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29 January 2011 @ 11:53 pm
Properly Australian!  
My friends, I announce to you an auspicious moment. We are now proper Australians as my beloved has given me a barbecue!

I have a long post of thanks for undeserved generosities and kindnesses, but am about to sink into a pavlova coma, be back later when I can thank people in a more sophisticated manner than the immortal words of Jeff Fenech: 'I love youse all!'

(Though I do!)

(And now you can all rock around and I can throw shrimps on the barbie! Even though they're prawns, and I have never liked them, and it seems cruel ... barbecue vegie salad?)
turnonmyheels on January 29th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
congrats on that barbecue! LJ tells me it is your birthday, it sounds like it has been a good one.

Darry Willis: GryffMouthsnursedarry on January 29th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
I like prawns - throw them back on.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 29th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
They shine in the dark when your torch strikes them underwater, you know, and they have such happy little faces ...
burdened with glorious purposefemmequixotic on January 29th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)

Poor prawns. Poor, poor prawns.

Keeper of the Superfluous Es!: DracoBoydHaughty/Charlotteschaosthemostepotente on January 29th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
I like prawns, too. They are yummy, BB. I'm with Darry. Put them back on along with a steak. *g*
Ann: eyetsosh on January 29th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I vote for the barbecue vegie salad!

HAPPY (still-not-belated-where-I-am) BIRTHDAY!
Jae: Birthday cakeenchanted_jae on January 29th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Hope it was grand!
Leela: delight - wheeleela_cat on January 29th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Enjoy your barbecued whatever you ended up cooking. And have a joy-filled and creative year.
Kerryblazekerryblaze on January 29th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I cook all sorts of veggies on the barbecue! Corn on the cob. Oh, and yams are so yummy! And asparagus! Um. Now I wish we could get to ours under the 2 feet of snow. :\
theodoraleft on January 29th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh is/was it your birthday? Many happy returns, and I would like to announce to all present that Brampton is the finest company one could have on a stopover in Sydney and the best tour guide ever. Hope the thank you e-mail has wended its way through the ether, and have a wonderful year. (Barbecue time is beginning to sound like the walrus and the carpenter!)
Naadi: H-D cupcakesnaadi on January 29th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!! ^.^ I'd prefer the veggie salad myself. :D
silent hallucinationalex_s9 on January 29th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Happy B-day!

(it's still 12 minutes of 29th here)

I hope it was fabulous.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on January 29th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
happy birthday! or did i miss it because it's on usa!time?

yay for an aussie barbie. though now they're all sophisticated with chicken and tempeh and stuff... :D
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on January 30th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Well the prawns ARE dead before we throw them on the barbie, so its not like cooking them hurts them at all :)

I love them, but if you don't like them anyway its a fabulous excuse to not hurt the poor lettuces by BBQing them (no no I can hear the lettuces screaming.....) and skip straight to the dessert course and eat more pav!

Glad your birthday was a good one.
mayela_delarue: Yummymayela_delarue on January 30th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I'll have to come and check out your BBQ one day soon :D
Eli/Ellie/ellie_norellie_nor on January 30th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
W00t! lol

shrimps = prawns; it's the Truth

Happy Birthday for yesterday, btw! Sorry for the tardy greetings. ♥
hpreader on January 31st, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)

"barbecue vegie salad" is most excellent. Longwise slices of any vegetable you like, brushed with your favorite 'oil' (olive, clarified butter, mayonnaise, etc.), grilled to your taste of doneness. Maybe drop dampened sprigs of herbs on the coals for 'smoke' flavorings: rosemary, sage, thyme, anything local you like?

Some favorites: eggplant, large mushrooms (portabella!), zuchini, sweet potato or yam, various 'hard' squashes (e.g. pumpkin).

Mmm, getting hungry here :)

*hugs* Here's to many more natal day celebrations *clink*