Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning's Wednesday and in 3 days time the big day will be here but first another important day in the crafty's time to join all the lovely crafters over at WOYWW and artistic licence has been brought into play this morning because technically my workdesk today is the kitchen worktop groaning under all the food I've been slaving over since the weekend and if you are feeling peckish...better look away now if not...get yourselves a cuppa...a comfy sofa and chill out....

more stock for the freezer and the Ham and Roast Beef all ready for carving
must admit to having one or two tastes of this delicious smoked ham....
willpower and food just don't go they?
they don't call us Scots thrifty for no reason....nothing goes to waste in this house...the left overs will be used to make stock for tomorrow's huge pot of lentil soup and then the bone will be handed over to the Furry Boy for a final chew....
but we are feeling ever so slightly cream crackered.... this cooking malarkey is tiring work.....much harder than anything the cubbyhole can throw at us so after our morning stroll it's time for the kitchen dog to have a snooze
while I sit and relax for 5 minutes with a welcome mug of Hot Chocolate....
The kitchen has a permanent resident at the moment...even although the oven is going great guns...right by my side through thick and thin with his" Look At Me....I'm Starving" expression so typical of goldies 
such dedication to duty deserves a tasty morsel or two....wouldn't you agree
but there is always a  crafty job to do and while the oven is working it's magic with the Meat Loaves...we are off to the cubbyhole to fix E-Z mount to these beauties...
Crafting and cooking are my two passions and I think it was Winston Churchill who said...."when you find a job you will never have to work again"...he was right about the crafting not so sure about the cooking job and guess who turned up at the cubbyhole this morning....yes Santa dressed up as my lovely postie with some Christmas Cheer.....will share tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Yummy stuff Kath. Love the photos of Buddy, how adorable!!! Hugs to you both. Have a wonderful Christmas. Anesha :)

  2. Morning Kath - oh that ham looks scrumptious!!! Buddy has a kitchen companion in my Max - he could be fast asleep in the living room and then right by my feet in the kitchen within a nanosecond, just as soon as he hears the knife on the chopping board or the fridge door opening (it's funny how he's old when its time for walkies in this weather, but a young spring chicken when galloping through to the kitchen for food!)

    Love Ann

  3. Wow this looks a wonderful feast. Both of you have a lovely day x

  4. Wow that ham looks good. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Have loved following your blog,love the photos of your dog and look forward to some more wonderful postings from you in 2011.

  5. morning Kath - busy busy
    I haven't made a start on anything yet - am frantically trying to get the house tidy, and the kids have other ideas
    that is definitely a " Look At Me....I'm Starving" expression, cavaliers have the exact same expression lol
    have a great day

  6. Ooh, lentil soup from the ham bone - my mum used to make that!
    Merry Christmas to you and Buddy from me here in Florida. I read your blog daily and (since I let mine fall to the wayside) fully appreciate the work you put in to it. You're an inspiration, an enabler and one of my army of virtual friends. Hope we can meet up for a cuppie (or something stronger!) one day when I am home. All the best for 2011 to you and yours!

  7. I havent left a message before but read your blog every day, you do make me laugh, I must ask what was the soup you made yesterday it looked beautiful, maybe you would be willing to share the recipe with us all, your food looks gorgeous especially the ham, have a very merry christmas and kept up with the blogging you bring happiness to many people - Jacqueline

  8. mhmmmm I am not surprised buddy has that "I am hungry" look on his face having to put up with smelling all that lovely food! Thank you Kath for all the inspiration you give me every day! It has been a lovely year! Wishing you and Buddy a Merry Christmas and health and happiness in 2011!

  9. OK now i'm hungry lol have fun with the rest of your cooking x
    Loving the stamps, who are they by?
    Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
    hugs Minxy #4

  10. Oooh! if I beg nicely please can I have a big chunk of meat?? please, pretty please.
    Luv Joanne xx

  11. Looks like you're ready for the troops! Wishing you and your family and Buddy a very Merry Christmas, Kath!

  12. Lovely, lovely! Adorable Buddy!
    :) my dogs are never far when I'm in the kitchen

    Katie (47)

  13. Poor Buddy, looks half starved!! Unlike the humans in your household who are going to be bursting at the seams! Lovely new stamps two, heard there was quite a rush on them!

    Have a great Christmas.

    Brenda 45

  14. Mmmm, looks divine, sounds and looks like you are ultra busy Kath, but still, I can see you have a little helper there, chief taster I presume!

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
    Hugs Jacee

  15. love the site of food - no i do not have willpower either! I hate putting the ez mount foam on the stamp, but once it is all one - it is worth it and stamping with them is a joy.

  16. Hi Kath
    I have noticed you on other peoples blogs before (when you have commented on them)
    I thought I would visit your blog. I can't believe what I have been missing out on. Your work is fab!
    I have become a follower and will visit regularly
    Sarah X

  17. Buddy does indeed rule! And a faithful companion deserves a yummy treat. The food looks great. Merry Christmas! Becky #77

  18. That ham looks so delish, and buddy seems to enjoy being in the kitchen too. Warm wishes and Have yourselves a wonderful Christmas.

  19. So nice that he gets the bone and a nibble here and there....

  20. Hi Kath and Buddy. Wow your making me hungry your food looks scrummy. Hugs x ChrisB

  21. Your ham looks delicious, Buddy looks adorable and are those stamps what I think they are lol - the ones you just had to have! Nice one.

    Love Lynda xxx

  22. Oh that ham looks so delicious I can see why Buddy is sitting on standby. At leaset I only have to do side dishes, as far as I know, my youngest son is cooking turkey and ham at his house and bringing here for our dinner. Isn't he a love!! There will be 7 of us this year we have 4 missing for various reasons. Grandson just returned from a deployment Monday, but he has had first leave for Christmas for two years in a row, so time for him to take the second leave group in January. Enjoy your day.

  23. ooh how yummy does all that look- you're making me hungry now
    Have a wonderful Christmas Kath

  24. Such a cute dog and well behaved. Have a lovely christmas
    Sandra #81

  25. That all looks very yummy Kath. Poor Buddy his nose must be working overtime lol! I was going to make a Pavlova tonight after I'd had the oven on for tea but I was too cold.

    Kat xx

  26. Yummylicious, he definitely deserves Thanks for the peek and sharing.

    Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

    Hugs, Marjo #5

  27. Awww look at Buddy, he is soooooo gorgeous and very well behaved in the kitchen with all that meat hanging around! Enjoy your crafty pressies.

  28. Oh yummy that food looks lovely and those eyes of buddy no one could resit - Happy Christmas ~ Nicky 52


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx