Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday Nights Dinner....


I came in here yesterday to post these photos of our yummy dinner on Saturday night that Daz cooked but I got distracted by that Jane Austen quiz! So I'm a few days out of whack.

Here is the lovely dinner that Daz cooked on Saturday night. Pan fried chutney chicken breast with kashmiri pilaf, garnished with corriander and served with a glass of bubbly. Mmmmmmmm! Followed by home made chocolate mousse, freshly whipped cram and grated dark chocolate on top! Is the man a legend or what? We didn't do anything for Valentines Day as we have plans for this weekend instead, so he thought he'd make a nice dinner and we'd toast this week.

It is a big week in our house this week, feels like a cross road of our lives. Those who know me in other walks of cyber and real life may remember the grant money we got to develop Gracie Lou back mid last year? Well this is the week that it all comes together. It has taken all those months to get together a team of 4 writers, including some dude from Sydney who has flown over especially, an Executive Producer, an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist and Daz to spend this week brainstorming, researching and writing proposal/pilot episodes for series 2 of Gracie Lou. Basically this week they write some episodes, then we go and play the submit to ABC game again and then if they like it, series 2 then goes ahead. Thats the plan. But I was thinking the other night, depending on this week, if it goes ahead, it will change our lives, we'd be in the TV guide, Daz would work from home or we'd hire an office, he'd be living his dream job. And then on the otherhand after this week if we submit it to the ABC and they say, naaa, don't like it, then I think it would all be over, we'd admit to oursleves that we have taken it as far as we can and then Daz would go off to do a years study and take a total career change and become a primary school teacher. So we are at a cross roads. I sent him out the door this morning with his coffee in a travel mug and told him to go live his dream, live it! He has come a lot further than other people have in this industry, and at times girls I'll admit it has been a battle and many times we have nearly thrown it all in, but he has continued, bounced back and I am so proud of him. My job this week is to make the house run smooth and listen.

And just to get myself in the mood for it, I went fabric shopping this morning! I hit 3 fabric stores, Lincraft were having 50% off all fabric, ends on Wednesday, didn't go that crazy there. When I got home too I found some FQ's in the mail I had brought off Ebay. Not my usual colour pallette here, finding myself drifting towards blue fabric and crisp white. What is happening?

7 comments:

Sarah said...

How exciting! Fingers crossed for the outcome that's best for you all.

Cass said...

Helen that dinner looks great, hang on to him, he's a keeper. I've got everything crossed for GL I hope it all works out.

Natalie said...

Oh all the best for Gracie Lou Series 2 Helen, I'm sure it will be another huge hit!!!

Wish I hadn't seen that photo of chocolate mousse though, I've been craving some for over a week now (think I'll have to whip some up!)

AJ said...

Oh My Helen...you write so well!!

I have every faith that, that wonderful husband of yours can truely live his dream...he deserves it...you both do!!

He sounds like he would make a great teacher anyway!!

xxoo just for Daz!!

Heids said...

Oh Helen - what a week for you all - lots of thoughts and prayers. I hope Gracie Lou 2 comes to fruition, but, we can always do with more primary school teachers I reckon - one of the most valuable and influential roles in a kids life.

Cascade Lily said...

Oooh everything's crossed for you Helen! Hope it all comes off and Daz's hard work is recognised :)

That dinner looks divine. A man who can make choc mousse. Wow!

Samantha said...

fingers crossed for the best outcome- any man who cooks like that deserves to be rewarded in life!