Friday, 15 December 2017

Sookie la la

A lot of you asked me what a sookie la la was, its obviously an Aussie saying as Don seems to know.

Well let me give you a scenario.  Today I was supposed to be going to my mermaids Christmas party.  We all had to take a plate, so I decided to try making a gluten free version of a Nutella Christmas tree.  Bear and I both researched gf pastry then to my surprise I found some in the supermarket.  I thought this will make life easier.



Well how wrong could I be!  I thawed the pastry out as instructed and rolled it  like my gf support group suggested.  Stupid pastry split, so I grabbed another sheet.  No matter how much I tried I couldn't roll it out enough to cut a tree shape out of it.  Defeated I decided to make stars instead. I think I've told you before how my mum used to burn stuff, well I take after her.  Lovely burnt stars.

So I cracked the sads!  Became a sookie la la and threw a pity party. Sorry I didn't invite you all, next time though.



To interpret this Aussie lingo   I was sad, cried and felt sorry for myself. I told Bear I'm not even going to the stupid party as there won't be anything I can eat and nobody likes me anyway.  When a girls down, she is really down. 


He reassured me I'm a good cook, everyone likes me and gave me a cuddle with a hard swat. In future Bear can do all the baking in our house whilst I sit in the corner sulking. LOL!

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  1. Oh, Lindy, I just love this expression! Thank you for explaining. The next time I feel that way, I will know exactly what to call it. When Sam wants to know what's wrong, I will tell him that I am having a "sookie la la." I will keep you posted on how that goes over.

    I understand. Just when you want to have a major success in the kitchen, nothing works right. I can make perfect gravy if it is just us, but it never comes out just right for guests!

    Sending Hugs Down Under,
    Ella

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    1. Looking forward to Sams reaction to your sookie la la moment.
      Exactly when you want to make something to share it never seems to work properly.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  2. Oh Bless Lindy, I don't think it matters about the actual food you take, cheat and buy something. You should go anyway, I think a t the moment you are entitled to have a fit or two, just saying....
    love Jan, xx
    PS. Don't tempt me with pics of food that has sugar in it, :(

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    1. Sorry Jan close your eyes so you don't see any food pictures. You're doing so well.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. I was wondering, but kinda sorta had a clue. I"m glad Bear sorted you out. But I'm with Jan, you've earned yourself a crying fit, i agree.

    that tree does look good tho... I'm sure your stars were just as delicious. Who cares if they're a little burnt. I've burnt many many things! *blame the oven - always blame the oven*

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    1. Thanks Fondles I should have blamed the oven as its new and I'm not used to it yet.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Ahh...hate it when that happens....have been there. Love the expression going to try it out when I am having one of those days...
    HUGS...abby

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    1. Dare you to try it out with your Master, Abby. See what his reaction is when you do. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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    2. I can never resist a dare...am with the grands right now....but stay tuned...hugs abby

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  5. Very cool expression even if it means you're not feeling happy! I'm glad you had your cry and are feeling a bit better. Things will work out. If something burns here I blame Hoss or the kids and make them scrap off any burnt bits and eat it anyway. That does not apply to burnt hot dogs or roasted marshmallows which are suppose to be burnt over an open fire in the fireplace!
    --Baker

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    1. Yum roasted marshmallows sounds delicious. All I need is an open fire. Thanks for the idea.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  6. I'd never heard the phrase before but I got the general idea. I may have to start saying it here once and a while. I hope Bear got you feeling better - otherwise there needs to be more swats!

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    1. Bear did make me feel a whole lot better. Maybe the expression will spread world wide. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. I hadn't heard it either but I figured it out. I think every one of us has a sookie la la once in a while and it has nothing to do with baking. I think you deserve a sookie lala right now. The pastry looks wonderful and sometimes even when it doesn't look good it tastes good. Your suggestion to let Bear do the baking sounds like a winner - wish Ray did the baking, or even cooking for that matter. He is a griller, finish, end of story.

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    1. Well my Bear did make me feel better after my failure by making shortbreads to take to our family celebration. He is a gem!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  8. Lindy,
    Thanks for the translation. I love when we hear from things from both across the pond and down under.
    Meredith

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    1. You're welcome Meredith. It is interesting all the sayings from different countries.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  9. Thank-you for the explanation and the example :-) It happens. :-) Hope Bear's hug and swat made you feel better. Hugs

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    1. Bear did make me feel a lot better thanks Terps. Then he spoilt me by making shortbreads.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  10. Hi Lindy
    Wow....it never occurred to me that it was an aussie expression. Anyway, on with the baking and enjoy drinking the Christmas spirit

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    1. I know its amazing what we take for granted to find out its just an Aussie saying. Definitely drink the Christmas spirit. You too, cheers!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  11. Aww Lindy, it's miserable when this happens isn't it? Certainly in the moment. I've been there. Glad that Bear was able to make you feel better.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. It is miserable Roz, Bear to the rescue as always.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  12. I like this saying. It's a good one. Sorry that you have to feel that way. Are you a gluten free eater? I was hoping that your tree worked because I am always looking for GF because Ty can't do wheat. Hope everything worked out with the party.

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    1. Hi Blondie, yes I am coeliac as well as dairy intolerant. I made the pastry into stars, even though burnt were really nice. Do you have any good GF recipes you can share with me please?
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  13. Thanks for the explanation, Lindy and sorry you had such a frustrating time. Pure D sucks when a recipe doesn't work...so frustrating. Sounds as if that dough was either old or too dry. Might have worked just to brush a bit of water on it. Hope you were able to take something and enjoy the party. Good luck next time.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thanks Cat, I didn't think to brush some water on it. The stars were delish even though burnt. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  14. Hi Lindy, :) Love your Sookie-la-la expression! Could be very useful here!

    How frustrating that you burned your cookies! Glad that Bear came to your rescue. Mighty fine man that you have there. Thank you for telling us all about your fun Aussie saying. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie xoxo

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    1. Your welcome Katie. Bear is a mighty fine man and comes to my rescue often.....damsel in distress and all.
      Merry Christmas
      Hugs Lindy xx

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