Sunday, May 31, 2009

How much is too much?

Dearest Hubby,

I understand men need to compete, be winners, are always right (not)...but seriously can you take on a challenge a tad more sensible??

That's right, hubby dearest took on the SSS shank challenge...and failed! For those who don't know the SSS barn is a steakhouse, similar to the Outback Steakhouse, which seem to be in country areas. They have a challenge, a huge challenge. Eat an entree, 2.5kg shank and dessert and you get your name up on the honour board...big whoop I say. So hubby decided to take the challenge, this shank could have fed 4 was a MONSTER shank! What a waste!!

Have you seen the pic? WHOA!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

There's nothing like....Warm Apple Pie!

I can't stand cooked apples, I much rather bite into a lovely green crunchy apple. But I do love this recipe for warm apple pie with custard. I make it all the time. The recipe was passed down from my mother in law and I have made it for the last year with with nothing but compliments from people. It's one of those recipes that you can whip up when you get that dreaded phone call that visitors are coming over. (See photo of apple pie from my last function) So here it is...yummy warm apple pie!


250 g butter
1 pkt slithered almonds
3 cups self-raising flour
1 large tin apples
1 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
2. In a bowl sift flour, add sugar and softened butter. Mix with a wooden spoon and then with your hands to combine. The consistency of the mixture should be soft and combined. You might need to add more butter if it's not.
3. In a spring form tin, using only 3/4 of the pastry mixture, press onto base and sides...make sure mixture is evenly spread.
4. Pour in apples and sprinkle with cinnamon.
5. With he remaining 1/4 mixture, tear into 'blobs' and place on top of apple mixture. Alternatively you can grate the mixture on top, but the blobs work out well as they spread like biscuit mixture when cooked. Topped with 1 packed of slithered almonds.
6. Cook in oven for 45 minutes.
7. Allow to cool and remove from baking tin. Cute and serve with custard and cream!

YUM!! Let me know when you make this recipe!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lethargic Lou

I am so tired, I don't think I have ever been so tired before, everything hurts. I'm not eating properly- no 3 meals a day. I really do believe that my poor diet lacking in essential nutrients is making me feel this way add on top of that the crazy hours I worked last week and BOOM I'm a walking monster!! Here is a breakdown of my working time:

Hours worked:

Teaching: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.30pm (54hours)
Nannying: Saturday and Sunday 13 hours
Waitress's: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights: 17 hours


Those hours are crazy!!! So here I am on Monday, in bed, feeling like someone has hit me over the head, trying to sort out my life. And then I receive my psychic reading. I love my psychic, I get a reading done every 6 months or's always changing, but then again I don't ask the same questions...LIE..the one about having children always manages to squeeze in.

Am I happy with my reading? Yes and No. I think I even shed a tear. I need to look after myself. Bottom line. No excuse. And I can't afford to start tomorrow...that's always my reasoning when it comes to looking after myself. So why does it take someone else to tell me something I already know, something I teach and preach to my students to make me wake up and realise that my life is on the line! I am so angry at how I have treated my body, what has it done so wrong to me.

So this is the day! This is the day that I have woken up to myself. The day where excuses don't count. The day where my life hangs in the balance. I have to look after myself... because in reality I wont be around to see my future children grow up, to look after my husband when his old.

So lets toast...... Today is the day that I am going to learn how to love myself again. First step is to throw out all those small size clothes I have been clinging onto for so long. Set my goals for the next 6 months including my weight loss plan.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Borner - The Original V-Slicer..My saviour!!!

Why do I love Monday and Thursday's? Because I open my email to find my copy of Peter's of Kensington Newsletter- full of specials. I have had to restrain myself, my poor credit card needs a rest. Anyway I did something naughty, I purchased a V Slicer! I have ALWAYS wanted one, but I have resisted those annoying stands at the local Westfields trying to sell them.

BOY!!! This gadget is my new favourite! I used it to make pea and ham soup, julienne my carrots, bruniose my onions and paysanne my celery....wham was that easy, within 5 minuted I had all my precision cuts done!!

Ooops it's that time.....tonight I am making vegie to rekindle my love with Mr V Slicer.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More American Food Madness!!! Where will it end??

Want more? Honestly I thought that there couldn't be anything worst than the last food I gave you Baconnaise! Also Leila informed me that there is Bacon Vodka??? EEEEKKKK

Well this time I have found it....ready for it.....cheese in a CAN!! That's right, forget about Kraft singles...we have cheese in a can...did i mention it was in a can? And I thought cheese in a jar was bad!! What's so bloody hard with cutting cheese from a block?
So will you give it a spray??

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Only in America!!!

Only in America! After a tiring month, and finally having time to sit down and surf the net...I stumble upon this...Baconnaise- a bacon flavoured mayonnaise! How un-kosher! The thought of it makes me feel sick. I know I'm fussy, but when dear hubby says he wouldn't eat this product I know it's just plain wrong!

So my question for you is... have you or would you purchase this product?