26/01/2015

Corn Fritters

These are easy and very yummy!

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper 1/2 tsp each
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
410g can whole kernel corn, well drained
oil to fry

Break eggs into medium-sized bowl. Add the milk, salt and pepper, then stir together. Add flour and baking powder and stir just enough to make a smooth batter.
Add the corn and mix just enough to combine.
Heat oil in a large non-stick pan, use 1-2 tblsp, Drop spoonfuls of batter into pan, cooking in batches for 3-5 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Drain cooked fritters on paper towels and serve.

23/01/2015

God is Good

Today was just one of those days! By lunch time I was in tears. No matter how much time I spent with my children or how much discipline I gave them, in the end I didn't know what to do with them anymore without losing it. And the new recipe I tried was a flop! The baby is teething and wants to be held a lot. Thankfully my husband came home for lunch and saved the day!
After lunch he read Psalm 118. The first and last verse of the Psalm was just for me.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
The phrase 'for he is good' stood out to me. That is the reason that I have to be thankful. My children may not be always good, my day may not be going good, my baking may not turn out good, etc. but God is always good. It's easy to give thanks when everything is good. But when nothing seems good, we still have reason to be thankful! God is always good.

19/01/2015

Satay Chicken

One of my favourite chicken recipes!

2 large chicken breasts, chopped
3 carrots chopped
1 leek or courgette, chopped
3 tblsp tomato puree/ sauce
1/2--3/4tsp chilli powder
1 onion, chopped
green beans
1 cup water
5 heaped tblsp peanut butter
mixed herbs
salt and pepper

Cook chicken and onion in oil. Add carrots and other vegetables and cook until slightly soft. Mix in tomato puree, water and peanut butter so that there is a sauce consistency. Cook for 10 minutes and add mixed herbs, chilli powder, salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve on rice.

11/01/2015

Mother's Day

Every day is mother's day
Tempting, puzzling, dear,
Bumps to kiss and cuts to bind,
And sorry hearts to cheer;
Willful ways to coax aright,
And laggard souls to hurry
Holes to patch and meals to plan,
And lots of chance to worry.
 
But troubles bloom to wisdom,
Patience grows to power,
And love, that was the reason,
Is the wage for each crammed hour.
And every day that mothers make
Diligent and sweet,
Speeds the time till that great day
When hope and harvest meet.
--Selected

06/01/2015

Recipe Index

I have added a page to my blog called Recipes. On this page I have put a list of all the recipes that I have on this blog. So the recipes should be a lot easier to find.
I hope to post recipes more regularly this year. :)
I am always looking for new recipes that are simple and easy, which is why I like to share the ones that I have found!

Strawberry Muffins

We have lots of strawberries in our garden at the moment, so I needed to find some way to use them up. This is a really easy recipe and they turned out well.


1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tblsp and 1 tsp baking powder
1 cup white sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 190C (375F). Place muffin liners in muffin trays.
In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, and eggs. Beat lightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour. Pour in milk mixture and stir together. Fill muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.