*I'm terribly sorry if you visited this post earlier. I accidently posted an incomplete version last night. All fixed now.*.
The car isn't working right now. I should be feeling frantic but I kinda feel relieved. Now I know, without a doubt, I won't be going anywhere before the weekend. I have no choice but to stay home and that sounds good to me!
I wouldn't feel this way if I wasn't a home schooling mum. I would be frantic about how I would transport the kids to school. And I'm very lucky to have a good friend who helped us get to swimming lessons today. I would have felt frantic about not getting to swimming.
I'm also well placed in that I buy bulk foods so we won't starve. There's plenty of food in the house. We may not have a balanced diet but we won't be hungry. Gee wizz, if the veggie garden was doing better, we would want for nothing.
Ahhhhh! *contented sigh* Now I can concentrate on just teaching the kids, looking after the house, cooking the meals, caring for the animals....
Earlier this week I cooked up a casserole with some true free range chicken I bought. I felt pretty good about the meal because I didn't use any ingredients from the supermarket. Not one. I can't often make that claim. Although we try to source food as ethically as possible, there are nearly always one or two ingredients that I'm not happy with. I'll share the recipe at the end of the post.
fair trade shop! They have a regular farmer's market (I think it's actually weekly) and a monthly market run by a permaculture group. It seemed a happening little town. I would thoroughly recommend Healesville for a weekend away.
1.5 kg chicken pieces
1 small green pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1tablespoon tomato paste (I didn't have this, so left it out)
chicken stock (I used homemade)
1/2 cup sour cream (again, I didn't have it, so left it out)
Melt the butter in large pan, add chicken pieces, cook well until golden brown on both sides. Add finely chopped onions, pepper, tomato paste, paprika, stock and finely chopped tomato. Cook covered until veggies and chicken are tender. (I cooked mine in the slow cooker) Add sour cream, reheat without boiling.