25 October 2008

"Tea with the Ladies"

Have you ever seen Little Britain?? I don't know whether I should admit publicly that we have (it's a bit crass)! There is a particular sketch on it where two blokes who think they are ladies go into some posh TeaRooms and have "a nice cup of tea with the ladies" (click here to see it)

The particularly poncey way they said it seems to have stuck in our family's vocabulary...

Now, whenever we have cups of tea together, the kids crack up at the funny way daddy is talking; we all talk posh and have tea with the ladies.

Making a pot of tea and sitting down together after Dash gets home from school, or on a Saturday morning, has become a regular feature. Of course the kids' tea is mostly milk, but they love it. And they love the conversation. We talk about the kids' days, and life in general.

Funny what comes up over the teacups.

This morning we were having a nice Saturday family Breakfast and somehow got onto getting married.

Mr G was telling the kids how clever I am for making such a nice breakfast, and that Dash and Miss Fab should marry someone clever and kind, not just good looking (fatherly wisdom for the future).

Miss Fab has a little friend at kindy who is a very sweet boy and who she says she will marry one day (unbeknown to him, I think!) Let's call him "Desley".

She says, "Well, I think Desley is very clever. He does want to be a superhero when he grows up not just work in an office. But when we practice being mums and dads in the family corner, he is just awesome. He doesn't run away or anything!"

Honest, that's word for word what she said! Sometimes it's very hard to keep a straight face!

Last Saturday we fancied Devonshire Teas. So I made these lovely cream and jam scones. Mmmmmm. Cups of tea (from the pot) with the ladies. Lovely!

Devonshire Teas (with the Ladies)

3 cups Plain flour
6 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
125g butter
1 cup of milk, approximately

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Rub in the butter so it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the milk and mix quickly with a knife. Knead a little bit.
Press flat until about 2cm thick. Cut out circles with a glass. Place circles of scone dough onto a floured oven tray (or baking papered). Brush tops with a little extra milk. Bake at 2200c for 10 mins or until golden brown. Makes 12.

Serve with strawberry jam and whipped cream, and a pot of Tea. Superb, dahling!!

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Kristi said...

You are a super cool mom. I am bookmarking you:)

Shellbells said...

I love the tea comment, made me chuckle!!! Kids say the cutest things!!!

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