Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cooking more than a bun in the oven

I’m giving my cervix the silent treatment, as it seems to enjoy playing tricks on me at the moment. I may or may not have had a (seriously don’t click on this link if you don’t want to know)show’ this morning. I think I did, but I can’t be sure. Instead of over-thinking it, I decided to get on with it…..

I went to the library today and borrowed four audio books. They don’t have a huge selection, mostly big name authors. I wanted something to just chill out to. I got Cloud Street by Tim Winton, 48 Shades of Brown and Perfect Skin by Nick Earls, and A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. I also borrowed a hard copy of How to Have a Beautiful Mind by Edward de Bono, and a DVD copy of An Affair to Remember! I have never seen this flick, and apparently a good tear jerker can be great for moving babies along (not that we’re talking about that).

I also did some menu planning, two recipes to keep stocked in the freezer ready for after… you know what. I tried two new-to-me recipes from First the Chicken, Leek and Mushroom casserole, which looks divine. Chicken, bacon and mushroom – how can you possibly go wrong? I left the cream out, as it may not have reheated very well, and my thighs really don’t need it anyway.


It was quite easy to do but not as easy as the next recipe – Mediterranean Tuna and Rice Pie! Literally a quick chop and a stir, bang it in the oven and you’re done (though don’t forget to take it out again). The hardest part is boiling the rice.


These recipes have gone straight-to-freezer, but tonight we enjoyed a third new release, as requested by Mr RG: a vegetable stir fry! All those tasty take-aways had him craving some good, honest, healthy food. We had it with a side of steamed basmati, as I noticed that I had an abundance of the stuff after the pantry clean out. We will definitely be using this recipe again, it was super easy, hardly any ingredients, and tasted fresh and clean. I added a two egg omelette to the recipe, which I cooked first, then sliced and tossed in again at the end with all the other ingredients. Sorry, I didn’t take my own pic of the stir-fry, it was a three minute cooking job and down the hatch!  Trust me, it looked just like this ….. (ahem)

I’ll keep you posted on how the freezer meals actually taste, but they look pretty darn good. And how organised does my freezer look right now? Honestly, I don’t know myself.



  1. Dinner AND a show! Well done you.

  2. sounds like some serious nesting...! that could be a sign. wishing you lots of luck.

  3. Sounds like some nesting going on at your place today.

    Love the new template by the way.

  4. Finally back and commenting! Sorry there has been no movement, soon!!!!!! The bun has to come out eventually, right?! Well done on the freezer meals - look yummy!


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