"Don't waste your time making pages that don't tell a story that is absolutely meaningful to you."
When I am scrapbooking I think so much about when the photo was taken and what the moment was about.
At times it is hard to find a photo when you want to scrap a comment that your child has made and you just don't have a photo for that moment ... I find that tricky but they are things I want to record too.
But probably I love the photos that aren't perfect the most because they record the story more than anything ... like the photos I was trying to take yesterday of the 3 boys kicking the football after school on our new piece of lawn ...
John doesn't really want them to kick the footy there
they kick the footy with their socks on & retrieve it from the dirt
once they have finished kicking the footy they walk inside with the dry lawn on their socks .... ggggrrrrrr
the footy gets kicked onto the roof which means waiting for John to get it down OR trying to get the ladder to get it down because Mum (me!!) is afraid of heights and can't climb the ladder!!
they end up fighting or someone gets hurt
Many of my lovely glass candle holders have been broken
the 2 planter boxes of violas probably don't stand a chance
These are our stories ... about the photo that isn't that good ... but I so want to scrap it soon!!
Outside my window … very dark and quiet! I love living on a farm!
I am thinking … that I would like to do some scrapbooking tomorrow
I am thankful for … a wonderful family
I am wearing… my pj's ... Sussan's!!
I am going to … get our car detailed soon ... it needs it :-)
I am currently reading … Cleaving by Julie Powell ... about butchering and relationships so far!!
I am hoping … the kids will become more helpful soon ;-)
On my mind … work stuff
From the kitchen … trying lots of new recipes, ate at the footy club tonight, not sure what tomorrow night will bring LOL
Around the house … a lot of mess ... so over the mess ... need built in robes soon, need to get another quote because we need more storage!!
One of my favoritethings … enjoying a little piece of chocolate with a little glass of red !!
A few plans for the rest of the week … kindy duty Monday lunchtime, maybe a trip to Shabby Chic Shack ;-), work Wednesday & Friday and canteen time on Saturday for the 100 Years of Great Flinders Football on Saturday!!
dropped John off to his ute so he can start spraying
decided to cook myself bacon and eggs ... chidren caught wind of the idea so after cooking 2 eggs, 4 pieces of toast and several rashers of bacon for them ... I cooked mine ... except I was left with one very small piece of bacon and 2 crusts for my toast!! Luckily it was yummy!!
About to sit down to eat breakfast and darling daughter says ... "I need a poo"!!
Now about to have second cup of coffee!!
have received 3 out of 4 home made (at school) cards ... beautiful :-)
Really excited to find this recipe now that the Notebook magazine is no longer pulished and I can't remember which copy it was in!!
This is really yummy!!
Bolognese ragu with rag pasta
By Sarah Hobbs
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Bolognese ragu with rag pasta Serves 4-6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
1 tbs olive oil
500g beef chuck steak
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
100g pancetta, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 x 400g cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 cup (250ml) dry red wine
2 dried bay leaves
1/4 cup (55g) tomato paste
375g fresh lasagne sheets, coarsely torn
Shaved parmesan, to serve
Mixed salad leaves, to serve
Heat half the oil in a large flameproof casserole pan over high heat. Add the steak and cook for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining oil, onion, carrot, celery, pancetta and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens.
Add tomatoes, wine, bay leaves, tomato paste and beef and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef to a plate. Use 2 forks to shred beef. Return to the tomato mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
Divide pasta among serving bowls. Top with ragu and sprinkle with parmesan. Serve with mixed salad leaves, if desired.
Photography: Scott Hawkins Styling: Kristen Wilson