive all that may come my way. I have other talents though? Can’t wait to try that Blue Cheese dressing on home made burgers though.
We were sitting around the dining table the other night, having a roast with the trimmings and gravy that I made, it wasn’t bad either. Ah the magic gravy, so then I hit the wall when Brittany looks at me and says,
|Ready for dinner.|
‘I didn’t know you can make gravy from powder’ figment of your imagination Brittany as it comes in a plastic packet that you snip the corner of and shove in the microwave and heat for 90 seconds. Who told you that.
Thanks Chris, you are educating my daughter where I failed. xxx
|Standard, snip and heat.|
Please, why would you use powder versus convenience, I know I am a lost cause aren’t I ?
Then I had to confess, ‘Well Brittany I have something else to tell you, Custard doesn’t come in a bottle flavoured with Brandy either.’ I am aggrieved to say it also comes in a powder form, and it’s also available at other times aside from Christmas.
Now in my defense I did make a cake the other week, yes it to comes out of a packet. But as I mixed I repeated to myself, ‘made with love and patience, made with love and patience’. Does that count?
|See I got the mixer out, stirred with love and patience, it’s supposed to work!|
|Ta da, success.|
It wasn’t bad either thanks Betty; alas I made the mistake of reading the ingredients and seeing what preservatives are in there. How’s this, 4 different ones in the base mix and 5 in the frosting mix. I ask you why would you? Oh my conscience is getting to me.
Buy a packet, well really I mean, when I should make the effort to bake, make a truck load of mess and then spend the rest of the day cleaning. Lost cause huh? Well I could be walking, sorting, cleaning, oh no wait maybe I should be reading a book or blogging.
However today I should have spent the day baking rather than working, well there’s always next weekend isn’t there.
As I am writing this I can hear Brittany and Lucas packing up all their goodies ready for their shift, internally I am crying, outwardly I am smiling. So wonderful that they love each other and are starting their journey together.
Sam left for Europe last night, now I have 5 weeks of what if! Till she comes back home to Matt and us. xxx Safe trip Samantha, I did ask her, does she realise that I won’t sleep till she’s safe and sound, oh the agony of being a parent, yet we wouldn’t have it any other way would we?