Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Spontaneity and the Mess that Comes With It

In the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking about putting together a post to wrap up the 2008 year. I had great plans to talk about all the changes that have happened this know, stuff that'd make you laugh, make you cry, make you go "oh my God Lisa!"...that kinda thing. I had planned to start writing this off and on, add bits and pieces to it over the days, and post it with grand finesse on New Years Day.

Well...*ahem*...much like everything else that happens around this place, it fell into the I'm-too-tired-it's-too-late-it's-too-hot-and-"OMG-I've-run-out-of-time!"-too-hard basket.

Yesterday, Cameron and I decided to have a party this evening. He had wanted to invite his mates around tonight anyway and was encouraging me to return to the orchard again like last year. I've decided to stay home because I'm overnighting at the orchard on Saturday (because I have to drive further north to collect Ryan halfway between his girlfriend's place and ours on Sunday) and I don't want to be driving up and back, up and back.

In the end I suggested he drag out the BBQ and invite his mates and I'd help with the food. In amongst all my suggestions and Cam's rolling eyes, I asked if he'd mind if I invited a couple of my friends. He was concerned about the two lots mixing. Sheesh. It's not like we've never seen teenagers before...we know how to keep our distance.

This morning I've cooked sausage rolls, whizzed up a pineapple lemon cheesecake, and I'm about to head back to the kitchen to whizz up some hummus (which we trolled through two supermarkets late last night to find some damn tahini "Two supermarkets in less than a day you've had me going through Mum!"...not a sign of the stuff, all sold out - seems every man and his dog is making hummus for today...hummus scratched off list. THEN...this morning I cleared a space in our fridge and found we already had some hahaha!) God I love my food processor at times like these.

Cameron is still sleeping. Typical. I can't complain about that, because he'll just say he never asked for any of this, and that I had taken it upon myself to add these extras...he'll say they would have been happy with pizza and beer. So my mouth has to remain shut *sigh* Do you know how difficult that is for me??!

The house is a mess...I want to take down the Christmas tree, but apparently it's bad luck to do so before the end of the 12 days of Christmas...who makes these rules?? I haven't showered yet, I still have to work this afternoon and I don't know if the BBQ even works after being stored in the back of the garage for two years. Chances are, we'll do the usual, and fly by the seat of our pants, thus waking up tomorrow morning thinking "Thank God that's over".

Just before I go back to the kitchen, I have to show you something I thought was a bit of a laugh. Cameron made a chocolate cake in a cup last night. True story! Threw all the ingredients into a coffee cup, shoved it in the microwave and voila! Cake-a-mondo haha.

Not a particularly great picture (and oh so lopsided), but you get the gist right? One of the ladies at work gave me the recipe yesterday and once Cam heard about it, he just had to try it out. We stood in front of the microwave last night sceptically watching the coffee mug go round and eventually the cake grew. Too funny.

You should try it...4 tablespoons self-raising flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons oil. Mix all together, put in a decent sized coffee mug and microwave for 3 mintues.

Right...hummus...quick tidy of See ya next year!
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