It’s been hot and humid all weekend. I’ve got a lurgi that comes with a sore throat, headache, shakiness and mild nausea – every time I try and do anything other than sit on the lounge I end up a … Continue reading Weekend woes and wins
Hosted by Unknown Mami Today was Adam’s 42nd birthday. The day began with the obligatory breakfast and presents in bed and then on to some slight silliness with Christmas tree decorating. Caitlin asked Adam to put an angel on the … Continue reading Sundays in My City – Happy birthday Adam!
Please excuse this pseudo post for I am tired and do not have anything of substance in me tonight. I’ve started using my Tumblr account, I think I’ve figured out where it fits for me, it’s Twitpic and Facebook sharing … Continue reading Tuesday tidbits
Menu plan:Monday – spag bol Tuesday – mango chicken curry and riceWednesday – sushiThursday – homemade pizzaFriday – prosciutto wrapped pork fillet baked on red onion and apple, with mashed potato and baby spinach saladSaturday – steak, jacket potato, corn … Continue reading Making plans for the week ahead, anyone for craft?
Hosted by Mrs4444. I wasn’t really sure I’d have much to decant after a week of daily posting for NaBloPoMo but I guess there’s always a few little fragments of frivolity floating around ready to find a home in a … Continue reading Friday Fragments – chocolate strawberries edition
On Thursday night I was faced with some defrosted steak, no shopping done, no plan and a mother-in-law coming for dinner. It was time to call on my inner Nanny Ogg, here’s what she came up with: Beef and barley stew a slosh of olive oil3 onions, diced1kg steak, diced1/2 red capsicum, dicedgenerous sprinkling of garlic powdera shake or three of dried chili flakessome allspice…maybe a bit more3 tablespoons plain flour1L beef stocka few bay leaves2 tablespoons tomato pastethe rest of the bottle of worchestershire sauce (I dunno, 1 tablespoon?)3 carrots, sliced4 potatoes, diced1/2 cup pearl barleysalt & pepper to … Continue reading Beef and Barley Stew
Purely so I don’t forget what I did: Tom’s birthday dinner last night was, by request from the birthday boy, nachos, and because I decided I wanted some extra veggies I grabbed these things: 1 420g can corn kernels drained1 lebanese cucumber, diced1/2 red capsicum, dicedolive oil, a drizzlewhite wine vinegar, a splashgarlic powder dried coriander leaves And made this: Corn, cucumber and capsicum salad And it was good. I had leftovers tonight and it was still good. What’s in the photo is the leftovers of the leftovers, also known as tomorrow’s lunch. Continue reading Corn, cucumber and capsicum salad
Last night my dinner was this salad on its own. Except I didn’t have any baby spinach to go with it. Tonight Adam wanted to bbq some steak so I when I went to the shops to acquire said steak I grabbed some spinach, pears and cheese and made it again. Because it is yummy. (I had steak and corn on the cob and jacket baked potato with sour cream too.) Pear and blue cheese salad 2 big handfuls of baby spinach1 or 2 crisp pears cut into bite sized piecescrumbled blue cheese (last night I used King Island Lighthouse … Continue reading Pear and blue cheese salad
Today was Wacky Hair Day at the school. A gold coin donation is collected for something or other, I forget what and the kids couldn’t remember either, I guess the excitement of silly hairdo competitions and not having to wear … Continue reading Monday miscellany and menu plan
I had a fabulous time on Friday night, eating, drinking and talking into the wee small hours with good friends. Thanks to Toni for having us at her house, to Ariane for yummy pumpkin and potato and leek soups and … Continue reading Election Day bits and bobs