May
27

Friday food.

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My Mum & Dad left for Canada last Saturday and even though I’ve been living out (and in) of home since I was 17, I know that my mum thinks the world falls apart when she’s not in my presence.

So right now I’m pretty sure she pictures a home with dirty diapers piled high to the ceiling, clothes covering the floor, dirty dishes stacked in the sink, grubby toilets and filthy floors, an overflowing rubbish bin, pizza boxes and other take-away containers left under couches, mail accumulating in the mailbox and probably me, sobbing uncontrollably in the corner, hair filled with lice, no make-up, crying out ‘where’s my MUM?’ through tears and snot. Ivan undoubtedly unable to deal with it all probably left on a boat back to Mexico.

My Mum is reading this right now and nodding with a bit of disappointment, ‘I knew it’ she is thinking, ‘they need me!

Well, whilst most of the above could be true – I know at least 2 things that aren’t. 1) Ivan is still here and 2) there are no pizza boxes or take away containers on the floor because I’ve cooked every night this week!

S: Low-fat Chicken Satay Stir-fry (+ homemade apple crisp for dessert)

S: Gourmet Vegetable Lasagne

M: Chunky homemade chicken soup + garlic bread (Ivan was sick so I went all out)

T: Omelettes + salad

W: Red lentil & carrot Dhal

T: Homemade beef hamburgers + homemade oven fries

F: Butter chicken (from a jar) + Naan bread

I love having those easy ‘go-to’ recipes that just never fail to please and I love finding new ones. If you have an awesome dinner recipe on hand that you love to make a lot, then please email it to me! pamela.minett {at} gmail {dot} com.

I promise I’ll try it if you send it to me! :)

Have a wonderful weekend. I wanted desperately to head out tonight to a friend’s leaving party, but it’s been such a hard week with Ivan being sick and our little girl ‘trying’ to get into a good sleep routine, all I wanna do is curl up on the couch and watch the final of american idol (yeah, i said it. what? you’re not watching it?)

  • brad

    I’m going to send you some Balinese recipes. Just took a cooking course. It was mostly Eat Pray Lovers and a very hung over Brad and Litz. Had no idea what hit them in the kitchen. Anyway, point is some great and easy meals.

  • Pamela

    Eckhart is there with you? In indonesia? Eeep. But please do send those recipes my way. Balinese! Fun!

  • Cousin Rachel

    mmm mmm mmm mmm Butter chicken……

  • Kylie

    We made dahl on the same night! You were right it is SO YUMMY.

    This one is crazy easy and totes yum ;) I make it almost every week.

    http://mynewroots.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-favorite-recipe-four-corners-lentil.html

  • Tess

    pam, you haven’t seen the monkey run?
    when you try his balinese recipes, send the good ones through to me or post on blog please! It sounds yummy.