Pizza on the couch, and 3 widely varying tv shows!
First: Selling Houses Australia. We love watching these home improvements and renovations, and think it’s hilarious how Andrew Winter makes fun of everyone’s house. 😆
Masked Singer Australia. Well I explained this one last night, it’s great family entertainment that keeps us guessing. 🥳
Australian Gangster: We started watching this last night too, and it continues tonight. It’s really gritty gangster crime, and to hear the lingo makes me feel like I’m back in my ol’ hood of the northern burbs… good, or bad? 😬
I have a little trick to help during these lockdown-Saturday-night-party blues.
(While we pine over parties we went to in the past, and yearn for those that are yet to come).
I accidentally came across this great and super easy solution tonight, that can trick you into feeling like you are at a party. (Yes, keep reading!)
Put on music. This can be stereo, phone, record player, or like for our Saturday night tradition, YouTube.
This is great to do even if on your own since you can just keep selecting all your fave tunes, but even if in company this might be better, since the others will be selecting their own songs, and then it really will feel like a party!
Wait, that’s only half of it.
With the music still going, LOUD, start messaging people, preferably unrelated to each other… those who are reliable, who you know will respond… at least two people.
But as they say, the more the merrier.
This is what I did tonight. We had the music blasting, then on a whim I started messaging some family and friends… and before I knew it I was swivelling from one conversation to another, all while music was happening in the background…
And then lo and behold, a third group chat began, and I was like “WHO DO I TALK TO FIRST?”
And the music was so loud!
And it was so happening!
And then, it hit me… party vibes! 🤣
Well look, almost, not quite, but it’s the best that we’ll get, ’til we get to that super elusive, ‘there.’
About an hour ago we stepped outside to take our cat Mister F to bed… 💖😻
And the scent of springtime just HIT ME.
It came from our neighbours’ trees, overlooking the side of our house and almost hanging over the fence. Branches mostly bare, but oh my, the tips were bursting with white and pink buds, just sparkling in the night sky.
During the day I made this delectable new recipe, recently seen on Marion Grasby’s social media, the ‘bounty brownie.’
Basically she uses the bounty chocolate bar, along with a whole lotta coconut and other good stuff, to make this incredible version of the brownie.
This is oozy, gooey, soft, and just OMG. My heart. ❤ I originally made it with Hubbie in mind because he loves coconut with chocolate, but gee, I think it’s an all-round winner.
But that wasn’t ALL. Hubbie got a selection of yummy meats and prawns, mixed grill style, and we got them sizzling on the stove… accompanied with salad stuff and home-made oven chips, let’s just say I was feeling really content.
Something that makes me happy, time and time again on a Friday night, with or without lockdown, is this.
CORN CHIPS and PISTACHIOS.
They make me sooo happy.
This is how it goes:
Everyone goes to bed. Hubbie because he works Saturdays. Baby girl because, well she’s 7.
I creep into the kitchen. Take out a bowl and pour CCs into it.
(Now I need to pour, because God help me if I eat from the bag, it will ALL be gone).
Then I take my little Tupperware container of pistachios, and after I’ve finished the corn chips, slowly (savouring every bite I might add, while I do things like write and watch Netflix) I use the empty bowl to put all my empty pistachio shells in.
And I am in absolute heaven.
This is Mum time. This is ME time. It makes me so happy, and this little routine act really cements that it’s the end of the working week, and the beginning of free days ahead.
I have a little joke with Hubbie. He laughs when he opens the bin early the next morning to find all these pistachio shells just sitting there. 😂😬