stuff we know

I don't know very much. 

But I know that custard makes me feel better if I have a scratchy throat; her too.




I know this new magazine is gorgeous and one day I'd love to be able to contribute to it.




I know that the gift of a few old loaves of white bread not used up for holiday camp (thanks Michelle!) might not seem like much, but if you're making do, and are shopping-free, you can do a lot with those loaves. 


Mince toasties for tea.

Crunchy croutons for salad.

Crispy toasts to spread homemade hummus on. 

Breadcrumbs for the pantry. 

And some to coat leftover rice squeezed together with cream cheese, some grated cheese, herbs and an egg or two. 

Some baked in the oven.

Some fried in oil.

The fried ones were much better. (I knew it.)

And the leftover bread popped into the freezer with bread and butter pudding in mind for Friday night dessert night this week, and maybe this savoury mushroom bread pudding if I can execute a fungi trade. 

What about you? What do you know?


12 Comments on “stuff we know

Melanie @ M&M
April 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

That a cup a tea makes anything more manageable. That true friends are compassionate witnesses to whatever I struggle with. That basic food is more satisfying than complex meals, and that there is so much loveliness that can be made from what seems to be so little — polenta from cornmeal and water (why do they sell ready made polenta in the grocery store!?!)

April 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm

A glass of wine at the end of the day helps me. Usually when I’m fixing dinner. Isn’t that magazine amazing?!?! I’m impatiently rushing time because I can’t wait to see the next issue. I must stop rushing and just enjoy the now dogged eared current issue. You are doing so amazing with the challenge!

April 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

I just love all the uses for the bread. Well done. This appeals very much to my Elastic Mom mind. I remember once receiving a huge container of sliced lemons leftover from a cocktail party which I used in many weird and wonderful ways. Oh yes, and the avocados from the same party – avo dip, avo ice-cream….

This week I managed to stretch a venison roast into five meals – 1 Venison roast with veggies, 2 Spiral venison bread loaf made by hubby, 3 Slices of meat in gravy with veggies on the side, 4 – venison stew, 5- venison and tomato soup from the meaty bones. Not too shabby.

I have a confession though: Today my hubby caved in. I received a call from the shops informing me that he was shopping for food for the pantry. I guess he didn’t appreciate my tantrum this morning when I discovered the one and only egg that I knew was there and planned to turn into muffins for breakfast had been used by my son yesterday when he baked biscuits. So now my pantry is full of basics again. Sweet man, but I was doing pretty well in this game.

Penny Hannah
April 18, 2012 at 5:04 am

What an amazing girl you are! Any further thoughts on the loo roll front?

Darren (Green Change)
April 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

I know I love reading your blog!

I also know that nothing beats sitting on the front porch with an icy cold home-brewed beer at the end of a hard day working in the yard. Mmmmm.

April 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

I know the older I get the less I know! What I do know….. A strong piccolo in the morning gets me thru the day. My boys drive me insane and are getting more and more wild by the minute, and I love every inch of them for it. And YOU Miss Fi are bloody amazing xx

April 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

Four left! No other thoughts just yet 🙂

April 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

All I know is that you are very inspiring and your blog is a must-read.

April 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

This is brilliant! I love the commitment and sense of community from fellow friends and neighbours! I’ll be stopping again soon to see how you are all getting on!

April 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

The mushroom bread-pudding is a must!!! We make it every Thanksgiving at our house (although we call it stuffing!). You must try it…if you get the mushrooms.
Thanks again for the daily inpiration!
Allysa from the States

printed pencils
April 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I read your post. You share such nice information about magazine and bread pudding. I like to make this recipe at home. Its looks attractive and taste is too delicious.

April 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hi Fiona, SO wonderful to come across your blog today. I feel like I’ve met a like-minded mum across this great blogosphere. You have a beautiful blog and I share your philosophies. Lovely to meet you. Vanessa


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