Friday, March 25, 2011

Feeling better, thank you ...

We enjoyed our weekend in Adelaide for the Clipsal 500 V8 Super Cars - it was so nice to catch up with our Kirby!
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My neck pain is nearly better apart from a bit of numbness which I hope can be sorted out by some more physio next week. While I was laying low, I made some nice pumkin and vegetable soup - very easy - chop vegetables roughly, add water to cover, a good tablespoon of chicken stock powder, salt and pepper to taste, then boil until veggies are tender. I whiz mine smooth with my Bamix. Ladle into a bowl and add a dollop of sour cream and cracked pepper. Yum!
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I fiddled around with some loaves of bread - I think I am perfecting it.
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Mmmm... who doesn't like Shepherd's Pie on a cold night? This was my version - I use a flavour sachet (Continental) and added carrots, peas and zucchini & celery.
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Top with mashed potato and bake until golden.
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Saturday night, dinner for two... glass of wine, veal steaks with olives and pear, crunchy potatoes and salad (all cooked by my dear hubby) ... watching Iron Chef then Rockwiz!
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Next up is Margaret Fulton's Sage & Ham Stuffed Chicken Breast - I got it from a free recipe card at Woolworths.
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So you need chicken breasts, tenderised and flattened...
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... some good prosciutto ham ...
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... chopped fresh sage leaves, parsey and garlic...
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... some good Dijon mustard...
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Spread mustard then herb mix over the breast, top with slice of prosciutto...
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... roll up and tie with string, place in baking dish (or you could pan fry)...
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While it was cooking I prepared frozen vegetables and mashed potatoes ...
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... and tah dah! A very tasty meal. After making it, I would try pan frying next time as it did dry out a bit, but well worth the effort.
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A quiet weekend coming up. I have lost my cleaning lady (she has developed dermatitis so has given cleaning away) so until I can locate another, I must keep on top of things. I have a large expanse of tiled floor and I hate mopping so that's my priority to keep maintained. All other areas are good to go!
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I will be back tomorrow with some other bits and pieces that I have been doing - home mainenance wise.
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Cheers for now, Joolz

5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're feeling better. I was wondering how you were faring. Saw Bri in the paper during the week. We're finally starting to venture into Pumpkin Soup weather. It's a nice change from the humidity.

    Lisa x

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  2. It all looks so delicious Joolz! I hope you find another cleaner soon. Actually, I hope I get one too!

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  3. Oh how I HATE to do floors! If I ever work full time again, I am definitely having help in.

    Your comment over at my blog reminded me that I have a question for you. I found Marmite in our supermarket, and thought I'd experiment. I know it's not the same as Vegemite, but I was thinking they were probably similar enough to ask you if it needs refrigeration. I can't find any indication on the jar regarding refrigeration, but the print is SO tiny I can't be sure! LOL I loved the post you did once about Vegemite. :)

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  4. I'm so glad you feel better! And, what a yummy recipe. Thanks for the details.

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  5. Glad you are feeling a bit better. All your food looks delicious! What a bother losing your cleaning lady, mine didn't come this week because of a funeral and I was lost without her.

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