all things homemaking

Friday, October 16, 2015

Easy Fruit Cake ~just four ingredients

I shared this recipe over five years ago on my other blog


 I remembered about this fruit cake after reading Annabel's posts on Christmas gifts this week. This really is a great recipe,  so simple with not many ingredients.


FRUIT CAKE

750gms mixed fruit

2 cups of orange juice

Mix together and leave overnight.

Add 2 cups SR flour and 1 tspn mixed spice.

Mix well and bake for 1-1.5 hours in a moderate oven.

Enjoy!

* Edited to add: This cake can be made using different juices, chocolate milk, cold tea, cold milk coffee.  Go here for the recipe. 


Sunday, October 11, 2015

On the Menu this Week


Monday: Chicken curry using leftover chicken

TuesdaySchnitzels, vegetables and gravy

Wednesday: Chow mein and vegetables

Thursday: Chicken Pasta slice and salad

Friday: Calamari, chips and salad

Saturday: Hamburgers and chips

Sunday: Roast Chicken and vegetables

Desserts:  Chocolate Pudding, banana caramel pie




Thursday, October 8, 2015

CEREAL CRUMB SLICE ~ Cheapskates Recipe

This recipe is fantastic for using up leftover crumbs from the bottom of your cereal  box.  Normally I would put them in the chook bucket, but then I discovered this recipe from one of the members over at the Cheapskates site

I needed to make something quick for hubby to take to work today, so this slice is great when time is short...

Yum, yum!!

Cereal Crumb Slice




Ingredients:
2 cups of dried cereal crumbs ( I save them from the bottom of the Weetbix, Weetbix Crunch, Mini Wheats etc and put them in a zip lock bag until I have 2 cups) 
1 cup of any flour(self raising, plain or wholemeal) 
1/2 cup coconut 
2/3 cup of any sugar (brown or white) 
1 cup of any choc bits (Homebrand is good) 
1/2 cup of any dried fruit 
4 oz melted butter or marg 
1 or 2 tablespoons of milk

 Method: 
Melt butter in microwave or on stove. Add all other ingredients and enough milk to get a slightly moist consistency. Press into lined slice tin and bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes. Make up a simple icing (about 1 cup) such as lemon or chocolate and smooth over slice while still warm. Sprinkle with coconut to decorate.   


Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Back in time for dinner - 1950's


Thank you to my lovely friend Sue who shared this You Tube link on Facebook.

"One British family embark on an extraordinary time-travelling adventure to discover how a post-war revolution in the food we eat has transformed the way we live." BBC Two
   
There are more in the series if you are interested J
I love You Tube!




Enjoy!