Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Family Friendly Chilli Con Carne
1 large onion, diced
500g beef mince
1 - 2 T Herbies Mexican Spice Blend
1 red capsicum, de-seeded and diced
800g tin diced tomatoes
400g tin red kidney beans, drained
400g tin corn kernals, drained
Approx 1/4 c tomato paste
Approx 1 cup vegetable stock
In a large deep saucepan, heat a dash of olive oil and fry the onions for a minute or so. Add the mince and Mexican Spice Blend and cook until mince starts to brown. Add capsicum, tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato paste and stock. Give a good stir and simmer without a lid for about 3 hours (add some water if it starts to cook too dry).
Divide into 3 (One for dinner, one for dinner the next night, and freeze one lot for another night). Serve with brown rice, as a filling for baked potatoes, or with crusty bread.
Some of my other recipes you might like to try:
Easy Bacon & Broccoli Pasta
Slow Cooker Casserole
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival hosted by Science@home is for anyone, because we are all teachers and learners all the time. This month our theme is "Studies of Society and the Environment" which covers all the humanities, from history to finance, geography, politics and of course the environment. Check out the links at the bottom to find some other great posts on SOSE.
Visit Science@home to find out more about the Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival.
Please take the time to visit the other participants and check out their posts on "Studies of Society and the Environment."
- The Planning Queen has pulled together some of the many great sources that you can use to keep kids up to date with world news.
- SMMART Ideas is writing about how your 2 year old isn't too young to learn the names and locations of the state she lives in and those around her...or even countries of the world!
- For Adventures with Kids, photos can provide a great starting point for telling or discovering history, from family history to world history. Find out some questions to ask about the photos to get you started and where you can find historical images.
- Narelle at A Bunch of Keys has been having lots of fun learning all about volcanoes and how they work.
- Monique at Your Cheeky Monkey knows that kids are fascinated with igloos - how they are built and why they don't melt. We investigate why!
- Deb Chitwood at Living Montessori Now has a fun treat to celebrate the end of a geography unit on land and water forms.
- At Homeage, almost every day they get another piece of the world delivered to their door, helping them learn about where and how other people live.
- Deb's girls at Science@home have been building their family tree and talking about all their relationships.
Thanks for visiting our carnival, have fun reading all the posts.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This is actually a topic I am now quite passionate about, especially after starting Your Cheeky Monkey, and hearing feedback about how useful the new Mums found all the items in our packs (and being quite surprised about it).
My newest gift pack for a new baby contains the most divine products for a new Bub, and is called "Welcome to the World Little One" and contains Australian products like a Babyjo Bamboo Beanie, Baby Billie Goats Milk Soap Wash, one of our very popular Burp Cloths, a Bonds Singlet and more. There is absolutely no wasteful packaging either as it comes in a handy re-usable zippered case for Mum!!
So, if you need to purchase a special new baby gift, head over to Your Cheeky Monkey and let me create a gift for you that the new Mum will just love (and not have to throw most of it away!).
You might also like to read the amazing write-up Babyology did on our New Mum and Baby Bag a while ago!
New Mum Bag
Cuski Baby Comforters