Friday, 4 January 2008

Sometimes Its Best To Just Smile And Keep Ya Gob Shut ....

Ok.......... So, 4 or 5 days after crimbo and the fridge is overflowing with nibbles and scrummies and munchies, lots of savory bits and bobs as well as the sweet stuff.... I baked and cooked and baked constantly over the holidays, I didnt mind though cos I love it, and Im not one to sit and blank stare at the telly on me own with no one to snuggle up to, and me lads were in and out so I spent much much time stuck indoors on me own..........so I spent hours in the kitchen.....

Anyways, with 4 lads in the house, all home with no work cos of the holidays, and no college or school, they were in constant need of refueling as they came in and out of the house and they picked and munched their ways through endless amounts of homecooking.... jebus it is cheaper when they are at work etc LOL

Me lovely fresh turkey (RIP dear feathered friend), made 4 super meals..... obviously Roasted Turkey, and then Turkey, Almond and Garlic Bake which is to die for, then Turkey Curry and last but not least Turkey Lasagne...

We are also big cheese munchers in this house and it was lovely to be able to buy all the crimbo ones besides the normal ones.....I would so miss our variety of cheeses if I moved to doodleland...



Above are some of the cheeses we love...

Anyways, what Im trying to say is, that in this house, we NEVER waste food, if I see a little lonely onion in the veggie basket on its last legs, I will somehow turn him into a meal, I rarely have to lob out stuff cos its gone off, or veggies cos they have turned, I just dont like lobbing stuff in the bin, maybe it stems from the months when I was first on me own with me lads and we didnt have tuppence to rub together..... so I bake and bake to make sure all fresh fruit and veggies dont go to waste..... some of me mates buy fresh veg etc and then have to lob it out cos they aint used it and then buy frozen cos its easier LOL..... bloody townies :)

So....... me lads come in late one night and shout...... hey mum, can we munch anything thats in the fridge or on the table.......... sure I say, just make sure you cover it up after ya finished.......

Well, my Ben LOVES crackers and cheese and savory bits and bobs on cheesey crackers...... so he loads his plate up and sits down to watch the telly and munch......

He munched the crackers with the cheese, he munched the crackers with the pate, he munched the crackers with the savory bits and bobs........ and then he munched a cracker with this on.....



And I watched and smiled and didnt say a word, and I watched and giggled to meself and still didnt say a word..... and I SMILED AND SMILED and sometimes its best NOT to say a word LMFAO...... and inside I was laffing me socks off...... still best not to say a word.....

I watched him try it, he was not sure, I kept me head down but watched from the corner of me eye..... he tried it again on another cracker.... and after 3 more crackers he says.......What sort of stuffing is this mum...... oh I says, I cant remember, why?........ its just got this different sorta taste and is crunchie in parts and sort of ickie in other parts he says..... oh I says I didnt realise there was any stuffing left in the fridge........ well he says, there is and its wellabit nice, .....

I had to get up and walk into the kitchen before I wet meself laffing...... and STILL I kept me mouth shut lmfao

Ya see..... one of the days after crimbo, I baked a huge joint of Silverside Beef..... we dont have beef that often so when I do buy it I buy real top quality joints...... jebus it tasted like heaven :)...... well I tipped the dripping from the joint after it was cooked into a bowl..... dripping is all the fat and the juices that run out of the meat whilst its cooking... and when left it sets like fat lol

Knowing I DONT DO WASTE I thought I would make some fat and seed treats for me bird table with the dripping and a bag of wild bird seed I had bought the week earlier......

(do you know when we was kids we would spread the dripping (beef fat) onto bread and then squash sugar into it and have it for our tea :) EEEEEEwwwwww can you imagine now adays eatin a sarnie spread with melted congelled fat)

So I had mixed the beef dripping with handfuls of bird seed and put it in the fridge to harden before I put it in the garden as a crimbo treat for the birds .......

Ya can see where this is going right? lol

My Ben had thought the bowl of bird treats was a bowl of left over stuffing lmfao....... and had only eaten 5 or so crackers piled high with the stuff.......

Did I come clean and tell him what he had just eaten.......



Nah..... sometimes, ya just gotta sit back and enjoy the funny bits in life and keep ya mouth shut lmfao

A few days after he had munched the wild bird seed fat treat LOL..... he spied it out on the bird table....... oh mum, he said, thats a waste, I would of had the rest of that in me lunchbox for work........



