Monday, June 11, 2007

Friendship is a dish best served on rice or with concrete favoured muffins..

First and foremost I am sorry for the lack of blogging activity but life has been busy in its own way. Many distractions and adventures, meals and bikes to distract me from my typing…

If you are ever down the best pick me in history is good company, good drink and good food. A mutual friend of Stace and I had had a bad week our solution dinner and trivial pursuit. So present without further stalling to increase my word count…..

Our Potato and Cauliflower Curry…

What you will need….

Entree: pappadams, liquorice allsorts, choc sultanas and peanuts and grapes, orange juice (which I am highly allergic to but others like it)

Mains: Potatoes, cauliflower, ginger, a can of tomatoes, garlic, onion, Greek yoghurt, garam marsala, chilli, coriander, cumin, sea salt, tumeric,

Desert/supper: a chess board, trivial pursuit, and the Questions from the game Balderdash.

First step frantically clean the house from top to bottom to clean away the week of neglect before a friend arrives, Mix up your spice mix, 1 teaspoon of chilli, 2 of coriander, 1 of tumeric and cumin, 1 of sea salt and garam marsala, mix them in a bowl… Take the onion cut into wedges, wash and peel the spuds (about 500g) cut into cubes, heat some oil in a pot, add the garlic, onion and taters, coat with the oil, keep the contents of the pot moving so not to burn the onion. After 7-10 mins, add the ginger (grated) and the spice mix, stirring so it coats all the spuds and onions with a glorious yellow coat. Keep that moving for 1-2 mins, add the tomatoes and half a can of water, stir through…. To the mis add the cauliflower florets, and stir through.

Cook over medium heat until spuds are tender (20-30 mins)… With the recipe you should have dinner ready to go at least half an hour before the scheduled meet up time, do the reputation of your friend of being painfully early.

Serve on boiled rice, round the table telling bad jokes, and stupid word games.

When Your wife leaves the room grab the chess board out, a get a couple of quick games, in win the first in 5 moves, but be seriously out classed in the second. Play trivial pursuit, and balderdash concurrently, Be able to create a meaning to an archaic word while trying to answer the trivial pursuit question correctly. Have both guys at the table humiliated by the only female player by about 3 chips each. Laugh joke and enjoy good fellowship and friendship until the wee hours of the morning.

Thanks for coming over Andrew, the couch is yours anytime you want it…

Concrete muffin recipe, Keshi had mentioned on her blog the strangest present she had received was an egg plant. A mate of mine M. pictured next to the mountain of beer, had decided to become domesticated and decided to cook a batch of muffins, due to the distractions of working life had left them in the oven for a period of several hours. When we finally retrieved these muffins, they were solid. S. the other house mate and I played kick to kick for half an hour without even cracking the surface of this muffin… I kept one of those muffins for 12 months, on his 21st birthday we had it mounted, with the honorary title of muffin master engraved on the plaque, the muffin is still in tact to this day. His face when we gave it too him was priceless, what are friends for if you can't hang shit on one another.

WE are loosing the ability just to break bread with one another, to communicate, we have a million different methods of communication but nothing really to say. I guess these are two simple stories and one simple recipe, to show what it can be like. Take the time to listen to your friends, make an effort to do something unique, eat out together and enjoy the time you have, you may miss them one day.


PS I will try and post more regularly… Good news dad is back on his feet, I was out riding with him on sat… More to come on that one.

This is balderdash...
What does this word mean

Horologem (pr: Hor-O-law-gemm):
If you dont know the meaning be creative:(points awarded for most humourous responce)

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Blogger Steve said...

Ok I am coming to melbourne and staying with you guys just ta see if ya real!

You can cook can"t ya?

5:14 AM  
Blogger Aidan said...

let us know when you're coming round...

4:18 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Loved this oost, love your cooking, the jokes, the sneak peak into the things you get up to, your dad back on his feet(yayy!) and the pic of Stace..all great, love her new hair color too :)

5:38 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Its like a new girl every week, blonde, red head, brunette, without getting into trouble:)

Life is good... You should see the scar on his foot... awesome to say the least:) The DOc short changed his toe by about 10 mm, funny to look at.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

cute pics...and terrific cauliflower recipe there.

**the other house mate and I played kick to kick for half an hour without even cracking the surface of this muffin…

LOL! That reminded me of a scene from the movie Charlies' Angels.

yes..there r so many way to communicate with ur loved-ones today, but how often do we do it. Some valuable advice there Aidan.


no idea!

well if i were to guess, it wud be...hmmmm....gaudy worthless horror face? LOL!


