Linky love: awesome stuff :: things I did this weekend

by kath_red on 29/11/2011

in Link Love

There are a lot of things I love in life – books, crafts, my family – there are things I don’t love so much – exercise, housework, bookkeeping – life is a mix of the good with the bad and getting the mix right is tricky – don’t you think?

Anyway this past weekend I think I got the mix about right – although the weekend is never long enough.

  • I read a book (Black Heels to Tractor Wheels* – A voyeuristic ‘mills and boon’ type real life love story about a blogger!) and made some things (crochet hats – see above) and baked some cookies (cinnamon and white chocolate – yum – just made up the recipe**)
  • We watched some musical theatre (my daughter was in) and went to the school ‘slow sunday’ activity day (like a fete but without the fund raising)
  • I cooked some dinners (chicken soup and bolognaise) and sat on the porch with my man and a beer and some salami
  • I played some iphone games (pocket frogs) and vacuumed the house (and supervised the kids cleaning the bathrooms)
  • We bought some ducklings (Muscovy ducks) and built them a pond and watched them (they are funny)
  • We watched a family movie (Tron legacy) and ate the cookies with milk (yum)
Here are some cool things that other people did this weekend too.
*Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – this book was sent to me for review by Allen and Unwin (Au publisher), it is published in the USA by  William Morrow. Links are Amazon affiliate links
** To make a big batch of cinnamon and white chocolate cookies: with a paddle attachment on your mixer – cream 500g of butter with 1 cup of raw sugar + 1.5 cups of soft brown sugar :: add 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence + 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon :: scrape down sides and beat some more until light and creamy :: add 2 eggs – beat some more :: add a bag (or 2) of white choc chips (about 250grams worth) then add 4-5 cups of flour + 2 teaspoons of baking powder – this is where the recipe gets hazy – the mixture needs to be firm but not stiff – like cookie dough! – so add in the flour a cup at a time to ensure the consistency is not too wet and not too dry :: grab a handful of dough and roll it into a ball then sort of squash it flat and place on a lined baking tray – do this about 20-30 more times – how many you make will depend upon how big your cookies are :: press a pecan in the top if you like :: Bake at medium low heat for about 1–15 minutes. Enjoy!
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