March 30, 2011
March 28, 2011
March 21, 2011
I was thrilled when Bakers Delight asked me to host a morning tea complete with lots of yummy Bakers Delight thingies to eat. Hosting a big morning tea means no one is going to come looking for food for at least a few hours and that gets my vote. Which means I might get some time to jump on Twitter and reach out for humans who don't want me for my food. Heaven.
I grabbed some of my wonderful Mummy Friends and we headed to the park for a big play and a picnic supplied by Bakers Delight and I dished up the yummy food.
I made up some yummy egg and lettuce sandwiches for the Mums with Bakers Delight Hi-Fibre Lo-GI White bread. Which was beautiful and soft. *drool*. To make this mash up some hard boiled eggs with some good quality egg mayo and a pinch of salt. I made some yummy fairy bread for the kids.
We were meant to receive some sacks for a sack race from the good people at Bakers Delight. Unfortunately they did not arrive on time. A week later after the event, the sacks arrived. Then the next day we got another parcel of sacks. An express post parcel. Which was sent some 3 weeks earlier. Hmmm. Yeah thanks Aussie Post. You suck.
So I found myself with an abundance of sacks so we had a Sack Race at Playgroup last week and the kids had a great time.
On your marks, get set...
It's not about winning, it's about HAVING A GOOD TIME! Remember that when you lose. Ok?
To finish up I have five $5 Bakers Delight vouchers to give away today. To win, just leave a comment below. These are valid until 30th June 2011. I will pick the winners via a random generator on Monday 28th March 2011. Good Luck! x
*Yes I do have Coeliac Disease but my kids don't, and this post is all about them. Ok?
March 16, 2011
It's when the Coles Gluten Free Food and Healthy Living Expo comes to town for the weekend. This also coincides with Coeliac Awareness Week.
Big deal you say. Fair nuff. But when you have Coeliac Disease and there is a room full of gluten free food to try, test and buy. Well. It's heaven. Because normally I have to issue a standard set of questions about the food I pop in my mouth. Because it can make me very sick.
We tasted some yummy things. We tasted some odd things. Mostly yummy. This year there were lots of things to buy at some great prices. Gluten free food can be expensive, and to buy them you normally have to win lotto or take up a second job as a hooker. So it was great to buy some yummy things cheap.
Here are some things I took away with me.
First up. Mamee Corn Kiks. New on the market. The Coeliac equivalent of Twisties, which are not gluten free. Of course not. These are nom with a capital N. Coles sell them for around $1.50, show price $1. Bargain. My mum bought a WHOLE BOX OF THEM. When I first told my mum about this epic find, she cried tears of joy. Ok. Not really but it was a very happy day.
Mamee Rice Chips are the Coeliac equivalent to Pringles. These are yummy. $2 each. They have flavour on them! Hallelujuh! Chips with flavour! Yum!
Pasta D'Oro is the best gluten free pasta I have found. It tastes the same as the gluten free pasta I ate when we were in Italy in 2005. It is made in Romania. It cooks nicely and can be reheated without disintegrating into slime. The local supermarket sells these 500g packs for $4.50. It was on sale at the expo for under $2. I bought 20 packets which should last the whole year. My pantry is bulging at the seams.
Maybe next year my dream will come true. Gluten Free Milo. I miss Milo. I have nightmares about the day I learned I had Coeliac Disease and could no longer indulge on Milo. It was a sad day. Nesquik is similar and very tasty and I consume swimming pools of it when I am pregnant but it doesn't fill you up like Milo does. I live in hope.
It is Gluten Free Friday on 18th March 2011. Why not try living gluten free for a day and see how we live. Or maybe just stroke us sympathetically and pray to the Nestle Gods to deliver us a gluten free Milo equivalent.
This is our collection of goodies we acquired. Yes that is my daughter underneath all that. She is not fussed, but is concerned for her mother who is now twice the size than she was when she walked in the door.Yeah we went a bit nuts.
I did say Christmas does come twice a year!
March 15, 2011
It was 8 years ago today we were married. Looking at the photos, we both seem so young. 3 kids have aged us considerably. You are skinny. Face shaved. Nice hair cut. Well groomed. Today you are a beefcake thanks to Rucci's Gym. You now have the 'rugged look'. You don't give yourself a close shave. Ever. Now you give yourself a hair cut with the shaver in our bathroom.
My hair is long. Skin tanned. I came THISCLOSE to burning myself to a crisp tanning up for the wedding. There are no wrinkles. A very flat tummy. I long for that flat tummy of yesterday, before three kids stretched it out. Now I kick it along the ground when I walk.
Smiles, smiles everywhere. A wonderful day. A happy day. The best wedding. Ever. A live band. The best food. So much food. 6 courses. A small wedding of 130 people by Greek-Italian standards. Starting our lives together. Moving in. Embarking on life. Renovating our house and extending it. Travelling. Kicking career goals. Having children. Staying at home to raise them.
How blessed we are.
8 years ago today. I have known you for 20. We are 33 this year.
Happy Anniversary. x
Now go and pick up your undies off the bathroom floor.