Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I'm gunna bake again!!!!


- Vegetable Frittata (sorry Griffin!)
- Trifle
- Jelly with fruit suspended in it
- Cheese and Chive Balls

That's it for the day!
Well Ok, I might go out and see if I can't find another wee 'something' for me man. And the kids have some money to spend too....

BELOW: is a sunset I took the other night from my patio, I thought it was awesome! It looked like the sky was on fire! And purple even!!! We have seen some amazing sunsets since we moved here... I LOVE IT HERE FOR SO MANY REASONS.
Sometimes I really feel down about our move, then something comes along to remind me that it WAS/IS for the best! Like all the time Stew got to spend with his Dad before he died... that was a blessing.

ONWARD....... 'tis the day before Christmas and there's lots to do!

ABOVE: my first ever ICED Christmas Cake! I know I ain't gunna be getting any PRIZES for me effort, but I'm happy with it! I might get a red ribbon and put it around the side before tomorrow.

NEXT..... OH MY GOD you should smell this!

Just out of the oven, piping hot Vegetable Frittata! Layer of onion and potato, baked, then rows of Zucchini, Red Capsicum and Asparagus Spears, then 16 beaten eggs (seasoned with salt and pepper) poured over, Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and baked for 25 minutes or so! Going to reheat it tomorrow... for our Christmas Dinner.

I've also done the trifle... sponge spread with Raspberry jam, fruit salad soaked in Brandy and Drambuie, custard and cream.... all layered on top of each other. I don't know if that's how you are supposed to make it, but that's what I did!

Time to take a break and have some lunch.

End of Day: well it's been friggin busy again...spent the afternoon doing a few more odd jobs... delivered a couple of presents to neighbours. Killing time now till it's time to get the kids to bed, if I had my way they would be in bed already, but Stew said "NO" otherwise they would wake up too early! He's right.... *sigh*... so have to listen to them for a while longer yet. nite nite.


  1. Already the night before Christmas for you. Just got caught up on yesterday and todays news. Busy bee you have been with kids in tow. Have a wonderful celebration. Hope you get your cake iced this time around.

  2. What a beautiful sunset. One of the things I miss about not living in Auckland anymore.

  3. Beautiful sunset indeed! Merry Christmas Chris! Have a wonderful day & try to put you feet up at some stage!!!! Ho Ho Ho.................

  4. Have an awesome Christmas, I am sure you will find plenty to keep the kids amused :-)

  5. Your cake looks fabulous! and the sunset too...Have a great actually seem pretty relaxed (baking, shopping and all!)
    take care!

  6. Have a wonderful Christmas :-)

  7. wow you are good chris awesome cake and the fritata looks yumm have a great christmas

  8. Very nice sunset, but we have snow! You can't beat snow.

  9. Merry Christmas Chris & Stew & Family :) Have a great day :)

  10. Great photo!
    All that gorgeous food........Yummmmmmm.........

    Have a lovely Christmas xx

  11. Merry Christmas from one tart to another!!!! and hope 2009 has lots of wonderful things in store for you all. Z xx

  12. OMG what a beautiful sunset, I love it.

    Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas tomorrow...

  13. Merry Christmas Chris, you are such a little ray of sunshine, no wonder every one loves you to bits, I wish you all the happyness in the world, you are a treasure.

  14. Oh my, everything looks so yummy!

    I have hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Very warmest wishes!


  15. Smello vision - it has to be a hit. As for the christmas cake it deserves an award!
    Many seasonal greetings to you and yours from me and mine.

  16. Merry Christmas to you all!!! Have a gun festive season:-)

  17. Have a wonderful Christmas day, Chris:)

  18. You sure have been cooking up a storm Chris. The vege dish looks yummo.

    I love your sunset photo. What a stunning view.

    I hope you all have a fantastic christmas day. My kids are so excited as I guess yours are.

    Merry Christmas Chris and Stew.

  19. Merry Christmas Chris, Stew, Brylee and Griffin! Hope you all have a great day tomorrow (and you and Stew don't get woken up at the crack of dawn hehe).


    PS LOVE the Christmas cake! So cute hehe

  20. HAPPY CHRISTMAS CHRIS!harrietemma


  22. Merry Christmas Chris x

  23. looks YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY wish I was close enough to have the chance to try it!!!!! the cake looks fantastic you get a blue ribbon from me! (i do not have those kinds of skills :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

  24. oh and the sky is breathtaking thank you for sharing it with us!

  25. Merry Christmas! God Bless!

  26. Merry Christmas Friend! :)

    Thanks for being such a loyal commenter! :)

    Have a wonderful Holiday...hope you get everything you ever wanted! ;)

    The Maid

  27. All the food looks wonderful!

  28. Oh you were a busy girl! Hope the kids didn't go to sleep too late.

  29. While I am not that big on vegetables - that does look good.

    I know nothing about Frittatas, but I would be interested if you could make a breakfast/meat lovers one?

    Now I'm hungry - thanks...


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