Thursday, May 21, 2009

London Calling Party

This is the first in our "Round the World Parties.  
We celebrated England!
The table looked great,  The Union Jack Flag is made out of ribbon!
Entertainment.....Austin Powers, baby...for Adults only!
The royal Princess "Sabrina"
"Beve" of choice: "Shandy" (Not "Randy")
This is so good, Mix 1/2 ginger ale and 1/2 beer!

fish n' chips!
recipe for this from Chef Florence Tyler click here for recipe
An English Trifle:
pound cake cut into cubes
fresh strawberries cut in small pieces
vanilla pudding
whip cream (cool whip)
and cherries for top
layer in order from pound cake to cherries in pretty glass bowl
D.J. Mike made our play list:
Beatles, Tom Jones, The Clash, The Ting Tings (yes, he wore his kilt!....he wears it often! and he pulls it off quite well!)

during dinner we had a game of "Speak Like You Are From England!"

"cheeky" = fresh
"biscuits" = cookies
"sweets" = candy
"bonnet" = hood of car
"boot" = trunk of car
"tele" = television
"loo" = bathroom
"jumper" = sweater
"dust bin" = garbage can
"arse" = buttocks
"knickers" = panties
"mumsy" = mom
"pint" = beer
"beve" = beverage
"butty" = sandwich
"cheeky" = fresh
"pissed" = drunk
"pisses down" = raining
"bum" = bottom

some English expressions:
Cheeky Monkey
Yes, Love....
"My Little Petal" ( a little girl)
"My little flower" (a little girl)
have it off 
Bloody Hell!
You're top!
Cheeky cow (a mean girl)
pissing cats and dogs
Spot of Tea?
Tea and crumpets

English Food!
Bangers and Mash = sausage and mashed potatoes
mushy peas
fish n' chips
Bread Pudding
Yorkshire Pudding
Pimm's Beverage
Fairy Cakes = cupcakes
Bubble and Squeak = cooked cabbage and potatoes

Cheers!  Joanna for all your help with English expressions!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Video "I Love You"

This is my first attempt at uploading a video.
 I did it!
I made this video on my camera of Sabrina singing and dancing to a song from  "Phineas and Ferb",
.....means I love you!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"You're A Gem of A Mom" Mother's Day Party

The theme of this year's Mother's Day is..."You're a Gem of a Mom"
The "Gem" idea is based on Birthstone Colors.
My Mom's birthday is November(Topaz)
My Mother-In -Law's birthday is August (Peridot)
My Birthday is December (Turquoise)
My Daughter is February (Amethyst)
I found some colored rock candy and used colored card stock for everyone's birthstone colors.
I love the card my Daughter made me!

It was a "as seen on TV" Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day Everyone!

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

1 Box Devils food Cake mix (plus ingredients on box to make cake)
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350
Line 24 cupcake tins with paper wrappers.
Prepare cake mix as instructed then fill cupcake tins 1/2 full with prepared devils food cake mix.
In medium bowl mix with electric beaters, cream cheese, sugar and egg. After well mixed, add 1 cup chocolate chips.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over top of cupcakes.
Bake for 23-28 minutes, do not over bake.

Let cupcakes cool, then frost with cream cheese icing.
(For recipe see other recipe posts)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Date Night at Home!

Date Night Recession Style!
We make out own parties....Last night was our own "Rock Band Party!"
No children...just us, we dressed up 80's Punk Style and played Rock Band!

We had Chicken Wings and Some alcohol...note the cool shot glasses!!!!
Party On!