Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grand Final Fever!

We're in baby! The mighty Parramatta Eels have continued their freaky run of wins and have actually made the grand final.

You may remember me blogging about this game we attended and I was happy we won that! Ironically, we play the Storm again on Sunday. 

So because I am a massive dork (and I had some blue sprinkles) I made these little cuties on Monday night. 

Oh yes, the Fever has hit, and its hit us hard!

And this is the current Meal Plan


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jenolan Caves, NSW. August 2009

The husband and I ventured out one Sunday to the Jenolan Caves.  The Caves are about 1 1/2 hour past the Blue Mountains, which are about 1 hour from our house, so it was a decent "Sunday drive".

The Caves are that typical place that you'd have gone to on a school excursion. But not me, I'd never been before so i was very excited.  For those who don't know of these caves, they are massive underground, well caves, that have been forming for a really really really long time.  They are formed by limestone..... falling from the roof...... something about air and water, maybe minerals? 
Ok, I wasn't really paying attention, more taking photos and staring at the shiney sparkly rocks! It was a really great day, if you are near you really should visit.  I would suggest taking your lunch as well. Unless you go for burgers made with frozen pattys whacked on the grill STILL FROZEN, or meat pies with chewy pasrty.  The coffee smelt good though.
Anyway here are some pics. 
At the end of the tour they put on some coloured lights, a bit tacky perhaps?
This is the only building at the Caves. Its a hotel/cafe/souveni shop.
The terrace to have lunch on is lovely though
The water was so blue it looked kind of algae-y
We came across some old bones, I really hope they were from an animal.

Monday, September 14, 2009

1 down, 27 to go!

12. Go to Max Brenner.

A few weeks ago my friend and I visited Max at Parramatta.

And we fell in love with him.

Meal Plan

S: birthday party
S: birthday party
M: spinach, ricotta & mushroom tarts w/tomato salad
T: chicken schnitzel w/potato panckaes w/salad
W: putanesca - him; potato & leek soup - her
T: spaghetti bolognaise
F: fish & oven fries

S: beef cannelloni
S: pumpkin & ricotta ravioli
M: chicken florentine
T: pumpkin risotto
W: steak & salad
T: chicken burritos
F: lasagne

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Past and Present Meal Plans

This was last fortnights (please excuse the typing and no photos, the camera is here, somewhere....)

S: beef stroganoff
S: chicken caesar salad
M: spaghetti bolognaise
T: spinach, ricotta & mushroom tarts w/tomato and pinenut salad
W: tacos
T: creamy pacnetta & roast garlic parpadelle
F: theo's (you might see this pop up alot, its our local charcoal chicken place that the husband visits when I work on Friday nights. 
S: out
S: chive & ricotta gnochi
M: chinese beef noodles
T: fish (him) & lamb (her) w/salad and oven fries
W: veal schnitzel w/creamed spinach & veg
T: enchiladas
F: quick grab-what-you-can- meal because we were heading to the football

The Present:
S: pumpkin & ricotta canelloni
S: steak w/onion gravy & veg
M: homemade pizza
T: grilled chicken w/pumpkin & spinach salad
W: potato & leek soup
T: spaghetti bolognaise
F: take away after the football (nothing sader than eating crap at 11pm after your team has lost, but alot.
S: chicken caesar salad
S: Fathers Day (out)
M: lamb cuttlets w/veg
T: spinach & ricotta pasta shells
W: sweet potato topped beef pie
T: roast cauliflower, sage & almond risotto
F: fish (him)

I am almost done with this coming fortnights.  Reading back on the last months worth of meals, it seems I like to cook with ricotta!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Um, hi...

Long time, no type, hey?

How you been? Good I hope.

I apologise, I do have things to blog about, I will catch up. Really, I will. I have 3 meal plans (1 past, 1 present and 1 future) to share, a story about our trip to the Jenolan Caves, and some cooking adventures to show you too.

Sit tight, I will be back


Monday, August 10, 2009

Meal Plan (a bit late...)

I apologise for the lateness, our printer was playing tricks on me so I couldnt print it. I couldn't show you the ugly hand written copy now, could I!