Monday, September 30, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays Link Up!

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Ethan's Celebration Cake

This week my Dad came to visit us for a couple of days. We haven't seen him for over a year and was lovely to have him here for a while rather than just a flying visit on his way through.
Ethan has his last day of kindy and his party lunch where I took a plate of puzzle ham and cheese sandwiches.

Mon ~ Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread
Tues ~ Pork chops, chicken sausages and veg
Wed ~ An Easy dinner of leftovers
Thurs ~ Out for snitzel night
Fri ~ Fried Rice and Chicken wings
Sat ~ Meat pie and veg
Sun ~ Roast beef and veg

~ Ethan wanted to bake a cake to celebrate finishing kindy. We just used a Betty Crocker mix that I had bought on a super special for $1.99. We decorated with strawberries.
~ We enjoyed some plain and sultana scones yesterday for afternoon tea with the in laws. My homemade strawberry jam was perfect to have with it.

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Take Care

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Spring Time FaceWasher and Dishcloths

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This week I got wind of a dishcloth swap over at One Crafty Mumma. I got to work straight away on my contribution. I had seen cloths similar to these going around the net but couldn't find a pattern. So I winged it and made one up myself.

I just love these. So nice and bright after such a dull dreary winter.

This set is for the swap but I loved them so much I have made them available to order at Lime Tree Creations too.

Linking up with Frontier Dreams Keep Calm Craft On

Take Care

Monday, September 23, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays Link Up!

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Eli's Dump Truck Cake

I can't believe that it's monday again. Seriously, where is the time going?

This week saw our baby turn 4! We had a small gathering of close family for cake.
I baked 2 Frugal Mud Cakes, broke them up. mixed with a little Betty Crocker Choc Frosting, stuck in a few sour worms, sprinkled over some candy rocks and milo. Easy peasy and he loved it!

Mon ~ Roast Turkey thigh and veg
Tues ~ Fish and Chips as per the birthday boys request
Wed ~ Lamb chops and veg
Thurs ~ Marinated chicken fillets and veg
Fri ~ Out for dinner for mums birthday
Sat ~ Apricot chicken and veg
Sun ~ Roast Pork and veg

~ Frugal Mud Cake for Eli's birthday cake
~ Banana Cake for mums birthday cake

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Take Care

Monday, September 16, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays Link Up!

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Strawberry Jam

This weeks menu plan has been rather relaxed. It's Brians week of nights so we've had some easy meals.
I also bought a dozen punnets of strawberries at 2 for $1.60 and made my first batch of jam!!!

Mon ~ Leftover BBQ
Tues ~ Hot Dogs
Wed ~ Sausages and veg
Thurs ~ Surf n turf
Fri ~ Chicken snitzels and veg
Sat ~ Homemade Pizza and Garlic bread
Sun ~ Roast Beef

~ Strawberry Jam
~ Condensed milk cookies - made jam and lemon/orange curd drops, sultana and cornflake cookies and melting moments

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Take Care

Monday, September 9, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays Link Up!

Just a quick one from me today. Not even a piccy!'
We've just arrived home from a quick long weekend away. More about that later in the week.

Mon ~ Chicken snitzels with diane sauce and veg
Tues ~ Swedish Meatballs and veg
Wed ~ Homemade McMuffins
Thurs ~ French Onion lamb chops and veg
Fri ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sat ~ Show Food -
Sun ~ Leftover BBQ

No baking or desserts really this week. Just one of those weeks.

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Take Care

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tucker Tuesday ~ Recipe: Hearty French Onion Chicken Casserole

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French Onion Chicken Casserole

This is one of my favourite chicken casseroles. Fabulous in the middle of winter when you need a good rib sticking meal.
I usually make double this so I can put some dinners aside for Brian for work. It reheats really well.
It can be made in the oven or in the slow cooker too.

French Onion Chicken Casserole
1kg chicken pieces
1 pkt french onion soup mix (or make your own)
2T plain flour
2T oil
1 onion, diced or sliced
3 rashers bacon, sliced
100g mushrooms, sliced
1 1/4 C water (1C for slow cooker)
2T sour cream (optional)

Combine the soup mix and flour in a large bag.
Toss chicken pieces in the seasoned flour until coated. Reserve the flour.
Heat oil in a frying pan and brown the chicken

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Place the chicken in casserole/slow cooker.
Fry off the bacon, onion and mushrooms for a couple of minutes in the same frying pan.
Spoon over the top of the chicken.
Combine the remaining flour and water and pour over.
Cover and bake. Traditional oven 180C for 90 mins or so, or slow cooker High for 4-5 hours, Low for 7-8.
Stir in the sour cream, if using, and serve with lots of vegies.

Take Care

Monday, September 2, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays Link Up!

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Ahhh the weather is starting to turn warmer now, well at least until later this week.
Starting to look forward summer meals and BBQ's again.

Mon ~ Chicken snitzels and veg
Tues ~ Pork chops and veg
Wed ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Thurs ~ Out for Snitzel night
Fri ~ French Onion Chicken Casserole
Sat ~ Steak Burgers
Sun ~ Roast lamb and lots of veg for Fathers Day

I didn't bake anything at all this week. For dessert we had cake from the freezer and a milo, then last night I made an apple crumble for Fathers Day.

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Take Care