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Cooking – Lava cakes

I was trying to find a recipe that created the most wonderful chocolately single serves with gooey centres. Something like you would see on Masterchef..

I found these great Lava cakes.

They were single yet yummy.
Very rich but worth the taste.

I will next time make them with milk chocolate.
Also in the recipe dont be tricked.. It says 2 eggs and 2 yokes.. Yes 4 yokes and 2 whites..

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They cooked up great. I did think the problem would be turning them out. But with a plate and quick turning hands my oiled and floured ramekins worked just fine.

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When you cut into them the hot chocolate sauces ooozed out…

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Do you have a yummy recipe like this to share?

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Meal Planning Monday – Tuesday 24th May

I thought I was some what under control at the moment – but some how being LUNCHTIME Tuesday I have forgotten to post about the week of food we have munched our way through…??

 

Sunday

Meat & Veg

Monday

Pickled Pork in the slow cooker with mash, veg & white sauce

Tuesday

Lasagna – I use Mountain bread instead of pasta – it is SOOOO much lighter in your tummy to eat and tastes great !!

Wednesday

Left over Lasagna for us
Kids had Chicken wraps with avocado & cheese

Thursday

MACCAS mmmm not a favorite but we had a change in plan today by adding an extra sport in so it became a bit of a juggle…

Friday

Pizza & Champagne with my sister – havent seen her for 6 days so there is ALWAYS plenty to chat non stop about !!
Takeaway from Pizza Capers

Saturday

Eggs on Toast – I LOVED how so many people liked this album!!

Sunday

Spag Bol from freezer

I also link up with The Organised Housewife – call over to see what she had this week as well

Meal Planning Monday Week 12

Were do the weeks go??

I have just destroyed the latest Recipes Magazine & have collected some new recipes that I want to try out – so hopefully over the next while I will give these a go.

I do tend to cook what I know and the kids like when time is limited or we are on the run & if in doubt there is ALWAYS a packet of chicken nuggets in the freezer or Easy Mac in the Pantry…

Monday

Toad in a Hole – I use to think this was toast with the centre cut out, well apparently not  – this was sausages with egg then baked ….. BAD BAD BAD – Either I didnt do it right or it wasnt our taste..?? Wont cook again.

Tuesday

Steak, Continental Noodles with pepper sauce & veggies

Wednesday

Spag Bol from the freezer – I LOVE making large batches !!

Thursday

Crumbed Steak, Coleslaw, Tomatoe & Avocado

Friday

Chicken & veggie rissoles with gravy on sandwiches (these were from the butcher YUMMY)

Saturday

Fresh Barramundi, crabs & salad

Sunday

Chicken chips Coleslaw & gravy – Takeaway

Baking

Meringues

For more Meal Planning ideas check out the link below

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Meal Planning Monday Week 11 Full Details

This week my numbers on here have almost doubled. So for this reason I have decided to recap and how I put Meal Planning into place in our house.

For those of you who have never Meal Planned before here is my step by step guide for you, including all posts to read & follow & templates to use.

Step 1 – Create your Family Favorites
With this step you will create a list of favorite meals the entire family likes. This gives you some where to start with for your Meal Planning.

Step 2 – Use your Meal Planner
From the list of meals you have created put these onto the Meal Planner for the week – even if you just do this during the week you will be better than you have been.

Step 3 – Write your Shopping List or Use your Pantry
Put together a list of all the things you DONT have in your fridge, pantry or freezer for the meals you have chosen

Step 4 – Shop
I saw a friend of mine in the shopping centre only yesterday while grabbing birthday things….. she had the 2 kids and was wondering why she was doing this to herself…. so I thought I have to keep sharing my secrets… as normally shopping is done on the back deck with the laptop and a glass of wine. STRESS FREE!!

I use a combination of both Coles and Woolies as well as alternating between Click & Collect & Home deliveries where it suits best.
If they work in your area then here are the links.
Coles on Line – http://www.coles.com.au/
Woolworths on Line – http://www.homeshop.com.au/
YEs there are feews with deliveries – but yes you spend time in the shops, and yes you use fuel to drive there and home and if the kids are on board – then yes you will have impluse buying that will increase your bill. Worth a look at and trying if you are not already.

Here is my weeks Meal Planning

Monday
Spag Bol

Tuesday
Kan Tong Garlic & Soy Stir Fry – flavour was great my cooking of stir fry – BAD!!!
Need to practice this – dont come over if this is for dinner unless DH is cooking it !!

Wednesday
Roast Herb Chicken, Potatoe Bake & veg

Thursday
Lamb Neck Casserole with mash & veg

Friday
Home made Pizzas – Meatlovers & Seafood

Saturday
Maccas – on the way home late from seeing the Prince!!!

Sunday
Fresh reef fish, salad & chips

Baking
Cookies
Rocky Road

For other Meal Planning ideas have a look at what The Organised Housewife has this week.

Meal Planning Monday Week 10

With my Meal Planning I have been making sure that I add each night to my Family Calendar that is on the front of my fridge. The more I meal plan on here the most I see my weeks – like this one & go ohhh we ate a lot of chicken… or WOW we didnt eat many veggies… So this way if it is on my calendar at a glance I can see what we have already eaten for the month.

 

Monday
Chicken & Chips – Takeaway – Birthday night – With ICECREAM CAKE !! YUM

Tuesday
Home made Beef & veggie pies

 Wednesday
Chicken & veggie curry in the slow cooker with rice from left over chicken from Monday

Thursday
Apricot Chicken with rice

Friday
Left over Apricot Chicken

Saturday
Chili Mud Crab

Sunday
Fish Chip Eggs & tinned Spagetti

Baking
Cake Mix Cookies
Rocky Road

For those of you who are new to my blog you might want to spend some time reading the following posts and using the templates I have created to help get your meal planning under way.

Meal Planning

Meal Planning Monday Week 9

Monday
Chicken Kiev, Potatoe Bake & Veg

Tuesday
Roast Lamb, mash & veg

Wednesday
Crumbed Chicken & salad

Thursday
Tacos

Friday
Takeaway night – Noodles

Saturday
Fish, Chips, eggs & Spagetti

Sunday
DH – Crab sandwiches
Kids – Chicken nuggets and chips
Me – Chicken Broccoli ball

Baking
Rocky Road

For other meal planning ideas be sure to check out the following link

Meal Planning Monday Week 8

During this week I have almost doubled my numbers of followers – which has been amazing and fun. I have been trying to post up snaps of dinners, snacks, treats & even lunch boxes on my Facebook fan page to share and give people ideas.

 I also look forward to you sharing recipes with me and your snaps – you should be able to load them on my page – give it a try.

 Mind you it is very funny as even though we have a meal plan some times our dinners are not on the list – this week I did notice the complete lack of vegetables….ooops

Monday
Apricot Chicken, beans and rice
Recipe here

Tuesday
Pasta Bake with mince Dolmino

Wednesday
Left over Pasta from the night before

Thursday  
Homemade crumbed Lamb chops with mash and veggies

Friday
Deep fried & crumbed prawns, scallops assortment DH
served with salad

Saturday
BBQ

Sunday
Curried fish, bugs & prawns with rice from DH

Baked
Mars Bar slice
Recipe here

Fanta Cake
Recipe here

Remember getting started with Meal Planning is simple

  1. How to get started
  2. Finishing it off

Here are the templates you will need to use