What’s the matter? Getting grossed out by my #30DaysOfThankfulness? Yes, it’s going to get quite soppy, get used to it or go read something else
What more can I say about true love? I’m thankful to finally know true love! The fact it was right there all along is very random, but I guess all good things take time.
I’m thankful that I have someone who knows me, thinks about meme, respects me, is kind to me, says nice things to me, is thoughtful, considerate, sweet and protective. Who laughs at my dad’s jokes and makes plenty of his own, and for some reason finds me funny most of the time. Who makes me feel safe and loves me as much as I love him. I’ll never take any of it for granted.
In my kitchen is a very special recipe book. It’s one of those very old ledger books with the brown cover. This book has been in my family for ages and contains recipes passed down through the generations. Plus cutouts from all kinds of old crusty magazines. It even has my attempt at writing recipes when I was about 2! In the back cover is some scientific scrawl about potassium and KHCO3 (whatever that is) written by my great-grandfather “pop”. It has the date Monday, 30th September. I wonder what year the 30th of September fell on a Monday?
This recipe below is from some friends in Canada. It got added to the family cookbook when they came to visit in the early 2000s.
Best pancake/hotcake recipe ever
3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp sugar (you can use splenda or sucryl)
6 tbsp (90 grams) melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
6 tsp baking powder
3 cups of milk
Heat up your frying pan because this won’t take long…
Mix the first 6 ingredients together with the milk on high until smooth. Add more milk or water if the mix is too thick or you want to stretch it further.
Add the baking powder to the mixture and give it a very quick mix on high.
Use a soup ladel to put the mix into the pan as it measures out just the right amount for a hotcake (and doesn’t make as much mess).
Flip when they start to bubble and you will end up with a nice golden hotcake. If you’re doing it right you might end up with a very, very thin crust… yum.
This mix will make enough for 4 people. I usually make a double mix when I cook them for Christmas morning, and we usually have 6-8 people with hotcakes left over.
Great served with fruit and cream or maple syrup, bacon and bananas… mmm… fry the bananas a bit
Back when some of us were of the age to be spending all our time thinking seriously about whether we should be getting behind Coke or Pepsi, and which member of Duran Duran was the dreamiest, our bookshelves wore the kicky pastel and citrus hues of Sweet Valley.
I haven’t been this excited in ages -_- I still have a whole lot of the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High books at home. I think I even have some Sweet Valley Kids books o_O Or whatever it was when they were super-young.
Ahhh Elizabeth and Jessica, what are you up to now?…
Aww, it was a beautiful day. My cousin Kieran married his girl Amanda. They had been together for six years, met in high school etc. Very fairytale The wedding was held at Wallaceville House. The wedding ceremony was at 5.00pm, we got there at 4:30 to dress Charlotte. She was the flower girl. She looked so beautiful.
The bride (Amanda) arrived at about 5:20pm. Fashionably late! She looked totally stunning. She also arrived in this HUUUUGE limo. It was so big that after the ceremony they had to come and find who owned some cars to get them moved because the limo got stuck. Then it couldnt get out past the carpark, so they had to remove some plants from the gardens to let the limo out down the bottom. Honestly, it was a fucking huge limo.
Charlotte was very well behaved during the ceremony. She stood up with Nadia (the bridesmaid who was her chaperone) and was nice and quiet. Then she discovered the hedge behind her and played with that for a while. Then found a big leaf and ran off with it. It was just beautiful. Amanda looked lovely, and her and Kieran looked happy.
After the ceremony we sat in the gardens and had drinks and nibbles, then moved inside for the reception dinner, followed by dancing. It was awesome. It was nice to have all my family in one place at one time. We totally pwnd Amanda’s family in terms of attendance. There was many more of us Taylors and Davies.
It was a great evening and night. What a success. The weather was really clear and calm, and everyone was in such a good mood. I can only hope that one day if I get married it’ll be half as awesome as this. The speech Kieran gave about him and Amanda and how much he loves her, he was in tears, it was just really touching. And everyone was just so happy and proud for them.
So… what’s with this server eh? Going all wonky n stuff. GAY. I emailed and txt my cousin, but heard nothing. I’ll see him at Nana’s on Christmas though.
Let’s see what random things I’ve been up to. First, on Sunday I was eating strawberries and there was one as big as my hand I should have done a better comparison, but I got hungry! ^_^ Tis not a very good photo o_O
Then what happened? Well, Charlotte drew a “nake”, and a “nake” goes ssssssssss apparently. Unsure how she knows what a snake is. And also what a scorpion is!
My garden got nailed by the hot weather, and I had to have the sprinkler on most of the weekend. Which was okay, cos Charlotte and I sat under it
Oh, and Dave made Charlotte a mini version of one of my handbags
Look at that, she’s totally not a baby anymore. She’s a real little girl. Ohhh my lil baby all grown up! Someone give me more babies!