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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:29:55 am »
Love those reject scrolls Chookie.
Judy you are so organised.
I've been having a cook up while the weather is cool. Today I've made stock concentrate, vegetable soup, black bread, oatmeal crunchies, jam muffins and a slow cooker beef casserole for dinner. Feeling pretty pleased with myself  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:23:01 am »
I'm glad it's not just me with the problem of trying to cull recipes Mab and Judy  ;D  I also have considerable trouble culling cookbooks  :P
It's been raining all day here so I've been trying to declutter (not my strong point) and doing some cooking. Thank goodness the hot weather has gone for a little while.

« on: February 22, 2018, 09:19:56 pm »
Oh those books look interesting but I am not buying any more cookbooks. I have been buying some new clothes though, easy care and easy wear from  Love this label, designed and made in Australia so not cheap but the quality and customer service is fantastic. I bought orange and black camis, Lunar cardi and Wildflower tee at the end of season sale 8)

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:03:51 pm »
That would have been stressful for you both Cookie. Glad it went well.

Not good news Mab. As my Physio says, these things happen when we grow up. Don't know if this helps but my father had both knees replaced and it was a huge success. He went from being barely able to walk to going for a jog most days. When he was in his 90s, his daily jog was only about 100 metres but he was still very active.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:49:11 pm »
So much food to make and not enough people to eat it is my problem.
I have the other side of the problem Cookie. Everything gets eaten faster than I can cook it. I can spend all day cooking and am lucky if things last 24 hours  :-)) Maybe I could rent them out?

So sad and so true Gert. When my 3 children were in primary school they asked what allergies they had. When I told them none they all looked very disappointed. It took quite a while and a sustained effort to convince them no allergies was a good thing. ANNA what the heck? Dietary requirements for school excursions were difficult a decade ago. Now they must be an absolute nightmare!

I took Portuguese tarts to one gathering and they contained gluten so couldn’t be eaten by many.
Their loss Chookie. I'll bet they were delicious.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:45:47 pm »
I admire your willpower Cookie, and Chookie I am amazed at how many fabulous things you make  8) 8) 8)
I have cooking fatigue ATM :P The 3 adult "children" are all saving for big ticket items which is fantastic. The downside is that they know it's much cheaper and healthier to eat at home, or take food from home. So everyday I'm cooking large meals that serve 6-8 and if there are any leftovers (usually there's not), the fridge fairy gobbles them overnight. I made a Bimby chocolate cake Sunday morning and it didn't even last the day! Today I'm making my favourite Oatmeal crunchie biscuits (not everyone likes them  :D), savoury mince with brown rice for dinner and a large piece of corned meat for sandwiches is already in the slow cooker. I'll stop complaining now, tell myself that I am fortunate that the children are in my life and get on with restocking the fridge and pantry, again! Thank you all for listening :)

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:11:45 pm »
We travel with a jaffle iron too. Just the thing for a quick and easy meal over a campfire or on the gas cooker. We have all sorts of fillings including sweet ones. Apple slices, cinnamon and just a little butter mmm

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:08:34 am »
That was just the trip home Judy. The trip up last Thursday for the funeral on Friday was similar. We spend the weekend catching up with family we hadn't seen for ages, some more than 20 years. I even got to chat with my Grade 1 teacher. Now that was entertaining.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:52:52 pm »
Wow Mab. You've been busy.
I'm sitting with my second cuppa trying to do a menu plan for the week as well as my on-line fruit and veg order for tomorrow.
Don't really feel like cooking but I might give this slow cooker pot roast a go (I love her one pot and fast recipes) and some lamington cupcakes for Australia Day tomorrow.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:35:54 pm »
That sauce looks yummy Chookie.
Thanks Cookie, but hardly a heroine. I would have walked on given the choice.
Par for the course really - a 7yr old speeding on his bike.
Hopefully, child free walks in the future.
You are a star Michele. Could have been a totally different experience if he'd run into someone else.
Cookie that sounds fun. I've discovered that a 10x magnifying mirror and an eyeliner pencil that looks good smudged with fingers are makeup kit essentials lol
For the last couple of days the house and I have been recovering from an unexpected trip to central Queensland for a funeral. On Monday my brother and I left Rockhampton at 8am, and I arrived home in Sydney just before midnight after a long road trip, a Brisbane to Sydney flight and a long taxi ride due to night roadworks.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:22:49 pm »
Be brave. But then to a lovely lady who has had needles in her eye this will be a breeze.
Hope all goes well today Chookie and then, when you're ready, back on deck.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:39:52 pm »
That is so true Chookie. We now have stuff from three households here ATM. I am having trouble decluttering as I keep thinking that our "children" may need it when (maybe that should say if  :-)) ) they ever move out. But maybe they will be like so many people who think that their house should look like something from Vogue or Home Beautiful from day 1 and they won't be interested in preloved stuff. So I keep procrastinating because I can't make up my mind.

Eating out and shop surfing. What fun. Enjoy.

Cakes / Re: Carrot, zucchini & date muffins
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:34:23 pm »
Thanks from me too Judy  :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:33:00 pm »
I was intrigued by your peanuts picture Cookie. The family farm where I grew up in central Queensland was in a peanut growing area. Your bush sounds different though. I remember lots of little yellow flowers on the bushes at our farm and the peanuts grew in a bunch under a bush. That variety was called Virginia Bunch for that reason I guess. Sadly we didn't get rich because all the peanuts grown had to be sold to the then Peanut Marketing Board who set the price they would pay, and then paid the grower in instalments, if my long term memory is correct :-)) Not sure if such practices would be allowed today.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:42:22 pm »
What a pain Gayle. I'm lucky my bread tins don't even need greasing.
My tins are usually fine too Cookie. It's just this bread. Maybe because it's very heavy, mostly rye, has no oil and is in the tin for nearly 4 hours. Going to try cake release today. Wish me luck.
Djinni, what brand was that baking paper?   
Obbie, congrats to your Dad for his 90 th.

Barwon Heads is a real holiday town and yesterday we attended their Farmers Market. It was great. We then went for coffee and it was nearly impossible to park. Ral has this charmed trick of usually parking outside exactly where we want to go. It happened twice yesterday.
Here in Sydney we consider that the work of the parking fairy. She obviously likes Ral  ;D
The paper was Multix Bake Chookie.

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