TEMPTED....... I was so bloody tempted to spill the beans LMFAO......but somethings are just best kept to yaself, well and to share with ya blob maties LOL

More then enuff boring Twaddle for just gone midnight on a wet Friday....

x

38 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Was that pink cheese in the bottom of the picture? WTF are you doing with pink cheese?

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

Psssst! Marmy...

You win!

http://pixie66.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/
thank-you-mr-ra.html

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Has Ben begun chirping since he ate the bird treats?

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

BTW... I ate nearly an entire steak from a "doggy bag" my folks brought home from a restaurant one night... only to find out the next morning it was scrapped from a plate in the kitchen... no idea WHO's steak it was.

*barf*

Tweet! Ben, Tweet!

OrdinaryShark said...

Poor Amina is crying in the background and I'm sure she can't figure out why I am laughing so hard.

Some things are better left unsaid.
Night Mel.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I am laughing and crying and my husband wants to know if you son has started to " fly to coop" yet! LOL. I am like you... I try to use everything. I better watch out that the sack of birdseed and the sesame seeds don't get mixed up. Great post! I agree... some things are better left unsaid.

Slip said...

We reared a pair of them Grocery furnaces ourownselves. Now they come home to mommies good eats with the junior crumb snatchers in tow. My grandson knows where gram keeps the goods better then I do. When the kids were small we played a game called dog food toss and a lot of kibble got eaten by my own and every kid in the neighborhood that seemed to live at my house.

Phil said...

Too funny! It's like a real life Mr. Bean sketch.

Pamela said...

oh my - you make me laugh
(reminds me of my brother grabbing two egg yolks in a cup in the fridge -- he thought they were peaches. They came back up as fast as they went down)

Casdok said...

Lol!! Well birds do well on it!

Tanie said...

I agree with ordinaryshark, some things are best left unsaid

Here's to a 2008 full of 'home baked' goodnes.......

Akelamalu said...

Oh you're evil you are! Has he been making funny 'tweet tweets' ever since??

I still like dripping on toast with a shake of garlic salt - delicious!

I had to laugh at your cheeseboard - only because it's a standing joke with Queenie and I. Whenever we visit each other there's always a huge cheeseboard to get through and we always say "You can't go home until it's all gone!"

Cindy said...

You had me laughing till I had tears running down my cheeks. Made me think of the time we went to one of John's class reunions- one of the guys was pretty drunk and set his cup of beer down beside a pole while he went to try and play baseball. Another one of the wives and I sat on the sidelines watching as a dog strolled up to the pole- Chuck never tasted the difference and we never told him...

The Fool said...

Happy 08, Mel. That's a terrific story. I wonder if later in life Ben will reminisce about Ma's good ol' home-cooking...and if he'll wonder about that special Crimbo stuffing only she made.

You made me smile. Thanks.

Hammer said...

The weslendale with cranberries is damn good. You should try habanero cheddar.

Katrina said...

That is hilarious! You have to get your chuckles where you can, right? And if it's good enough for the birds, no harm done... :) You are so funny, Marmy!

Peanut said...

That's so funny... sometime you should get me to tell you about the dog food.. lol

(((hug)))

Kati said...

ROFLMFAO!!!!!! OMG, Toasty, you & your boys ARE a hoot!!!!! That's the funniest thing I've seen or read all day. *grin*

Please share the Turkey-Almond-Garlic Bake recipe!!!!! That sounds delish!!!! *begging & pleading*

His Girl Friday said...

hahahahaha!!! good one!!!! :DDD

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((MrFab)))~ wow, bowing in your presence lol....yeah right ;)... its Wensleydale with cranberries.... dont you know nuffin :)....gawds sake...xxxxx

~(((pixie)))~ what, WHAT, what do I win, I aint done the lottery for yonks.... say it aint so LOL..and giggling at you eating someone elses steak :) shame on them for leaving it in the first place, and if I ever leave grub I always lick it first lets hope thats not what happened with ya steak LOL..xxx

~(((Saintly)))~ I aint heard him chirp but he sure does must peck at his dinners now LMFAO.....xxxxx

~(((((((((((((Sharkie)))))))))~ Im sure dear little Amina will forgive ya :)..I can hear your deep infectous laff in me head ;).. some things are best left unsaid and some things should be SCREAMED from the rooftops ;)...... hugs as always....xoxoxoxoxox

