Just Like Lightning!!

I switched the telly on this morning and car racing was on.  Ben caught a glimpse of it and before I could change the channel he was shouting out to Andrew  {Darn it!!! I wasn’t fast enough}.  I popped out of the room for a while and returned to the boys having a race of their own – Lightning McQueen verses Chic Hicks!  Lightning was the winner – Well done Ben !!

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Boiled, Poached, Scrambled and an Omelette

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I am just loving this!!!  Today Andrew and I attended our first of ten cooking classes at Jamie’s Ministry of Food – Ipswich.  OH MY GOODNESS…. what great FUN!!  There was eleven lovely people in our class both local and from Brisbane.  Our teacher Louise  and the center manager Denalla are just beautiful.  This week was all about the EGG!!  It was back to the basics but still full of tips and tricks to help any level of home cook.  Andrew did an amazing  job.  He was so careful to follow instructions correctly and his results were better than mine!!!

Next week is Leek and Potato soup …..mmmmm!

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Linking up with Paisley Jade – Things I am loving

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What a Princess!!!

Oh goodness I can’t believe I enjoyed the Royal Wedding so much.  It really was a fairytale.  I just felt compelled to pick up the camera and catch the kiss – hehehhe!  It gave me goosebumps and a little tear.  What an amazing Princess…… and Prince William did ok too!

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This is how Andrew participated in the event …… snoring…….bless him!!!


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Jamie Oliver, Andrew and Little Old ME!!


‘Ministry of Food is about getting people cooking again by teaching them the basics: how to cook, how to shop, and how to enjoy food in a way that benefits not only individuals, but also their families. We want to give as many people as possible the tools and information they need to be able to make better food choices.’

I am getting very excited! This weekend Andrew and I start our ten weeks of cooking classes at the Jamie’s Ministry of Food in Ipswich.  I jumped at the opportunity to take part.  Anything that helps a Mum provide quick, easy and most importantly healthy  meals for her family is very exciting.  I was in the hairdressers yesterday and some Mum’s were discussing how they become stuck for healthy meal ideas and would love some inspiration.  Well fingers crossed I have found mine….. I can’t wait.  I also would love to lose some weight.  So this is a great kick start.   And yes you did read it correctly Andrew is also attending.  It is a wonderful opportunity for him to learn to cook but I have to say I am looking forward to us doing this together.  My Mum and Dad are taking care of Ben (love them to bits!!!) while Andrew and I cook together.

Our first class is this Saturday.  We will receive a “Participant Start-Up Kit”, with a folder of recipes and information,  a  Jamie’s Ministry of Food bag and an apron.    Each week we need to take a tupperware container because each participant cooks a family meal for four to take home.

I can’t wait to let you know how it goes!!

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