Fun Stuff: March 2014 Archives

First up, the wrapper on an Ali Baba kebab ..

Undress me kebab wrapper

And then this selfie camera ..

Selfie camera

Yup ..

14.3.14

Up at stoopid o'clock on the last Friday of the balloons to see the Skywhale in flight and say hi to Neil.  Had breakfast before the crowds, although being a Friday morning the crowds (and number of balloons) was a lot smaller than a weekend.

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Rhinos

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10-11.2.14

Last year it was snails, this year it was rhinos.

Rhinos

Rhinos

Rhinos

Rhinos

Rhinos

Dudley

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10.2.14

My mother used to work in this building.  Like forty years ago.  Before I was born.  It was a bank then.  One of those things that you never think to take photos of until after it's gone, so I took some photos of it.

Dudley House

Wings

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4.2.14

Mum's pretty much stopped feeding the birds but still puts out water in the bird bath for them.  They love it.

Wings

Coles Typo

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5.1.14

So we've had this Coles green bag for years.  It was only just recently that I noticed the typo .. hehee

Coles Typo

Dec 2013.

This was the little Nanoblocks Neuschwanstein castle I got for Christmas from Annie.  How cute is it!

Nanoblocks Neuschwanstein Castle

The little teeny pieces are quite difficult to work with and once attached it's quite hard to pull them apart.

There were quite a few leftover pieces too.

Phone and Shoes

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This morning Lisa blogged an entry that contained pictures of Charlotte pretending to be on the phone, and wearing her high-heeled shoes.  I said I was pretty sure every parent had photos like that.

Here was mine :)

Wearing Mummy's shoes

On the phone

Lasagnas

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On the weekend I made two lasagnas in two nights.

The first was one I got out of a cookbook I bought recently - a salmon and zucchini lasagna.  It turned out quite well, and the sweetie wanted seconds.

The ingredients laid out
Salmon lasagna ingredients

And measured out
Salmon lasagna ingredients

Assembling - layers of pasta, zucchini, salmon, and a ricotta/green onion/mint/white sauce mix
Salmon lasagna construction

Cooked!
Salmon lasagna finshed

A rather delicious meal!
Salmon lasagna dinner

On Sunday night I ad-libbed with the other half of the pasta sheets.  There was mushroom and lamb mince and bacon and cream in the fridge, so I put it all together.

All the ingredients
Bacon lasagna

So top left is boiling water to cook the pasta sheets in - for about 30 seconds - til they soften and absorb a bit of water.  Only do this as you're about to put them into the dish otherwise they'll stick together.
Top right is the "white sauce".  Not a true white sauce.  I sauteed two large portabella mushrooms (chopped finely) in some butter, then added about 300mL of cream and 300mL of milk with about three teaspoons of corn flour to thicken it.  Let that simmer gently for a while.  Add some cheese for more thickness.
Bottom left is the meat sauce.  500g packet of lamb mince, browned, then added a tub of tomato paste and some water, and some mixed herbs.  Add some cheese for more flavour.

Bacon lasagna cooking

Then layer (top to bottom):

Mozzarella cheese/tasty cheese
Mushroom sauce
Pasta sheets
Cheese
Mushroom sauce
Meat sauce
Bacon
Pasta sheets
Cheese
Mushroom sauce
Meat sauce
Bacon
Pasta sheets
Cream

Bake for about half an hour

Bacon lasagna cooked

Oh my!! This thing was so amazing.  But you might have noticed how much cheese I put into it - it was rather dripping in cheese fat.  But maybe that's why it was soooo good!! :)

Bacon lasagna dinner

The jigsaw that is ..

Life section 3 progress

Life section 3 progress

Life section 3 progress

Life section 3 progress

The other jigsaw we've completed recently was this horrible thing TJ brought in.  Took us weeks.

Liney jigsaw

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