This week’s meal plan

This last week has, as always, been busy. Too busy for my liking! I want to start focusing a bit more on the kids with some scheduled family time that we all desperately need. So often, on a Saturday afternoon (the only time of the week, we are all home without other commitments), we are home, relaxing together, but I look around and see the house in a mess, and then start cleaning up instead of enjoying my family. To change this, I need to get a bit more organised during the week with my cleaning schedule. I’ve already started some serious decluttering and that is making a huge difference!  So the aim this week is to finish ‘decluttering’ the living areas and then move on to the dreaded laundry (our dumping room).

Today, Melbourne saw some late winter sun which was glorious. It re-energised the kids (perhaps a bit too much!!) and certainly re-energised me. On to the meal plan…

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Healthy chocolate crackle slice and other lunchbox favourites

Today, I have some great recipes for you! These are perfect for last minute lunchbox additions or birthday party favourites.   Continue reading

Back to School – Recipe Round up

It’s nearly back to school time, and I have been scouring the internet looking for nutritious snacks and lunch ideas for my kids. There are so many amazing recipes out there, so I though I’d do a post with loads of links, so you can bookmark this post and come back to it for easy access to heaps of good recipes! Continue reading

A bit of this and a bit of that, gluten free bits and bobs

This week has been a hard week. I’ve been feeling really drained and frustrated by my kids. This pretty much sums up my week…

mother going crazy

I’m not going to whine about my kids though. Instead I’m going to talk a bit about food I’ve been cooking… Continue reading

What’s cooking Thursday? Chicken soup, apple and peach crumble

It’s day 4 of school holidays, and my back is just starting to come good now. I had promised my kids that I’d take them to see a couple of the new movies that have come out, so today we went off to see Despicable Me 2. It was a great movie, all three of my kids (aged 6, 9, 10) enjoyed it, and Miss O managed to stay most of the time in her seat 🙂

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Muuuuum! I’m hungry! Wheat based vanilla cake and gluten free bread

So, it took a whole of 2 minutes on school holidays before my kids started with cries of hunger. Me: “Seriously, you just ate breakfast 10minutes ago, didn’t you?!”  Or maybe that was me… “What time did you kids get up this morning?”

Kids: “It was light outside mum”  in other words, it was really early and we don’t want to say exactly what time it was. Continue reading