The last week and bit I was fighting off a flu/cold. It seems to be going around here at the moment. Then the past weekend, because I hadn’t eaten heaps and then ate too much, and threw up.
Which means that the last couple of days, I’ve been trying to restrain myself to eat better and not as much.
The first food I had was chicken and corn soup. I have actually been craving it for a while now. My partner isn’t that interested in soup, and when he does its usually tomato. Which is completely fine, I like tomato too, but sometimes you need to have something different. My partner is more, he likes what he likes, which is fine. I’m more I need something different every now and then.
I would love to say as well that I made the chicken and corn soup from scratch. I did not though, it was canned soup. I do make though a lot of bakes, that I love as comfort food. So your pasta, chicken bakes etc. I just didn’t have the strength or patience to make it, haha. If I’m not sick, I’ll make it, have some that night and then more a couple of days later. You know, I am going to learn to make it from scratch.
I am now on Mastodon. I’m not 100% how it works, but by profile name is LLibrary
Today, Victoria decides on Dan the Man or Guy the…bye??? lol … I’m not Victorian/Melbourne, but their current Premier, Dan Andrews, has put up with a LOT from Murdoch and Costello. I’ve come off of Twitter for the weekend, so I don’t have to see it all…and can ignore Musk putting like KKK clan leaders on Twitter O.o It’ll be interesting to see how it works.
This weekend, I am planning on buying cheap and healthy food to make meals with. I am still not over discovering how much I weigh, so I’m getting back into my gentle hip and leg exercises. As well as making healthier foods and less take away! If you have any cheap, quick but healthy recipes, let me know! I’ll probably have a look at this before I leave for the shops.
I will start writing up my Christmas cards, and I’ve got homework to finish off. So will be quiet busy this weekend. And I’ve already wrapped a couple of Christmas Presents.
I think I mentioned that my partners brother and one of his sons, came here over the weekend, Mon-Fri. At first I was laughing by the amount of food they were eating, but then, by Monday, I was getting seriously annoyed by the food they were WASTING.
We’re living in time, where lettuce can be up to $11 Au dollars, right now. So when a kid wont eat his nachos made especially for him, because it’s not the right kind of cheese. Or you waste a whole bowl of Weetabix, because there’s ONE moth in it. Or you complain about lasagna, because you had to eat a lot of it when you were younger. Like, I am going to start to get annoyed. When I was younger, we used to have a lot of stew and stir frys. I used to hate it.
Now I’m older, I appreciate it. I don’t complain about it. My mum and I make jokes now, about how my brother and I used to call stew, “spew”.
Like, get over it. Show some appreciation. Jesus, lol.
So over the past weekend, I did help out a little bit with making some shortbreads!
Every Christmas we have certain little treats, shortbreads being one of them. We also make mince pies, and fudge. All very English things. We are boringly English. I am first generation Australian, but have very strong English roots.
For those who don’t know what those treats are, I’ll just post a couple of links below:
A mince pie is a sweet pie of English origin, filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices called “mincemeat”, that is traditionally served during the Christmas season in much of the English-speaking world.
Oh so it seems Shortbread is actually a Scottish tradition.
Shortbread or shortie is a traditional Scottish biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three to four parts plain wheat flour. Unlike many other biscuits and baked goods, shortbread does not contain any leavening, such as baking powder or baking soda.
Well…For some you, you may absolutely hate it. My mum were going to go Christmas Shopping together this weekend.
Well, instead my Mum decided, instead of shopping. Too bring my Gran down from her home, to spend the day cooking with us, too make her famous shortbread for Christmas! Whether or not she’ll remember her recipe, is another question…But it’s kind of not the point. Like, I think it’s a much better idea than Christmas Shopping. She’ll forget and as soon as she gets back to her home, shell probably ring my Mum or Aunt 10 minutes later.
A HUGE part of both Halloween and Samhain is…the FOOD!
Here are some food, and a recipe with them that I have actually used over the years. Since I am not a confident cook, below are all the recipes that I actually have used. I’m going to also include my recommendations.
