Thursday, January 7, 2010

ABC ... (Aaron, Baby & Cookies) ;-)

Tonight I had a Dr's appointment to check how baby #3 is getting on (or mysterious family member #3 as a friend called him/her! hehee). We all went and I had told Aaron that the Dr would put gel on my tummy and then use a special machine so we could see the baby on a computer screen. Was amusing to hear him telling Maddison in the car on the way there "that we are going to see Mummy's Dr and see all the babies and the Dr will look at Mummy's tummy" heheheee Well he only saw the one baby! and was most interested in hearing the heart beat. The best bit though was when he asked the Dr "is the baby popping out now?" LOL
Maddison was a bit of a pest she had to be right up on the bed beside me and kept putting her hand on my tummy and smearing the gel all over the place! But aside from that all was good. I'm 21 weeks today (although head circumference measurement is 22 weeks!!!) Nice! The Dr told me on the way out that she'd see me in four weeks and the baby would have more than doubled in size by then! :0

Oh and yesterday ... I finally managed to get those cookies made :) hehehee ummm only a couple left now though (there were 3 trays full, I gave away 2 and a bit of them (trays I mean) and the kids and I have eaten the rest) :) :) :) I think blackcurrent jam goes really nice with these actually as it doesn't make them so sweet.

Here's the recipe ... make sure you have plenty of cornflour before you start!!! (I learnt from experience!)

Jam Drops
300 gms butter
10 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups flour
12 tablespoons cornflour

Melt butter and stir in sugar & vanilla essence.
Sift in flour & cornflour. Mix well until well combined.
If the mixture isn't combining well then I add a little bit of milk while the beater is going around ;-)
Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and place onto greased oven tray. Make an indentation in the centre of each cookie and spoon a little jam in the centre.
Bake at 160 degs C for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

I generally get around 4 dozen cookies ... depending on the size of the balls. I make them a bit smaller for the kids ;-) (and that way I tell myself I can justify eating 2 or 3 at once hehee).


Penny said...

heh heh - glad the scan went well.
Jam drops look yum!

mariam said...

hehehe your kids really make me crack up! Aaron says the funniest lines ever.

happy new year Rach!

waiting to see any LO from you hehehe

Serene Ho said...

so funny! i'm sure Maddison had a good time playing with the gel heh heh. Take care and glad everything is fine with baby #3!

Janine said...

youm at jam drops, I haven't had one of those in years. My mum used to make them. Still laughing at Aaron's comments about seeing all the babies. Too cute. As for the "is the baby popping out now" comment classic. If only it was that quick lol.