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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 24, 2020, 06:35:33 pm »
I've saved that link Cookie, thanks.  :)

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 24, 2020, 06:33:07 pm »
I made Tenina's creamy chicken stroganoff for DH, though I only used about 1/4 of the creme fraiche and that was ample.  Really quick and easy and he really enjoyed it.

I had a MB chicken & rice bowl, recipe made 2 serves.  I used up a 175g chicken breast in the freezer as well as kidney beans, brown rice and corn. I enjoyed it, was healthy and filling.  :)


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Chit Chat / Re: The Happy Thread
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:52:13 pm »
I saw these which gave me a chuckle  ;D


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Cakes / Re: Tahini Biscuits
« on: February 23, 2020, 03:15:16 am »
I made these today.  I got 30 using a medium ice cream scoop and they were just the right size.  I took the trouble to use an egg ring to shape the circles on some of them to see if it really made any difference.  Took longer to do but the ones I did shape kept the perfect circles.  This is showing just 1 of the shaped ones.
Lovely biscuits Chookie, DH will be set for his return to work tomorrow.  ;D


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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 22, 2020, 09:09:51 pm »
Oh dear Cookie, what a day!   :-*

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 22, 2020, 09:04:36 pm »
Made this meal for DH yesterday, though I made the sun dried tomato pesto a couple of days before that. I used a 500g pack of tenderloins which had 9 in the pack, so I got 3 serves from this. I made some browned onions and garlic on High Heat before starting the sauce then when they were cooked, I returned 60g of them and continued on with the recipe.  The sauce was so lovely.  Would be nice as a parmigiana sauce or as a base sauce on pizza or anywhere a tomato sauce is needed; lots of flavour.  The chicken turned out tender, was very happy with this recipe.  I served it with mashed potatoes and steamed vegies that I cooked in the Varoma.
I had a Michelle B meal from the freezer, I didn't write on the container what it was so it was going to be a surprise.  Turned out to have a bit of pasta and chicken and veg in it.

https://cookidoo.com.au/recipes/recipe/en-AU/r77113

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 20, 2020, 10:57:50 pm »
Is that Kindle Unlimited Cookie?  I had a free 3 month subscription to that last year but found the books for free weren't the best.  I'm talking about cookbooks, I must admit I didn't look through the fiction section (can't seem to sit long enough to read these days), but I cancelled it before I would have been charged if I wanted to keep it.

My daughter subscribes to Prime for free postage as she buys a few things from there but I prefer to pay as I go because there could be long gaps between buying something but would still have been paying for Prime during that time. Great if you are a frequent buyer. 

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 20, 2020, 10:48:26 pm »
I've never made spring rolls, I've always thought they would be fiddly.  Yours look nice and crispy Chookie.  ;D

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Chit Chat / Re: What is for Breakfast
« on: February 20, 2020, 10:45:52 pm »
Sounds nice Chookie.

I had something different today which happens to be a favourite.  It's a Michelle B recipe, simply 2 wholemeal crumpets, spread with a little tahini, some thin apple slices on top then drizzled with 1/4 tsp pure maple syrup.  Supposed to sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves which I've done in the past and they do give a nice flavour kick to it, but I don't usually bother when I make this. Really enjoyed it this morning.  :D

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 20, 2020, 10:41:54 pm »
Julie you could spend half a day at least in Costco checking out what they sell - the diamonds are magnificent but not something I could just pop into my trolley!

Diamonds!!  I never would have imagined them selling things like that!  Must be great to look around, then again, probably a good idea there isn't one close by.  :-))

Chookie, I like the sound of those biscuits, I will make some soon as I haven't made any bikkies for a little while. DH goes back to work on Monday so will be nice for him to take.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 19, 2020, 11:13:46 pm »
Looking forward to reading more of your cookings in the pie maker Chookie.  The book also sounds like it might be a good buy.  It seems it will be a while through the library, so as we don't have Kmart or BigW here I may get it through Amazon AU, they are only charging $3.70 postage.  WW books usually have great photos.  :D

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: February 19, 2020, 11:08:00 pm »
Hope the link works.  I made this yesterday using up 4 salmon fillets from the freezer, I just needed to buy the veg to go with.  Such a light but satisfying meal and the sauce was delicious.  We've each got another serve to have today and I will definitely make again soon and serve with rice noodles for DH to make a bit more filling, I wouldn't mind doubling the sauce part too as that really made it.

https://cookidoo.com.au/recipes/recipe/en-AU/r70567

Keeping with using up freezer stock, I also used 4 fruit scones from the freezer (2 Tenina's cherry streudel and 2 blueberry ones) which I pulled into chunks and put into a small baking dish.  Used a small pot of homemade unsweetened apple sauce also from the freezer poured on top and heated it in my small oven on low until nice and hot.
 
I used a custard recipe from rec comm by Thermomumma which was for a thick custard.  That was really nice and done within 10 mins.  Was lovely poured over the top.  Finished off with a small drizzle of raspberry coulis also from the freezer  ;D  I had a small serve of this too.  I'm using up things slowly but surely.  ;D

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 19, 2020, 10:53:01 pm »
Great news regarding DH's platelets Chookie, must be a weight off your mind.  :D

Cuilidih, hopefully the change over won't be as bad as you are expecting, hope so.  :D

Very cold walk this morning even wearing a heavier hoodie.  Not many people about either, was quite windy.  :)

Would love to have a walk around Costco.  The closest we will get here is Aldi who are supposedly building here soon.  ;D

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:40:21 am »
Judy, I have 2 upright freezers as well as the one attached to my current fridge which I will keep when the new one arrives. The smaller of the freezers is used mainly for putting DH's meals in for work and odds and sods.  The bigger one is for everything else, I just need to be more organised with it.  Looking forward to getting back to cooking again, but I'm also enjoying the break.  :)

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