This is clearly the easiest dish to make, and also one of the yummiest. You just generally melt some marshmallows and chocolate buds together, and use the biscuits or sweet crackers to dip with. These days you can find vegan friendly marshmallows as well. So you can make two different dips, but one vegan friendly.
These are also pretty easy, because it’s just strawberries dipped in white chocolate, with little chocolate frosting for eyes. Of course though, if you’re running out of time though (sometimes the icing and the strawberries, kind of “melt” into each other), don’t worry about the eyes.
I have differed this recipe as few times. You can make the mousse yourself, or just buy the mousse (especially if you have a place that makes really nice mousse). You can put all sorts of animal lollies in it. I love getting frogs (which we have in Australia) sour worms. You can use any kind of biscuits for the Headstones, or none at all. One time I put gummy bears in the mousse, making it look like some buried them. There are body part lollies.
Again, this is one that you can differ to your tastes. I suggest using a sweet and/or salty, popcorn. I would also suggest just using white chocolate, rather than milk or dark chocolate. I just found that the white chocolate just made it taste a little sweeter. You can add whatever you want as well, I usually use just candy corn, white chocolate drizzled, icing sugar and sweet and salty popcorn. In the recipe, the author suggests that you can use pretzels, M&Ms, Reese’s pieces.
Now this is one of the harder recipes that I found to do, mainly because it a little fidgety. But they are a lot of fun to eat. Remember you don’t need to heat up the hotdogs in water, you wait until they are wrapped, and placed into the oven. They cook in the oven, with the dough wrapped around. Of course, you can choose whatever dip you want. The usual sauces and condiments go well with this recipe.
I love to drink too, all drinks…except jagerbombs and that horrible water, what’s it called, it’s got all bubbles in it…Oh, and that aniseed stuff. I have tried experiments over the years, but I cannot get drinks right.
I decided to post a few yummy Valentine’s Day treats! Mentioning that there is absolutely no shame in making these for yourself either ~.^
I think food that is for any kind of love, should be comforting you. However, comforting food CAN BE HEALTHTY. Sometimes I’ll show my body some love, with fruit or a healthy snack. Comfort and “love” food can be healthy and unhealthy.
The first one I’m going to show you is chocolate biscuits! Sounds boring, but my partner and I (luckily) both love the Subway cookies. There’s usually a “fight” for that last biscuit. So this recipe is a bit of a variation of those cookies.
Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
I love ALL my meals. There are some days where I look more forward to one more than the other. Like Christmas morning, even though we have a huge lunch. We have a really yummy breakfast, it changes from year to year. But we always have a nice breakfast, before we head off to my Aunts for the big lunch. No wonder, I always fall asleep, lol.
Who do you admire most in the world?
I probably admire my Great Grandfather the most. He passed when I was about 2/3 years old. Too this day though, he still influences me. Every now and then I find something that he was interested in, that I too am interested in. He loved taking his daughter (my Gran) to plays, loved Shakespeare and he loved the Ancient Greeks. Before he passed, he was trying to learn Greek, to travel and see the sites. We found a book full of scribblings of his. That was only in my 20’s that we found that.
With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?
Learning how to draw earlier. I’m starting to get that feeling that I’ve wasted a lot of the year. It’s been hard to motivate myself. I’ll have days where I’ll start something, but then, there’s always that excuse to stop.
How lucky are we that this year, Halloween is held on a actual weekend! Which is why I want to talk about the yummy treats that are some of our favs for Halloween! After all, what is Halloween without food. It’s just not a thing.
Now I am going to post a article from Delish.com, for all those people who are possibly actually celebrating Halloween this year and may need some easy ideas. But I want to talk about yours and mine, absolute favourites!
I still can remember my scariest nightmare. It was all in black and white. I was tiny *think Honey I shrunk the kids* and I was getting eating alive by a snail. Even to this day I always freak out a little bit when I see a snail,lol.
What food do you crave most often?
What’s your grossest bug story?
Apart from killing mosquitoes, filled with my blood. I don’t think I really have any.