Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A recipe for the time poor!!!!

Another recipe from the school cookbook that we have made more than once recently.
Layered Family Casserole
Although these photos aren't great it is a good recipe that takes such a little amount of time to prepare. It's not fancy but is tasty and there are plenty of variations. It would also be a good recipe for uni students as it's economical!! This recipe also appears in the CWA cookbook.

1/2 cup uncooked rice
2 cups frozen peas and corn
1 onion, finely diced
1/2 red capsicum diced
550g jar of tomato based pasta sauce
1 cup water
500g minced beef
1 cup grated cheese

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Spread uncooked rice over the base of a greased casserole dish
Layer the peas, corn, onion and capsicum onto the rice
Finely crumble the raw minced beef over the vegetable layer
Mix together pasta sauce and water and pour over the mince layer
Sprinkle with grated cheese
Cover and bake in oven for 1 1/2 hours removing cover for last 1/2 hour.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

First day of year 12 2012!

Hold on tight, it could be an interesting year!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A day at a country show!

Today the 'horsey' one , Henry and I headed off to a small agricultural show in Merino. It was a great day and something everyone should experience. Unfortunately a lot of these shows are slowly fading out. The horse events were held in the middle of the oval with the floats and trucks parked around it. In the background were dry rolling hills and paddocks. It really was in the middle of nowhere. There was also dog trials, some sideshows, cattle and sheep,  cookery,craft and flowers and of course the local service clubs were selling various food. The 'horsey' one and Henry were very successful winning many of their events, even enough prize money to 'just' cover their entries!!! They won 'smartest on parade' so that was exciting!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A surprise parcel!

It is so nice to receive a 'surprise, just because' parcel in the mail and bloggers are the best at doing this!!! During all my crisis's of the last few weeks this gift arrived and has been a godsend. I do love to write a list and so the notebook and sharpie travel everywhere with me. The tea caddy has been refilled many times especially while HS was in hospital, so nice to be able to have a 'proper' cup of tea!!!!It lives in my handbag. Thank you xxx