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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 28, 2016, 11:24:41 pm »
Thankyou Cookie and Cornish.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 28, 2016, 07:52:44 am »
Thank you Mab  :D

Cookie, my DH is not a lover of anything too hot or spicy so I reduce the content of chillies etc and did so in this recipe.  Turned out to be the right heat for him in this instance.  ;D

Today I made them salmon fillets wrapped in prosciutto; pan fried to get the salmon golden and crispy then finished off in my little oven.  Served on a bed of mash and wilted spinach and a little cob of corn.  Topped with grilled asparagus and a dizzle of holandaise.  One of my DH's favourites.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:12:50 am »
Yesterday I finally made a dish from the book Chookie bought recently (A bird in the hand), called Puerto Rican chicken & rice.  I found a recipe on line to make my own achiote paste to use in it (instead of buying it) which made more than was needed.  I've frozen the rest in a 1 tbs iceblock tray for future use.
The uncooked rice gets added to the pot and is cooked at the same time so no need to cook that separately.

My son is visiting for a few days and both he and DH really enjoyed it, will make again.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:05:14 am »
Such a beautiful morning here today, not a dark cloud in the sky.  I even saw 3 dolphins.  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 27, 2016, 01:05:37 am »
It seems like a lot of people are feeling the cold more this year, I know I am, especially when doing my early morning walks.  Enjoy the start to your week everyone.  :)

These look great Cookie, just like I've seen in the shops (but taste much better I expect).  :D

« on: June 19, 2016, 01:57:36 am »
Very nice clothing Julie, I particularly like the crossover jumper.

Me too Judy.  I hope it's as nice in real life.  ;D

I like the sound of the slate grey jacket Chookie, nice colour that.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 19, 2016, 01:53:31 am »
Good morning from me too.  Not a lovely day here, very overcast and quite cold.  Went for my walk at my usual time this morning but it was still very dark because of the cloud cover, was quite spooky.  After a hot shower, made some porridge and am having trouble getting going now ;D

Seems we did okay with our payments here, certainly not complaining.  On Thursday morning I had to do the trip when it was thundering and lightening with quite heavy rain, now that was stressful.  :o

I've enjoyed my spending Judy, back to the norm now.  ;D

Hope the chooks get on Chookie  :D

« on: June 18, 2016, 11:11:47 am »
Trudy, both tops from diff sites which I haven't used before, so hopefully will be okay;

Jacket from a place I've bought lots of things from.  Very easy to return if doesn't suit and only costs $6.60 return postage if you have to send back.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 18, 2016, 11:06:05 am »
Good to have you back Julie.  You surprised me when you said you were paid well.  I thought you only got $20 per day.  Glad it's gone up!

CC, my favourites - fox gloves, love them!

Thanks Trudy.  Yes $20 for attending and $130 per day for travel and inconvenience; so $150 per day.  My car is very light on petrol too so that was a win also. :)

Thank you Cornish, gorgeous flowers.  :D

« on: June 18, 2016, 06:30:14 am »
Just a couple of things I've bought this week.  Sorry for the size of photos, they appear to be bigger than I thought.  ???

This has been bought for a specific night out that we're going to in Adelaide in a month's time.  Supposed to be a loose fit, but I hope it's not too baggy.  Was advised to order the size 8, so if it's too big then I can't go down any smaller.  Fingers crossed. (not the clearest of photos).

I just loved the colour and fall of this top.  Hope it fits as nice.

The leather jacket arrived on Thursday, it's just beautiful, so happy with it.

I bought these boots in Adelaide when we were there 2 or 3 weeks ago.  I said at the time they were the most comfortable boots/shoes I've ever worn. The arch support is wonderful, so comfortable.   I ordered the tan ones yesterday.  Will post the link in case anyone is interested.  :D

I also got a pair of tan and white sandals and lovely black wedges from Frankie4's too for summer.  I think I'd better stop there.  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 18, 2016, 06:08:35 am »
Certainly looks delicious Judy, I don't think I've made that one either.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 18, 2016, 06:05:23 am »
Cookie, I have that book too though I haven't made anything out of it as yet.  I did plan to make the Puerto Rican chicken & rice.  Even ordered in the annato seeds so I could make my own Achiote paste to use in it.  I must do that real soon.  ;D

Yesterday I made a beef stew in the slow cooker from a recipe from a site someone on here posted.  I found by the end of the day the potatoes were still not cooked through, so I turned the cooker down to low and left it on all night.
Today I added a couple of Tenina's frozen umami paste cubes, home made worc sauce, a bit of Tenina's chicken granules (and some frozen peas just before it was ready).  It was so nice.  The potatoes were perfectly cooked and not fallling apart and was meat was really lovely.  It was perfect for our wintery day.  Made a heap too.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 18, 2016, 05:54:20 am »
Hello everyone.

My jury duties are now over.  They finished early this month for some reason but I'm not complaining.  Was picked for 2 trials and was sat in court waiting to see if I was to be picked for another one but it got called off because the defendant didn't show up  :o  Anyway, at the end of it I can say I enjoyed it, especially after I got used to the travelling every day.  Was good to get dressed up each morning and do the drive much earlier than was needed, just so I could take my time and not be rushed.  I had plenty of time to make a cuppa when I got there too which was good. 
I met some nice people and it brought me out of my shell a bit; was good for me.

We were also paid quite handsomely I must say and I've done some indulgent shopping.

Will be good to get back to normal though, can't wait to get into some good cooking.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:39:10 am »

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