Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Good Samaritan 'still around'

Yesterday, My kids and I drove to Hazelwood Pondage to meet my two other friends to go fishing. I was driving our old rusty ute. I never had a problem with this ute besides with its look. Well, it is usually used for work, getting sand and gravel from the shop to our place, transporting heavy and bulky stuff.

When we get to Hazelwood, first stop, there in a launching place for boats and jets-ski, could not fine there car,  i then went to the other fishing area where we fish before, but still they were not there. I thought, there's probably another  launching area. While driving, looking for my friends, I smelt something burning, I pulled over on the side of the road and check where that burning smell comes from. I didn't realized that the ute ran out of water and the bonnet was smoking hot, it overheat.

Luckily, while i was standing there figuring out what to do, the car pulled over beside us, the man came out and asked me "on what seems to be the problem" and i answered: "It's steaming hot, i guess it ran out of water".  He straightaway open the bonnet, he got his glove on and a bottle of drinking water to try to cool down the lead of the water tank so he can open it to let the pressure out and also the overflow. Fortunately, we also bring a liter of drinking water, that's what we used to put on the tank to kept me going for the meantime.

I had the same problem with the other car before, i usually stop on the side of the freeway many times because it ran out of water, but, this is the only time that someone stopped and helped out. I wasn't able to know his name, but I thank him for stopping and helping out.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lunches for School.....Hmmmmm???????????

Since my Daughter started school, i also start thinking what kind of food she could bring for snacks and lunches everyday to school.  I have to make sure that it is easy to prepare, tasty, colorful and most of all nutritious.
I have to be creative in making lunches for her because she is a fuzzy kid. Fresh fruits, biscuits and yogurt for snacks, but making food for lunch everyday is a challenge for me. When i make a sandwich, i also use wraps instead of using a regular bread all the time just to make it different. 

Here are the lunches i had made so far.

Ham and Cheese sandwich
Ham, lettuce, tomato with cucumber sandwich
Raisin bread with butter
Boiled egg with a sliced of celery or carrots
Silver side, Cheese, Avocado Wrap with feta bread 
Roast slices with tomato Chutney sandwich
Egg sandwich
Coleslaw salad wrap
Vegemite sandwich

Eating meat is not her favorite thing, but i have to let her eat a little bit as part of her daily diet.

I am running out of ideas on what kind of lunches i should make for her. Any suggestions?
I appreciate for any ideas you could share.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mango Milk Shake


1 Ripe Mango, sliced
1 1/5 cups Frozen Milk
2 tbsp. Condense Milk


Put the sliced mango, frozen milk and condense milk in the blender. Blend it until every ingredients are mixed well.

Sorry i got no picture this time, my kids could not wait to drink it all up. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Banana & Blueberry Smoothie


3 pieces ripe Banana, sliced
1 punnet of Blueberry

1 cup of Milk
1 tbsp.Sugar
Ice cubes


In a blender, put banana, blueberry, milk, sugar and ice cubes. Blend until it becomes smooth.

You can add more sugar, depending on your taste.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Homemade Pizza

When days like these,  It's raining all the time, could not even go out and let the kids play in the backyard. I always think of food, cooking something that i don't usually cook. I have decided to make a pizza. Delicious and easy to make.


 4 slices of bread
1 big size tomato, cut into small cubes
1 small size onion, thinly sliced
1 pc. of bacon, cut into strips
shredded cheese
tomato sauce


Pre-heat oven to 190 degree Celsius.
In every slice of bread, spread the tomato sauce using the bread knife.
Put the fresh tomato, onions, bacon strips, shredded cheese on the top of each bread.
Then put it in to pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sheppard's Pie


500g minced beef
200g peas
200g green beans, cut into small
4 large potato
2 carrots, (1diced into small pieces and 1 shredded)
1 big onion, chopped finely
1 egg
1 beef broth cube
1 satchel Sheppard's pie recipe base 
Veg. Cooking Oil


Peel the potatoes, cut it into cubes, put it in the pot and boil, add a pinch of salt. cover until cooked.

While boiling the potato, get a non-stick fry pan.

In a pan, put 2 tbsp. cooking oil, put the onion when the oil is hot, fry it until golden brown. Add the minced beef, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Slowly add the carrot, green beans and peas, broth cubes  into the pan and mix it on to the meat. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked, Occasionally stir it.  Make sure that there is enough moisture in the pan until the vegetables are cooked. Add the Sheppard's Pie recipe Base and mix it well. Cover again for 2-3 minutes.

When the potatoes are cooked, drain the  water out, add milk and butter, 1 egg and mash it properly. Set aside.

Pre-heat the oven to180 deg. Celsius
Get an oven proof tray, transfer the cooked minced beef with vegetables first, Flatten it with spatula. On top, put the mashed potato and flatten it. Place it inside the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top gets golden brown.

Serve while its hot.
Serve: 4 people

Cyclone Yasi

I was watching  the news a while ago, Cyclone Yasi is believe to be the strongest cyclone in Australian history that will hit North of Queensland. People are stacking up sand bags in preparation of the cyclone that's gonna hit tonight. In other places, people are evacuating to shopping centers, soldiers are doing door knocking, asking people to leave and go to higher grounds. Some people choose to stay at home, if in case they will get flooded they will go up on the second story of their house. 
Places that have been affected by the floods before will be affected again.
My heart and prayers goes out to them.