To thermomix or not?

It’s the talk of the town at the moment. Women are swooning over the site of them. Good cooks are convinced they need one. Terrible cooks are convinced they can whip up a gourmet meal in minutes. I’m talking about the thermomix. It does a gazillion things, quickly, without any effort on your behalf, BUT is it just a trend? A passing phase? Are we convinced it’s amazing because of it’s hefty price tag? < Continue reading

Sausage rolls and carrot cake

I’ve noticed lately that my kids seem to be given a lot of lollies and chocolates at school. They won table points, here’s a lollipop. It’s someone’s birthday, here’s a freddo. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not completely opposed to sugar, I just try to limit how much my kids eat it, and also, make sure that if they are having treats, that they are perhaps home cooked cake or a reasonable quality chocolate. Yesterday my kids had a market day at school, and although I asked them not to buy too much junk food, of course, they loaded up on toffees, smarties, mixed lollies and cakes. I probably would have done the same at their age. >

Mother Guilt and the night I lost my shit

There are plenty of blogs telling you all about the horror of child birth, about the changes children make in your life – the good, the bad, the ugly, some tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing or buying, but few talk of the mother guilt you are likely to feel. Maybe not everyone does have mother guilt, maybe I am just gifted in this area… lucky me! Continue reading

DIY project

Hubby is out tonight, kids are in bed, and I sit down with a tub of yogurt (what I wanted was chocolate, but thankfully I have managed to purge *cough-eat* these from the house). I am in full control of the TV tonight, and I am rewarded with one of my favourite movies of all time. Dirty Dancing. Continue reading

What’s cooking Thursday?

It’s nearly Friday! I start to get into weekend mode today, start switching off a little bit and thinking about what activities are happening over the weekend. Our weekends start with early Saturday morning sports until about lunch time, where I pull out whatever leftovers are lurking in the fridge, a bit of this, a bit of that and we have a meal. If I haven’t planned my meals properly for Thursday to allow leftovers (for Saturday) I find myself picking up takeaway or stopping past a bakery, which is high in cost and calories but low in nutrition.

So, what are you cooking tonight? Me? I will be doing a beef roast with a tray of roast vegetables. Continue reading