The quieter you become, the more you can hear ~Ram Dass

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Easy Peasy Pineapple Chicken


8 Chicken drumsticks
3 tablespoons seasoned flour
3 tablespoons oil
450g crushed pineapple
435g cream of chicken soup

Place drumsticks and seasoned flour in a plastic bag and shake to lightly and evenly coat the chicken.  Discard excess flour.  Heat the oil in a pan and brown the chicken.  Add pineapple and chicken soup, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until chicken is tender.
Serve over rice 
Serves 4-6

*I used diced chicken breast for this recipe and prepared it as described in this post. I tossed in cornflour, dipped in beaten eggs and fried in oil. I drained the oil then added pineapple and chicken soup.


Monday, September 28, 2015

On the Menu this Week

Monday: Braised Steak and onion with vegetables

Tuesday: Chicken and pasta slice

Wednesday: Beef stir fry

Thursday: Hamburgers and chips

Friday: Pineapple chicken and rice

SaturdayWhiting, chips and salad

Sunday: Shepherds pie and vegetables

Baking: Banana cake and Leftover cereal slice.

didn't stick to last week's menu plan because we were away Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. This is what my life is like, it seems I can never plan anything lol....I should be home all this week though, which is good because I need to get cracking with my spring cleaning and gardening.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Something different for menu planning

One of my friends posted this on facebook recently.

Seven tubs for seven meals.  
Place ingredients for each day in the tubs. 
Wonder if this would work?  

What do you think?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

On the menu this week.

Monday: Lasagne, salad and chips

Tuesday: Apricot chicken, stir fry veg and rice

Wednesday: Steak and mushroom casserole with veggies

ThursdayChicken Strogonoff

Friday: Savoury chops and veggies

Saturday: Calamari, chips and salad

SundaySchnitzels, veg and gravy

Desserts:  Golden syrup dumplings, chocolate pudding.

Baking: Olive oil Chocolate cake and Hootycreek biscuits.

My latest fridge menu list and pantry grocery list. 
These and others can be downloaded from here

What's on the menu at your place this week?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Frugal Meal - Savoury Mince Bake

I have been using some of my old time recipes lately as they always seem to be enjoyed more than the modern ones I try.  

They are made from the simplest ingredients that I always have on hand. Of course you can add extras to suit your own tastes.   This type of meal you can sneak some vegetables in and no one will notice.

Savoury Mince Bake

1 large onion, pinch of herbs, 1 lb mince, 1 tin tomato soup(16oz), 1 cup macaroni, grated cheese and breadcrumbs.

Chop onion and fry until brown.  Add mince, salt, pepper, pinch herbs and tomato soup. Simmer for 3/4 hour, adding a little water if necessary. Cook one cup macaroni according to instructions in salted water.  Drain and add to the mince mixture, mixing well. Turn into a flat dish, sprinkle with grated cheese and breadcrumbs and place in oven or under griller until brown.

*I added mushrooms, a little capsicum, grated carrot and zucchini to the mix. I also added a little more noodles.

This bake was served with even more vegetables J

This recipe can be found in the 1967 CWA Fingers and Forks cook book. 
As you can see this book has been well used.

Cooking away on the stove....

Combined with noodles and added to dish.

Topped with grated cheese and breadcrumbs.



Do you prefer modern or old fashioned recipes?

Monday, September 7, 2015

On the Menu this Week

I am a bit late this week with my menu plan.  
I did get busy last week and made a list of recipes that my family love and then added them to a monthly meal plan.  Life is so much easier now that I am organised and know what I am having each day.  My freezers are full so we will be eating from there for the next little while, and my pantry has been stocked up. Hopefully I wont need to spend any money this week. A whole week without spending...woohoo!

Monday: Schnitzels, veggies and gravy

Tuesday: Shepherd's pie and veggies

Wednesday: Chicken tenders, chips and salad

Thursday: Fish chips and salad

Friday: Going out to tea for my dad's birthday

Saturday: Beef stroganoff and fetticine

Sunday: Ooey gooey cheesey meatballs and veggies

Desserts:  Golden syrup pudding, fruit and ice-cream.

Baking:  Banana cake for dads birthday

Wednesday, September 2, 2015