Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wordless Wednesday 26 February

The grass is drying out but still the weeds are growing and flowering.  Pity then we had to buy in water for our tanks this week.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Super Easy Pasta Dish

I have this pasta meal that is a go too when I have very little time.  I have been asked for this recipe and since I invented in a rush one day it is less than perfect.  Needless to say my family love this meal.

Egg Fettuchini with tomato, bacon and capsicum (or vege of choice)


10 rashers of chicken bacon
1 medium onion diced
1 capsicum diced
1 400 g of chopped tinned tomatoes
fresh basil to taste -  I use about 3/4 cup of basil
salt and pepper
500g egg tagliatelle


1.  Cook tagliatelle according to packaging

2.  At the same time, in a saucepan, put  bacon and diced onion in a heated saucepan.  Cook for about 1 minute or until the onion is transparent and bacon is just cooked.

3.  Add to the saucepan the capsicum, tomatoes, basil and seasoning to taste.  Cook until it is all heated through.

4.  Take the saucepan off the heat and add the pasta to the sauce in the saucepan.

It is best served immediately.

This recipe serves 2 adults and 2 children.

(On this day I only had yellow capsicum left in the fridge so dinner was not so colourful but still tasted great.)

Monday, 24 February 2014

Mondays Menu 24 December

This is one of those really busy weeks.  DH is away half with work for half of it and naturally that is the busiest part of the week.  So here is my menu

Monday  crock pot meal -  veges and beef

Tuesday   egg noodles, bacon, capsicum tomato (my recipe to follow tomorrow)

Wednesday  cold meat, baked potato and salad

Thursday  Asian turkey meat balls with brown rice and beans on the side.

Friday  steak, broccoli and a tomato salad

Saturday  lemon asparagus couscous salad with tomato

Sunday  leftovers

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Love me

It has been quite some time since a really cute conversation took place in our house. 

Todays conversation is one that has been said for a few months in our house but is just so perfect.

Setting the scene: McKenzie is leaving the house with her father at 6.40am so that she can catch the bus for school.  Hayden and I are at home finishing his breakfast/ medication regime.  Hayden has language confusion.

Hayden  Nenzie (how Hayden says McKenzie's name)...........Love me (he really means I love you)

McKenzie  Oh thanks....I love me too. (McKenzie has a large smile on her face, she knows what he means)

This makes Hayden very happy.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Fridays Fabulous Five #49

Gosh the weeks are really rolling by.  It feels like the school year has been going for ages and I am ready for a holiday. 

Any way here are my links for this week.

Perhaps you might like to link up any finds made this week.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wordless Wednesday 19 February

In my house this is a very rare sight.

You saw it here...........................a pair of socks.

Well for my daughter anyway. 

I am linking this to My Little Drummer Boys.

Another surgery.

Today is the day when I am taking Hayden into hospital for one of two surgeries we know he will have in the first 5 months of this year.  He is very nervous petrified of going into an operating room.  I know that I would not put him through this if it was not necessary. 

In fact he is nervous just going to see the Dental Nurse.  So you can imagine what he is feeling when he sees an operating theatre.

As for me I feel somewhat sad every time Hayden undergoes intervention. Only because I know it is hard on him but necessary.

 I really wish that this was not what Hayden life had come too.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Monday Menu 17 February

So this week has been thrown a little curve ball.  DS2 is off to hospital to have a port a cath inserted again and I will not be home Wednesday night by the look of it.  So DH will be in control of the kitchen.  I am sure he will cope.

Monday  steak baked potato and garden salad

Tuesday  My version of egg noodles  with a tomato, chicken bacon, onion and capsicum sauce.  A well loved meal in my house.

Wednesday  noodly dinner

Thursday  beef filo pie with salad.

Friday  corn ham and cheese pasta pie

Saturday  bbq ...we are out for dinner.

Saturday  leftovers.

I am linking this to I'm an Organising Junkie

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fridays Fabulous Finds #

Summer is still here and I am back at work.  None the less here are my links for the week.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wordless Wednesday 12 February

Sometimes you need just a few things to make an afternoon of fun.  My neighbours have this little beauty.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

It worked.

I take a lot of advice from the WWW with caution especially because you just don't know who is to be trusted and who is not.

With this in mind I was looking for a solution to remove the few paint splotches that ended up on our carpet.  Having used a water based paint I thought that it would be an easy fix but the paint had already dried and was being very stubborn.

A quick search of the web and I found numerous solutions and cautiously picked the one that would not impact on my carpet in any undesirable way.  So I was pleasantly surprised when my painted started lifting with relative ease.

So here is the recipe.

Recipe for Removing Dry Water Based Paint.(as found here)

Mix together

some very hot water, not too much as it goes cold quickly
a small squish of dish washing liquid.

A soft cloth

That's all there is to it.  Put a small amount of the mixture onto the paint.  Give it a few moments to warm the paint up and then you will find it will lift very easily.

You have to trust me the paint on the carpet was just right of the container. 

Monday Menu 10 February

The kitchen is out of order at the moment because we are trying to finish painting it.  So the bbq is going to be used instead.  It will be just like camping again.

Monday  Sausage and potato in a tinfoil wrap with salad

Tuesday  fried rice with chicken.

Wednesday  corn, ham and cheese pasta bake

Thursday  chicken and vege stirfry on noodles using a soy and honey stir fry sauce.

Friday  pizza  home made

Saturday  Cubin marinade steak with potato, bbq corn and salad.

Sunday  leftovers

I am linking this to I'm an Organising Junkie

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Fridays Fabulous Finds #47

Another post is here and I have more of my favourite links.

Watch out for next weeks list.

One project finished.

I always get excited when I finally get the printed copy of a digital scrapbooking project I have been working on.  It is very satisfying to spend all year on a project, finish it and then have time to sit and read all that has been written. 

Yesterday I received my hard cover version of Project 365 2013 book. Unfortunately  you can't see the individual pages up close as my favourite gallery to post them into, closed down.

I love getting my books, this is the third one I have completed, looking at the elements and the things that make me want to touch the pages to check if the elements are real. 

So without any further waiting here is what my book looks like.....(Ok I had to lie it on the floor to take the photos.)

I used templates, most paper and elements all by Gina Marie Huff at Weeds and Wildflowers and then a few bits and pieces from Lindsay Jane Designs.

Now on to the other projects that need finishing.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Wordless Wednesday 5 February

After a little persuasion from a friend at work my two boys and I had our first go at Geo caching.  It was something we did while McKenzie was at Speech and Drama

After 15 minutes of looking we had success

 So now Andre is asking when we are going looking again.  I think we can go when the homework he does in the car is finished.  Our home location has lots of sites to find.

I am linking this to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Monday Menu 3 February

Here is my menu

Monday  cold meat and salad

Tuesday  spaghetti bolognaise

Wednesday  curry chicken pasta

Thursday  Portuguese chicken burgers

Friday  grilled lamb wraps

Saturday  sweet and sour chicken.  (recipe will be posted later in the week as I can't find it on line any more)

Sunday  Leftovers.

I am linking this to I'm and Organising Junkie

Fridays Fabulous Five #46

(source for image)

Painting too precedence in my house last Friday so here are my links.

  • my favourite quote of the week.