This Week’s Menu

First of all, I would just like to say we are working on the spelling……..but it’s cute, don’t you think?  Tata?  That’s what my kids call my father-in-law.  Many years ago when our first son was just a toddler, my father-in-law used to say “Tataa!”  to him instead of good-bye, and naturally, as any toddler would, he thought that was his grandfather’s name.  And every child since has called him Tataa.  This weekend, the first weekend of Spring, we celebrated Father’s Day in Australia, and the weather was perfect for BBQ-ing.  The kids had fun spoiling their father and grandfather and decorated the house with blue and silver balloons and the girls made this banner to hang in the family room.  Later on this week I’ll fill you in on the new recipes we tried out for our BBQ.

With all of the kids well enough for school last week, I decided to try out three new recipes, Shredded Beef Tacos, Best Burgers and Shanghai Wings.  As usual, I changed a few things with the Tacos and Burgers, but the Shanghai Wings were perfect just as they were, and The Vegemite Kid even ate three pieces of the chicken, which is a miracle in itself.  He said they tasted just like chicken nuggets, which definitely doesn’t do the recipe justice.  And this week I’m still making the most of the kids being back at school and trying out some new recipes again. I’ll let you know how they go.

Week 35

Monday 3rd September – Sunday 9th September, 2012

Monday – Beef Enchiladas with Rice (recipe to come)

Tuesday – Honey and Dijon Chicken

Wednesday – My Crumbed Chicken Recipe (I will eventually post it, I promise!), corn, carrots, broccoli and baked mashed potato cups

Thursday – Mongolian Beef

Friday – Homemade Pizza Night

Saturday – BBQ – Rump Steak with  Italian Parmesan Paste, tossed green salad, baked potatoes and corn

Sunday – Chicken Quesadillas (recipe to come) with Mexican Rice

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And last, but not least, I had to show off a couple of meals my husband cooked for me when I was sick, Chicken Kiev with a vegetable toss and corn, and Pork Fillet in garlic, thyme and white wine with rosemary potatoes, corn, beans, zucchini and capsicum:









Happy Cooking!

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.