What’s cooking Thursday?

Things have been quiet on the blog this week, thanks to sleepless nights and grizzly children, which lead to an inability to write anything comprehendible. But today is Thursday, and it’s time t think about what I am cooking tonight. Usually I try to cook something that will also serve as leftovers for Saturday lunch. This weekend however, is full of birthday parties, so Saturday lunch and dinner are taken care of. Woot woot!

Last night, I had a bit of a disaster in the kitchen. Hubby texted me late afternoon to say that he didn’t get time to stop for lunch, he was starving, and what was for dinner? My response was, brown rice arancini balls with roast veg and guacamole (plus we always make a salad). He replied, nice. Great, so I was happy that he wasn’t put off with the idea of dinner, I hadn’t really prepped it yet because I had run out of brown rice, so had to wait for Miss O to wake before I could pop up to the supermarket and grab some. >

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Do you live on a neat street?

When I was a child, I had a book called ‘The big orange splot’. It was all about a ‘neat street’ where all the houses looked the same. Until one day, when a seagull flew over Mr Plumbean’s house carrying a tin of orange paint, and drops the tin on his house. It goes on to say that this starts a chain of events which leads to all the houses being individualized to reflect the dreams and lives of the people living in them. Continue reading

School lunch ideas

I have been a school mum for 6 years, and something I have always struggled with is school lunches. Something nutritious, something that will not leave them STARVING at 3.30 pick up and something kid approved. Doesn’t seem that hard does it? But, every night I stand in my kitchen staring into the pantry and fridge wondering what I can put in their lunch boxes Continue reading

The Paleo Journey Begins…

I’m one of those people who often talks before I think. One time I told someone how much I hated my bread maker and how I never use it and asked her if she wanted it, because I wanted to get rid of it. I really went on about it. She looked at me, paused and said, no thanks, we bought it for you as a wedding present. You know when you want to get a shovel and dig yourself a hole? Continue reading

Keeping it real today

Today is when I normally do a what’s cooking Thursday post, on Thursday’s obviously. Today, I just couldn’t think about what to cook that would be good to eat on Saturday. I just really could not be bothered.

Over the last few weeks, everything has felt like hard work. The housework has been on a to do list for a while, and the laundry was out of control. Yesterday I got my mojo on and managed to get the house clean, some laundry done (but not put away – I hate laundry and never seem to achieve the whole sort, wash, dry, fold AND put away process). So today, I just want to sit on my butt and do nothing. *Gasp*, yes I really did just say that as a SAHM I really want to sit on my butt. >

Socceroos Win and I baked Chocolate Chia brownies

Like most of Australia, I sat on the edge of my seat watching the World Cup qualifiers as they scored goal after goal after goal after goal. Fricking awesome job Soceroos!! One more game to win and we are in the 2014 World Cup!!

I’m at that point of the household food cycle where I’m literally out of everything fresh. I was down to my last zucchini, last couple of carrots – you get the idea! I still managed to throw together a scrumptious chicken and veg soup, followed by a quick and easy chocolate brownie that I’ll be using for school lunch boxes. Continue reading