100s and 1000s of reasons to Celebrate

Come Celebrate with me…..this is Post 100 on my Blog and today is my birthday (but not my 100th).   What better way to celebrate than with 100’s & 1000’s – those tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors that we sprinkle all over cakes, desserts and weetbix.

Weetbix? I hear you ask.  Yes, I said Weetbix – you know, the breakfast biscuits made by Sanitarium (and copied by others) – have you never tried 100’s & 1000’s on your weetbix.  Riki, Alisha and Dianne always had Hundreds and Thousands on their weetbix – but only on their birthday.  It was a treat, a celebration, a special thing for a special day – and it was within my meagre budget.  Riki is now 28 (and a poor university student) and still celebrates his birthday by sprinkling a rainbow of colours on his breakfast cereal.

Breakfast is followed by lunch and once again out come the pretty balls of colour to make the Fairy Bread.  The rules for this are simple but not negotiable.

  1. You must use the freshest, softest white bread you can find with a nice even texture.
  2. Spread generously with pure New Zealand butter (soft makes it easier).
  3. Cut bread into rounds, triangles or any shape you like but you must remove all the crusts
  4. Put bread butter side down onto a mound of 100’s and 1000’s and press firmly.
  5. Eat, eat, eat….. or you can make in advance, cover with plastic wrap and leave in a cool place till needed.  If you are doing this, make twice as much as you will need later –  it tends to evaporate if made in advance.
  6. Funfetti Fudge Cake
Image from -http://www.babycastle.com.au

My Brother, Chris, a father himself, still has fairy Bread on his own birthday.   Its a must!!!  Celebrating with 100’s and 100’s is easy – they make food fun and colourful.

Some days it can be hard to find a smile,  something to celebrate or something to enjoy…. I looked to the jar of 100’s and 1000’s to find  cause for celebration and let their colours inspire the smiles.

Redthe colour of love and always remember – To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Red = Love = Chocolate

Someone who really loves you sees what a mess you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you in their life.

Orangethe colour of my Mum hair and her sisters hair and Annies hair when she sings of optimism in one of my favourite songs – Tomorrow

The sun’ll come out Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on, ‘Til tomorrow, Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You’re always a day A way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPmAuCQrPIg&feature=related

Click on the link above….. I Promise, no little Annies,  This will make you smile – Dianne and I just laughed and laughed…. Celebrate your potential!!!!

Yellow –  the bright Yellow Daffodils that herald the arrival of spring. Its no secret, I don’t really like the winter.  Cold, depressing, drab, greyness..and the arrival of the first Daffodils and Jonquils pushing up through the cold hard winter ground gave me the encouragement I needed to survive the end of winter.

Daffodils

My buddy liked Yellow… a sunshine smile, a summers day, a butterfly at peace.  Celebrate your friendships.

GreenEmeralds, Dragons, Broccoli, Thermal pools, Avocado and Kermit,

Diannes favourite Green Dragon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHIx49XM91s

Honestly – if you are not sure how or why to celebrate  with green….. click the link.

Blueis actually my favourite colour, Blue skies, Blue Sapphires, Blue Eyes, Forget-me-nots, Oceans and Glaciers…and my new Blue birthday car

Love those Ol’ blue Eyes

White We just celebrated Fathers Day when all the “white hairs” that are the result of parenthood (and the aging process) are acknowledged.  Celebrate the parents, grandparents and those people in the generations before you that have paved your way.

Mum & Dad with Zach & Lilly

Not just on fathers day, or mothers day….everyday, remember to celebrate those who impact on your life or have passed on and left lasting marks on your heart.

Pink – Baby Cheeks and Blossom.  What’s not to smile about.  Becoming a mother and now a Nan is a reason to celebrate every day.  My babies and their babies and those cute pink smiling faces.

My Grand Babies Zach & Lilly

No matter how your day is going, please stop for a moment and celebrate with me – there are 100’s and 1000’s of things to celebrate in all the colours of the rainbow.

 

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