~((InlandEmpireGirl))~ sometimes I wish he would fly the bloody coop lol no one told me they leave home and then come back lol...... yep, I had wastage.... give me an almost mouldy onion and a swede and I will make you a feast LOL... and tell your hubby to STOP laffing at me crazy life lol.....xxxxx

~(((slip)))~ I cant begin to tell you how many minded nippers have eaten the dried cat food lol.... and yep, me lads often have maties in tow that need feeding to....gawds sake......xxxx

~((((phil)))~ yeah but MrBean is make believe, my life is bloody real lol..... maybe I should sell the copyright to me life stories :).... now where me agent MrSharkie lol.......xxxxxx

~(((pamela)))~ gagging at the thought of swallowing raw eggs LOL.... :) xxxx

~(((Casdok)))~ thats what I thought lol and a bit of roughage didnt do no one one harm :)... just hope he dont get a sunflower growing out of his bum lol....xxxx

~((((tanie))))~ welcome to you :).... some things ya just have to keep ya mouth shut on and smile inside LOL...I always cook from scratch almost everyday....cant beat homemade grub.... fanks for popping by this mad house.. hope you come back :).....xxxxx

~(((((ake))))~ WE LOVE cheeses in this house.... and ya know Im envious of you and queenie living near enough each other to visit :)... and to us Southerners the dripping on toast is such a NORTHERN thing LOL ;)........xxxxxx

~(((cindy))))~ oh my. oh my at your dog story LMAFO gagging really gagging lol..... and stop laffing at me crazy life you lol....xxxxx

~((((((Foolie)))))~ hey you, Ive missed your comments..... HAPPY new year to you to, I know yours is gonna be so very very special, ya just have to cup your hands around it and take it all in....

Oh, I think I will write the recipe down for when he leaves home lol then he can make it every week, seeing as how he really enjoyed it LOL....xxxxx

~((((hammer)))~ welcome back.... yeah aint that just one of the bestest, my favourite though is the white stilton with apricots.... I'll look out for the one your mention.... :), want me to write me stuffing recipe down for ya? ya know like a swap of information lol....xxxx

~(((katrina))))~ sometimes the funny smiles in life are just a few feet away lol.... :) I dont mean to be funny ya know.... I just type whats in me head lol.....xxxx

~((((Peanut))))~ welcome back you :).... TELL ABOUT THE DOG FOOD lol I to have a funny story about a tin of dog food we could swap lol.......xxxxx

~(((kati)))~ well me lads certainly keep me on me toes sometimes lol so its great just to have that silent 'gottacha' back when ya can lol...

I'll type the recipe out for you.... it is truely to die for :) and will simmer away in the oven for hours without spoiling :)....xxxx

~(((his girl friday)))~ :) smiling at you lol....xxxxx

toadman said...

HAHAHA!!! I don't know what else to say, except.. HA!!

You rock Marmie!

Ol' Lady said...

hhhuuuummmmmm is that abuse or neglect??? Baby tells me that I only do 2 things now...abuse or neglect her...wanna swap???

buffalodickdy said...

You fed your kid suet!!!??? Once, my kid was crying- accusing me of feeding him cat food. It was canned corned beef! I must admit- even the cat didn't want it...

PinkAcorn said...

Makes wonderful roughage in the diet,eh?

Mom not Mum said...

LMAO That is just classic!! I do have to admit the cheese is one thing this country has going on. They have this cheese with stinging nettle - it's yummy.

Catch said...

Oh Marmie! WHat a funny story! I remember when my brother put his dogs treats in the fridge to keep them cool....my Dad thought they were snacks and ate one!!! We were crackin up, but when Dad found oout what we were laughin at he didnt think it was so funny! LoL

ciara said...

((((mel and anyone's for a slice of government cheese and a good pecking from a bird's beak))))that is well nasty....really, one look and i would never touch it lol but hey, my brother had friends who would eat dog food when we were younger...go figure.

btw...never did get a pkg. hope you got my right address lol

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Toadie)))~ hehehehe then dont say nuffin ;).... and the only rocking I do is in a mental asylum and its from side to side lol....xxxxxxxx

~((((ol lady)))~ I put it all in the folder entitled 'Love' :) - Oh, Im up for swapping lol.... it would be nice to have girlie company in the house, I think :).....xxxxx

~(((buffalodickdy)))~ it was NOT suet :) it was 'drippin' there is a different lol.... I LOVE tinned cornbeef.... and remind me to tell ya about the story of the tinned dog food lmfao...... gagging now just with the memories...xxxx

