Friday, June 02, 2006

Houston...we have lift off

Tess has finally cracked it. We came home from work today and she had clearly used the cat door (she was outside when we left for work, and peering out at us when we arrived home this evening). She has since used it several times tonight... here's hoping it now arouses the curiosity of Meg and Giggsy. Thanks heaps to Karen who suggested taking the magnet off the door. I told OH who thought it was an excellent idea and promptly removed it. It sure makes a difference.

Now for something a little different. Feel like completely ruining your diet? Then this is the recipe for you -

(Serves about six to eight people)

500ml cream
1 large tin boysenberries
large packet of marshmallows
2 tablespoons of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cornflour
2 tablespoons of sugar

Drain boysenberries and reserve syrup

Whip cream and icing sugar

Fold boysenberries and marshmallows into the cream and chill (don't worry if the boysenberries break up, they are inclined to do this)

Heat juice and sugar (I put it in the microwave for a minute at a time)

Thicken with cornflour

Cool sauce, pour over cream and boysenberries in a bowl

Finally, enjoy (and don't feel guilty, afterall you only live once!!).

I made it tonight for our visitors and it went down a treat.

I have been stitching away on my exchange piece and am happier now I can see it progressing. I hope to have a photo to share by the end of this long weekend (we can thank Queen Elizabeth for being born for having Monday off - go Queenie!).

Have a great stitchy weekend!


Jenna said...

Way to go Tess!

Jane said...

Oooh that sounds good! What are boysenberries though? Good luck with the continued cat flap training!

StitchCat said...

Thats not very nice putting up scrummy recipes like that. Its good one of the cats has mastered the cat wont be long till the rest follow. I had a mixed bag with my cats...about 3 of them would use the one in our old house, and the other 3 cats would stare blankly at it, wondering where their mates were disapearing to :)

AnneS said...

Oooh, that recipe sounds scrummy ... definitely one for the scrapbook for me! :D Sounds great that Tess has worked out the cat door :)