Monday meal ideas: mid week mince

You know what's going to be sitting in my fridge each and every supermarket shop? A humble packet of mince. It's cheap, it's easy and can be made into so many different things. And before you think rissoles or spag bol, here are some other ideas to help you with your mid week cooking. Beef … [Read more...]

DIY Date night: Creating a restaurant meal on a budget using supermarket products

A sponsored post for Woolworths Right now with 3 kids aging from 3 to 12, settling back into the school year (hello exhaustion, freak outs, tiredness and meltdowns) with a little separation anxiety thrown into the mix and not a lot of extra cash (hello BAS and electricity bill and rates and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: One pot cooking

My all time favourite way of cooking is a throw it all in and roast one pot wonder. I love the magic that happens from a hot oven, and everything all combining to add to the flavours. Not to mention how fast it is to prepare, or the fact that there is just one thing to wash up at the end of it! That … [Read more...]

Quick and easy potato salad

This is one of those mid week salads that can be whipped up in no time at all - or better still get those potatoes cooked early in the day and whacked into the fridge or set aside and then bring it all together at dinner time. Last night we had this with a simple green salad and a piece of salmon … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Lunchbox baking with fruit

Good morning Monday morning...our first full week back at school and time for things to get a bit more serious. I am already feeling a bit woozy about what lies ahead but also keen to get into it. So much driving. So many diaries to think about. It's time to get organised...for my mental wellbeing … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easy back to school mid week cooking

And so the school holidays are coming to a close for us here. They have gone fast haven't they? Sure there have been endless days and like most of our holidays not a great deal going on...but here we are ready to head into a busy year and I can't help but think it went so fast. We have got some … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid summer salads

When it's too hot to eat anything BUT salad and you are trying to move on from the overindulgence of the festive season, a salad is the perfect one stop meal for lunch or dinner. I make it the main event - no need for anything extra with the amount of flavour in these. Cucumber, dill & … [Read more...]

Pork Belly Salad

Because any salad that has pork crackle in it, is alright by me. I know that it has been the season of indulgence: lots of food, lots of drink, lots of cheese but last night I made a cracker of a salad that I just have to share with you guys. If, like me, you have been eating LOTS of the same … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: CHRISTMAS entertaining & cooking

You guys, it's almost here. I still haven't started any shopping, maybe this will be the week (it better be) and this time next week it will be Christmas Eve. Sheesh. We still have a bit to get through this week...school until Wednesday (heaven help us ALL), Melbourne cousins staying on Tuesday … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Monday

Oh friends, we are getting to the pointy end of the year aren't we? We still have a week and a half of school left (HOW?!) and we are all limping to the end. It's hot. We're tired and overworked. There's a huge week ahead for us in the shop and also with deadlines and last minute work stuff too. Rob … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bring a plate

Oh we have hit the home stretch now friends haven't we? It's madness time around here and I know that we are not alone in this! We have concerts and events most nights this week, we have assemblies and drinks and catch up with friends. It's crazy but SO good - I do love this time of year although it … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Getting some seafood onto your table

Last week I cooked some salmon for our dinner. All 4 of us (Daisy can't do seafood for whatever reason despite loving it when she was little) LOVED it and I wondered (again) why I don't cook more of it during the week? I know it might have a little to do with budget and practice but I am going to … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Getting organised for the month ahead

Good morning friends! Here we are at Monday yet again....and boy am I feeling a little weary today after a BIG weekend of driving around the countryside. It's so good to be home though, the sun is shining, the washing machine will be pumping and I will be throwing myself into Maintenance Monday with … [Read more...]

End of year ladies lunch for under $65 and less than 30 mins prep

A sponsored post for Woolworths Now that Melbourne Cup has been and gone, I think we are officially into “silly season”. Christmas parties will begin, end of year catch up and drinks and socially you will be busier than ever with school stuff, concerts…you name it! If you are like me, you will be … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week dinners packed with veggies

Good morning friends! Hard to believe we are back at the start of another week isn't it? They are FLYING by at the moment and we are hurtling towards the end of the year. I kind of wish everything would slow down a little...I'm not ready! The school weeks are so full at the moment too and are only … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Sensational spring food

It's feeling a little more like summer than spring these past few days isn't it? Windows open at night, fans on again and long sunny days. It's re-set my eating habits and I am ready to embrace the lighter, delicious food that comes in the warmer months with lots of salads and greens. Here's some … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Cold and flu killers

Is it just our household that has been riddled with colds and flus for the past few weeks? It's always the way here - in spring and in autumn when the weather starts to turn and you have cold weather, than hot, then cold again that we get hit. We are all the mend now from a big attack a week or … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Biscuits

Hello Term 4! It's good to see you after 2 weeks of wet school holidays I am not afraid to say that I am happy to see the kids out the door this morning. Mostly because I know they will be having more fun than they would be having at home here, like last week, while they waited around for me to … [Read more...]

Holiday savour: how to make slime (that works)

You know making slime was really popular about 18 months ago? Well we made it for the first time 2 weeks ago and that's because I said no approximately 8356 times before deciding I would do it. I couldn't cope with one more tube of toothpaste being wasted, or batches of weird shit on the bench, we … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: School holiday cooking

We have woken up on a dark and misty Monday morning with rain softly falling outside and the crackle of the fire keeping us warm inside. It's SCHOOL HOLIDAYS which means that we have no where to be, no where to go (lots of work for me to do) and boy does that make me happy. What will wear off in … [Read more...]