Tric’s Mince

Do you make recipes that are named after someone you know?  Growing up we often had Chicken Dorothea & Sandra’s Best Lasagna; both named after women who had shared their recipes with my mother.  My Mum also makes Merle’s Christmas Slice every Christmas.

I haven’t made Chicken Dorothea for years because of the ingredients, including some packet mix cream of chicken soup.  My brother still makes this regularly for his family and his girls are growing up with Chicken Dorothea as well.  My Creamy Tomato Chicken is probably about the closest we get to Chicken Dorothea now.

homemade lasagna

homemade lasagana

Sandra’s Best Lasagna was 1 of 2 meals that I would choose for a birthday dinner growing up. We don’t often have lasagna these days but my gluten, dairy & soy free Lasagna is based on Sandra’s Best Lasagna.  (Just went to link to the recipe & realised that I haven’t posted the recipe, so will have to do this.)

Anyhow, one of our go to recipes now is Tric’s Mince, which is named after my friend Tricia. Continue reading

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Smartphone Prayers

smartphone-1281669__340Recently I tried a new spiritual practice with my family in our regular after dinner devotion time.  We read the Bible as per normal but then I asked everyone to get their phones.  Normally phones would not be at the table during dinner or devotion time.  As my children are both in their later teen years they both have smartphones.  After explaining that we were going to use different sections on the phone for a minute each to help with individual, silent prayer; I set the timer on my phone & we began.

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Converting Recipes

I often use recipes that are American.  As I’m in Australia with Australian measuring cups & spoons sometimes recipes don’t quite work out.  If the recipe is all cups or parts of a cup measurement as it’s the same ratios, it usually works out.  I have had no problems with this Gluten Free Apple Crumb Pie Recipe, though I have converted the butter to grams.  The problem tends to come when you use a few eggs or some ingredients are in cups & some by weight.kitchen-scale-532651_960_720

I had an American recipe for Teff Brownies that I’d never made before and it had measurements in cups, ounces, teaspoons & eggs. Continue reading