12 February 2012
i'm grateful for . . . 'food presentation & home made goodness'
Poof, what a week, back to school & we all know what that means - enthusiastic school lunches & feeding hungry bellies at night to refuel them for another action packed day of street smarts, sports & socialising.
By Friday night i really felt like a juicey tastey burger, my children aren't big on burgers but i wanted one, i'm the mum/ cook/ dictator, so . . . we had homemade burgers.
With what little strength i have with my hands (thanks for the carpal tunnel surgery congratulatory comments in the last post, can't believe by month's end i'll have 2 new hands!!) i lovingly sliced salad & cheese, added snag jam & olives, delicous. Fed the family for $8 - the price of one Milk Bar style proper burger. Oh i just realised i didn't add beetroot, what is wrong with me?? I only used 4 meat patties for 5 burgers, they are too big otherwise, so i have 4 left, for another round of burgers, this time WITH beetroot please.
What do you get a dear friend in her very early 40s for her birthday??
So easy, she loves retro, picnics & 70's lollies!! I found this amazing stacking picnic trio of melamine containers at Myer in Brisbane & filled them with fun. I've seen Jamie Oliver use metal ones years ago, i've coveted them ever since. OMG when was the last time you ate TV Mix or Lolly Bananas??
I'm trying to perfect the size of my jam drops, i've been baking them with the children - who are trying to perfect the amount of jam they add. They are so delicious & i make plain biscuits for the non jam lovers, freaks i know!!
HOW good are the grapes at the moment?? Don't they look even more inviting presented in a Donna Hay Royal Doulton colander??
While i was away in Brisbane at the bachelor pad, where my husband has inherited all my Tupperware plain white picnic plates & plain blue cutlery (read: plain boring) . . . i wanted to brighten things up a little.
So the lovely Rachael from Gidgi & A Room For Everyone blog answered my prayers with these amazing cutlery sets. Choose from mixed & polka dots, i love both & as a thank-you-for-what-your-husband-does-for-our-country, darling Rachael asked if she could send a complimentary set (before i even had a chance to order!!) Now i have 3 sets & i want more, greedy i know but they are soooo pretty. Thank you Rachael!!
Cannot wait to grow my own fruit like my country brother, herbs sure, but fruit, glorious!!
Just couldn't resist adding this last image into a post link about . . . I'm Grateful for 'food', my parents country cottage oven. I've seen one with a kookaburra on the door at a museum, but this is REAL & in my family. Mum can't cook like she used to, i wonder if she realises (Alzheimer's) but she was better than Bree Van Der Kamp in perfect execution, dinner parties for 12 - back in the day when you entertained your husband's boss for a promotion & they were judged on how their wives cooked (maybe not so much for Naval officers). Thank goodness my husband doesn't rely on that - burgers anyone??
Now who has a rumbly tummy?? Love Posie