Friday, June 28, 2013

Come Follow Me....

As we all know Google Reader will be no longer come Monday.
I have now installed the BlogLovin' button for you all to follow me along instead.
Hope you all come and join me :)

Take Care

Monday, June 24, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays

This week Brians been doing his week of nights, so dinners have been pretty easy.
No baking this week other than a birthday cake for my sister for today.

Mon ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Tues ~ Easy dinner
Wed ~ Chicken snitzels with surf n turf sauce, my Baked Stuffed Spuds and veg
Fri ~ Savoury Mince
Sat ~ Hot dogs
Sun ~ Easy dinner

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Take Care

Monday, June 17, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays

I actually got to do some baking this week. Stocked up the freezer a little :)

Mon ~ Sausages and veg
Tues ~ Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake
Wed ~ Baked Chicken pieces and veg
Thurs ~ Barnacle Bills {caught out late after an appointment}
Fri ~ Rissoles and veg
Sat ~ Fried Rice and Chicken Wings
Sun ~ Roast Chicken and veg


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Friday, June 14, 2013

We Won ~ How Lucky!

A while back I entered a competition run my Cenovis for a My First Garden kit on Facebook
Was one of those 25 words or less comps. Can't remember exactly what I wrote but something about the boys loving it and it being great for our simple living journey I think.
Well lucky us, we were one of 500 winners. So exciting. Two other members over at DTE won too!

I was a little worried about delivery as I had notice just before we went away that they were on their way soon. Fortunately it was delivered the monday after we arrived home.

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Here is the cute pack it all came in

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Along with the usual instruction etc there was a set of magnetic letters that come standard plus a couple of packets of sweet basil and a $20 voucher for Bunnings.
The instructions say it needs 4 x 25Ltr bags of potting mix so we planned to use the voucher for that and then get some extra seeds and plants. We were heading past a Bunnings a couple of days later so that was a bonus.

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(excuse the bad pic it's from my phone)

We bought some polyanthus for 50c each! A strawberry plant that was flowering and had a runner already.
Two different types of carrot seeds and some baby spinach seeds (on tape for something different).

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We got a bit over zealous and bought too many things so in the end we put in just one row of carrots down the middle and two short rows of spinach between the strawbs.

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The boys had lots of fun helping me get everything organised and planted.
Ethan just wasn't impressed with having his photo taken.

I just love this little kit though. It's a great size for the kids too. Easy to put together and the edges are rolled so very safe for the kiddies.
The prize was valued at over $100 but you can purchase the kits yourself (the bed and magnets) for $59 on the website or instore at Bunnings for $49 (check the website for details).

Do your kids garden?

Take Care

Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu Planning Mondays~ The Holiday Catch up

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Ethan helping me to make the mini vanilla cupcakes in the camp kitchen

We arrived home a few days ago from a lovely holiday with my in laws to the Yorke Peninsula. We had a wonderful time just relaxing and doing a little sight seeing. The boys had their first fishing experience too. But more of that in another post.

Before we left:
Mon ~ Leftover Lasagna
Tues ~ Toasties
Wed ~ Chops and mac n cheese
Thurs ~ Sausages and veg
Fri ~ Takeaway

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Eli's first fish! A tommy rough. First fish of the holidays too.
We enjoyed this and some others that were caught for lunch the next day.

While we were away:
Sat ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sun ~ Roast pork and veg
Mon ~ Bbq meats, potato bake, beetroot, corn, pineapple
Tues ~ Leftovers
Wed ~ Best fish and chips at the local pub
Thurs ~ Hocks and veg soup
Fri ~ Leftover soup
Sat ~ Braised steak and onions with veg
Sun ~ Chicken snitzels and veg

Mon ~ Curried sausages
Tues ~ Lamb chops and bits of leftovers from the fridge
Wed ~ Pizza
Thurs ~ Leftovers
Fri ~ Chinese when we got home
Sat ~ Baked drumsticks and veg
Sun ~ Roast lamb chops and veg

~ Mini choc cupcakes (packet mix)
~ Mini vanilla cupcakes (packet mix)
~ Apple crisp and custard
~ Creamed rice

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Take Care