Saturday, January 26, 2013

I love a Sunburnt Country...

Happy Australia Day Mate! 

For a day with fond memories of standing around a BBQ on Craig & Tania's back-deck, listening to the TripleJ Hottest One Hundred, drinking beer and watching the kids play in the water... it seems strange that we should be shivering with the cold and forced indoors!
Anyway, we thought we would celebrate with a good old Meat Pie, with Lamingtons for dessert. Running out of time, I decided I would make one giant Lamington instead of individual ones. This appealed to the kids... but not the purest in Paul!

Unfortunately, the oven had been left on 'broil', and the pie came out a little more 'well-done' than anticipated. At least it reminded us of the Second verse of Dorothea Mackellar's ode to Australia - "My Country". I shed a tear every time I read this.