Monday meal ideas: baking biscuits or slices

It's cold, we're all tired and we still have some more of the school term to go so it's time for me to get comfort baking for the girls. And me! I love to get some lunchbox baking done at the start of the week to have a big container full for lunchboxes or afternoon tea and of course a little pick … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: A roast for all occasions

Good morning friends! I hope you are ready to tackle another week...it's cold AND raining here this morning which made it hard to get up when my alarm went off, but I am up, I have the fire roaring and the central heat going so when the first of the girls wake up it will be nice and warm for them as … [Read more...]

Miss Rabbit’s very good chorizo soup

We call my friend Zoe, Miss Rabbit because much like the character in Peppa Pig, she is always very busy and has a gazillion different jobs. Now I am a hard worker, I come from a family of do-ers so I KNOW busy people because I am one, but Miss Rabbit, well, she does it all. 3 teenage kids, a busy … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The comfort of pasta and noodles

Looks like we have another blast of cold weather about to hit us here - last week it was MISERABLE with freezing winds and below zero temps for days and thankfully the forecast is saying that tomorrow we will have some rain! Oh how we need it! The idea of a day of solid, drenching rain sounds like … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Warming soups

It is the most revolting day outside in the Highlands today with a gale blowing and icy winds bringing every leaf up into the air. It's FREEZING, and rightly so given that winter starts this week. As soon as the weather turns my stomach and heart turns to the comfort of a big pot of soup. I make a … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: mid week family faves in our house

Week 3 of the school term was not the best with us: everyone seemed to be sick or getting sick (colds, sore throats) and a little exhaustion thrown in for good measure. Things aren't sounding much better with the coughing and spluttering I can hear coming from their rooms already so it's going to be … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Get some fish & seafood on your table

As I shared with you guys last week, I have been trying to get some more seafood onto our table doing the week - helping all those growing brains with some good oils and of course because I love it! Thought you might like to see some of the other ways we eat it at our place.. Fish burgers … [Read more...]

Fish in a Bag with coconut rice

I am always looking for ways to get more fish onto our table each week (pretty much all of us like it - Daisy is not a fan so misses out) but Harper absolutely adores it so I have been trying to find different ways to get it into our weekly menu rotation. I recently tried out fish in a bag (making … [Read more...]

Monday meal Ideas: Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday)

Good morning friends! Here we are at the start of another new week...IN MAY! Last week was a bit of a write off for me as I was so busy with the shop for Mother's Day that I hardly had time to scratch myself. I'm not sure that this week will be much better...but we can only try! I do know that I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week winter warmers

The weather has turned (at last!) and we finally have some autumn temperatures on our hands. We had the fire on constantly from Friday night through to Sunday morning, and I have started to get an itching for a big batch of soup that can be made and last the whole week. While the day are sunny and … [Read more...]

Easter entertaining shortcuts

A sponsored post for Woolworths With Easter just around the corner and school holidays in full swing, I wanted to put together some entertaining ideas for you guys that are simple, quick to make, no fuss, DELICIOUS and not too pricey - the kind of stuff I will be cooking, and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: All of the Easter things

Somehow here we are at the start of the week before EASTER. Not sure how that happened you guys, I still haven't Marie Kondo'd my house and now it will be Christmas again before I have even had a chance to begin! Whether we like it or not, we have a wonderful long weekend ahead of us filled … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Baking with apples

Apples are in season right now so what better time to grab some and use them to eat or bake with? There's nothing like a perfect apple is there? Full of juice, crispy and crunchy and packed with flavour! And there's nothing like baking with them either: matched with cinnamon and spices, they scream … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: High rotation Family Faves

Oh boy am I NO ready for the week to begin! We had such a lovely weekend (more details on that to follow I promise) that I am feeling a little flat that I have nothing else booked or planned to look forward to. I SO need something to look forward to...so must get planning (and saving) for something. … [Read more...]

Dinner hack: Oven baked risotto

Hot, wet rice, as risotto is known at our house is not hugely popular. I ADORE chicken and mushroom with lots of parmesan but if I made it and served it up to the family there would be 4 noses turning their noses up at it. As a consequence, risotto very rarely gets a run in our house. But … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Simple, delicious food packed with flavour

If I had too explain my style of cooking, I think this would be it: something simple, filled with flavour and herbs and the end result is just plain yum. In fact, most times I cook I find myself saying: this is TASTY, even if I have made it. Here are some of my faves, I have realised that lots of … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Getting soup back on the menu

We have had some RAIN. Not just drizzle you guys, but glorious, drenching rain...in fact a whole day of it yesterday that filled up our rain gauge until it was overflowing. What a gift! You can hear the farmers squealing for joy around these parts. The cooler weather has me thinking of soup … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winning mid week Chicken dinners

You guys! Rob is home! That means that the pressure is off me for a little bit as I can share the load of work and parenting....life! Last week was FULL ON with so much new stuff in the shop, lots of kid stuff and of course the show and Yabby Day on the weekend...I am exhausted! But we are here … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: It’s Show week!

SOMEHOW it's March and SOMEHOW it's show weekend THIS WEEKEND! Sheesh, if the start of this week is anything to go by it's safe to say that it's going to be November before we know it so buckle in friends! I have Rob away for the week so will need to be ready for a big week ahead with some baking … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bread baking (for lunchbox or not)

The fact that I started to write this list about 4 hours ago and still haven't written anything shows where I am at this Monday morning. Chasing my TAIL! We are into week 5 of the school term and the new year excitement of change has been replaced with exhaustion and a little despair that there is … [Read more...]