Leftover oatmeal muffins and life’s little detours

Thanks to the chilly Melbourne weather, we have been enjoying hot porridge (oatmeal) in the mornings for breakfast. Unfortunately, more often than not, we have leftovers, and until tonight, my chickens have been enjoying eating organic rolled oats, cooked in organic milk. Initially it didn’t bother me too much, but day after day, it felt far too wasteful.

So tonight, I decided to try making muffins using the leftovers, and it worked beautifully! I’ll pop the recipe below.

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The perfect chewy choc chip cookie

I have been trialling a few different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Some are a more crumbly, some are too sweet, and some are, well, rocks.

I have so much easter egg chocolate still in my cupboards, and I have been trying to find chocolate recipes to use it up. I think, finally, I have done it. These are slightly crispy on the outside, slightly chewy inside. Sweet, but not sickly sweet. They aren’t healthy in any way, they have white caster sugar and brown sugar. Don’t replace it with one or the other, as this combination is what gives them their chewiness.

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3 minute crackers – gf, vegan

I know I have been absent a lot lately, I have just been soaking up life. Its good times and its crappy times.

Miss 2 is at that stage where everything she does is hilarious and cute, and I just want to enjoy it. Having said that, the last few months have also been very trying as my older two are now pre-teen, and we have entered the attitude era. Any energy I have left at the end of the day is spent hauling my butt into bed and staring blankly at a screen of some sort. Sad, I know.

Cooking makes me happy though. So I’ve been cooking heaps of different things lately, and so many things I want to share with you over the coming weeks!

I love crackers. I could eat an entire packet of them in a sitting, which is the reason why I have always wanted to make my own. It just seemed like I was taking things to a whole new level though. Making my own crackers? Really? Now that I have made them once though, I have realised how quick and easy they are. Well worth making a few batches at a time so that you have them on hand when you want something tasty and crunchy 🙂 Continue reading

So, what’s wrong with cotton wool?

I had one of those moments on the weekend that challenged me as a mother. My 11 year old son was invited over to a good friend’s house for his birthday. He wasn’t having a ‘party’ as such, he just wanted to ‘hang out’ with his mates. Fair enough. We shuffled around a few things so that my boy could go along. I have met the mother several times at school and she seemed nice enough, I had no reason to think that my boy was in any danger or anything. Continue reading

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

Menu Plan FREE printable

I love me a free printable! So, today I am sharing my own menu plan.

Cool things about my menu plan:

  • It’s pretty and colourful (very important!)
  • It has space to list breakfast, lunch and dinner on each day if you wish.
  • There is space to write a shopping list for the meal
  • Space to add appointments to that day, so you know if you have time limitations put on your cooking time
  • It’s FREE!

Download it and print it out each week, or download it once and laminate it. Whatever works for you 🙂

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Get it HERE:  ***** Menu Plan *****