A saucy dinner

Up early today and headed out on a walk. It was cold and drizzly so a cup of tea was in order upon our return.


Later I made pancakes for Christy since we had no bread. I decided to have one too – topped with banana and maple syrup.


After I dropped the girls at school I headed to gym for a cardio workout. 20mins on the eliptical and 10min on the bike and I was a sweaty mess. Home for a shower and a chocolate protein shake.


Then I was off to get the groceries. Had to visit both Coles and Aldi today. Lunch was a black bean burger on country grain bread with tomato, cucumber and some cheese.


Afterwards I finished the chocolate bar I nibbled on while shopping :-).


I was in a real funny mood this afternoon so found myself wanting to nibble and snack. I tried not to. I had some crackers and cheese for my planned snack.


There was also a few handfuls of tiny teddies :-(.

Dinner was roast vegetable pasta.


I wanted to improve on the tomato sauce so I cooked up some grated carrot, zucchini and sweet potato, with some baby spinach added at the last minute.


Then topped with the jar of sauce.


Served over the pasta with a sprinkling of cheese. Delicious.


I wanted some ice cream but opted for a low fat Billabong instead. Hoping to be in a better mood tomorrow.


A productive day

Woke up at 6am with a rather sore back this morning. It tends to get sore when I sit around for long periods of time like I did over the weekend :-(. Oh, well, guess it stops me from being too lazy as I know I’ll suffer later. Anyway, I was out the door with dogs while it still dark but light enough to see safely. I love walking at this time of day – mind you we were too early for the best part of the sunrise :-(.  It was cool out this morning and I had to wear long sleeves AND a jacket.

Back home and getting ready for the day. We saw Amy off – she’s going to camp for the rest of the week and Kevin was dropping her at the train station. Christy and I enjoyed a very quiet breakfast together – she had french toast and I had two of the leftover oat pancakes with some raspberry jam.



Once Christy headed off the school I got stuck into the housework. Once I was done I had a green smoothie before heading off to get my groceries. I spotted this yummy looking salad and have printed up the recipe to make another day.


Back home with the groceries. I got everything unpacked and put away. Then it was time for lunch. I had hoped to make the above mention salad but I was too tired at this point so just made the usual. Todays featured topping – leftover Mexican Rice from last night. Tasted good.


This afternoon I managed to do a bit of scrapbooking while enjoying a cup of tea. I wanted a little “something” so had an ANZAC cookie and small dark orange chocolate bar.


Later, around 4pm, I had a piece of cape-seed bread with hummus and cheese. I put the grapes from Christy’s lunch in a bowl and munched on them a bit later.


It was a quiet dinner with Amy being away. I planned an easy dinner of microwave potato topped with mexican beans, cheese and bit of sour cream.


Later I enjoyed a cup of tea with a banana goji berry muffin (defrosted from the freezer) and some dark chocolate.


And just before going to bed I had a handful of rice crackers – left over from Christy’s lunch!

Lazy Monday

Last nights as I was reading Happy Foody and saw a new pancake recipe. Sounded like the perfect thing for tomorrows breakfast so I went and got it started.

Had a bit of a restless night and woke up with sore back. Put off doing some exercise thinking we might do something later in the day – being that it’s  public holiday for ANZAC Day and we’re all home. Had a cup of tea while reading blogs.

Around 8am I finished off the pancakes and made up a normal batch for the others or in case mine for were a flop (like the last batch of “healthy” pancakes I tried). These, however, were just beautiful. I had mine topped with some banana and maple syrup. Kevin tried one after the “normal” one and said it was pretty good too. Will definitely make these again – though I did have to add some milk to get the right consistency. They looked so good I dove in before taking a photo :-).


Pottered around this morning while the kids and Kevin were playing games on the computer. I also helped Amy pack for the school camp she goes on tomorrow. Around 11am I had some cruskits and cheese (with a cup of tea :-)) and after an ANZAC cookie.


I then worked on my crochet for a bit – I’m trying to make fingerless gloves!! No-one could decide what they wanted for lunch today so we all ended up with something different. Kevin had a chip (crisp) sandwich!!!, Christy a cheese roll, Amy a cheese sandwich and I had a salad (surprise, surprise) with a leftover lentil burger from last night. Also added some leftover onions – yummo!


Spent the afternoon working my gloves – have finally got it worked out, and plans for our UK trip – now finalizing our plans for Scotland. Snack was some cheese, dip and crackers – shared with Kevin.


Dinner tonight was a new recipe – Mexican Rice. Turned out pretty good but I’m not sure I’d make it again as it’s quite similar to other meals we have.


And finally desert – a small bowl of ice-cream.


Back to normal with work and school tomorrow – and housework/groceries for me!