Friday, 22 January 2016

Baby Quiches

yummy baby quiches, perfect for a lunch box, party's and breakfast
           make 12 baby quiches

           You will need : 60 g of  lean bacon chopped and uncooked
                                     200 ml free milk 
                                      1\2 medium onion, peeled and chopped very finely 
                                     5 eggs
                                    250 ml cooked or canned butter beans
                                     5 - 10 ml mustard powder (1 - 2 t )
                                     2,5 ml freshly ground black pepper (1\2 t)
                                     5 ml dried parsley or dried herbs( 1 t)
                                      30 g cheddar or mozzarella cheese( 1 matchbox before grated)
                                      2,5 ml salt ( 1\2 t)

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C . Lightly coat the 12 hollows of a muffin pan(7,5-cm diameter     hollows) with oil or spray with non stick cooking spray.

2)In a frying pan, dry fry the bacon and onion for 3 minutes over moderate heat. Set aside.

3) Puree the drained butter beans with half the milk(100 ml)

4)Pour the pureed beans in to a 1-liter jug or bowl and add the rest of the milk, eggs, mustard             powder, salt, pepper and herbs. Stir to mix.

5)Add the fried bacon and onions. Mix.

6) Pour the mixture into the lightly greased muffin pan ,filling each to 4\5  full and making sure          there is a little bacon in each quiche.

7) Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over each quiche.

8) Place carefully in the oven and bake for 30 - 35 min, or until set.

Careful the oven is very hot!

9) Let cool in the pan for 10 min before running a knife around the edge  and removing to a wire rack. 

10)  Serve with fish fingers or chicken nuggets.

This is one of my favourite  things to bake. Baby Quiches are  easy  to make and  it tastes super good!


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

... doing the right thing.

Tribes by Catherine Macphail 
   The book is about a boy named Kevin that thinks gangs are stupid. And to be honest I think so to. 
He thinks he is never going to join one. But as one gang chases him, the Tribe (the leader gang) “saves” him.  In truth, the Tribe defeated their enemies and with that “saved” Kevin.

   The Tribe pressured him to join but at first he declined. He found out, that joining the Tribe was not as easy as just agreeing to join. I don't believe that  it was the right thing to do, joining the Tribe, but saying no is sometimes tough. Kevin discovered,  when it was all most too late, that it's far harder to leave, than to join.

   This book encouraged me to do the right thing before it’s too late. Making tough decisions, when they count most. I hope when you read this book you feel the same way.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

My Foundation

Ties That Bind Ties That Brake-Lensey Namioka
School has just started (in South Africa our school year runs from January to December) and I have all ready read two awesome books!

The first book is about a little girl that resides in China in 1911.She is almost five and is already engaged! Thank goodness my culture does not work that way!

But the engagement is called off as little Ailin is determined not to let her feet be bound. Quite honestly I would also not agree to having my toes bent over, breaking them and enduring excruciating pain. This leads to great grief in the Taos family, for a girl with bound feet is  most likely to get a husband. 

Ailin grows up to realize just how powerless a Chinese girl is in her society. But then she is presented with an opportunity of a life time. She must make the hardest decision in her young life.

I learned a lot  from reading this book. I realised that you should fight for what you believe, to stay strong in the moments that you feel like crying , and even if you're different you are still special.

I have red hair, that makes me different! Sometimes I am made fun of but deep down I know my Father God has destined me for great things. People can say and do what they wish, but I know where my foundation is. Hope you know too...