Sunday, July 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


Monday - Grilled barramundi with chips

Tuesday - Minestrone with homemade bread

Wednesday - Chilli con Carne with corn chips

Thursday - Chicken teriyaki with rice noodles

Friday - Leftovers or takeaway Indian curry

Saturday - Tuna and tumeric rice

Sunday - Steak with fried eggs and spicy carrot salad

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


Okay, I know it's Tuesday, but I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday lol. My in-laws left yesterday morning, after spending a week staying here, helping us build a new set of front steps, so I only have to plan for 3 people this week.

Our Menu Plan for this week is as follows:

Monday - Tacos

Tuesday - Chickpea, lentil and butter bean soup

Wednesday - Minestrone with homemade bread

Thursday - Chicken paprika with rice

Friday - Chicken paprika with rice (leftovers)

Saturday - Spaghetti bolonaise

Sunday - Toasted sandwiches

Saturday, July 12, 2008

UFO Update #3 / Knitted Longies

Knitted green longies, which are water-resistant by virture of being made of 100% wool. I can use these over fitted nappies, or even terry towelling flats, WITHOUT needing to use a cover.

This is the first thing I've ever knitted, and I'm so happy with how they turned out. I *think* one leg is slightly longer than the other, but it must be because my stitches were slightly tighter on one side, because I've recounted and there are definitely the same number of rows in each leg.

When I finished knitting these, I immediately started knitting another pair, in Woolganics organic wool, coloured Chile (deep, dark red), just so that I don't forget what to do. I'm going too knit a pair for a friend in my mum's group too, for her daughter Niamh.

UFO List:
1. Cloth bum wipes
2. Cloth nappies - Cuddlebuns
3. Cloth mama pads
4. Flower garden knee quilt
5. English patchwork knee quilt
6. Japanese fabric quilt
7. Wheat harvesting cross-stitch
8. Watering can of flowers cross-stitch
9. Knitted longies - green
10. Knitted longies - red
11. Boxer shorts for Gareth
12. Ankle length pink skirt
13. Curtains for Jambin's playroom
14. Curtains for my outdoor office
15. Bibs
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

My love affair with a mixmaster

Gareth and my in-laws bought me this for a birthday gift a few years ago, alone with some matching pink utensils (of course!). I love it. It gives me joy to look at it sitting on my kitchen bench. And because it's not tucked away in a cupboard, I use it a lot. Yesterday I decided to make cupcakes on a whim .... 15 mins later they were in the oven. If I had to dig through my crowded cupboards to get a mixer or electric beaters out, I can pretty much guarantee than those cupcakes we had for dessert last night would not have been baked. It's got a bread hook attachment which I've never used, mostly because I like to make my bread by hand. But it's nice to know that it's there if I ever feel the urge to use it.
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My gorgeous boy


14 months old
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