Friday, September 30, 2005

The chocolate machine...

The only way our kids get excited about going shopping is the thrill brought on by the chocolate machine. You know the one that is conveniently positioned outside the supermarket, costs $1 or $2 and if luck is on your side you walk away with a chocolate or two. If you mention "who wants to come to the supermarket?" nine times out of ten our kids ask "Are you going to Bi-Lo?" I believe that they had a trip to Bi-Lo today!!

Noel had an RDO and I left for work leaving him and the kids asleep. It is good for them to spend a quality day with Noel as he works very long hours also. Today was spent with Noel going to the doctors for a routine checkup, visiting my sister so Noel can do something mechanical to her old car, getting some hair cuts and obviously the highlight of the day was the chocolate machine!! Apparently luck was on their side as they have been boasting about having chocolate today.

Vicki and I walked again tonight - another 4kms which I will say we completed faster than normal!! We have set a goal for ourselves regarding a special night out for dinner at the Ling Wah..... we have to lose 10kg before we go out to a fab chinese meal KIDLESS!!

Noel has spoiled me - he has cooked a wonderful dinner. We are having Osso Bucco - yum - and it smells delish. And yes it is a WW recipe!!

Ciao - bon appetite my dinner is ready!

Recipe - Osso Bucco

4 lean veal shanks
1 tbs seasoned flour
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 stick celery sliced
1 carrot sliced
1 tsp garlic minced
1/2 cup white wine
1 x 400g can crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
2 tbs tomato paste

Toss the veal shanks in the seasoned four. heat a large flameproof casserole dish and add the oil. Brown the veal and add the onion, celery and carrot. Cook until soft. Add the garlic, white wine, tomatoes, stock and tomato paste. Stir until well combined. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Serves 4 /3 1/2 points per serve.


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