Sunday, April 3, 2011

Menu Plan Sunday

Menu plans for the fortnight. I don't tend to allocate specific meals to specific days. Just tends to be what I feel like cooking on the day.

I'm using a lot of recipes from the 5 meals in one hour menu plans.

  • Slow cooked shepherds pie with mash potato topping
  • Chicken pasta bake
  • Easy chicken satay
  • Crunchy chicken tenders
  • Apricot chicken
  • Sausage and potato bake
  • Rissoles, potato bake and peas
  • beef/mushroom slow cooker
  • porcupines
  • stir fry
  • lasagne

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Big Bumper Homemade Christmas

Sorry for the delay in posting, but as you will see I have been literally snowed under with making gifts for everyone for xmas!

All my family got the following from me:
A calico bag each decorated by the children (the picture is of my bag - my kids did 1 side to decorate each)

Some homemade bath salts in both cinnamon and coffee, and green tea and ginger scents

A keyfob each

Some chocolate spiders

A journal each for my mum and grandma

Cooling neck ties
Also made a meatloaf for each family

For my kids:

A library bag each

A softie monster each

A dolls house that I painted

I'm hoping to do mostly handmade gifts again next year, so I'm on the prowl for good tutorials so that I can get my ideas organised before I start uni on campus next year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful christmas!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

 This is my menu plan for the next fortnight. Most of these recipes are from Annette Sym's Symply Too Good To Be True recipe books!

Crumbed Chicken Tenders
Chicken and Bacon Risotto
Steak with Hot and Spicy Sauce
San Choi Bau
Mild Chicken Satay
Slow Cooked Mushroom and Thyme Risotto

Monday, October 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This is my menu plan for the fortnight. A lot of these recipes are thanks to Michelle at Make 5 Dinners in ONE Hour.

39 squares challenge - Square 4 Flower

4th square already!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

39 squares challenge - Square 3 Butterfly

Another square of embroidery finished!! Gone from none in 6 weeks to 2 in less than 12 hours!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

39 squares challenge - Square 2 Ladybeetle

Finally finished square number 2! At this rate it'll take me about 5 years to finish lol.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

39 squares challenge

I've started a challenge as seen on this blog, where I do one square per day. I did my squares a little larger than Amy (3.5cm rather than 1 inch). And I realise that with everything else going on I probably won't be able to do 1 square every day - however my goal is to do some sewing every day. My first day I did a dinosaur.

The last couple of days I've been working on a lady beetle.

Look forward to sharing more sewing with you all soon!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Upcycled clothes #3

Had time this morning to make 2 more pairs of pants. Have another 3 or so to do. Should have them all done by tomorrow night I think.

DD pants - they were meant to gather, and they are gathered, but was hoping that it would be more than that - will know for next time to do more fabric, this was double the length, but I would probably go at least 3-4 times the length next time. Though these were a lot more time consuming, so not overly sure that I'll bother doing them again!

DS's pants - these were extremely easy, took about 20-30 mins to do as it was knit fabric so I didnt need to hem them etc.

Back view

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Upcycled clothes #2

Here are DD's pants - please excuse the out of focus photos! I'll try and get modelled shots tomorrow.

Front of pants

Back of pants