Sunday, November 20, 2011

My 2 beautiful kids

This is Princess Jess on her formal night with our skater boy Dan - we love them immensely!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tonights Dinner (well not mine but the rest of the familys)

Paul's Penang Chicken Curry

Serves 4


2 tablespoons red curry paste
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped
1 2/3 cups Ayam coconut cream (unshaken)
2 tablespoons grated palm or brown sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
500g chicken (we used a bought cooked chook)
4 kaffir lime leaves, spine removed, shredded
1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
steamed basmati rice, to serve
2 small red chillies, thinly sliced, to serve

Combine curry paste and peanuts in a bowl. Heat wok over medium heat until hot. Spoon thick top layer of coconut cream into wok (see note). Cook, stirring, for 8 to 10 minutes or until oil separates and floats to the top. Add curry paste mixture. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add sugar and fish sauce. Cook for 5 minutes or until sauce reduces slightly. Gradually add remaining coconut cream and stock. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Add chicken, kaffir lime and basil to curry and stir to combine. Spoon curry over rice. Top with chillies and serve.
If the coconut cream you are using does not have a top layer of cream, cook curry paste mixture in 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in step 1.

It's a little spicy so a drink was needed by all.

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.  ~Channing Pollock

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A night at the Footy with the Girls

Fortunate to see Legend Lockyer lead the Broncos into the Semis. Great night with my girls at the Footy!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vegie patch

Our small veggie patch is starting to take shape. Won't be long until we are enjoying home grown beans, capsicums, spring onions, bok choy, tomatoes and lettuce. Come on Spring!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The next challenge

This one should be easy! I am going to use everything in my pantry. My pantry is full of stuff that we have bought and used a little of or bought just in case we need it! So I figure with google, the pantry and a few groceries (bought on line of course) we should be right for meals for the next 3 or 4 months.

A few new challenges

I have set myself the challenge of buying everything on line. I have found that, generally, you can get everything cheaper on line these days. So we needed a new fridge water filter and yes I was able to get it half price on line. Success!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Colourful rainbow

A beautiful end to a glorious day!! We are truly blessed.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Colorful end to the day

A beautiful end to a glorious Gold Coast day!

A great night out with FRIENDS

Peking Duck restaurant provided great food and environment for a wonderful night out with beautiful friends!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Local wildlife

Unusual for a possum to come out in the middle of the day!


Wow can't believe it is so long since I blogged.  I shall be on here more often.  I have missed you all xx

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Our holiday 27/12/10-6/1/11 on Rhapsody of the Seas

The Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

The itinerary:

Day 1 - 27 Dec, Sydney, Australia Arr. Embark Dep. 6:30pm

Day 2 - 28 Dec, At Sea

Day 3 - 29 Dec, At Sea

Day 4 - 30 Dec, Noumea, New Caledonia Arr. 8am Dep. 6pm

Day 5 - 31 Dec, Vila, Vanuatu Arr. 11am Dep

Day 6 - 1 Jan, Mystery Island, Vanuatu Arr. 8am Dep. 6pm

Day 7 - 2 Jan, 6pmLifou, Loyalty Island Arr. 7am Dep. 5pm

Day 8 - 3 Jan, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia Arr. 7am Dep. 5pm

Day 9 - 4 Jan, At Sea

Day 10 - 5 Jan, At Sea

Day 11 - 6 Jan, Sydney, Australia Arr. 6:30am Dep. Disembark

More tomorrow!!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Remembering my Nan

On 7 January 2010 my beautiful Nan passed away.  I miss her more than words can say!  Nan I love you forever!

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Nan was that person to me.