I just made a start on the pizza dough only to find that my scales have ran out of battery so I had to find an another recipe using cup measurements. I found this:
Recipe for Pizza Dough
Source: All Recipes
I used my recipe for the tomato sauce base. We decided on a topping of fresh chilli, chorizo slices, mozarella and rocket mmmmm.
Here is the link to my original recipe I normally use: Saturday Night Pizza
We enjoyed a nice run up to Christmas. Ena and Ken came to visit on the 12th and brought me some treats including alphabet cookie cutters and a kitchen organiser! Thank you, I love them! We had a tasty lunch at Bodeans and then headed to the Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park. It's was lovely and festive but it was really busy. We did enjoy some Christams treats though including hot cider, mulled wine, hot chocolate, Spanish churros and waffles.
I haven't updated the blog in a while which I apologise for but I have been super busy with Christmas, working on the new events website and spending a couple of weeks at home. I know it's no excuse so will be adding 'update the blog regularly' on my NY resolutions list!
I had a fabulous Christmas and received some lovely pressies including a proper old fashioned pinnie, a wine tasting lunch at Swinton park, a fabulous giant teacup for growing herbs in, watering can shaped salt and pepper shakers, a beautiful caraf for all the red wine we drink and lots of cupcake themed stuff including the cutest cup with a lid! You'll also be pleased to hear I also got a new digital camera from my hubby for updating my blog so I don't need to faff on with using Kennys laptop anymore!!
Other news is that I got myself a lovely iphone today. I love it and have already downloaded lots of aps including the most addictive game called doodlejump.
I loved spending time at home with everyone especially the kids. We made some lovely glittery door hangers, salt dough tree decorations and cookies. For those of you I keep forgetting to tell, Meiling is pregnant with her 5th child! Fingers crossed it won't be too long until I'm with child ha ha!
Before I left for home I decided I wanted to make an old fashioned crochet blanket so I watched a couple of videos on youtube and taught myself. I managed to inspire Sueling, Meiling, Joling, Mum, Clare and Sarley to all start crocheting too and before I left to come back to London everyone had a blanket on the go! :-)
I have decided to make new years resolutions this year:
1. Manage money better
2. Wing Saturdays (try out different wing recipes for Kenny every other Saturday)
3. Keep on top of Birthdays and Special Dates
4. Tidy as I go (Kenny thinks I'm too messy!)
5. Weekly Food Plan (plan ahead so we don'r spend so much money on food every week)
6. Take more photos (now I have my new camera I want to make sure I capture everything)
7. Visit dad, Liquong and Yeling
8. Make cityholics a success
9. Make more time for friends
10. Update this blog regularly
11. Aim to have a dinner party once a month
I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year and hope it's filled with health, wealth, love and happiness. May all your dreams come true.