Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Silence of the Lamingtons

First let me say this. My DH was in the military for just over 20 years and currently works for the Department of National Defence as a civilian. In this work environment, when you get a promotion, you have a beer call. But not my DH!

DH recently got hired by another federal agency (remember we are in Ottawa) and decided to do something better than a beer call. It was a invite a ton of people to your house for a BBQ and provide all the food for them kind of call. Remember the sandwiches to feed an army????? That's how much food he bought, but that's not how many people came. It was a BYOB, but DH HAD to buy lots of beer and coolers in case someone forgot.

So now we are going to spend the rest of the week eating leftovers...potato salad and beer anyone????

Okay so who gets to volunteer for making desserts, salads and cleaning the house to make it presentable????? Yeah, you guessed it even though the BBQ is outside, the house has to be clean. I'm fine with the cooking stuff...but cleaning.....

I made cookies, squares and lamingtons....

ME: (bringing out trays of goodies)
Wife of DH's co-worker: What do we have here?
ME: (I name all the goodies on the tray)
Wife: Lamingtons????
ME: It's something I discovered in Australia. Butter cake dipped in chocolate icing then rolled in coconut.
Wife: (Well let's say that woman beat my kids to the dessert trays)

I quickly had to replenish the lamingtons and when it was time to clean up a guest discovered that I had left a container with a few more lamingtons under the table.

One of the guests brought in the container: We found more so we ate the rest.
ME (to myself): They couldn't have filled up on potato salad could they?????

On the yarn front, DH came home one day and told me that I have to see this..... it's a knitted Ferrari. Clearly, both times I went to college and got a diploma, I chose the wrong area of study.

Until next time,
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


MadMad said...

Hm. Lamingtons... potato salad..., Lamingtons, potato salad... hm, hm, hm... now which to choose...? I just can't decide. Any chance the potato salad had frosting on it?

TinkingBell said...

Ahah! Australian food infiltrates Canada - next you'll eat meat pie floaters and pavlovas and millionaire slice and vanilla slice and iced Vovos and ....excuse me - I'm off to eat lunch!

Georgie said...

I love that you are singlehandedly importing all the great aussie things to Ottowa....any chance you can drop by that "australian" restaurant and give them a few hints??

Jejune said...

YAY you made lamingtons! They are SO yummy! I agree with George, you'd better go and ed-u-ma-cate that so called 'Aussie' restaurant!

Georgie said...

And I wanted to add - that is the wittiest post title I've read in quite some time. Had me chuckling for ages!

Nicole said...

Lamingtons - now I have to make them, and you'll have sent them to the US!

Kathy said...

I've never heard of Lamingtons (being the culturally deficient American that I am) but they sound delish. I'm off to google myself up a recipe.

Carolyn said...

I've always wanted to try Lamingtons! The picture of them in my cookbook looks so, so good. I guess now I'll have to attempt making them.