Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A note

Today I received a note from 'the prairie house'. It read...

Dear Mrs M, at dinner time you are invite to are dinner party. Pleas bring the dinner for us.
Love the little M's.

They weren't kidding!

Monday, May 23, 2011

We're building!

The ground freshly mown.....

the floor

Excitement levels at an all time high!

The Handsome Honey becomes Master Builder!
At this point we realised that even though we had measured it up, it seems a whole lot bigger than we thought. It's like having a small house on the lawn!
How fun is this going to be!??

Almost there...

Cute. *giggle*

So, this is probably the closest we will get to building a house and I am thankful!
The girls are super excited about their own little prairie house which even has a loft bed inside.

It's not yet water tight but hopefully we will soon get the roof and the veranda on.
We are so thankful for this cool little house!
More soon
(and already I am thinking whitewashed walls, bunting, quilts and pillows for the loft bed....)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mum and Dad visit

We just had a wonderful 4 days with my parents staying. It was the first time my dad has been to our house and as he is already talking about coming back I think he enjoyed it!! While the accident has been a terrible thing, one very positive thing is that Dad now has more time on his hands to come and visit us while my brothers run the logging gang. Yay us!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

First timer muffin maker

I think I was almost 30 before I made muffins. Seriously! My sweet girl (7 years old) made these today with a wee bit of supervision and she did great! Can't wait till lunch time for one of these!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Budget loving yummy-ness

Am I the only one who feels sick when handing over the cash for the groceries? I mean seriously, is it just me or is the purchasing of good food becoming the rights of those in the exclusive 'earn bucket loads of money' club? Anyway, I, being not one to weep and wail in the face of a challenge, am out to deal seriously with the budget busting issue of mealtimes! So I am gathering a list of our favourite budget loving meals and thought I would share tonights offering with you. It's a goodie and a cheapie!

Salmon and rice bake
(This feeds us 2 adults and 3 kids... all kids ask for and get seconds)

- 40 grams (or whatever) of butter
- curry powder to taste
- 2 T lemon juice (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 2 T flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 T fresh parsley (optional)
- 1 tin of 210g salmon, drained (these are often on sale for around $2.60)
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- cheese for grating over top

1. Melt butter in med size pot on stove top
2. Stir in flour and curry powder and cook for one minute
3. Add milk, stir until smooth
4. Add lemon juice and parsley
5. Beat one egg and stir into mixture
6. Add salmon 

Making the rice shell
1. Add an egg to the cooked rice and stir in thoroughly
2. Tip rice into a quiche dish and push down with a fork to cover the base and allow some to form a small wall up the sides

Pour the salmon mixture into the rice shell. Grate cheese over top. Cook in oven at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes or in the microwave for 7 minutes. This is a good one for making early in the day and heating later. Serve with crunchy bread, and salad or vege. Yum!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Family fun day

Having a wee rest while taking a walk to the Bridal Veil Falls
Still morning sick and getting chubbier by the day.....
16 weeks down.....

"Everybody look crazy!"

My three lovelies!

My two men

Beauty and force - a cool combination

How lovely is that?