August 23, 2008

Soooo Monica!!!

Oh Jacki you'd be so proud........ remember that recipe you gave me a few weeks ago, well take a look at these........
These are my Chocolate Chip Muffins and guess what........I made them all from scratch....that's right no packet mix or box in sight!!!!! I haven't always been the greatest of cooks but I am so sick of the rubbish that goes into the kids lunch boxes that I have decided to take things into my own hands and try and make as much as I can. Previously I had always made muffins and cakes for their lunch boxes but they came out of a box, so after doing this for about a month I'm now a convert..... it's truly amazing the difference it makes with the kids......they are actually nicer to each other on occasion.

The other night while I was checking out a few blogs ( as one does ) I came across Melissa Goodsell go and check her out for some inspiration, she is amazing, she is crafty,she scrapbooks, she cooks, I spent hours reading all about what she is up to......... very interesting if you care about the food you put in your mouth.

So after cleaning out my pantry a few weeks ago and tossing all those things that get shoved to the back and never seen again, then attacking everything with my label maker ( that's soooooMonica ) and restocking with all new ingredients I'm ready for a change........No more boxes!!!
The fact that I have twice as many chooks now which means twice as many eggs to use up is great because I can experiment as much as I like and not feel guilty about wasting free-range eggs if I stuff up!!!!

I didn't stuff up on these........ they are yummo!!! Jam Pinwheels
This week has been a huge week for our family.....My sister Linda turned 40 on Wednesday, we were unable to spend the day with her because she lives in Tasmania though I'm sure her close friends made sure she celebrated.
This week was also Ag-Quip week and this year we had a site for our business "Pivot Irrigation" which meant lots of entertaining and late nights. My Mum and Dad came up from Orange to have a look around also which was great because we miss them very much!!! Mum and I enjoyed the shopping but not all the walking around, I did buy a few things one of which I'm very excited about and I'll share it as soon as I have pictures.
OK just to finish off this post I'm going to share my new scarf which I made the other night.....yummy green!!

3 comments:

Jackie / Kate said...

I'm sooooo proud of you !!! You are sooooo Monica !!!! Isn't it great to be sooooo Monica ?? MONICA - OUR HERO!! lol

Jodi said...

I was admiring that scarf on Friday!! Did you make it! What a clever person you are girl!!
And making all those yummies from scratch....
Ok, i can feel it coming you know.... Monica does have lazy friends doesnt she.... Ok, i will be Joey!! I think hes the lazy one isnt he.. I cant be Febi, shes too green for me, or Rachael or maybe i can be rachael....hmm, will have to rethink my position!!! Cooking, kniting, labeling... you guys are way out of me league now... or is it i am way out of you guys league!! yah thats the one.... lol....
Its just jealousy though!!!

jacki janse van rensburg said...

keep one for me, i'm heading right over...