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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Menu Plan: 21- 24 September - with a twist! ~♥

I just knew that this week  I wouldn't have time to prepare dinner every evening...after all I'm not Superwoman and have had other commitments...besides, there is lots going on in this home at the moment!

So even if I had prepared my weekly menu for myself, in reality it would never have been achieved...

Instead, my family need comfort food, so for tonight I am preparing my friend, Sharon's Roast Chicken with Thyme Stuffing, rice, a wonderful rich gravy and Mediterranean Roast Veg!

For tomorrow, if time permits, I might make this....

The Recipe:

It is a big hit in our home! Other than these two ideas for dinner, there is always Woollies, our wonderful food market as a quick alternative to cooking! 

Then for more comfort, I just baked this little cake , it has filled my home with the most warming aromas from the spices...ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and oozing with a caramel sauce. The recipe can be found at Monique Go there to see the most exquisite photos of her cake and the recipe. Merci Monique.~♥

This is my version and my family are well pleased! I had to just add the last of my heavenly poppies!

Whatever else you put in your recipe, you must put your heart into it.
Your heart is by far the most important ingredient.
Maria Floris ...Royal Cake maker.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Hi, Shel....thanks so much for coming over for a visit on my blog! I'm so excited as you are only the second international visitor I've had. The other is from Australia. Isn't it amazing that we can live so far apart and communicate almost instantly? I checked out your blog and what did I see but all that luscious food!!!! Yummy plus! And the pictures made me just want to take a bite. Please come back to visit me anytime!

  2. Everything looks so wonderful..I love the way you decorated the cake..You're such a nice person:)

  3. Humbled by your comments....thank you and hope you both have a wonderful weekend! x

  4. Oh my, I need to follow your example with all that glorious food. Thank you for the Ginger Cake with Caramel Icing Recipe. It reminds me of a cake that my grandmama made so many years ago...and we don't have the recipe. I'll give it a try. Thank you fro stopping by my post. Come back and visit anytime. Cherry Kay

  5. That looks delicious! thanks for all the links. I'll have to try some of those recipes with my family. I like how you placed the pretty poppies on the cake for decoration, it gives it a fun look.

  6. beautiful images Shel - thank you for sharing ideas, and oh what would we do without our dear Woollies! xo Colette

  7. Shel, thanks so much for stopping by!! I love comfort food! It does not like me however, but this time of year it's all I want. Everything looks so yummy!!

  8. Shel! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi. Your meal plan looks so yummy! Your boys are adorable! Have a great week! Angie xo