My Foodbag – week 2

I am into the third week with My Food bag and am really impressed with the food and recipes. The best dish of the week was the amazing pizza!


My Foodbag

The past week I have been trying out the My Food Bag. This company provides you with the recipes for 4 meals, as well as the ingredients to cook it. As a single person I don’t eat very healthy and to be very honest, I waste food. Every time I go to the supermarket to buy something to cook, even with a list, I walk out with heaps of extra stuff which I ‘think’ I might feel like later in the week. I also often buy because I am going to eat ‘healthy’ and then end up throwing away rotting vegetables and fruit because I forgot I was going to supposed to be eating healthy and just made a sandwich or something. And I am fed up with the waste – I was not only wasting food, but also money

Monday: Herb Crusted Fish with Kumara Chips. I burnt the kumara chips and the crust a little bit, but this was so delicious
Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken with Japanese brown rice and Cucumber Sesame salad
Wednesday and Thursday: Haloumi with Roasted Pumpkin Salad and Green Tahini Dressing
Friday: Lamb Rump Steak with Braised Cos, Peas and Mint

The Food Bag recipes are easy to follow and simply delicious. And every single day I had enough left for lunch the next day. And the Roasted Pumpkin Salad dish I cooked on Wednesday was enough for lunch as well as another dinner. At this stage the verdict is – the BEST!!!!! I enjoyed the food and I haven’t been in a shop this whole week, except to buy milk before the weekend. I also have some mushrooms and spring onion and some other ingredients left to make a quick salad or two during the weekend.

Next week’s food has been delivered today and the recipes are looking delicious. They also included a surprise Nadia magazine. I am definitely hooked and plan to try this for a couple of months. If you would like to have a look at the meals and maybe try a few recipes I totally recommend visiting their website 🙂

Sunbonnet Sue quilt


I collected the Sunbonnet Sue quilt from the longarm quilter on Saturday and sewed the binding on this afternoon. Love this one, it is really pretty – the embroidery has been done throughout the year during lunchtime on Mondays when a group of us meet to sew and chat

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Only one quilt left to finish: the Elm Creek quilt, Sylvia’s Bridal sampler. It is ready to be quilted, which I am going to do myself and although I am keen to get it done I don’t feel that motivated at the moment. But my goal is to get it done before the end of 2016

SAL update

Another update! It feels to me as if I did the previous one just yesterday. I started with a new project a few weeks ago and made good progress. The pattern is from the Frosted Pumpkin

Frosted Pumpkin progress

And on a very happy note – I picked up my Sunbonnet Sue quilt from the longarm quilter this morning and I am very happy with the quilting. Now for the binding

This term I am trying out My Foodbag. I ordered my Own Foodbag which is for a single person and they deliver everything you need to cook 4 meals (including the recipes). The recipes look delicious and I can’t wait t start cooking

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Avis at
Claire at
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Carole at
Wendy at
LucyAnn at
Jess at
Sue at
Constanze at
DebbieRose at
Christina at
Kathy at
Kate at
Margaret at

End of holiday :(

I have a clean house – washed the floors, vacuumed the floors, dusted. All the washing has been done and I am mentally preparing for school on Monday. This is going to be a busy term as it is the last term of the year and all the students will be rushing to complete assessments.

Mollie has recovered well from her surgery and the stitches are out, so no more worries about her teeth getting stuck in her stitches (this happened last Sunday) or her pulling them out

In preparation for school and full days at work I have decided to order My Own Food bag every week. These guys deliver the ingredients and recipes for the week, all I have to do is cook the meal every day. Living alone and cooking for one person is sometimes really hard and it feels easier just to grab a sandwich or some take away – and this is very obvious as I have a very round body. My Own Food Bag seems to be easy and I am going to give it a try. Hopefully I will waste less food as I often buy something ‘just-in-case’ and then end up not using it. We’ll see whether this will work 🙂

I have made good progress on the new project from the Frosted Pumpkin I started this week and I really love it

Pattern from the Frosted Pumpkin

So yes, back to school on Monday!

New project – again!!!!!

I really want to finish everything I am working on and I have made good progress doing this. Was just ready to do the quilting for the Elm Creek quilt when I got sidetracked once again. Yes, I have started a new project!!!!! What is wrong with me?

This is a cross-stitch by The Frosted Pumpkin, called ‘Let’s go on an adventure’. One adventure is released every month, but it started in January and therefore I am way behind, with October’s adventure just released – Australia