Thursday, August 31, 2006

Oh GOD its nearly Christmas.

Well not really, But I started buying christmas presents today. Im doing my utmost to spread it out this year and hopefully have it all done before December. I cant say what I bought, and I probably shouldn't even mention where I bought it, case y'all reading this website.
So if you'd like to tell me what you want for christmas and you have been a good girl/boy this year please leave a message in the comments. Ta.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

MMMmmmm Crockpot/Slow cooker

Ok the only good thing about winter is stew, and since the lovely ladies of my family deicided I need a slow cooker for my wedding present I have been in stew heaven.
Todays dish is a 10hour slow cooked beef stew, mmmm so very very tender. I have always stayed away from cook beef stews and casseroles in the past because the meat came out all chewy and tough, but now the slow cooker fixes everything.
I've also done a Honey Soy chicken and made a batch of chicken stock for the next time I make soup. And I love the way the house smells fantastic when I get home.
Also its helping to save time and money, yay. Cheap cuts of meat come out tasting great and I make big batches of things and freeze them for dinner later in the week.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Its great to be back in New Zealand

well.. sort of. Its Effen Cold and raining, but then whats new. Here is a picture of me moments from hypothermia on the only the only fine day this winter. But wasn't it a beauty, not a cloud in the sky.
Now of course I am the better half of a married couple its time to get down to the most important business of married people.
Buying a house.
What freaking hell god to I have to sell my soul to for this one. Have you seen house prices lately? better yet, Have you SEEN my salary lately! Well they say everyone should have a dream.
So now its frugal living time. Might as well get used to it because it will be worse when we have a mortgage.
So dont invite me out for dinner unless you're buying and you can forget about that christmas present! But if you want to come round and play scrabble that would be cool. Bring wine.