Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday dinner

Dinner tonight was wonderful Yummy chicken pie!

Serves 4
Cooking time approx 35 minutes

2 tbspns olive oil
1 leek or brown onion thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
500g chicken mince
2 carrots sliced
2 celery sticks sliced
40g packet french onion soup
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 cup of peas
600g potatoes, chopped
400g parsnips, chopped
50g butter
1/2 cup milk

Heat oil in large frying pan over moderate heat.  Add leek and garlic, cook and stir until leek/onion softens.  Add mince, cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, until browned.

Stir in carrot, celery, 1 1/2 cups water and soup mix.  Bring to the boil.  Reduce heat, simmer until vegies are tender.  Blend cornflour with 1 tablespoon of water.  Stir peas and cornflour mixture into chicken mixture, cook and stir until mixture thickens.  Spoon mixture into a shallow 1.5 litre ovenproof dish.

Combine potoato and parsnip in a microwave safe dish.  Microwave on high until tender.  Add half the butter and milk, mash until smooth.  Season with salt.

Spoon potato mixture over chicken mixture in prepared dish.  Dot remaining butter on top of potato.  Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven of 180C/160C fan forced until golden brown.


When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Laiko Bahrs

Sunday in Surfers Paradise!!

Last Sunday we spent a lovely day in Surfers Paradise.  Jess was filming for her film and tv assignment.  It was great to sit and watch her film her friends exercising in the middle of Cavill Ave!!!  We then had lunch with great friends!! 

Jess preparing her equipment!

Chloe and Amanda rehearsing!!

Chloe rehearsing her part!

Setting up the shoot!!

OK let's have a look - we may need a couple more shoots!!

Maybe the meter maids might join in!!!

Ok thats a wrap!!

mmmmmmmmm lunch with great friends to end the day!!!

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

- Anais Nin

Uncle Kracker - Smile

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Mum

To my mum I am wishing a wonderful Mothers Day!!  To my wonderful Aunty Maureen and Aunty Maryann I also wish a wonderful day to them.  To all mums have a wonderful day. 

As a mum I know the great things that mothers do.  But without our children we would not be able to do them!!  So thankyou to all the wonderful children out there who we, as mums, are blessed to have!!

And to my Nan who I miss so much - I love you more than you will ever know xxxxxxx

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
Author Unknown

Sunday, May 02, 2010

More time with my wonderful family

At Advancetown!!

I miss and love you all!

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses