MUSHROOM GRAVY

2 Cups of Mushrooms (skin peeled and chopped) 1 cup of Fresh Parsley or Shallots or Chives or Leek. 100g butter 2 tablespoons (heaped) of Corn Flour 2 Cups of Chicken Liquid Stock (more may be needed when sauce thickens). Method: In saucepan, add mushrooms, herbs and butter. Cook on high melting butter and frying mushrooms till…

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Quick & Easy Meatballs

1 large purple onion (could use brown too) ~ chopped 1 – 2 tablespoons crushed garlic or minced garlic 2 cups of fresh parsley ~ chopped (optional) 2 x 400g cans of Diced Tomatoes 1 x 140g tin of Tomato Paste 1 x 700ml Passata Sauce 1 Tablespoon of dried basil or mixed herbs Olive…

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Basic Oven Rice

 Ingredients: 4 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 cups Basmati Rice 1 – 2 teaspoons of Vegetable or Chicken stock powder (or use two cubes) 4 cups boiled water In a casserole dish (or Corning-Ware) cover the base with the olive oil. Pour uncooked rice into oil and mix with a wooden spoon until the rice is…

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The laundry, a mothers refuge or a prison?

  Refuge or prison? For me it’s my refuge. Perhaps I am one of the few that actually don’t mind washing, hanging out the clothes and folding them into their designated piles. I also find that my laundry is a great place to hide from the kids when all hell is breaking loose!

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TUNA MORNAY PARCELS

  Ingredients: Muffin tins/trays (12 x) 2 loaves of sliced bread Tasty cheese TUNA MORNAY RECIPE Grease or canola cooking spray your 12 whole muffin tray and place a slice of bread (either crusts removed or not) on top of a muffin hole. Using a dessert spoon, pour the TUNA MORNAY mix onto the bread….

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JEL RING BAKE

    Ingredients:             Tupperware Jel Ring  2 loaves of sliced bread – crusts removed ¼cup grated tasty cheese Dried parsley (or herbs of your choice) Sliced red capsicum (optional) 1 packet 250g cream cheese, sliced into strips TUNA MORNAY RECIPE   Grease or use canola cooking spray on the inside of the Jel Ring…

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TUNA MORNAY

Ingredients: 100g butter 2 – 3 heaped table spoons of corn flour or plain flour 1 – 2 cloves or teaspoons of garlic 2 large cans of tuna – 425g, drained 2 cups of milk (extra milk to thin sauce if necessary) 1 cup Tasty cheese, Dried herbs of your choice (can also use fresh…

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SPINACH HERB GARLIC FETA PIZZA

Ingredients: Fresh Pizza Bases or Lebanese Bread Tomato Paste Your choice of Spinach, Rocket or Fresh herbs. (parsley, oregano, chives etc) 1 – 2 gloves (crushed) garlic or 1-2 teaspoons Feta cheese Olive Oil 1 cup of grated tasty or Mozzarella cheese Sun-dried tomatoes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Method: Prepare the pizza base  with a layer…

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Where’s the milk?

The missing item on my shopping list was MILK.If you followed my FB page, I mentioned that I don’t need to write this one down as I buy when the there is only one bottle left in the fridge.  We buy 20Lt at a time (10 x 2lt juice containers).  Today was MILK day. Our milk…

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Monday Morning Madness

What is with kids and disrupting the school mornings; nothing ever seems to happen of a weekend morning *sigh* This seems an appropriate time to actually do this! Last Tuesday (see here) I also had “one of those mornings”.  So what happened this morning you ask?  (And of course  during the time before getting the kids…

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These routines can be disrupted…

After my very first post (which was late last night), I would like to point out that my boys morning routine went right out the window this morning. After breakfast and doing the rounds of the bedroom inspections; low and behold…the 5yr old (who is still in night pull-ups for wet beds), decided to have…

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