Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pumpkin Filo Pies

On the weekend, Michael was kind enough to take Chloe off my hands for a few hours. He decided to take her to the footy to see if she liked it any better this year than last year. Unfortunately, the men making big noises (cheering) was a bit too much for her & she was scared and not impressed at all so that's it for footy this season & we will try again next year. Fortunately for Michael The Mighty Magpies won & with some help from his parents he even got to see some of the game.

I, on the other hand didn't know what to do with myself, all that time to myself, sleeping baby, what to do, bake of course? I made these pumpkin filo pies from Gourmet Traveller and have been eating the leftovers ever since, I'm in love with them. As the magazine states, it might sound weird to combine pumpkin, feta & cinnamon but it works amazingly well. Go on and try it for yourself.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some Good News & Some Delicious Baking

Its between a while in between posts and this time I have a very good excuse. Joshua decided he was ready to join us on the outside 5 weeks early, taking me (and everyone else) by surprise at the Good Food & Wine show when my waters decided to break just as I walked out the show door on the Queens birthday, I hadn't even left the building yet, must have been too much eating, drinking & carrying around too many goodies. Since then it's been a hectic 3 weeks as life started out in the special care nursery. The little man got to come home last Sunday & we are one happy family again, all together at last. So welcome Joshua & looking forward to all of the love, laughter & tears you are sure to bring us!

Michael has been home this past week so as well as finally getting things ready for a new baby, I've actually had time to do some cooking too, did I mention that so far (touch wood), Josh is a good sleeper during the day at least. Today I made this Apricot & Raisin Bran Loaf from the Marie Claire breakfast book. What can I say, but yummo, healthy, quick & Chloe even liked it! Highly recomended....

Now will see how I cope with 2 little ones with Michael back at work next week, so far I'm thinking this second child business is easy peasy so I hope I'm not in for a rude shock when he finally wakes up & starts to let us know he's around.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Quick Lunch Time Treat

Today I had the urge to bake for lunch, I also had the urge for something sweet so my lunch was a couple of these very quick Golden Syrup scones from Donna Hay Magazine. Very Naughty I know. The method is much the same as your everyday scone recipe though there is no butter, just a combo of butter, cream & golden syrup. They were very nice straight from the oven smeared with some butter. Mmm, what can I bake tomorrow....