Had a busy and entertaining weekend - here are some highlights:
On Saturday morning I foudn that our back-up freezer had switched itself off for some reason, so we had a load of half-thawed food to eat over the weekend. Luckily, some of the meat could be cooked and re-frozen, so it wasn't as much of a disaster as it could have been.
On Saturday evening I made Plains Indian Fry Bread - inspired by reading and watching Rachael's blog, I found a recipe on the web and made a batch up to see what it was like. It came out great - we ate it with sugar and cinamon, adding a bit of jam in some cases. The kids said they were like doughnuts. I can't wait to try them with taco meat now, while my wife is talking about adding cheese and onion to the dough. I think we will be having lots of Fry Bread this summer!
On Sunday morning we cleared out the shed, ready for summer use. The shed was another one of my wife's DIY projects. It is insulated, wall papered, carpeted and painted inside, with electric light, sofa and satellite TV. Over the winter it became something of a dumping ground, so Sunday morning saw us loading up a friend's trailer and going to the local dump, where we had fun chucking everything into a huge crusher and waving goodbye to it.
Then I tried my hand as a lumberjack. When my wife and I finally got around to getting married (this summer will see our 23rd anniversary of being together, and our 7th Wedding anniversary) we bought a eucalyptus tree, which I carried home and planted in the back garden. It is now almost as tall as our house so we decided it was time to trim it to stop it getting any taller. At first I was a bit uncertain, but really got into it, to the amazement of my wife - I think she was quite impressed, to tell the truth ;-)
By the afternoon we were all really hot and tired, so I volunteered to cycle into town to grab some fried chicken for dinner. So I jumped on the bike, zoomed down town, went to lock the bike and found I was carrying my wife's keys. Back on the bike, back home, found my own keys, back down town. Hm, really hot and thirsty now. Into Safeways, grabbed a drink for now and some more coke for home. Got the chicken, only to find that the were giving away more coke, so I struggled home with 4 big bottles of coke, plus the chicken in my rucksack. Still, it was worth it - I love fried chicken!
After that there was nothing left to do except slob on the sofa and watch TV. Number 1 Son insisted on watching The A-Team, which he has suddenly developed a love for. We saw 2 excellent episodes, one featuring a home made flame-thrower, the other hot air balloons made from garbage sacks and hair dryers. What a show!
As the evening cooled down I spent an hour or so painting toy soldiers while everyone watched the latest part of Lost...
And then to bed for a well earned night's sleep.
Hope you all had a great weekend!