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Friday, April 17, 2015

Recent Things: Pancake Parties, Rocky Horror and Coffee Tricks!

Hey my sweetnesses! It's Friday again! We don't have Ignite once again this week so I am so ready for a relaxing night with my hubby (who was away yesterday and last night working in Canberra) before we get back into our youth group leading routine next week. I love being a youth leader - but it's also so nice to have a Friday night to ourselves for once!

This week has been busy busy and lots has been happening so let's jump right into it, shall we?!

Rocky Horror Sydney - Rocky Horror the Musical at Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

Recent Entertainment: On Wednesday Night, Jesse and I were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of The Rocky Horror Show at the Lyric Theatre. And it was SO so good!

 The show stars Craig McLachlan (who you might now as Henry Ramsay from Neighbours or Steve Wilson on Packed to the Rafters) as Frank N Furter and good ol' Bert Newton as the narrator (who was definitely a crowd fave) and every single cast member was brilliant! You can check out the videos and get more info on tickets/show dates etc here and I highly recommend doing that if you're a Rocky Horror fan!

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut Butter Banana Protein PancakesRecent Obsession: Protein pancakes have been featuring regularly in the SIL house this week! I've got a couple of different recipes I need to share with you soon that are protein packed and seriously delicious! In fact, so delicious that I've been eating them for lunch so I can have two breakfasts a day haha :P

How to stop almond milk from splitting in coffee

Recent DiscoveryWell, not really recent - but it will be a recent discovery for you! I was finding that whenever I made almond milk lattes or pu almond milk in my coffees at home the milk would split and it was driving me crazy. It didn't change the taste but it looked awful so I was on a mission to find a solution. 

One day I had a crazy idea to blend the coffee and hot milk instead and it was the perfect solution. I just heat up the milk in the microwave or on the stove, pop it into my magic bullet cup with the coffee and blend away. It makes it super frothy and creamy and seriously delicious.

And that's why our magic bullet bits are always in the dishwasher :P 

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Taco Tuesday is now Mexican martes!

Recent EatsHere's a quick look at what's been on our dinner table this week. As you can tell from our lack of Instagram photos this week, I am hating the fact that it's dark at dinner time because it makes for awful food photos :P 
  • Saturday: Healthy Sticky Peanut Stir Fry
  • Sunday: Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta (which I need to share the recipe for as it's ridiculously amazing and something I came up with on a we-don't-have-anything-in-the-house-to-cook-with whim)
  • Monday: Lightened Up Creamy Three Ingredient Mac and Cheese with Grilled Chicken and Veggies
  • Tuesday: Taco Tuesday! Which was actually burritos as I remembered to buy GF wraps! We're now calling Taco Tuesdays Mexican Martes (tuesday in spanish) so we can have some sort of mexican cuisine that isn't necessarily tacos (though Jesse would eat tacos 24/7 if he could :P) 
  • Wednesday: Homemade Healthy Chicken Nuggets with Veggies and Roasted Kipfler Potatoes
  • Thursday: I was home on my own for dinner last night so I whipped up some Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Tonight: Who knows! I want to make something yummy for dinner for Jesse since he was away from home last night but it will probably depend on how he's feeling and when he gets home!
Sunset in Sydney Australia - God showing off

Recent Plans: This weekend we're thinking of checking another item off our "bucket list" and going apple picking! At the moment it looks like Jesse and I will be going alone but I'm trying to get the rest of the family to join us for a day out :P

Jesse's also challenged me to have a "switched off" weekend - ie: not using the internet or social media whatsoever. It'll definitely be a challenge - but don't worry, he's given me an hour so I can still put up a blog post, ha! :P 

We're also giving away five double passes to the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show which is on from the 7-9th of August.

But tell me, how has your week been?
What's the best thing you've eaten?
And have you ever been apple picking?



  1. You guys are going to LOVE apple picking! I go every year with my family and it's such a fun tradition! Plus, we always look forward to making alllll the pie and apple crisp and applesauce afterwards! :)

  2. I am reaaaaally hoping the weather holds out for us so we can go as I'm so looking forward to it! It's currently raining so I'm thinking I need to do an anti-rain dance haha ;)

  3. Pancake party ;) That stack looks insane! I miss making my pancakes! Just a few more weeks until I can!

  4. Awww glad you guys get a Friday night off! I remember when Fridays used to be my craaaaziest day with non stop school, work, and teaching/leading at church. It was one of the best experiences but now that I"m older and with child....I don't know how I did it. :P Oh yeah, I didn't expel as much energy with said child, right?? LOL. And those pancakes look so perfectly pillowy, and Kristy! You're seriously gorgeous in every sense of the word! In the physical sense, I always love to see those cute pics you show of yourself every now and then.

  5. Woohoo! I bet you're counting down the days til kitchen freedom! ;)

  6. Ellie you are the sweetest! I always hate putting photos of myself on the blog but Jesse always urges me to haha. I'd much rather take pictures of other people :P

    Fridays are definitely one of our craziest days but hey! A little craziness for a wholeeeeee lot of eternal benefit for those kiddos! Sometimes I feel rundown and exhausted but then I remember what it's all about and realise I just need to keep on swimming!


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