7:33 PM  
Blogger lee said...

Horologem -revolting, sloppy people at the gym? haha.Ummm...someone who writes horoscopes? A multi-faceted precious stone(I'm reaching for the dictionary afterwards)

All that food sounds very good -and the games. The last time my ex-husband visited we had a game of Trivial Pursuit -he is one of those annoying people that you always have to remind to ask you a question. This type of thing really is good for "bonding". By the end of the game we were on much better terms, in spite of his annoying playing habits ;).

7:59 PM  
Blogger lee said...

Ah -so that's what is must be -it must be the thing that...

8:00 PM  
Blogger Menchie said...

sounded like a super good time.

i just know i'm going to suck at balderdash.

10:35 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Horologem n.
a generic epiphanot from an astrologer that is annoyingly universal such as

'Finish old projects this year'

'A person who outranks you could make a costly mistake'

'Keep improving your skills so you stay ahead of the pack'
gawd I never realised how much I loathe horoscopes!

You are quite a guy. Most people open a bag of chips and some storebought dip. You make an extra effort to make your wife and your guests feel important. That is if only you lived a little closer.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Keshi: It actually hurt my foot kicking it.. To this day that muffin is still in one piece...


gaudy worthless horror face... Ita Butrose?

Lee: Horologem -revolting, sloppy people at the gym... The fat man in lycra, i love it:) I saw one woman in a string custome once, i swear i thought it was a ham...

Trivial pursuit can turn nasty, disputes on questions and intonations, nothing causes fights more than monopoly though...

Menchie: Fun times and good friends. Is there anything better, well maybe family but i dont have one of those yet...

HE: I was awaiting your responce... If i ever get to canada i am bringing the cards:)..

"Horologem n.
a generic epiphanot from an astrologer that is annoyingly universal "

SUperb work:)

Friends are worth it.... you need to make the effort, You do the same with WW... beer and friendship nuff said:)

6:21 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

** Ita Butrose

She aint that bad actually :):)


7:25 PM  
Blogger Angel Without Wings said...

Where would we be without good friends, good food and great conversation? Sounds like a great night.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Hildegarde said...

"We are loosing ....make an effort to do something unique ..." : that is a very good advice !!
Balderdash : how cool , I didn't know it > Wikipedia, does not seem to exist in Dutch. Anyway : horologem, let me explain, I think it is an old European word ;-) Gem is a common word for place (village, well in those days : some huts), many places in Flanders end with -gem. Horology : the science about 'horloges' (= watches). So, horolo-gem = the place where they have many clocks. (Is that OK for a try ? :-) (don't bother if I missed the point of the game, if so : just tell me, OK ?)

9:03 AM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Angelwithoutwings: You have to have friends, loved ones make it all worth while.

Hildegarde: You are more or less dead on with the description of Horologem, which is concerned with making of watches.. You havnt missed the point, you actually knew what the word meant. If you dont know the IDea is to make up a word and try and convince everyone else that you are correct... It is a lot of fun:)
Mostly ADlib Theatre

4:29 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Aidan Aidan blog is calling ya...:)


5:58 PM  
Blogger txandi said...

essence of friendship, aroma of curry spice, smell of burnt muffin...nice mix


9:23 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

this has nothing to do with ya post.

love ya man!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Keshi: Aww shucks keshi.... That was so very sweet:)

TXandi: Got to have the burnt muffin, not to mention jokes about quantum physics and literature.

Steve: We never take the time to say what people mean to us... Thanks Steve Right back at ya.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

nah, u deserve it.

Have a good one Aidan n Stace!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Nanditha Prabhu said...

chanced upon your blog for the first time... good post!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

update alert :)


9:20 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

hope u n Stace r safe.


11:16 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

hello Aidan hows it going?


7:11 PM  
Blogger TidalGrrrl said...

A word is only as cool as the person pretending he knows the meaning.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

You are such a nerd (in a good way), Mate.

I need to post about making Kraft Dinner or ordering in pizza, I think...

But cauliflower? C'mon, Mate...

You sound so genuine, you and that lovely bride of yours. I love your simplicity, which is grounded in great Balderdash.


1:25 PM  
Blogger Leila said...

ah no now im hungry and im laying in bed too lazy to move :)

2:44 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Aidan Im not going come bakk :)


5:48 PM  
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8:31 AM  

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