Friday, April 26, 2013

Quick trip to Radels and Anzac Day...

(pretty sky as we passed through the Coorong)
 Wednesday afternoon saw us zipping to Adelaide to deliver one very excited daughter her brand new car.  I nearly wasn't going to go as it is an 800km round trip but then I thought... why not!
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After surprising Kirby with my presence, we ordered Thai takeaway which we all enjoyed.  I just love Thai Green Chicken Curry, I'm almost addicted!
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On Thursday, April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day.  On this day in 1915, Australian and New Zealand allied troops landed on the beach at Gallipoli but were met with fierce firepower from the Turks.  After a campaign lasting over 8 months, eight thousand of our men had been killed.  Australia took it upon itself to make April 25th a day of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.  It is the 98th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.  My grandfather was a soldier in the First World War and luckily survived it - I paid tribute to him here in a Remembrance Day post (November 11th)...

Lest we forget ...
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I made Anzac biscuits earlier in the week but had enough to take a bag to Adelaide for the girls.  Here is a bit of a story about the humble Anzac biscuit - it's origin is still under question but this explanation is what I was told (here)....
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Gus shined up the Ford Fiesta for Kirby and went through the whole delivery process with her...
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Kirby has been working for 18 months now so it was a big decision to buy a new car.  We did give her a good deal, though.  :)  
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 Then it was time to hop in the car and drive home again.  We stopped in at Murray Bridge for a counter meal - I had lamb roast and it was delicious.  Good pub grub!
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We got home around 6pm and Gus had seen a recipe for chicken tacos using roast chicken.   Do you think I could buy a hot roasted chicken in our town at that time of night? Nope!  I bought some chicken breasts and we used those but other than that he followed the recipe and made these delicious tacos.  Recipe from Taste.com.au here... 
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So that was our whirlwind trip to Adelaide (nicknamed Radels by our girls)...
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Cheers - Joolz xx


1 comment:

  1. For a minute there I thought you lived in my town!!! Our charcol chook shop closes Boxing Day for 3 or more weeks. Just when you need it. I had planned to make Anzac bikkes like I usually do for Anzac Day but my 3 year old oven has different thoughts and decided not to work again.

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