Friday, June 19, 2009

It's A Very Rocky Road Indeed...



Have just busted Myles trying to pull a swift one again...it's been happening quite a bit of late, to varying degrees, sometimes with potentially serious consequences.

This time it's kind of funny though.

He has Home Economics at school tomorrow...during term time they have cooked a number of great recipes so this being end of term they are preparing a treat.

This is the recipe that he brought home for Rocky Road...

200g Raspberry Lollies
200g Peanuts
200g Marshmallows
200g Snakes/Jelly Lollies
460g Milk Cooking Chocolate

This morning I asked him to write out me a list of the things he needed so I could go to the supermarket and pick them up today. He often forgets and remembers once dinner is over etc. on Thursday night and someone (usually John) has to go out into the cold to get what he needs.

Last thing you want to do once you have settled in by the fire for the evening.

He disappeared into his bedroom and this is the list he came up with...somewhat modified...

800g Raspberry Lollies
800g Marshmallows
800g Snakes/Jelly Lollies
500g Milk Cooking Chocolate

*Peanuts omitted as he is highly sensitive to all nuts but he cleverly decided to replace them with Rice Bubbles instead.

It didn't "add up" at all to me...why would you quadruple the lolly part of the ingredients and only add 40g of extra chocolate, the ingredient that is meant to be melted so as to bind it all together. Using Myles rationale the chocolate should have been increased to 1840g, almost 2kg...!!! My estimation of the cost of Myles' list was around $32.00.

After checking with his friend Bryce's Mum on the phone, it seemed that the boys were planning a junk-food-fest..!!! Bryce hadn't been quite so eager and avaricious...he had only doubled the ingredients and his Mum had no idea.

This was a much more clever attempt at pulling a fast one...but still didn't work, I'm still a step or two ahead...!!!

10 comments:

Logical Libby said...

Just reading that list gave me a stomach ache...

Kori said...

See, that is a smart kid! And you are a smart mom; I probably wouldn't have even caught it!

buddha_girl said...

Oooooooh Myles is sly but still far behind his Mum! I love that you caught him. You're #1!!!!!!

Lissy said...

He might grow up to be Willy Wonka?

CJCACC's Mom said...

You are a clever mum, I'll keep a list of wrong-doings and how to be a step ahead.

Lynda said...

What a hoot!

Lilly said...

That is funny, he did try but Mum is too clever for him. Oh imagine the junkfest they both planned to have. Home Economics is way different then from when I took it clearly.....

buddha_girl said...

I just reread this. I think just punishment would be to ALLOW THEM to eat all of that and get sicker than dogs. Can you imagine the bellyache? Gah!

Lissy said...

But then you'd have to clean up the vomit...that's no good either...

Psssttt, Kerrie, we are thinking of heading up your way in a few weeks with our trailer. I am holding my breath because we may or may not actually get up there, but just wanted to throw that your way...

Watercolor said...

hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa! Too funny! Nice try.