After a few weeks of not having proper dinners every night I’ve spent the day baking and cooking meals for the rest of the week. After work I am flat out keeping my eyes open let alone make dinner (always from scratch as I don’t have the option of dinners from a packet or can). Team that with having to get the girls showered and ready for school the next day and into bed at a decent hour I really miss when I don’t have something to just heat up.
Last week they ate so many crumbed fish fillets and chicken nuggets that we went through all the packets I had stocked up on when they were on special (Gluten free is very expensive!!!). Now our immune systems are tanking as well so it was past time I made something healthy. There probably won’t be too much time for this over the next couple of weeks as we are having to move house in the next 40 days so my weekends are going to be busy packing.
So I started out the morning making my Yucky biscuits. I tried to mix it up for a bit more fibre and added a teaspoon of psyllium husk – just a tip, don’t do that, it makes too much of a difference to the texture.
Then it was time to make chocolate cupcakes for the party my daughter was going to in the afternoon – I always like to make sure they have an alternative at parties so they don’t feel like they are missing out too much. Quick and easy is the Orgran chocolate cake mix baked as patty cakes with some chocolate buttercream icing. I’ve also found some gluten free, natural colours, hundreds and thousands to dress them up a bit.
Next up was my tea cake for the week. I’ve been mixing it up lately with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top before I bake it. Sometimes I can handle it but other times it makes me a bit nauseous but it’s yummy!!
While this was going on I had some chicken bones on the boil, making a stock to get some goodness into the family. I let it simmer most of the day and it had carrot, celery, onion, leek, garlic and ginger to give it some flavour. This then became the base for the Chicken Chow Mein and Chicken soup I made after we came back from the birthday party.
Dinner was Porcupines with Mashed Potato for hubby and the girls and I roasted two chooks with choko, potato and purple sweet potato for my dinners for the rest of the week.