Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 17 - Cackleberries for brekkie...

Day 17 - Breakfast - 2 slices wholemeal toast with 2 free range local boiled eggs, salt and pepper.
Fresh squeezed orange juice. Cup of tea. Lovely!
I like my boiled googies with half runny yolks but firm whites. Eggs are also known as cackleberries, bum-nuts and hen-fruit! *smirk*
I walked at 6.15 with KP (her eye is getting better, after she poked it and got an infection). We went our usual route which is 5kms. Chilly!
Lunch - Wholemeal ham salad sandwich. Bowl of fresh fruit salad - watermelon, rock melon, passionfruit, kiwi fruit.
Dinner - Bri was up for another Spag Bol from the freezer. I felt like Tuna Mornay so that's what I made.
We used to buy vol au vents to serve the mornay in but they are expensive and fattening. Now I make my own bread cases (trim crust off bread, butter and push into muffin tin, butter side down. Bake until toasted). They're much tastier.
1 tblspn butter
1 heaped tblspn plain flour
milk to make sauce
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, salt & pepper
180 gm can Tuna in spring water, drained
cut corn kernels from 1 cob of corn
Melt butter in a small saucepan, add flour and cook off for 1 minute. Add milk slowly to make a white sauce, a bit at a time, whisking to remove lumps as you go. When you have a nice thick sauce, add cheese and a little more milk. Season with salt and pepper. Add tuna and corn and stir through. Place in small casserole dish, top with a little more cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake 15-20 minutes until bubbling. Serve in a crunch bread case with salad.
Yum! Can't wait to dig in. This plate is from the first dinnerset I had when I got married. I only have one large plate and a side plate left. I have all white crockery now but blue and white might make a come back soon.
No other news, just been working each day and chillin' with Bri. Angus is home tomorrow and Kirby comes home for 2 weeks on Friday.
Oh, can I say - the production of The Taming of The Shrew was good but Bri's teacher got the times wrong. I was told it was a short piece, starting at 8pm and running 70 minutes (an abridged version perhaps?), finished by 9.10pm. We finally left the theatre at 10.50pm! then had a 40 minutes drive home. Aaargh! Oh, well - I got my bit of culture to last me a while!
Another good day of wholesome food. Tomorrow I am having wholemeal porridge for breakfast...with a bit of honey and banana! I've only ever had porridge from a sachet which is full of sugar and flavoured like honey (I quite often had this for supper at 9.30 before bed!) so it will be a learning curve for me as to how long to cook it and get it right.
Cheers - Joolz


  1. I adore 'real' porridge, either made from rolled oats or from coarse oatmeal. I usually use Quaker Oats - can you get them in Australia?

    I must try that trick with the bread cases.

    Had a good chortle at you mentioning 'chuckleberries' - I have never heard anyone but my late dad call them that!

    love, Angie, xx

  2. I have a recipe for banana porridge from Peter Russell Clark. Will have to dig it out.

  3. It was a good 'stick to your ribs' bowl full - I will cut back the quantity a bit next time. Half a cup of dried oats is a bit too much.


  4. I love porridge, but hate the hassles of cooking it... *sigh*
    But cackleberries? Oh my, yes!

    I've got a couple of spare cans of tuna in the cupboard, so I think the Tuna Mornay would be perfect for dinner tonight!
    And I'll give the cases a go as well... ;-)


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