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Here are the boys ‘Milestone Baubles’ (the four on the left are Boo’s/ the two on the right Moo’s).
Every Christmas I buy a bauble and on the bottom I write their name / the year / a milestone
e.g Boos read:
2006 – 3 months old
2007 – learnt to walk
2008 – learnt to talk
2009 – tbc as I am debating whether or not potty trained is appropriate!!!
Moo’s read
2008 – 4 months old
2009 – learnt to walk
Future Baubles examples could be ‘started nursery’ or ‘started school’ etc
The idea is by the time they are grown up and leave home they will have a box full of decorations each for their Christmas trees in their ‘first homes’. However in reality as they are both boys they probably won’t be bothered and I will keep them forever! Either way they are a nice memory to keep and look back on each Christmas.
They also have been bought decorations by their grandparents each year I have also labeled those with the year and who bought them and these will also go in their decorations box. They currently share a box however that is now full so as of next year they will need a nice box each. At the moment I display them on a garland which goes accross my fireplace, although this is also getting quite full so will need their own tree soon! I have a little tree I may put in their bedroom next year 😀

Milestone Baubles, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

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Ingredients:

1/2 an apple

2tsp Wholegrain Mustard

2 slices of bread

50g butter

4 pork chops

How to make:

*Preheat oven to temp required to cook your pork chops (obviously different sizes/with bone/without bone/frozen etc all take different times so I will leave this part up to you!

*Put Pork chops in oven for half their cooking time

*Put one slice of bread into blender to make bread crumbs (place on one side until later)

*While chops are cooking put apple, mustard and 1 slice of bread in a blender

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*Blend together until mixture becomes a smooth paste

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*Melt Butter in a pan and then stir in bread crumbs until they are all coated with the butter

*Once Pork chops are half way through cooking time, remove from oven and spread a little of the mustard/apple mixture over each one

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*Then Sprinkle the butter coated bread crumbs over the top and return to oven for the remaining cooking time for the pork chops.

Here is a picture of the finished chops minus the breadcrumbs on top as I did not have enough bread last time I cooked it!!

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