Thursday, July 30, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world ?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Banana Cake


6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 medium bananas
2 cups self-raising flour
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 tablespoons milk


Cream butter and sugar.
Add beaten eggs. Beat well.
Peel and mash bananas. Add to creamed mixture and mix well
Sift flour, salt and soda together.
Fold in dry ingredients alternately with milk to form a soft dough.
Spoon mixture evenly into two greased and lined 18 cm sandwich tins.
Bake in a moderate oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool on a rack.

When cold, sprinkle top with icing sugar.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I'm so glad my boys like my cooking.

Tonight was supposed to be Shepherd's Pie but it turned into Spaghetti or as my boys call it -

Such a quick and easy meal and they all ask for 2nds and 3rds.

I'm told that it is even better than the canned stuff hahahaha

It would want to be.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Toni - 27 July 2009

Monday - Alfredo Pasta & Sausages (Cook sausages, chop small, add to finished pasta)

Tuesday Steak, mashed potato, carrot, corn, beans

Wednesday - Shepherd's Pie

Thursday - Savoury Steak

Friday - Homemade Mini Pizzas

Saturday - Rump Roast & Vegies

Sunday - Bacon & Eggs on Toast, Muffins

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I love having leftovers in the fridge!

Don't you?

It makes it so much easier especially for busy weekends if you don't have to arrange cooking a meal.

The males of my family have had a great weekend eating leftover chicken curry and spiral pasta lasagna (as they call it).

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fettuccine Alfredo


500g fettuccine or tagliatelle
100g butter
1 & 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 & 1/4 cups (300 ml) thickened cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt & Pepper, to taste


Add Pasta to lage pan of rapidly boiling water and cook until just tender. Drain in a colander and return to pan.

While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a medium pan over low heat. Add parmesan and cream, bring to the boil, stirring regularly.

Add parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Add to pasta and toss well. Serve immediately.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Looking forward to Monday

I am so ready to menu plan again :D

I will once again have a post stroke blog ready for Menu Plan Monday.

Keep watching!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cooking again :D

I am once again in control of my kitchen and it feels good.

Last Wednesday, the Occupational Therapist had a home visit instead of me going to the Rehab centre.

I made rissoles, mashed potato and vegies. Gravy as well of course :D

It felt so good to be making a meal from start to finish all on my own again.

I have another home visit on Friday with the OT but since she said I did so well and didn't say I couldn't, I started cooking by myself yesterday.

Started off easy with corned beef fritters (which we all love) and today I made chicken curry.


Glad to be on the cooking train again :D