These are our Aussie friends:
Lisa and I have so much in common and it's been really fun getting to know her even though she lives on the other side of the world. Someday I will make it over there to visit. Promise! She has a little boy just like Ben. His name is Noah. If you have time, check out their blog. They are a really neat family.
Lisa spoils us with Australia treats every now and then and we LOVE it. Tim Tams are our favorite! If I could find them locally, I'd buy them often. (but it's kind of funner knowing they came straight from her home town) Just last week we got another package in the mail. She sent Ben one of Noah's elephants. So sweet. Along with the elephant came another Aussie favorite. VEGEMITE. Ever heard of it? Me neither. I guess they have grown up on this stuff. It's not sweet, it's something they eat on toast and crackers. She recommended white bread toasted with butter and a thin spread of the vegemite on top. Since we don't typically have white bread in the house, I had to wait until I went shopping. (that was today) Tonight for FHE we had VEGEMITE for the treat. (and boy was it) Worked out perfectly since there is no sugar in it and two of the five are still on a sugar fast. (go Steve and Kayla) I toasted the bread, buttered it up and spread a thin layer of what looked like chocolate.
(WHERE are these kids manners?)
And me? I remembered what my mother taught me.
So here I am being polite. :) It was a fun treat to taste authentic Australian food. Would I eat this on a regular basis? Probably not. A little salty for my taste. (I'm the type that scrapes the salt off my pretzels)
But THANK YOU King Family. Thank you for indulging us. I hope we made you smile because you sure made us laugh!