Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kitchenaid Triumph & Guy Fawkes!!

This was a good night!

November 6th 2010
My Kitchenaid Triumph! Finally got up the nerve to turn it on. Well... Brian may have turned it on, but I had a lot of fun finishing up the cookies. I've used it loads since then. We made some quick and easy peanut butter cookies to take to Guy Fawkes Night at the Humphries'.

This "guy" didn't burn so well as it was made out of vines, it was fun trying though!
There were a lot of fun people there. I've been going to Steve's Bonfire night for years now, and there are always the regulars. This year though, Brian and I had a lot of fun chatting to a South-African family. They were hilarious! We talked about the Green-Boks and Mandela, it was very enlightening :)

These were my favorites, the "mini-guys", bearing a strong resemblance to voodoo dolls! ha. The kids had fun making them in the Humphries' kitchen and then dangling them over the fire with marshmallow roasting sticks.

S'mores!! Yummmmm! Here is Brian tackling his double-decker s'more! He roasted like 9 marshmallows at once.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Favorite Artist!

Love Brooke Fraser. Although this song doesn't show any, most of her songs have Christian undertones. Great stuff.

Some of my other favorite songs from her are: Shadowfeet, Albertine, and The CS Lewis song.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I think I'm afraid of my Kitchenaid....

There it is.... Lurking in the corner.
A couple of weeks ago in Relief Society (a women’s meeting we have at church) a lady gave a wonderful object lesson about being grateful for the gifts God has given us. She talked about how she’d always wanted a certain kitchenaid accessory and was convinced that it would greatly add to her baking success and save her time and effort. When her husband bought it for her at Christmas, she barely used it and continued to use her kitchenaid as she had done previously, without the accessory. We talked about a lot of things from there: How God gives us gifts we ask for but don’t use, etc. All I could think of was I’ve never even used my kitchenaid! Let alone an accessory!”

It’s not that I don’t bake, or have use for it. I do. Often my arm is aching by the time I remember I even own a kitchen aid. Also, I think it scares me. Not in any rational way, but in the same irrational way that my mother is scared of the computer. She’s worried she’ll break it or won’t be able to use it properly, and in any case whatever she needs can be got with a bit extra effort some other way.

Originally my mother bought it to help her bake the plethora of cakes she made for my wedding reception, and then left it to me as part of our wedding present. Since then I haven’t touched it, except to edge it a little further into the corner. It still even has a smear of cocoa on the outside from when my mum was here.

However, I think there is hope. If my mother can learn to turn on a computer, and now even use facebook to a limited degree, I think I can manage to set up the kitchenaid and take it for a spin. We'll see how it goes....

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