~(((pinkacorn)))~ welcome to you, whomever ya be :) - yep, and we all now one needs a bit of 'rough' in their lives, its what keeps ya regular :)...xx

~((((((catch)))))~ cripes at your brother, me and me brother did something along the lines with my dad when we was nippers, obviously I was the one that got the blame and the thrashing BUT it was oh sooooo worth it lol.....xxxxxx

~(((ciara anyones for a nibble of their roughage))))~ DAM on the bloody parcel :( - thats 3 little parcels that never arrived... your bloody posties are munching on scrummies as I type....I'll sort something out for the nippers, BUT it obviously wont be as good as the first parcel cos Im skint now lol..... ok, resend ya address just incase, but I did send to your new address....and tinned dog food is well good for ya lol.....xxxxxxx

buffalodickdy said...

You were sent by God to jab the righteous- pretty much like me! The reason I loved this story was somebody (You!) did it before I did! To your own kid though... I woulda too- and apologized, or denied it later!

Queenie said...

Your a girl after my own heart, hate to throw food away, now I'm at home nothing goes in the bin. Cheese is my weakness love the Stilton with apricots and cranberries, when I visit Akela or she visits me its always the joke that we can't go home until all the cheese has gone. Now come on Marmie spill the the beans on how I cook this turkey almond and garlic bake (there's a turkey sat in my freezer waiting for Easter). I want to know if your boy chirps??

Mistress of the Moonlight said...

You are so good! I would have been a victim and fallen over in a fit of laughter. They have to make a comedy show of your life...lol. Love ya, M www.lessthan800dollarsmonthly.blogspot.com

Lena said...

Bless Ben's little taste buds!lol

I'm not sure I'd have kept my laugh in long enough, but well done! A future confession, perhaps.....? In quite a few years to come, obviously!

Anonymous said...

((((( M ))))))
Oh! I am SOoooooooooo glad you came back to blob after the new year....
here's to a great, 2008!

You make me laugh,
you make me cry,
you make me weep
you make me sigh

I love your whit
I love your style
to read your blob
I'd walk a mile

I hope you have
a real great
a bloody year
2008

lmao@my.attempt@poetry....

by the way, remember how I have always wanted to be your kid? ( even tho I am older than you....)
I take back that wish.... as I can now see you do horrible things to your kids! ( bird seed spread, indeed!...lol )

love you, sweetie.

oh, one more thing...I did a google search on marmitetoasty because i lost this site addy.... and do you have any idea at all how many different hits there are to YOUR site and about you? My dear, you should sumbit your writings somewhere... you would be as rich as the queen herself if you got paid to write these things.

:-)
* gazey *

Go Figure said...

Mr. Pert and you should get together and share recipes.

Lisa said...

BWAHAHA!

(The Woman)

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((buffalodickdy)))~ I am here for a reason, of that I know lol, be it make everyone elses life a misery then so be it LOL...... well, our kids are our guineapigs to practise on.....xxxx

~(((queenie)))~ Im well envious that you and ake live near enough to visit, maybe I will drive up one of these days :).... up to the north lol..... ok, I will somehow type the recipe out and post it :)....xxxxx

~(((MofTM)))~ nah, its not a comedy its me life lol.... and I did break down in the kitchen and laffed me socks off lol......xxxxx

~(((lena)))~ well sometimes ya just have to think of these things we do to our kids as 'PAYBACK TIME' lol......xxxx

~(((((Patti))))~ LOL@your poem hehehehehe a valent attempt, but cos you wrote it for me then its special :).....

Well, Patti, Sharkie did say he would be me agent LOL.... heheheheehe, I CANT WRITE STUFF YA DINLO...... gawds sake........love ya xxxxxxx

~((((Starr)))~ :) I read over on MrP's sight lol maybe we SHOULD join forces lol......xxxxxx

~((((((lisa)))))))~ oh my goodness, welcome back you.... you and ya blob just disappeared.... hope all is ok...... and stop with the BWAHAHAing whatever that means lol..... you lot and your funny language......xxx

Tori_Z said...

LMAO! You did a better job than I would have done. My brother started eating left over foods Mam had mixed with dog meat and dog biccies one time, but I ended up telling him, 'cause if he had any more of it I was gonna be sick. LOL!

katy said...

oh love the cheeses and the savoury nibbles, but so so glad i didn't come to urs an try the 'stuffing' LMFAO