Saturday, January 24, 2009

We did it

In the week before the wedding, we had a lot of horrible things happen:
* my family's dog had a horrible fit in front of us (they think he ate poison) and had to be put down
* my brother's very expensive car window got smashed by some asshole while he was helping out
* and my relative had a seizure and had to go into hospital
* and a thousand other small things

I was starting to feel like not having a wedding at all after all the horrible incidents, but am so glad that we did. It was nice to get together for a positive reason with friends and family and Mr T and I had an absolute blast. It was so nice to stand in front of everyone and say vowels that actually meant something (will include later so you can see what we mean), and to eat, drink and dance the night away.

Pics and proper post once we get back from our very short honeymoon.

Thanks again to everyone who come and made the day/night so special!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New year Eve potluck

Emily helped several of us welcome the new year in the best possible way, with a potluck.

She provided the sausages, burgers and this healthy salad.

And one of my favourites, rum balls ( I had several):

I decided after I got a cupcake courier and individual cupcake holders for xmas that I had to make cupcakes. I make choc cupcakes and topped them with melted white choc and sprinkles. The first batch sunk and so I decided to fill the middle with more white choc which was great in theory but of course after it was set it was super hard.

I also make Fatfree BBQ seitan ribs, which looked great and tasted good on the outside but texture wise it sucked in the inside, it was really hard. It was my first time making seitan and my first time kneading so it might have been that.

Chad make this cheezy pasta bake.

Lisa made a healthy but tasty pasta salad.

Lidia made these cookies:

Pip make these yummy tarts

and her man Tim made these amazing brownies