Friday, June 29, 2012

Yummy yummy Apple Slice

This slice is amazing. Just like the yummy cakey apple slice you buy from the bakery. Seriously.

I found this via Pinterest. Pop on over to the original source and see her tutorial (with pictures) on how to make it or here is the recipe.

Apple Slice
2 cups plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
125g butter
1 egg
1 tin of apples (no added sugar) or 2 cups if you really keen and make it yourself.
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and prepare your tin (something around this size will be fine 27x13cm tin
  2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a food processor and give it a whizz.
  3. Then add the egg.(Note: If you don't have a food process I used my hand held whizzy stick thingo. I think you could also rub it together with your fingers but i haven't tried it). (Another note: the mixer is very crumbly).
  4. Halve dough and roll out one portion for the base of your tin.
  5. Put the apple in next and roll out the second portion of pastry for the top.
  6. Brush the top with some milk (which i forgot to do) and sprinkle some caster sugar over it.
  7. Bake for 25minutes
  8. Cool in tin (apparently if you try to cut it before it's cool it will crumble everywhere).
And just to prove that it is easy and can look like the pics from the original site here's my piccy of my slice.

mmmmmmm mmm mmmmmm mm.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Winter rolls

Winter has definitely rolled in. Unfortunately, it has rolled in and then around my waist, spread over my bum and down my thighs *sigh*. Needless to say I have been thinking a lot about diets and exercise and if 'thinking' equaled calorie burning, I reckon I'd be pretty skinny by now, but alas it does not, no extra calories have been burned (note to self: thinking about exercise whilst eating last nights leftover golden syrup pudding does not balance out the calories *bigger sigh*).

Soooooo, when I saw the Curves 1 month subscription donated to the kinder silent auction I knew it was for me. Yay, $25 well spent.

Tomorrow morning, at 6am *gasp* I have my introductory appointment and first session.

Problem: I am not a morning person.
Solution: prepare EVERYTHING tonight.

My keys, voucher, ventolin and water bottle are in a bag on the kitchen table, my shoes are together at my bedroom door and my gym clothes are on, yep you read that right, they are ON. I am sleeping in them, so when my alarm goes off at stupid o'clock all I have to do is roll out of bed, put on my shoes, pick up my bag and hope that my eyes are open by the time I reverse out of my driveway.

Wish me luck.

Maybe I'll ever blog about it, who knows.

Start weight 70.8kg.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Potty training

Miss A. declared today, at the ripe ol' age of 2 and a 1/2 that she is wearing UNDIES. Oh dear, oh yeah, oh.... I'd don't know how I feel about this. Such a bitter sweet event. Yay, I'll save $$$; yuk, I just had to clean up poo from the floor, her legs, her undies and the potty. Anyway, how i feel about this is a little irrelevant as she has decided she is ready and so I will suck it up, get out the Pine-o-clean wipes and go with it.

On a more positive note i found the coolest rewards chart ever. Made in a collaboration between Maddie from Lil' Magoolie and Mari from Small for Big

How good is that!!! Click on either of the links above and you can download the chart which can be used for anything... chores, temperament and POTTY TRAINING. Brilliant. There is also a boy one. Also on each site are different links on using positive reinforcement and the chart itself. Get goin' and head on over.

So, yay for positive reinforcement, yay for superhero's and YAY for awesome rewards charts (but boo for poo on the floors - oh well I feel a little better about it all now).

So goodluck everybody and if you'd like to give me some tips, I'd love to hear them.

xo Kellie.