This year he absolutely spoilt me, as in put a lot of planning and preparation into the day. He works away, so some anniversaries I get a card with nothing written in it ( I just pretend that the standard print inside was written by him...) I am a shit person to buy anything for, as I don't really want or need anything and even if I do want something, I wont tell anyone. Add to that, I think flowers are pointless, as they only last a day or two and are so expensive (although I don't mind getting them). I'm also a practical person, so if you give me money I will buy something the family needs or spend it on groceries. I don't really wear jewellery ( except for 3 items that my husband has bought me in the past). My ideal present is a day in the company of those I love, with food and good time chills!
This year pre anniversary, I spent the week dealing with a sick 1 year old, who I have now renamed Spew-atron. ( I will go to the court house later this week to make it official). The day of our anniversary I was working and my day started beautifully with Spew-atron giving me her own little present, just as I was leaving for work. I wondered if wearing spew on your shoulder was in this season. If maybe I could set a new fashion for this seasons must have item. " Oh wow, I love what you did with your shirt, it says I ate banana and cereal but changed my mind.... Vomit is so hot right now.
Work wasn't that much better, I was tired and counting down the seconds till I could go home and just sleep! At lunch, I was welcomed to a huge arrangement of flowers with a bloody balloon ( yes someone who can't write on a card can order a balloon). My moment of happiness was short lived, after being notified that my 6 year old was in sick bay with a sore belly and felt spewy!
When I arrived home, I was so happy to see my husband had arrived and that another big box was waiting for me.
The thermomix dream had disappeared on Mothers Day and I was expecting this box to have some thermal undies in it with the word mix written on the front.. (Good old Dad jokes...) My husband has plenty of them.
So when I realised it was an actual thermomix I was ecstatic and then I felt guilty as all hell. So many thoughts racing through my head " This costs way too much! Can we afford this? Did he steal this? Crap, I need to go get him a better present! Crap, now I will have to cook 25 times a day to get my value and lastly am I now in a cult?
To those who read this blog and don't have a thermo, don't worry. All my recipes will remain good old mixing bowl faithful but I will link thermo mix options if possible. The cult has not brainwashed me yet.
To top my week off, yesterday I had a run in with someone in a health food shop of all places. I am not a confrontational person but I am my fathers daughter and he has passed down something called the "right is might gene". A little something in out dna that means if I know I am in the right, then I won't back down. I will come at you. This gene has caused me to get myself into a little bit of trouble in some work situations, but I find it hard to not argue when someone starts talking rubbish. Here I was reading the back of some coconut product and this gentleman who was standing next to me looking at a salt rock, said " do you just read the back to make it look like you know what your doing?" I seriously wasn't sure if I heard him right, was he talking to his pet salt rock? Was he on his phone?? I just ignored it and then he said " you wouldn't even know what half those things are!!" I then turned and asked if he was talking to me? He replied " I just can't stand people who come in and look at calories on packets like they are making good healthy choices, your not by the way". My first reaction was to ignore him but then my genetics kicked in. I said " well mate ( ok I didn't say mate, I actually said d*ckhead, I also have this anger gene that comes out sometimes too) you need to pi$$ off and annoy someone else, you have no idea what your talking about. He then said, " and you do, enlighten me". For some reason I decided to. I told him that I was actually looking at the types of sugars and the oils that this product contained and that really at the end of the day its none of his business and he should go back to looking at his rock. He then said, oh your one of those "Sarah Wilson" groupies. You know she is sponsored by half the products she uses. Your just being brainwashed like the rest of the herd. This complete stranger ( for the record was also wearing a shirt that said "Please tell your boobs to stop staring at my eyes) was making me see red! Part of me wanted to smile and walk away but I thought stuff him. So I then proceeded to tell him how I really felt about some stranger even approaching me in the first place. I then gave him the titles of 3 sugar related books to read if he is concerned with Sarah Wilsons affiliates and thanked him for his concern. I also recommended a book titled "how to not be a complete wanker in a health food shop". He just replied by calling me a few of his own choice words and then left. The lady behind the counter laughed and told me that he is in there every day just to touch the salt rocks (seems normal) and said he really is harmless but likes to "educate people". She also informed me that I'm her first customer to have a go back at him.. I felt so classy. ( note to self: find another health food shop where I'm not known for spraying people who annoy me).
This morning I had two successes and one failure in the kitchen. I wanted to make a really nice breakfast for the family and had found a sugar free recipe. I wanted something simple and quick, as the 6 year old was busting to go to the neighbours to play and the husband had a thousand things to do as well. I didn't want to be busting my ring in the kitchen to serve it to Meow Meow the cat. I wanted hashbrowns and a Eggs Benny dish and I found a sugar free version of it all. I came across a hash brown recipe with rave reviews! Why is it that when everyone else says how amazing it tastes, mine always taste like donkey ass. Maybe they only approve the positive comments. It just didn't taste good. You can find the recipe with my Eggs Benny bigmum version here! But I don't recommend it at all. If you have a great recipe let me know. I think that it needed cheese or spice.. or a soul and then it would have tasted so much better. The husband still ate all his and said they were ok.
I made Eggs Benny with a sugar free holaindaise sauce and it was AMAZING! I thought holaindaise sauce would be full of sugar because it just tastes too dam good! But it wasn't! It was better than any store bought version and according to the husband" better than a restaurant breakfast!" For the record what we call Eggs Benedict is our own version. You wont find any salmon in our fridge...
I also made some more chocolate slice and you can find the recipe here. Whilst you are visiting this page, you should join the FREE forum. There are loads of recipes, advice and links to David Gillespie's work and did I mention it is FREE! This will now be a staple in our fridge for the school lunchboxes. The best thing about this slice is, that after one slice you don't feel like any more. It is fullfilling enough and ticks all the right boxes.
Tonight we are making meatlovers cauliflower pizza! Should be good (I hope)
I'm also going to be playing around with the "Recipe Section" to include pictures and make it a little easier to navigate.
So stay tuned!
Enjoy your saturday people!!