We baked one of our phone books on Christmas Day. With friends.
A new family tradition.
Why, you ask?
It started with one of our Christmas presents to son Nick. A book called "Man Skills - Things to Make a Bloke Less Crap". It's a scream!
One section tells how to rip a phone book in half with your bare hands - and no, not via the binding. That is the easy way. The book must be rpiped horizontally.
Well, the men here at Christmas lunch failed this test - even with we women reading the instructions out loud and giving helpful hints ("its all in the wrist").
"Man Skills" came to the rescue with a cheat's version. Simply bake your phone book first - in a very hot oven. Until dry and brittle.
Wow, my friends made me pre -heat my oven. This is a first. I never pre-heat. I always ignore that part of the recipe.
Sadly, even with a preheated oven and a well presented and attractively baked phone book, our men failed the phone book test.
Plus ~ don't get me started on the underpants activity that followed ( won't post those pics, in order to protect identities...).
But at least I can bake a mean phone book - I'll pass on the recipe, if you'd like.
And now, today is Boxing day, the day after Christmas, the feast of St Stephen. We had a fabulous Christmas Day, two Masses, lots of visitors, food, family, fun...Probably too much food. :-)
So today was clean up time. And then, while dh went for his jog and the kids were busy with playing or reading or using Christmas presents, I decided to give myself a workout treat.
I did the whole 90 minute Ultimate Taebo workout.
I usually don't find time for a 90 minute workout. 60 minutes is my workout time, a bit less if I'm really strapped for time. But I have wanted to do this whole workout - bought it a few months ago and usually do only 60 minutes of it. Did 70 minutes once.
Except for today. I did the whole 90 minutes - it was COOL!
My post Christmas treat to myself ( and a good way to work off some of that extra food! lol!).