Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pass the tea, bag!


I remember my Poppa Fred used to always tell this joke: Three men were having dinner with their wives, and the first leaned over to his wife and said "pass the honey, honey", the second then looked at his wife and said "pass the sugar, sugar", and the third looked at his wife and blurted "pass the tea, bag"....aaaahhhh that one just gets better with age.

Anyway, the relevance of this joke? Well for starters, I'm about to rave on a bit about last night's tea (dinner). My brother-in-law (the amazing chef) got his hands on a whole kingfish, so he and my sister came over to our place and cooked it up with a lemon, fennel and dill risotto and a fennel/orange salad. The fish was so huge, we had my mum, dad, and aunty over as well, and between the seven of us we couldn't finish it. It was sublime.


And my mum (the amazing baker) made Impossible Pie for dessert. All this gorgeous food, and we didn't even leave the house (our lovely and understanding family all came to our place so we could partake without having to keep the kids up late - how considerate is that!!!).


It was by far the loveliest Monday night meal we have had in a long time. Great company, great food, can't ask for much more than that eh?

OK, and the bag reference in the joke comes in here - I finally added another bag to the shop today. This one is called the Cheery Tree slingback bag.



Anyway, stay tuned for the next exciting episode of Poppa Fred's jokes!!! (sorry, only joking....no really...)

15 comments:

Rach said...

What a meal! Delicious.

Love the joke - reminds me of my Grandfather.

vanessa.e. said...

i love it! i love your jokes. it's great to infuse a little silly humor in our blogs. makes life a bit more fun! I like your newest bag, too. you pick the most wonderful fabrics. good luck on your knitting adventures. I think you'll find it a great addition to your crafting skills. i can't wait to see what you make!

bettyninja said...

I was wondering where you were going with that bag reference! You are too cute. I did visit your etsy shop and your bags look cute and really nicely finished. Did you see this lunchbox swap? http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/ It looks like it is right up your alley. You know I still haven't done a swap yet. I was going to post recently about how I never find out about swaps until after. Now I have found one, but I am a little nervous---what happens if my person doesn't like it? ah the pressure.

Net said...

Your food posts always make me drool! It looks fantastic! And amazing presentation too!

Just popping over for a browse in your shop now...

Kara said...

Love the photography! The food looks divine...

The bag is soooo gorgeous!

Kara
x

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Ohh... I'm drooling too. That food looks amazing! Love the bag too!

Bec said...

Thanks everyone :) I'm glad you like the bag!

starashan said...

that meal looks divine! and I'm loving the bag too, very nice!

Leah said...

Yum yum! Your meal looks nice too ;)
Great work there Bec - hope you like the one I gave you - your DD might like it to carry her babies....

Corrie said...

oh that joke is hilarious! makes me laugh and I'll have to remember it to tell my hubby

love your bag and hoping your knitting class was inspirational!!!!!

Corrie:)

Little Munchkins said...

What a wonderful dinner it must have been! Just looking at it makes me so hungry LOL.

Love the bag too. My favourite mix of pink and brown are there so even better!

Stomper Girl said...

Oh. I just had to wipe my dribble off the keyboard. That meal looks fabulous and the bag is wonderful.

Ellie said...

Bugger the bag I want me some of that food... *drool*

tiel said...

my pa would always say as we drove passed a cemetery, "people are dying to get into that place" granparents are so daggy, but so cool!

all that just on a Monday night! WOW. what a lucky girl you are. Wish I had a brother in law like that.

Paula Weston said...

I'll say it again ... can I live at your place?? (Just kidding - don't scare the kids).

Dinner looks amazing. Great food photography by the way (there's another little sideline for you).

And I really like the new bag (and the name!)

Do you think you can create something inspired by our favourite fencing grannies (I still keep cracking up when I look at that pic, and Murray still thinks I'm a complete weirdo!)

And yes, I know that's a big ask - I was just looking for an excuse to mention the grey warriors...