Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Funny Story

So here is another one of those stories that prove how much imagination kids have that adults lost somewhere along the way.

The other morning, we decided to go to the BigStop for breakfast. It's just across the border to New Brunswick, so we just jump on the highway and off we go. After an hour or so of wrapping the waitresses around his finger, Alan was done eating and we got in the car to come back. As we are on the highway, Alan is looking out his window saying "Kitty! Kitty!" Well...unless he has the best eyesight in the world, there is no way the child can spot a cat out on the Tantramar flats. Besides...he was looking at the other side of the highway where there's nothing but electrical towers. Hey! Wait a minute! Do you see what I see?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

more pics

BJ took this picture for my mom since she wanted us to mail her the fresh bread.
Alan wearing my "fweater"

Having a "nap" under the table, after demanding that I "cover me, mom. Cover me!"

Covering Sally while the bear reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Alan using our Singstar microphone to sing the "Boom de yadda" song from Discovery Channel

Showing off his Diego and Alicia Tattoos

Christmas tree before the cat started removing an ornament a night (and Tina's sled)

Alan hiding in the pantry

Alan all bundled up for the Santa Claus parade

My new favourite Recipe

I found this recipe in an old cookbook of my grandmother's, and I figured everybody would appreciate it:

Elephant Soup

1 Medium Elephant (African is best)
500 gallons hot water
2 pecks onions, finely chopped
1 bushel potatoes, peeled and sliced
5 shovels salt
3 shovels pepper
1 1/2 cases Worcestershire Sauce
10 bottles rum, or more if cooking time is longer or you are expecting more than 8 guests
Coke to taste
5 quarts peanut oil (optional)


Mix 1 1/2 oz rum with coke. Drink. Wash and dry the elephant (don't use soap as this will spoil the flavour). In back of a 1/2 ton truck, or rented U-Haul, pour hot water. Have another rum and coke and add elephant, spuds, and other ingredients. Allow to simmer. Meanwhile, finish first bottle of rum. Stir mixture using canoe paddle or small outboard motor. When guests arrive, start them off with the remaining rum. **The peanut oil won't really add to the soup, but it is the way the elephant would have wanted it!!!!**

P.S. I don't really approve of cooking elephants.....No elephants were harmed in the writing of this recipe.....