Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vegetable Slice Recipe

I am trying more and more to add vegetables that my kids will eat without a fuss to our dinner menus. I am sure they are like a lot of kids, they just look at the veggies on their plate and look back at me and say "Do we have to eat all of this!" or I get "Why don't you make things we like?" my response "Just eat it" it happens every time. Except for last night when I made this........

I used vegetables I had in the fridge, but you could add more of your favourites if you wanted. Zucchini would have been good but I didn't have any on hand. Do you believe 2 of the kids even asked for another piece..... yes success........

Here are the steps if you want to have a try....

1 medium Carrot grated
1/2 red Capsicum chopped
4  Broccoli florets chopped
4 Cauliflower florets chopped
3 Rashers of Bacon chopped
3 cubes of Frozen Spinach
2 handfuls of grated Tasty Cheese
I cup of Frozen Peas Corn and Carrots
Pinch of black Pepper
6 Eggs
1 cup of Self Raising Flour

The great thing is it all goes into one bowl, give it a good mix so that there are no clumps of flour and everything is coated. If it looks to dry you can add a splash of milk or another egg. Depending on your taste you could add salt now too, I didn't as we are not big salt eaters and the bacon would have added enough salty taste to the dish.

Scrape into an oven proof dish lined with baking paper.

You can see this mixture is quite wet but not runny.

Bake is an oven set at 170 degree Celsius for 35 -40 minutes or until golden brown on the top.

This is it straight out of the oven.

It was so delicious. This could be served hot or cold and easy to pack into kids lunch boxes as well.

I'm going to enjoy the last little piece for lunch today...

Have a great day
Filomena xx

Monday, February 3, 2014

Crochet Mood Blanket 2014

I just wanted to let you know of a project I am working on this year. It is called the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014. I first saw it on Instagram - frofunky and I then joined the group on FaceBook. You can make a square a day or a square a week. Well you know I can't help myself I had to challenge myself and do a square a day. I have fallen behind a couple of times and then busily catch up after a few nights. Well I got back on track for the end of January. Now the aim is to keep up for February. It should be easier with the kids all back at school now.

The hardest part of this project was to decide on the pattern and yarn to use. It took me a few days and then decided on this block, I had taught this block in one of my crochet classes last year and it looked really pretty, and I already had the Patons Cotton Blend yarn in lots of beautiful bright colours.

I love stacking them up to see how big its getting and I do find myself laying them out and admiring how it is all coming along.

The idea of the mood blanket is that each day you choose a colour that suits your mood for that day. So my very middle circle is my mood colour and the rest is just random choices. The only thing is I have moved them stacked them and un-stacked them so many times I no longer know the order. That's OK I will probably mix them all around when I put all the squares together. Which is one thing I haven't decided how I will do yet.

The best bit about doing squares is that they are easy to take with you wherever you go. I always take a few colours and hook with me. Over the weekend I took the kids to the pool. And it was my opportunity to sit without being interrupted and do some crochet square catch up.

How happy they all look laid out.

I will keep you posted how the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 is going as it grows.

Have a great day.
Filomena xx