Thursday, August 15, 2013

{foodie} Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto

This is pretty yummo and so simple to make. My kids are a bit fussy and will pick out the prawns. A little devoid of greens, you could serve on a bed of rocket or a nice side salad perhaps.



50g Parmesan cheese

1 onion. Spring onions/shallots work well too

2 cloves garlic. You can add more, I usually do!

40g butter

350g arborio rice

50g white wine. I use my fav Brown Brother Moscato

900g chicken stock. I use 3 stock cubes in 900g water

400g prawns. Or a mix of seafood

60g sour cream



Add parmasan cheese and grate for 5 seconds on speed 8. Set aside

Add garlic and onion and chop for 5 seconds on speed 5.

Scrape down the sides, add butter and sauté for 2 min, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Insert butterfly, add rice and wine and sauté for 2 min, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Add stock and cook for 14 min, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Add prawns and cook for 1 min 30 sec, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Transfer to thermoserve, add parmasan. Let sit for 10 min. Stir and serve!




Monday, August 12, 2013

Mans Best Friend

Dating advice for the not so desperate!

An occasional series, taking advice from Disney, my mum and other randoms and taking the piss out of being single and dateless!


Wanna date?
I was having a chat to my mum the other day, we get the normal pleasantries out of the way, you know, how are the kids, how's the country life ect ect.


Then she asks for an update on my love life. You see she is praying to the gods and goddess that they will send along a suitable fellow soon. And she's a woman of faith and expecting some sort of action by now.

She must be praying to the wrong deities.

Anyhoo, I tell her there is no update and day dreams don't count.

So she then tells me to get a dog, walk the dog, and when I come across some man, strike up a conversation. Use the dog as an icebreaker. Ask this man on a date. And voila, love life fixed.

Thanks mum.

Too easy.

Only, I don't have a dog.

I live 25km out of town.

My nearest neighbour is my sister ( thanks).

And my driveway is 2km long, and to be honest, after walking two km down that, I might not be in the best state to strike up a convo with an eligible bachelor.


Ahhhh mum, keep pray'n


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cars and Houses

FFS Friday

Today is Saturday, who gives...I had a crap week with lots of FFS moments. So here goes:


Bought $20 000 car. Love it. No FFS.

$20 000 car breaks down 7 days later. FFS

Major engine failure. You have got to be kidding me. FFS

Car dealership sorting it out at no cost to me. No FFS.

I have a loan car, busy advertising Bunbury Holden across south west WA, whilst yelling at the kids to not put their muddy feet on the seats, touch the glass with their fingerprints, eat/breathe/make smells ect in the loan car. FFS.

Borrow sisters bogan car that goes and goes and goes. And when it breaks it's fixable and then goes some more. No FFS.

Lock keys in sisters car, 10.30pm at night. Car is on. I live in a rural area. No one around. FFS.

Walk the 300m down the road to my sisters house, pitch black, cold, to get my sister, admit to my stupidity and get help. FFS.

Ended up smashing the window to get keys and turn car off. FFS.

Goodbye $285. FFS

Water pressure in rental is almost none existent. Leak, maybe a blockage, who knows but it means hot water can't kick in. No hot showers, 10 days now. Using sisters amenities. FFS.

Bloody awful smell wafting up from toilet, think the recent rains have affected the backyard sewerage in some way. FFS.

Those same rains have cause a major ceiling leak in the hallway. FFS.

House is not happening, had enough. Applied for another rental. No FFS.

Offered 6 months paid rent in advance to secure it, waiting to hear back. No comment cause I don't want to jinx myself.

Rent is more than my last mortgage. FFS.

Hoping next week is better!!! Way better!

Come join in, it's strongly therapeutic! Thanks for the lovely for all the good times following FFS Friday!!


All You Need To Know About Dating You Can Learn From Disney

Dating advice for the not so desperate!

An occasional series, taking advice from Disney and taking the piss out of being single and dateless!


Dating tip #3

Accept that there are no normal ones left over the age of 30.

It's all downhill after 29.


Monday, April 8, 2013

FFS Friday

FFS Friday


Got the new rental house. No FFS.

Packing and shifting with 6 days notice. FFS

Kids changing schools. Again. 3rd school this year. FFS.

I've spent a small fortune on various school uniforms this year. FFS.

Lost battery charger for whiz bang camera. FFS.

Last week, gave up and ordered another from EBay. FFS.

Packing a box. Found battery charger. FFS


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

No vote from me

Dear Matthew,

I think it is admirable you are standing as an independent in the upcoming state elections. Parliament needs more variety and the more choices we have, the more chances we have electing someone that truly represents their constituents and not a political party.

However I digress.

You are in danger of not even getting a look in for my vote.

You are no ordinary politician, I accept this. Your need to take up not 1 or 2 car park bays, but three, puts you in the "not just any politician" position. 3 bays!!! Really!! Outside of a busy school that is already pushed for parking.

Cheers mate.


P.S please ignore the empty car space next to me. I rock up to school half an hour early, just to get a car park. Those empties, they fill up real quick.

Monday, February 4, 2013

First Day Nerves

My last wee babe starts school today. He is so excited. Very nervous. And soooo ready for this.

I'm all of those too!