Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday Menu 30 August

It is the second to last day of winter and then officially it will be spring here.  I can not wait until this is really the case and I dont have to stand at saturday morning sport with about 5 outer layers on and the change of clothing in the car incase it rains.

So without further ado here is this weeks menu.

Monday  Frozen meal  Chicken Pie ( I have been saving this for sometime as work has been unusually busy and I know I am getting tired.  So drag this out of the freezer defrost warm and eat.  Sounds blissfully easy.)

Tuesday  Beef wraps

Wednesday  steak and salad with vege

Thursday  Crockpot meal.  Still using up my steak and kidney packs from the freezer.  Today I am going to try and create a sweat curry flavour. 

Friday  chicken and chips home made.

Saturday  Pumpkin soup with homemade bread on the bbq

Sunday  Leftovers

Sorry not many links this week.  I will put together a post about my crockpot recipe I think.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Wordless Wednesday 25 August

Another action shot from me.  McKenzie is in the black red and white.

New Teeth the up date

So I posted here about the fact that Hayden lost two teeth on the same day and some of concerns.  Fortunately he has a new tooth growing.  We are very excited and Hayden is just complaining of the sore mouth.  Of course we are very happy it does mean he has teeth and further medcial attention is not needed.

So the milo covered face is evidence (barely visible) of the new tooth.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Monday Menu 23 August

Here is my menu for the week.  I have some new menus I am trying so I hope they are likeable.

Monday  Fritata with Ham and Capsicum

Tuesday  Curried Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Wednesday  bbq steaks with oyster sauce stirfry

Thursday  crockpot (my special recipe)

Friday  Dahl with Flat Bread

Saturday  Roast Chicken with baked potato and salad

Sunday  Leftovers

Thursday, 19 August 2010

So it Rains

So it rains and it is the weekend.  The children are starting to get a little tetchy being stuck inside both Saturday and Sunday.  This is what they do in the puddle at the end of our driveway.

Yes even the cardboard floats or so they thought.  Hot shower were the order of the day.  After all it is August and technically still winter.

I just had to scrap the photos I had.  The credits can be found here at Nuts4digi

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


So at nearly eight years of age Hayden lost his first,  no first and second teeth both on the same day.  I have been thinking for some time that his milk teeth were looking very tiny and worn out.  I was worried that perhaps there are no adult teeth sitting in the gums waiting to pop out.  Deep down I have hoping that my fears have would be realised as the last thing that Hayden needed were more appointments with specialists. 

Last week he tells me he has a sore mouth.  Well that was the jist of what he was saying I think.  I write a note to his school saying such and added I think his tooth might be wiggly.  No kidding that afternoon I get home from work and he can't wait to rush out and tell me that his 'tooth' has gone.

What I was to discover eventually was he pulled two teeth out.  They really were only just sitting in the gum by the smallest slither of a tooth.

The worrries about no adult teeth are still there but at least he wont be swallowing any loose teeth.

Of course the whole conversation we had over the course of the day was a moment to record.  So this is it.

The credits can be found here.  The journalling is there too.

Creative Team Pages.

Here is something a little different from my usual style.  I have been working with Once Upon a Time kit by Caroline B  at Nuts4Digi


and here is I can Fly

Monday, 16 August 2010

Ham Corn and Pasta Pie

Ham, Corn and Cheese Pasta pie

(weight watchers magazine nz/au  June 2010)

I have made alterations to the orginal.

1 small(200g) leek (pale section only), thinly sliced, washed, drained

1*310g corn kernels, rinsed, drained   ( I used frozen corn)

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 medium zucchini, grated

250g leftover penne pasta

4 green shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced

150g ww shaved leg ham, chopped

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan cheese

3/4 cup (90g) light cheese grated tasty cheese
1. Preheat the barbeque to 130ish degrees.  I run all 4 burners to achieve this quickly.

2. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium heat.  Add leek, corn, garlic and zucchini.  Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until leek has softened.  Transfer leek mixture to a large bowl.add pasta,shallots, ham, eggs and half the combined cheeses.  Stir to combine.

3. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared cake tin.sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set.cool in tin for 10 minutes.  Cut into wedges and serve.

Serve with salad vegetables and enjoy.

So here is our uncooked pie ready on the barbeque waiting for the lid to go down. 


Mondays Menu 16 August

Another Monday rolls around and I am linking up with the Organising Junkie once again.

Monday  Fahija (using cold meat my verion)

Tuesday  Simple Saugsage Supper

Wednesday  Meatballs and Salad

Thursday  crockpot Provincial Stew  it is not a crockpot recipe but I am going to tweek it to make it work

Friday  Ham Corn and Pasta Pie (see other post for the recipe)

Saturday  Hamburgers

Sunday  leftovers

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Here is my Wordless Wednesday

Our 60 year old Puriri tree broke a sewage line from our neighbours house.  Here are all 4 men out digging and managing the job,  the neighbour, my husband, etc etc.  The offending root was larger than my leg.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Someone in our house is a runner.

It is always amazing when I discover new about one of my children.  I think that I know them really well but today I discovered that McKenzie is really keen on running.  Not just sprints but cross country running, 2.5 kilometers.  Undulated course with mud and cow pats to negociate was all part of the fun.

This photo does not give a really good perspective of what it was like today at Paparimu School but look at those hills in the distance.  They are opposite the hill I am standing on.  The children had to run down and up the hills twice.  Not an easy ask for anybody.

Of course what would a blog post without a photo of the runner in question coming up to the finish line in 6th place.

So I was thinking.  I would be great to keep this interest up.  I am currently investigating some orienterring in the summer, after the hockey is finished.  Just the perfect follow on from cross country and all of that Hash we did while living in Brunei but that is another post.

As for me.  It was a crisp day today.  I wore many layers to keep warm and was very lucky that it was not raining.  I am told that this even is held even when it is raining and this was the first year in may that it hasn't rained.  My new gumboots did not get tested to their maximum today.  Not that I am complaining.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Monday Menu 9 August

Monday  Wraps

Tuesday  Noodly dinner....my recipe adapted from others.  perhaps I will blog this one as it is easy peazy

Wednesday  Meatballs, pasta and salad

Thursday  Crockpot meal  with potato and mixed veg

Friday  Easy toasted sandwiches

Saturday  pumpkin and lentil soup

Sunday is leftovers

Saturday, 7 August 2010

P365 July 2010

Sorry I have taken a little blogging rest so I have not been posting.

Here are my P365 pages.

These pages are all made with SS 7 kit from Weeds and Wildflowers

Monday, 2 August 2010

Monday Menu 2 August

Another week of menus from me.  I link to the Organising Junkie

Monday  Chicken Curry

Tuesday  Fajita

Wednesday  Middle Easter Pizza

Thursday  Crock pot steak n kidney

Friday  bbq chicken pieces and potatoes

Saturday  Pumpkin Soup

Sunday  Leftovers

No links this week sorry.  I am out of time

Creative Team Pages

My creative team pages for Flora who designs as Three Sweet Chicks.  These pages are made with some of her wonderful templates.


The credits are at Matrioshki Scrap Designs. using a kit by Cinnamon Designs.  The close up of this photo can be found on a  Wordless Wednesday Post I made

Then there is this page  Baby

The credits for this page are at Nuts4Digi using a kit by Just Passin Thru