Apr 17, 2015

Made It To Friday. Carpool Karaoke.

Friday morning are always a bit special at our place.  It's the last working day of the week, the last daycare drop off of the week and together they give the morning a 'we've practically made it to the weekend' kind of vibe.  All of which allows me to press pause on the morning for a few minutes as I finish my tea cup of tea.

Because it can only be a tea cup full of tea on work day mornings.  Tea cups of hot drinks cool down much quicker than mugs.  There's nothing more frustrating than waiting for your drink to cool down so that you can drink it and then brush your teeth and skedaddle.  This morning's laid back cuppa had a bonus Cheerio stuck to it, courtesy of Toddler SSG.

Speaking of the toddler and cereal,

this morning's batch of muesli was expertly stirred by Toddler SSG and featured a new ingredient....

these 'deliciously addictive' pieces of dried young coconut.  I found mine at Costco the other week and I'm glad I had the foresight to buy two packets because I think my mum might want to take some home with her when she next comes to visit us.

So deliciously addictive are these coconut pieces, I'm going to hazard a guess and say that they're probably not as healthy as that coconut water that's everywhere these days.  Sweet, chewy and a pearlescent Arctic white, they taste like coconut lollies and soften to a dried fruit texture when used in muesli.  They're a completely different kettle of fish to the desiccated and flaked varieties I normally see for sale at the supermarket.

Just quickly, some feedback on Annabel Karmel's range of frozen toddler meals.  Toddler SSG is not a fan of the Comforting Beef Cottage Pie.  Mainly because of the finely minced texture.  The mince layer was practically puree compared to what he normally enjoys eating and because of this, he didn't even make an attempt to explore it with his cutlery (or fingers).  Perhaps the chicken bites might be more his thing.

To make up for the lack of excitement in my world at the moment, I'm going to end today's post with a clip from James Corden (the new host of The Late, Late Show).  Wiki tells me that Channel Ten hopes to bring the show to Australia and if they do, it will make up for Offspring being cancelled.

One of James' things on his show is to do car pool karaoke with a guest each week.  His drive with Mariah Carey was epic but my favourite so far is the drive he took with Jennifer Hudson.  I love the karaoke but there's also the banter James has with his guests.  He pokes gentle fun at them and his guests give it back in return.

My carpool karaoke with Toddler SSG isn't half as much fun as James' but maybe if I watch enough of his fine examples, things might improve.  I'm going to make a point of finding The Late Late Show on my hotel TV in New York next month.  I've even asked Facebook for some help.


  1. Egads my dear - I do not know what happened but my feed reader stopped giving me your posts as an unpleasant surprise! I was updating my blogroll and I saw your blog name and thought.. I haven't seen anything from SSG for a while, what the heck? And here you have been, blogging away, all along.

    I am not sure if maybe you were using a feedburner feed before and now you're not and this is why this glitch happened - I should have checked what I was subscribed to before I unsubscribed and re-subscribed. But if this happened to me, I wonder if it has happened to some of your other readers as well?

    Might be worth dropping by the blogs of those commentators you have not heard from in a bit and asking them to check when the last post they received from you in their feed was. I think it was early March, from a quick read back - it might have been when you had that domain issue.

    Anyway, I am glad to have your blog back in my reader where it belongs!

    1. Thanks so much for the feedback, Snoskred!!! And thanks for your ongoing support!

      SSG xxx

  2. Yeah my toddler also rejected the beef bites. Same reason as yours, texture was softer than she is used to. I had a taste, it was also pretty bland & since she's now eating normal food, she probably thought the same. Good to know that even Annabel Karmel's cooking can be rejected in my household though, hahaha!

  3. Where can I find these Annabel Karmel food what's-it's? I have a fussy toddler who won't eat anything!

    I've looked in every woolworths but none seems to stock them. Are they in the baby food aisle or the fridge? It's driving me crazy :)

    1. Miss Mia

      I think the range is just at Coles at the moment. The ads seem to suggest this.

      Hope you can find them soon.

      SSG xxx


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