May 6, 2009

WTF how big?

I just did some baking. Yes I know how shocked you are but goddamit, I refuse to buy commercial biscuits and cakes now that Miss T is resembling somewhat of a normal, if not still loud and annoying 4 year old. She has calmed down so much and is sweet as pie, MOST of the time. She is probably the best helper in the shed, she doesn't complain when cleaning up a trashed bedroom, or helping with some other task that sends the other two running for cover.

So I am getting creative. I said before call me Martha Stewart (god I love her hair) but for godsake if I can't learn to cook by the time I am 42, umm thats this month, well things are not looking good.

Don't get me wrong, I can cook, to a certain extent. The family are fed and watered regularly, they have home baked goodies in their lunchboxes, I can cook a baked dinner without killing them but anything else is a stretch. It's probably because I don't have (or make) time to try out new recipes, so we usually have the same things over and over again. For example:-

1 Pasta - lots of different varieties, actually I make a really nice lasagne
2 Stirfries - I have a good wok so that helps.
3 Baked dinners - my baked potatoes rock my husbands world
4 Tuna mornay pasta bake - (farmerswife shuddering at the thought of eating tuna) the family loves this, I sometimes substitute the tuna for chicken and I will eat that. You can stick the tuna ... yuch.
5 Mexican food - my favourite of all.
6 BBQ's - well the hubbster cooks the bbq I make the salad.
7 Curries
8 Mongolian Lamb
9 Chicken Parmigiana

Well by the looks of that list, things are not as bad as they seem.

So I did some baking and made a healthy muesli slice

that also rocks my husbands world. I added in what was left of the choc bits that Miss T had sneakily consumed yesterday.

But the piece de resistance must be my jam drops. Arn't they supposed to be dainty little morsels of delight, just big enough to pop in your mouth, one by one whilst perving on the boys from Supernatural on a Monday night (sorry I digress because of the sex scene in this weeks episode)?

MY jam drops have come out of the oven the size of bulls testicles, not that I would know the size exactly but fuck they are big - the jam drops I mean. Just take a look:-

Miss T turned her nose up in disgust, as if to say "there's supposed to be 2 dozen there, where the suck are the rest" (remembering she can't pronounce the "F" sound), but apart from the size, they taste really good. Actually they taste really really good. This lot will last about 1.5 days in my house before I will have to make more bull testicle sized jam drops. I never thought I would write those 5 words in the same sentence.


katef said...

Oh post a recipe for the muesli slice... I've screwed that sort of thing up heaps of times. Not so sure about cow's testicles but the jam drops look scrummy!

Farmers Wifey said...

Here is is!

Healthy Muesli Slice

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup S R flour
1/2 cup des coconut
155 g butter
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup raw sugar
a handful each of pine nuts and pepitas (or whatever seeds you have)
1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Combine dry ingredients
Melt butter and honey
Mix this into the dry ingredients
Press into slice tin
Cook in a moderate oven for 15 - 20 mins
Cut while hot
Remove from tin when cold.

I also added some choc bits which made the slice yummy, but make sure you cool the mixture down before adding them. The first time I did this the choc bits melted because of the butter and I had a gooey mess! Let me know how it turns out!

helloally said...

bahahaha seriously michelle LMFAO!!! last time i looked tho our cows didnt have testicles but the bull ..well the bull is another story!!
*wonders how many points is in a cows testicle jam drop" lmao god luv u!

Farmers Wifey said...

Well I was talking generally, but holy crap, I better get my animal anatomy correct. I will change it at once!

BTW wheres your blog? 505

boynevicki said...

Hey.....Christian the lion....what a gut wrench!! Taped the story last Tues on my super duper ancient VCR and ain't no bugger goin' to erase it!! And I cried too for the umpteenth time....what a good feeling!!!!Yay!!!!!

As for the bull's balls jam drops.....were they made with guinea pig,oops I mean fowl eggs? Do they engage in such activities???? The drops look positively 'Arnotts'ish, are you sure you made them?? Well done!!!!
Just so you know.....Al has been creating some rather yummy date scones....after 44 years I'm amazed at his hidden talents! What next............