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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

MeatLoaf Maddness!

So last sunday we had Joey and Angie over for dinner seeing we resheduled our ritual friday dinner and games night :) And i decided to make meatlloaf potato bake asparagas and fresh baked bread! My meatloaf turned out to be a MOUNTAIN! :) But i was feeding 3 grown men who love their meat so i wanted to make sure i had enough meatloaf to fill them up and have left overs for lunches! Heres what it looked like!

MeatLoaf Maddnesssss!
(i dont do measurements remember!)
(Your meatloaf will be made up of 80% turkey 20%beef)
Turkey Mince
Lean Beef Mince
1 Large Onion
6 Cloves of garlic
Fresh Ground Sea Salt(to taste)
Fresh Ground Black Pepper(to taste)
A1 Cracked Peppercorn Suace
Rosemary(to taste)
Panko Bread Crumbs
Ketchup
Unsalted Butter
Olive Oil
Eggs


Where to start?!
Take your mince toss it into a LARGE bowl for mixing!
Get your chopping board out and and diced our onion up,
Crush and peel the garlic then mince it up!
Heat your pan up with the oil and butter, when the butter has melted and gotten happy with the oil!
Toss your onions and garlic in! MMM
Now turn the heat down to meduim you dont want the onions to burn!
Sautee the onions n garlic till well cooked n mushie! Halfway to that point sprinkle the rosemary in!
(the mixture smells devine!)
Set aside when all cooked up and let cook you will be adding this mixture to the meat AND you want it to be cool enough that when your mixing your mince it dont burn u!

This is what it will look like when the mixture is cool enough to mix in with the meat! Once this mixture is mixed in added your eggs (depending on how much mince u used depends on how many eggs ull need in all my meatloaf had about 6-7pounds of mince all up so i added 2 eggs!) Mush your egs threw nicely add your bread crumbs mix threw well add your ketchup mix mix :) your goin to add the pepper and salt to the rw meat as well n mix throughly. Toss your mound of meat into a cassarole dish that is big enough to hold your meatloaf! Shape it then take your A1 sauce and spread over the meatloaf. Preheat your oven to 350'F and bake this baby for about 1-2 hours!


~Asparagas Done Easy~

Cuts the ends off your asparagus wash em u know how to pre em right? :)

Get a glass dish out drizzle it with olive oil

Toss your asparagus in and coat with the oil in the dish :)

Sprinkle some garlic powder over them and some onion powder

Crack some sea salt on em and some fresh cracked black pepper

Toss em about and throw in the oven cook until bright green and tender!

You can get the recipe for this Potato Bake in a past Blog Post!


MMM Another version of my Chewy Tasty Yummy (this time pretty dang healthy!) Oatmeal ChocChip Cookies!

So this wk i decided to make the boys cookies even healthier! Ive cut the sugars almost completely out! And i used some honey for a different taste of sweet! As for the choc chips i only added one cup of choc chips as well as 1 cup of cut up dried berries i used blue berries, cranberries strawberries and raspberries! They turned out very nicely and the boys have been enjoying them! Heres some pics of the revamped cookies! (and yes i still added the flaxseed meal to the cookies!)



Check out my older blog posts for this recipe!

Its Spring! Its Spring!


Woohoo! Spring has sprung! The grass is ris? I wonder where the birdiez is?!? Yea or something like that the saying goes :P Anyway on Monday i went over to plant some more seeds at Angies, I planted red peppers and yellow peppers and becuz the critters dug up all my bok choy seeds outside.......i planted some more but this time they will start under the lights at Angies place! So far i have lettuce coming up! Parsely! Leeks and i dont know what the others are lol bcuz the labels have run from watering but i dont care as long as they sproute!

OWIE?!?! But its in a good way!

So Sara let me borrow TurBo Jam and i have become a turbo jam junkie and i am feeling it in my thighs abs and arms! It hurts so good! ok so it doesnt hurt im just a lil sore and ache! But im noticing a difference seeing ive been crankin up my work outs! I am so focused on gettin into the jeans Sara passed onto me! Anyway i have some other logs to post and to end this one i thought id end it with a few of my fav things in the world!!