I looked after these two sweet girls for a friend on Saturday afternoon. I'm not used to having young children about the house and was thinking I might find it hard to keep them entertained. Luckily, my dear friend Melanie came to the rescue. We'd talked about setting up a candle making day a few weeks ago, after the girls had admired all the CANDLES Melanie has made for me. I have a display of them in our non-functioning fireplace, and its always an attraction when they come to visit.
I took a chance and called Melanie and she agreed to come. A good time was had by all. These girls made candles for four hours straight! They made cookie cutter ones in the shapes of butterflies and mittens and stars... and then they made rolled pillar ones that they decorated too.
The afternoon whizzed by in a flash - in no time Mommy was here to scoop them home ... with instructions, more wax and wick - and Mommy's assured me they want to make more MORE!
Thank you for the fun afternoon Melanie!
Onto the CHICKEN. We recently bought some very nice chickens - big roasting ones. I decided to cook one up for dinner yesterday. Our daughter and her boyfriend came for a visit and it was timed perfectly that the chicken was ready right when they arrived.
I'd taken such care with it - followed a nice slow baked recipe which called to baste it with a mixture of fresh basil, lemon juice and olive oil. I stuffed it with a bread stuffing and grated carrots, peppers and pine nuts.
When we ate, I carved the meat off the top of the bird and plated it. I was not entirely impressed with the amount of meat which resulted, but what there was of it was simply divine!
(Our visit with our daughter was wonderful)
Later, after they left, Mr. Miles offered to cut the meat off the carcass so we could make some soup (his favourite!) I was QUITE chagrined when we discovered all the meat UNDERNEATH the chicken... LOL! I had roasted it upside down! Oh MY!
Well I KNOW that some chefs actually do this because it causes the breast to be nice and moist... but it certainly was not intended and I'm sure I'll not live this down for a long time. I feel like I ripped our guests off of some of their dinner.
Do YOU have a funny cooking moment like this to share so I don't feel so all alone?
Now, about the BIRD. Our friends called us yesterday and we went to their house to find a small hawk had struck a window and found itself trapped on the glass encased patio. We managed to get several photos - we heard later that it flew away after about 1/2 hour. I believe this is a Cooper's Hawk.
Ok, I mentioned a FONT. I have found a very cool site which allows you to make your very own font - for FREE!
These are my own three fonts that I made. They only took a short time to make up, and each time it got easier. I especially like type 2 and type 3 - the first one was my attempt at handwriting, but I'd need practice to make the letters join together properly. You can make your own by visiting the Your Fonts Website. Just click HERE.
Finally, I talked about a BUNNY - and here you are, a sweet little Easter Bunny for personal use! There's one filled version and one line art.