Public holiday Monday, I love you. Especially after the frantic week last week and before the doubly frantic work week (three days) ahead.
I had a sleep in, did some washing, talked to the lovely Luscious Llama on the phone in preparation for my Sydney trip on Friday, packed some lunches…
…and generally rested. I completed two draft articles and another two are in preparation.
This weekend, Future Music Festival + Top Gear Live have been on in my suburb. I could hear them both – lots of doof doof and revving engines. I don’t care for either but I do love living in the entertainment capital of suburbia.
I went to Fraus for brunch. And ordered the usual classic hot chocolate…
I was pleased to see the gorgeous artwork of Bec Winnel in Yen. I went to school with her.
I also cooked a pie for last night’s dinner, and the week ahead. It’s going to be busy, I tell you!
It’s an easy pie, with a chicken breast and half a pack of frozen vegies.
Aussie stirfry is pretty boring. Carrots, corn, beans, maybe squash, cauliflower and capsicum. No bean or bamboo shoots.
I chopped a leek instead of an onion, plus a fat clove of garlic.
Softened them in olive oil.
Chopped a sad looking squash from Mum’s garden.
And used kitchen scissors to cut the chicken. Kitchen scissors are the best invention ever.
All of the ingredients went on the stove to cook for about 30 minutes on low heat. I seasoned them with vegeta stock powder.
Nope, didn’t make my own pastry. Nor is it low fat. It’s a pie of convenience.
I let the filling cool slightly before putting it on the pastry.
And brushed the top with melted butter, baked for 30 minutes.
While having dinner, I flicked between the evil antics of Paul Robinson on Neighbours… (he’s kind of sexy in an arrogant old man way)
Remember the sexy/evil relationship between Paul and Izzy? Those were the days.
…and the where are they now? special on A Country Practice on Channel 9.
Have a great week!