Friday, November 14, 2008

Flash Game Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! (Desktop Tower Defence)

A throughly addictive game, I spent weeks on this game the first time I came across it. There are so many variations on the theme, space versions of this game, cuter versions, more violent versions, you name it, but this is the first one I ever played, and one I kept coming back to. If you need to practice your strategy, trying playing with unlimited money (in the fun mode section).

Desktop Tower Defence

Friday, November 7, 2008

Introducing Flash Game Friday: Lasagna from Heaven

Because Friday tends to be a lazy dinner night fairly regularly, and because it's friday, and you need to kick back, I'll be starting a new weekly theme post. You'll get this whether or not I post a "real" post on a Friday, so be prepared to waste entire weekends, and away we go...

This wasn't a highly addictive game, but I thought I'd start with this as it's semi-food related, and c'mon... it's Garfield! Just be careful not to eat Odie!

Lasagna from Heaven

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kids Cooking Thursday: Sausage Rolls

We did something a little different from ordinary sausage rolls today, which we are going to be serving up at Miss Two's third birthday party Saturday week. I know I've not been posting for a while, I've been getting snowed under a little, but things should calm down after the party at least.

Australian Sausage Rolls

Mine were in for a little too long

1.5kg sausage mince
500g kangaroo mince
2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1 tbsp Wild Pepper sauce (or other "bush tukka" type sauce - try Coles)
2 large onions
4 celery sticks
2 cooking apples
2 tbsp lemon myrtle (or any indigenous herbs, mountain pepper or dried bush tomato would go very nicely in this)
1.8kg pkt puff pastry sheets (10 sheet pkt)

Place onions, celery, sauce and apples in a food processor and mince very fine.
Place in a large bowl with the mince, add breadcrumbs & herbs and mix thoroughly.
Cut pastry sheets in half and roll out a bit thinner, place sausage mince on pastry.
Wet it one side and roll into a large sausage. Cut into required lengths and bake in 200c oven for 30min.

Also this week I'm sharing what the kids made last week, another dish for the birthday party, that I never got around to posting

Cheese Twists

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Crafty Tuesday

Small boquet

Every Tuesday I try to do something crafty with the kids, even if it's just some drawing. Today we made some decorations for Miss Two's upcoming Pink and Blue themed birthday party. These are really easy to make, but look very effective.

Close up

Cut tissue paper into squares, and stack 8 - 10 on top of each other. Accordion fold all together, then secure with a pipe cleaner. You can just wrap one end of the cleaner around the centre of your paper, or you can do as we did, and fold the cleaner in half, twisting the two halves together under the paper. Then just gently seperate each layer of paper. There's no need to scrunch the paper, the scrunchiness forms automatically as part of the process.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My monthly reads - October

Dragon Harper - Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey
Wong's Lost & Found Emporium - William F. Wu
Hologirl - Robert F. Young
Paper Dragons - James P. Blaylock
Baily's Bones - Victor Kelleher
Thebes of the Hundred Gates - Robert Silverberg
The Makers - Victor Kelleher