Well it really has been a rude shock coming back to reality this week after my lovely trip away to Stradbroke Island with the girls. I think I have had post holiday depression. I haven’t known what day it is and really can’t believe it is Friday already not to mention nearly December.
This week has involved unpacking and getting sorted to head off again tomorrow. Miss Gabby, the kids and I head into Mt Isa for the week for Sports for Bush Kids. Last day of school today for the kids, well more like a big party day because they are all done. Miss Gabby and the boys are hosting a little party/ smoko for us over in the school room this morning and we will listen to the on air concert.
Georgie had her birthday, so we trotted out some crumb steak and a chocolate log as her birthday cake. Hint for the chocolate log: easiest dessert you will ever make and looks like you slaved over it for hours. Just buy a packet of Arnott’s Choc Ripple Biscuits… the recipe is actually on the packet. Not that there is really much too it, just whip some cream and join the biscuits together with the cream. The secret to my recipe is Kahlua. Dip the biscuits very briefly in Kahlua and you will never look back. Even Mr Chardy loves it and he is not a dessert man. I got this recipe from my Aunty Theresie. I said to her “you have to give me that recipe” and she laughed and said there wasn’t really one. I was shocked because it looked so fancy. When you cut it on an angle it is layered and looks like you spent hours constructing it. I am definitely going to make one of these for Christmas Day and decorate it with green and red. I’m thinking red and green M&M’s, Maltesers, Spearmint Leaves, strawberries & grated chocolate. Yum!
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How has your week been? Have you done your Christmas shopping yet or perhaps you haven’t even thought about it? I have done a little bit.
Any plans for the weekend?