Chocolate pumpkin brownies and this week’s meal plan

Pumpkin is a vegetable that my kids and husband are a bit resistant to. They only tolerate it in very small quantities (if at all), so I am always looking for ways to integrate (read:hide) it in different things I cook.  There’s only so many vegful meatballs they’ll eat, so this week I turned to chocolate to help me out 🙂

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Today, I am sharing a chocolate brownie recipe, which is loaded with pumpkin and the kids gobbled it up! It’s low in fat too (if you’re worried about that type of thing 😉 ).

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Fried rice and how to cook salmon perfectly

It was father’s day here on Sunday. I was woken when I heard the kids rustling about, getting their hidden gifts out, and discussing if it was still too early to wake us up or not. I love fathers and mothers day. I love seeing what the kids choose to spend their money on and they are always so proud of what they have chosen.

As well as bought gifts, they always have cards and craft as well.

My son bought a medal that said ‘Australia’s no. 1 DAD’. He was so proud of his gift. He said, ‘it’s a real gold medal, it cost me $5 but it was worth it!’. My son is nearly 11 years old, but in that moment, he seemed like a 5 year old boy. No attitude, just love and pride for his dad. It also reminded me of those Peppa Pig episodes when they go to Mr Fox’s shop to buy something and Mr Fox says it’s real gold plastic! lol.

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Nearly 100 favourite Family-friendly Movies

Cover of "Kung Fu Panda  (Widescreen Edit...

Cover of Kung Fu Panda (Widescreen Edition)

Most Friday nights, we have a family movie night.  It’s end of the week, everyone is tired, so it’s early, easy dinner and then plonk down for the night to enjoy some chilled out entertainment. There are a few rules that we apply though. Firstly, it has to be something suitable for everyone (sometimes Master B wants to watch something a bit more ‘grown up’, but that is reserved for other times), and secondly it has to be something without gore, swearing etc, in other words, family friendly!  I have scoured the shelves at video stores to find old treasures from my childhood that the kids might like, some are great, some are a bit of a surprise, and completely unsuitable. Where was the parental supervision in the 80’s?! >