Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
On Monday, Mrs Woog from Woog's World randomly asked people what the state of their laundries was - go take a photo, she said - so I did...
No too bad...
This is another spray that I use around the house, it's really good. I posted about it here:
Monday night dinner - rolled roast of pork, baked potatoes and (yum) apples with a tossed salad. All the stuffing spewed out of it as it cooked.
Do you prep your ingredients before you start cooking? It's much easier and I find you don't miss an ingredient out.
Tuesday night, I did the Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake, Annette Sym's Book 7.
A yummy, low fat dinner.
Last night I went a bit retro - Baked Steaks. Basically, you can add any flavours that take your fancy. Place your steak on a generous piece of foil then kitchen paper (I put a few onion slices underneath)...
Then add more onion, little dobs of butter (0probs onlt a good teaspoon in total), salt and pepper...
Sprinkle on a good tablespoon of French onion soup (or spring vegetable ot tomato vegetable)...
Top with slices of tomato and a sprinkle of basil. You could also add chopped bacon, pineapple pieces, sundried tomatoes or olives - go nuts!
I added a little bit of grated low fat cheese...
Now wrap those babies up snugly but leave a little gap on top so they can breathe...
I suggest 180C for 45-50 minutes, depending on steak thickness. Mine were well done so 45 mins is probably plenty. Remove from foil with an egg slide then tip any of the lovely juicy gravy over the steak. We had a small baked spud and corn on the cob with it. Scrummy!
Talking at out Weight Watcher's group last night, we discussed how to get more water in each day. Herbal and fruit infused teas a refreshing and need no sweetening. Because they contain no caffeine, the water content can be counted towards your daily intake. Drink them hot or brew a jug and keep in the fridge for a pick me up (better than cordial or soft drink).
Off to work now, enjoy your day!
Cheers - Joolz xx
Monday, May 19, 2014
Saturday night we had pork cutlets with a creamy mustard sauce by Manu Feildel...
Wednesday was our Weight Watchers night where we had tastings of healthy winter warming dishes...
This is a Chicken & bacon pasta bake. Also very yummy.
For dessert I made Sticky pineapple pudding...
And served it with a dollop of Vanilla bean Fruche, instead of whipped cream. Totally yum!
Thursday, I became a blonde again! Yikes, it is very blonde!
A few funnies ...
And this one cracked me up! I do love Ron Burgundy and we are avid watchers of The Voice! Lol!
That's got me all caught up. I'm off for another afternoon tea with my mother and sisters. Mum's 90 year old brother is coming for a visit today.
Cheers - Joolz xx
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Last weekend, I spread around some new bark on our garden circles out the front of our house...well, one circle out of three! It's bloody hard work!
I did this middle circle and it nearly did me in!
This lot is now being raked into place by Gus as we speak.
I earned myself a nice cup of tea after that!
Monday night I made Beth from BabyMac's
Sunday, May 11, 2014
My day started with a cup of tea in bed, delivered by my hubby. He is up early and heading off to Sydney.
My four sisters and I had afternoon tea at the nursing home where my Mum lives. Also joining us were three of her grand daughters and two great grand daughters and one son-in-law. We had my melting moments, Anzacs and a yummy hedgehog slice my sister made and coffees in the lovely cafe that is at the home. As we were leaving, I gave each of my sister and Mum a little bag of my biscuits to take home. Smiles all round!
I hope you had a lovely day too!
Cheers - Joolz xx