Christmas is almost upon us with all its glorious madness. A whirlwind of parties, dinners, drinks and reflecting on what is important. There is the craziness and excitement from all the younger children with the thoughts of Santa and presents, whereas for me it is about being together with family and friends to share good health and good times.
I look at my own family get-togethers and we are a diverse mob. My sister-in-law is Canadian so last year we had the full turkey dinner with hot veggies, plum pudding and the works. The year before that, it was my mother’s turn so we had a mix of Italian and Australian influences, still with pudding and custard. This year, my husband Stephen and I are hosting the family. For us it is more about tasty BBQs, lots of fresh seafood, salads…..but still the plum pudding.
My Falcon cooker is laced with super powers – that is what my husband of nearly two years will probably tell you. It’s either that or the wedding band he slipped on my finger. But if I had to lay bets, mine would be on the cooker. Ever since we moved into our new dream home 18 months ago and I started to use my Falcon Professional+ FX cooker my ‘super powers’ have developed out of nowhere and my recipe repertoire has expanded.
I am sure he would tell you that he could count on one hand the dishes I used to cook which largely involved pasta (of varying descriptions), Mexican (yes the Old El Paso style) and homemade pizza. Not anymore! Both hands and feet would have to now be included to count up the many new dishes I have created on my Falcon cooker.
So it’s a washing machine right? You would think that every time you wash something in your machine, whether it is clothes, towels or sheets that in the end your clothes end up clean…..shouldn’t your washing machine be ‘clean’ also? Wrong!
Just like most things in life our washing goddess needs a little tender love and care also. I will raise my hand and be the first to admit ‘guilty’ – my washing machine has largely remained neglected for many years other than the occasional dust or wipe down, until very recently when I was inspired to actually pay the machine some attention (when I thought it was on its death bed after 10 years).