Sunday, 22 August 2010

Delicious Doodles Meets Simon Says and swiss roll in trifle!!!

Hmmmm - is all birthdays and presents!  And there isn't either on this offering!

This is one of the Delicious Doodles birthday freebies!  They are one year old - I seriously thought they had been going for way longer than a year - in a good way!

Well, there is a challenge to use one of the freebies they have been giving away this week - and this was my pick - so versatile!
And inside, is a mix and match game.  You know - you draw the top half and bottom half of something and then mix and match...or it could be the front and could be parts of words...think hippo(potamus) and Meer (cat) = hippocat!  I was just chatting to Josh about this and he said they used to have one at school that was foods and toppings - he always used to turn it to bolognaise and chips!

Simon Says Challenge is to make a present - and this will be winging its way up the country to this little case you are not sure which one...its the little one in pink!  The two smaller ones are my bestest friend's little ones - yes, and the one in the middle is the dreaded JOSH!  And - yes, he has had a haircut recently!

The kids made trifle last week and were astonished how well it turned out...considering we didnt have any cream, or sponge fingers!  My mum used to make trifle with swiss roll, so did my friend's mum (the mum of these two!) so it was perfectly fine with us to replace the sponge fingers with swiss roll.  BUT my mother in law and brother in law had a happy time teasing the heck out of me (about a year ago - not that I remember - lol) at just the thought of doing something so sacriligious!

SO - is it just our mums who used to do this (they lived at the other end of the country and didnt know each other!), or did your mums do this????

Thanks for looking!



Teri said...

What a fabulous and inventive idea for a gift! Glad you got to use one of my images hun, thanks for taking part in my little competition, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

theCook said...

Sorry, can't tell you, I have no idea what a trifle is! But the kids seem to really enjoy the moment on the picture!

Lisa Jane said...

fab little mix and match book.. and yes i know someone who was famed for her trifle making and she used swiss rolls
Lisa ;0

eiyiyi said...

Love the card and the picture! My mom used to make trifle with angel food cake ... and I still do today! I really like it best that way but I'm more than willing to give swiss roll a try. hugs, eileen

Biscuitlid said...

brill idea for a gift, I remember those books when i was a small person too.

Fab photo of the kids

misteejay said...

What a fab idea, a mix & match book.

My MIL always used swiss rolls in her trifles and every Sunday there would be one in the pantry ready for Sunday tea - don't think she ever understood my dislike of trifle...just can't stand stuff other than fruit in the jelly - YUK!!

Toni :o)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful gift.
Thanks for joining us at Simon says Stamps Challenge.

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That pale blue ribbon is beautiful! I like the cake too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!