Weekend wrap

Birthday ice cream cake made by Miss17. Three layers of Queensland nut with extra Queensland nuts, choc chip mint with TimTams and Coconut with 100s and 1000s.
Birthday ice cream cake made by Miss17. Three layers of Queensland nut with extra Queensland nuts, choc chip mint with TimTams and Coconut with 100s and 1000s.

This weekend has been one of the best. I got to celebrate my 50th birthday with my parents and daughters. After the Friday, it carried on in a similar vein to most weekends in Brisbane. That is, driving daughters to and from gymnastics training, to and from gymnastics events, having breakfast out as well as dinner.

So on Saturday morning I took Miss19, Miss17 and Miss14 to Groove Train for breakfast. Miss19 tried the corn fritters for the first time. She thought the fritters were okay but not a super breakfast. I had a taste and agreed the fritters were a little dense but did have a really nice corn flavour. Miss17 had a breakfast burger which of late has become her ‘thing’. Miss14 surprised us all and selected the granola. I went for the eggs Florentine and asked for a side of smoked salmon.

Eggs Florentine and smoked salmon from Groove Train Chermside
Eggs Florentine and smoked salmon from Groove Train Chermside

I was pretty happy with the eggs and salmon. I got so much salmon I was able to share some with Miss17 who really likes smoked salmon.

After dropping Miss17 and Miss14 at training I spent some time with Miss19 who was busy with an assignment and wrote my birthday blog post. We avoided lunch in preparation for afternoon tea and dinner while Mum and Dad enjoyed some really great smelling tomato soup.

At 3 pm we picked up the gymnasts and drove to Cold Rock to see if my birthday ice cream cake that Miss17 made had survived the power outage from the previous day’s deluge.

GOOD NEWS, the cake survived. It looked fabulous. Three glorious layers and extra scoops on top. The ground layer was Queensland nut ice cream with extra Queensland nuts added. The middle layer was mint chocolate chip with TimTams. The top layer was coconut ice cream with 100s and 1000s added. The cake was superb and the perfect afternoon tea.

Birthday ice cream cake made by Miss17. Three layers of Queensland nut with extra Queensland nuts, choc chip mint with TimTams and Coconut with 100s and 1000s.
Birthday ice cream cake made by Miss17. Three layers of Queensland nut with extra Queensland nuts, choc chip mint with TimTams and Coconut with 100s and 1000s.

After afternoon tea we went to the Kedron-Wavell Services Club for dinner in Cafe HQ. Miss19 had to go to work so it was Mum, Dad, Miss17, Miss14 and me.

Mum and Dad had the tempura battered snapper, Miss14 had beef nachos, Miss17 had crumbed flathead and I had surf and turf.

Mum's tempura battered snapper and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Mum’s tempura battered snapper and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Mum's tempura battered snapper and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Mum’s tempura battered snapper and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Miss17's crumbed flathead and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Miss17’s crumbed flathead and chips from HQ Cafe Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club
My surf and turf, prime rib on the bone with garlic prawns at HQ Cafe at Kedron-Wavell Services Club

 

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On Sunday morning, Miss14 and my parents went to a gymnastics event while I took Miss19 and MIs14 to breakfast at 63 Cafe Wilston. They had waffles and I had what was called the Stockman’s treat. The Stockman’s treat consists of lamb’s liver, bacon and gravy. I asked for a couple of fried eggs too.

Liver, bacon, fried egg and gravy from 63 Cafe Wilston
Liver, bacon, fried egg and gravy from 63 Cafe Wilston

 

I’d have to say this was a pretty good breakfast. I’d happily have it again.

On the flight home back to Canberra (QF1549) I enjoyed some delicious cheese and a piece of coconut cake. 

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After getting home I went and bought some food for dinner and switched on the TV to watch New Zealand defeat Australia in the Rugby League test match. I wonder what the result might have been in the wet conditions of Friday night with Dad and me there to cheer on the Kangaroos.

For dinner I made some salmon with noodles. A nice light meal after a huge weekend of eating.

Curried salmon and noodles
Curried salmon and noodles

 

So that is the weekend wrap  I’m exhausted

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10 Responses

  1. A Cold Rock cake. Amazing. I know I said this on Instagram, but that is one heck of a cake and props to Miss17 for her effort. I don’t know why you cut yourself such a small slice, though. I would have wanted a slice then times that thick 😀 Glad you enjoyed your 50th on May Day and the May Day weekend, Gary 🙂

    1. Thanks Mabel, I hope your May day birthday went well too 🙂
      It’s true the slices were thin but there were many slices 😀
      Sadly it’s all gone now 🙁

  2. wow. That cake looked amazing!
    Glad to hear that you had a fabulous weekend, I can’t believe you wrote about it already! You’re very speedy Gary.

    1. Thank you TOAC 😀
      I wrote the text while I was flying back to Canberra. Otherwise it wouldn’t have been written. When I got back I had to buy groceries, wash clothes, cook dinner, and catch up on e-mails 🙂

  3. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Looks like you and your taste buds had a great celebration!!! Hope this new year is one of the great ones of your life!
    That ice cream cake looks so delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much. I had a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to enjoy the years ahead 😀
      The cake was amazing.

    1. Wow, happy birthday for tomorrow Lorraine. I had you on my mind today as I tucked into an Irish lamb hot pie for lunch after today’s post on NQN 😀
      Yes I’m stubborn like a bull 🙂

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