Day to Day Stuff

A good weekend for Mother’s Day

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Alleigh Luja. My oven and cooktop are finally in!

This is what we found when Sparky pulled the old, crap one out.
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The gits who installed the kitchen didn’t build the cupboards to the standard specs, so the old oven was shoved in as far as possible and leaked heat like a sieve, therefore burnt all the surrounding cupboards. We were so, so lucky that the oven, and kitchen didn’t go up in flames, it was only a matter of time. I told SO, see I did need to buy a new oven. I saved us.

I’ll be cooking up a storm tonight as I’ve volunteered to cater our Mother’s Day lunch tomorrow at my parents place. It’ll be a tough one for mum, with Grandma passing 3 weeks ago, so being in the comfort of her own home, she can relax, have a few glasses of bubbles, and not need to be brave if she doesn’t want to.

We ducked out to Fyshwick Markets after 2 bitterly cold games of netty, and I bought a few special things for lunch tomorrow.

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The menu for tomorrow is:

  • Prawn and dill sandwiches
  • Cucumber sandwiches
  • Mini bacon and egg rolls (quail eggs – sourced via Twitter, thanks @bizzylizzycooks, Gyspy black speck, mini semi-sourdough baguettes)
  • Beetroot, caramelised onion and blue cheese tart, with rocket salad
  • Sourdough with dukka and basil EVOO
  • Chocolate yoghurt cake
  • Fresh berries, mini meringues and cream

Throw in a few glasses of sparkling wine, some lovely company and you have a relaxed, well fed, kinda posh Mother’s Day.

What are you doing tomorrow? Going out or staying in? Whatever you decide, I hope you spend it with loved ones, and all you mum’s get spoilt, even if you have to do it yourself!

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