Sunday, 4 May 2008

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter.....

1. Stop colouring your hair so all the grey comes through.

2. Dress like a bag lady.

3. Wear funky shoes.

4. Blow her kisses in public.

5. When out walking, talk to everyone you meet.

Although my 2 teenagers think all these things are highly embarrassing, I am sure that there are many parents out there whose own children would have a list of different things.

I remember as a teenager dreading having to take anything back to a shop, or make a complaint as my Mum could be quite snippy and my heart would sink, not just for me but for the poor shop assistant who was dealing with us. I had to laugh about situations like this last week, my middle daughter was staying with my Mum and she had been in a clothes shop getting some trousers. My DD came home and told us she had been mortified when the assistant had folded the item and placed it in the bag as my Mum promptly pulled it out and said to the assistant " You cant get good service nowadays!" while re-folding the item and putting it back in the bag.

Now I may be an embarrassing Mum, but I am a Mum all the same and I know I can put things right by making these lovely biscuits and all will be forgiven....

Custard Creams Makes 18

For The Biscuits:

2 oz icing sugar

6 oz marg

¼ teaspoons baking soda

2 oz custard powder

6 oz plain flour


1 oz marg

2 oz icing sugar

Few drops vanilla essence

Pre heat oven to gas mark 5 or 350oF.

Cream together margarine and sugar.

Sift flour, custard powder and baking soda together and add to creamed mixture. It is quite stiff to work with, but will come together in the end.

The recipe says to roll out the mix, but my Mum always took teaspoonfuls of the mixture and rolled it into a ball before placing on the baking tray and flattening with a fork. The mix had a lot of margarine in it and would benefit from chilling if you had the time.

Bake for around 15 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Marie said...

Oh Angela, I can so relate! I had a mom who's scorn could peel paint from walls and never minded speaking her mind to anyone! She is still like that and still embarasses me from time to time! Sometimes I feel like I have spent my whole life apoligizing for her, if not in words in apologetic looks! Your cookies look wonderfully delicious. I really have to give them a try! (I love custard creams, homemade have to be infinitely better!)

Anonymous said...

I have just come upon your blog - visiting from A Year at oak Cottage. I, too, am a stressed out Mom seeking inspiration. Your Who Am I post really hit home - thank you! I have added you to my favorite list to visit - I look forward to gaining (and maybe even giving) inspiration :)

Raquel said...

Angela: Even tho I only have 1 son, I can somewhat relate to your story. I used to embarrass him by actually talking to his friends when they came over ::Shock:: But all of his friends loved me and they still talk to me. Those custard creams look wonderful . . .If I could only find the custard powder here - is pudding powder the same thing?

Much love, Raquel

nicisme said...

I think I embarrass my kids too!
I have never made custard creams before, they look really good!

Aardvark Cakes said...

This made me augh sooo much! My sisters and me still laugh about when we used to go shopping with Mum and she would do a little dance and wiggle to the music playing in the shops - the funny thing is, it is really hard to stop myself doing it too now that I am a Mum! Hx