On the weekend we lit the fire pit in the garden, fired up the BBQ and opened up the bungalow at the end of the garden and used the kitchenette for setting out the food and drinks (instead of trudging backwards and forwards through the house to the kitchen). We stocked the TV in the bedsit with enough suitable dvds to keep the little ones occupied when they had had enough running around the garden in the dark. It worked well.
|Fire pit designed and made by Birthday Boy|
|BBQ kept us warm too|
Something easy (always my preference) but something that could be popped in the mouth with not too much trouble in the great outdoors.
|Yummy homemade hamburgers|
Once again dear old Margaret Fulton was trusted (but had to make some alteration to cooking times to take into account a powerful fan forced oven).
1/2 cup cocoa powder
125g butter melted
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
3 eggs beaten
1 cup self raising flour sifted
125g unsalted peanuts chopped
Putting them all together
Melt the butter in the microwave and stir in the cocoa
Put the rest of the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the eggs and butter mixture
Beat together thoroughly for at least three minutes
|Scrape the bowl clean|
Pour the mixture into a lined and greased slice/lamington tin 28x18 cm
Bake in a moderate preheated oven 180C for 30-40 mins or until firm depending on your oven
Mine were more cooked than I would have liked and so next time I am only going to cook them for 20-
|Birthday boy with his Brownies|
|Make a wish!|