Monday, June 29, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday Lasagna
Tuesday Tuna Mac & Cheese
Wednesday Crispy Chicken Tenders, Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes
Thursday McDonalds
Friday Beef Stroganoff with Roast Potatoes and Steamed Veg
Saturday Vegie Pasta Bake
Sunday Hog's Breath Cafe

It seems that Monday has turned into our unofficial Lasagna night. If I was being frugal and all home cook-y then that might be a pain, but as these are bought ones (Shh, don't tell anyone) I quite welcome the break from cooking at the start of the week, that gives me a chance to catch up on the missed cleaning and extra mess from the weekend.

Master Five had Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews on Thursday, and he got such a glowing report from his teacher, I let him pick what we had for dinner. Hence the McDonalds.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lazy Sunday Afternoon movie review: Hamlet 2

Back before Master 5 was born, DP and I used to have a breakfast show on the uni radio station. Every Friday morning, shortly before we'd sign off, we did a dvd review. It was a weekly thing, and back on my old blog, I used to do the same thing. But we had a housemate then, who hired a lot of movies, or could be counted on to at least watch a lot of movies, so there was always something to review. I hadn't actually rented anything for 3 months, not since school started, so this is unlikely to be a regularly feature here.

But the movie I'm going to review is in such bad taste, and so underhyped that I feel I must do my bit for it's PR. When I tell you that it was co-written by one of the writers from South Park (Pam Brady) and produced by the people who did Little Miss Sunshine, you might have an idea where I'm going with this.

A failed actor-turned-drama-teacher, Dana Marschz, with a failing marriage and uninspired class learns that the school, who only pays him gas money, is dropping the drama program due to budget cuts. Desperate to state a department-saving show, despite every previous show being a failure. After the principal gets a copy of Marschz' self-written script of Hamlet 2, the play is banned from school property. The students rise up to help, and the show goes on.

The plot is dubious, the humour in very poor taste, racism, blasphemy, and prejudice abound. The first half of the movie left me groaning, and wondering if I should just turn the dvd player off. But as the plot gathers speed, and all the development and set up is out of the way, the characters really get a chance to shine. The stand out moment of the movie is the musical number "Rock Me, Sexy Jesus" from the play.

Did this movie make me cringe? Most definitely. But did it make me laugh? Yes, very much so. Am I ashamed to say I liked it? Well, kinda, but not so much I didn't want to share it with you all.

Apologies for the low volume at the start... this was the best copy I could find.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Flash Game Friday

Extrem Creme Control

Oreos as a breakfast cereal? I don't know how great an idea that is, but this twist on the old build-a-pipeline game kept me mildly amused for a few evenings.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday Chicken Empanadas and Apples
Tuesday Lasagna
Wednesday Chicken, Mushroom & Baby Spinach Risotto
Thursday Vegetable Pizza
Friday King Island Beef & Red Wine w/ Vegetables Pies
Saturday Chicken Kickers with Mac & Cheese w/ Baby Spinach, celery & carrots
Sunday Pumpkin Soup & Baked Bean muffins (and party leftovers)

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Flash Game Friday

Domino Pressure

Tomato Squooshing goodness!
You don't *have* to start with one of the greens

Monday, June 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday Lasagna
Tuesday Chicken Kiev with Asian greens & mashed spuds
Wednesday Freezer suprise (Sausage & Zucchini pasta)
Thursday Smoky Beef Casserole (Slow Cooker)
Friday Chicken & Mushroom Fuselli
Saturday Pita Pizzas
Sunday Lunch at ILs, sandwiches for dinner

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Flash Game Friday

Archery Practice

You know it's wrong, but it's so much fun!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Something special for you this week. $21 challenge! The idea was to spend no more than $21 (Australian currency!) on groceries this week. Time to clean out the freezer and pantry. Our youngest turned one on Saturday, so we had his party on Sunday to include in that as well. Master 5 ended up being sick yesterday, we've postponed the party, but everything needed was bought in my $21 budget!

Monday Pea Soup with Cheese Toasties
Tuesday Italian Sausage & Zucchini Tart
Wednesday Freezer suprise (various pastas)
Thursday Minestrone with Cheesy Cobb Loaf
Friday Pita pizzas
Saturday Sandwiches
Sunday Croquettes and chips

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Flash Game Friday

Rocket Mania
Back when Master 5 was only 3, we used to spend hours with him sitting on my lap, watching me play this. After about 3 months that will get old, so aren't you all lucky I'll have a new game for you next week?

Monday, June 1, 2009

My monthly reads - May

M is for Magic - Neil Gaiman
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
The Dragon's Apprentice - Linda McNabb
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish - Neil Gaiman
Inkspell - Cornelia Funke
Clubbing - Andi Watson
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch - Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ THIS BOOK - It was released under Creative Commons, so there'll be copies floating around out there. I know there is one on Facebook, masquerading as a app)

Menu Plan Monday

Monday Beef and Black Bean sauce with rice
Tuesday Creamy Spinach fettucine
Wednesday Wholemeal Chicken Parmagiana Calzones
Thursday Potato, Bacon & Sausage Pizzas
Friday Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Saturday Gnocchi with Beef & Spinach
Sunday Lunch at ILs, so sangas for tea. But I brought an Macadamia & Wattleseed Cheesecake!

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