Saturday, May 03, 2008


I bought myself a couple of new appliances last weekend...

About 10 years ago I bought a cheap and nasty 2 slice Tiffany toaster... and I've been using it ever since. Since we dont have toast very often, it didn't seem like a big deal. I've been eyeing off those lovely stainless steel 4 slice toasters for years, but since we eat it so rarely it seemed a bit pointless.

For the last two years I have been battling with the poor old Tiffany toaster, every second time I used it I would have to use some plasticy tool to stick down the guts to force the prongs back into alignment so it would work. Yes I know that's a stupid thing to do, but it was always unplugged, and I only ever stuck plastic stuff down there... :)

Anyway, I splurged and bought a shiny new one, and it was on sale too! Isn't it lovely:

I also bought a new stainless steel cordless jug , so the minute I got home I asked OH if he'd like some vegemite and cheese on toast, he did, so I was able to do all 4 slices at once ... how exciting LOL! Then I made myself a cup of tea with the new jug!

Its the little things in life that make me happy!

Oh and I also got a brand new company car yesterday... very exciting! So I'm feeling all special this week!

My injury is much better now after my extra chiro adjustment on Wednesday - thanks for all your comments. He gave me the all clear to do cardio and lower body weights, but no upper body weights until its settled down. Its feeling ok now, but I might proceed with caution next week and not train back or shoulders - see how it goes.

Oh and for Magda... this is how I make my oats with cottage cheese:

Mix half a cup of raw oats and half a cup of cottage cheese. Nuke in microwave for 60 seconds. (I dont add any water because it makes it too runny for me). Take it out and stir. Then add a spoonful of jam. For those who aren't allergic to artificial sweetener, you could use diet jam, which is runnier. Stir, and put back in microwave for 80 seconds.

And thats it. Mine comes out sort of all flattened down, but the really great thing is that all evidence of the cottage cheese has been melted away, and its more like a soft sort of muesli-bar texture.

Hope you all have a great weekend - we have a public holiday in QLD on Monday - yeeehaaa!


Magda said...

Thanks Hilary. I normally cook my oats on the stovetop but I'll give that a go.



Doris's New Beginning! said...

Interesting way to cook oats and cottage cheese. Will have to give it a go. I don't know about you, but I get excited when I get new appliances and tend to overuse them for a couple of days. how is your injury going, better I hope. Looking forward to the weekend after next. Doris

Antigone said...

Hi Hilary,

I hope your enjoying your toast and tea :)
And you are so right the small things in life are the best they always make me the happiest :)

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend :)

Selina said...

That's a different way of cooking them!
I cover the oats with just enough water - I don't do runny either, and cook for 1min 30secs.
Then dump the cold cottage cheese on top and s/f syrup.
I like the hot/cold of the mix.
I can't imagine cottage cheese warm!
One day I might try that - at least you're eating it though!!! ;)

Kristy said...

Your new toaster looks fab Hilary...

Anonymous said...

I would never have thought of having oats with cottage cheese, it is ummm certainly different. Perhaps one day i will try it...