4.15.2014

From my kitchen to yours...homemade pork burgers.

Last night I felt completely uninspired when it came to deciding what to do for dinner.
I walked aimlessly around the supermarket trying to come up with something when it hit me....
Homemade burgers!
I hadn't made any in such a long time and it's a meal I definitely do not regret making, or eating.


To make these at your home you'll need
(this make about 6 good sized patties)
500g pork mince
1 onion
1garlic clove
1 carrot
1 egg
bread crumbs
pepper and salt
oxo beef cube
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp ketchup

burger buns and your favourite toppings

In a food processor chop the onion, garlic and carrot.
(if you have kids chop it really fine, they'll eat veggies without knowing, operation hide the veggies complete!)
Add the mince to a bowl and add the chopped mixture.
blend together using a fork or your hands
Crumble up the oxo cube and sprinkle on top, add the remaining ingredients 
and blend together.
Using your hands shape into burger patties and grill until cooked. 

Serve in buns with your favourite toppings. 
I used burger sauce, lettuce, cheese and gherkins, but you can let your imagination go wild here!

enjoy!
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4.14.2014

This week I will...

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Hello Monday!
I can't believe you showed up so quickly again!
You are no doubt the start of another very busy week.
The kids are in their last week of Easter holiday and I so wish we could spend a bit more time together as a family. Simon and I both work and we've been a bit of a tag team during these holidays.
As soon as one of us comes home from work the other one leaves.
It's a good thing we both have reasonable flexible hours.
I do want to make the holidays as fun as I can,
so this week I will...

Put some more effort into making breakfast fun. I'm thinking pancakes, waffles and toast with faces. Anything to make my little ones smile first thing in the morning!

Get the craft box out so Emily can start her homework project.

Clean out my wardrobe (seriously overdue!).

Take the kids to the park.

Finish part 1 of my online course for work.

Play boardgames with the kids.

Buy some last minute Easter bits and bobs.

Paint my nails and wear perfume every day.

Try and sit out in the garden while reading my book.

Bake some cookies or cupcakes with the kids.

Take the kids to the beach for a walk and some rock pooling.

Call a friend and have a good old catch up.

Have a movie night and cuddle up with the kids.

Eat more fruit.

Take more photo's

Give lots of hugs, cuddles and kisses.



Looks like it will be a busy week!
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4.13.2014

I'm only two weeks late!

I cannot believe I haven't written anything in TWO weeks!
Time just seems to fly by.
One minute it was Christmas, the next it will be Easter.
Everything in between is a blur.
Seriously, am I the only one who seems to be caught in a time warp!?
So, two weeks...
A lot has happened.
 Mothers day for instance,
and yet I have not found the time to document this.


We had a great day of course, a great weekend even.
Simon had to work which was a bit of a letdown,
but it didn't stop me and the kids having a fun time.
On Saturday I took them on the bus to Canterbury.
My main goal was to visit the Cath Kidston store but somehow we ended up in Build A Bear!
You should have seen the look on my kids faces, both their eyes lit up when they saw the cute big bears, big little ponies, Easter bunnies and don't even get me started on all the outfits. 
 I wasn't going to buy them one of course,
but somehow, when we walked back out, both my kids were holding a new bear.
In my defence, I did manage to talk them down to a tiny bear instead of a big one.
A purple chick and a monkey to be more precise.

On to Cath Kidston.
Emily and I were delighted to look at everything and I had to tell her more than once to not touch that cute mug or open the moisturisers to sniff them.
   Dylan on the other hand wasn't too bothered, cute florals and girly things don't really do it for him!
I choose my mothers day present (the reason we went in the first place) which was a new wallet, and treated myself to a new mug as well.
Mission accomplished.
Sunday I was woken up early and Emily (with help from dad) brought up a cup of coffee, jumped on the bed and gave me her cards. She was so proud to show me the card she'd made in school. It was too cute!


Dylan had a bit of a sleep in and stumbled down half an hour later wishing me happy birthday!
Hahaha, he was still half asleep and obviously a bit confused.
The cards he'd made me in school and scouts were very sweet.
I'm so lucky to have such sweet kiddies.
I do love them more than they'll ever know.

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