Friday Night At The Pictures



With cold evenings quickly turning warm, this is probably the last time
we will be serving home cooked food like this for a while.
Savoury baked rice, lamb and lemon filo topped pie and  polenta dumpling beef stew.


Hi folks

I thought we could have an evening at the pictures ......


With such a large family (7 adults at home) I hooked both
washing machines up to cold water only.  I astounded
myself with my superior(!) plumbing skills.
Not a single drip (apart from your's truly).

Serve yourself  dinner with all fresh ingredients and tortillas.

The  HM girls gathered flowers, wattle and berries from
around the garden to create this table centre piece.

Beef hot pot made from scratch

Yorkshire puddings made from scratch.
Little weight-gain balls actually ..... especially when soaked in gravy.

Bangers and mash  - the perfect comfort food. Aaah.
We coat the sausages in egg and flour and make the
gravy using the pan juices.

A  comfortable well made bed
to welcome us at the end of the day

Shopping - Aisle 2 - Bulk vinegar

Shopping - Aisle 12 - bulk flours

Shopping - Back wall of Aisle 4 - Bulk oil

Shopping - NOT at Coles.

Toby - ever energetic. He likes sitting near us if we are cooking
in the kitchen. Funny old pupper.

Adding scrunched filo pastry on top of the lamb and lemon pie 

A quick tidy-up of one of the pantries (we have two pantries).

Making wontons

Boiling wontons.

Wonton soup ready to eat. Oh boy, so delicious.

Modge podge homemade glue

1 x teaspoon of bi-carb soda in a glass of warm water is
an instant cure for heartburn and indigestion.
I keep a glass of it on my bedside table.
I no longer spend a fortune on Nexium!

Farm-style rough chicken pie in the making .....

..... and ready for the oven.  We put in a layer of
caramelised onions first, then the chicken pie filling
on top of that - sensationally tasty.

Light some candles and relax - it's Friday evening at last.

Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM (Phil)

Edit - so many food pictures - I never learn do I?

Comments

  1. I never knew what bangers were. I thought they were just sausages, not with egg and flour.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I think they are just sausages Linda - we just happen to loved our coated as it adds some delicious crunch and seems to capture the flavour and hold the gravy better.

      Delete
  2. Good tip about the bicarb! Must try it! I love your pictures -I hope you didn't eat all of that at once!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha - no, that is a few meals there. The bicarb tip is a real life changer for me.

      Delete
  3. Excellent food. Nice to warm you which we will be needing soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. We are now in early Spring and you will be going into early Autumn I guess.

      Delete
  4. Your food always looks so good. It's the opposite hear getting colder.
    That looks like a great place to shop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am not a good photographer - the food looks better in real life. The smell is the best bit too.

      Delete
  5. I will be using that tip to make gravy the next time we have sausages. Meg☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And with coated sausages there is just that bit extra flavour added to the gray too.

      Delete
  6. Where is the store that you get your bulk items from?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is called Bibina's in Hillsborough NSW Australia

      Delete
  7. We used to shop at a bulk shop like that when we had our general store. But now its a bit too far of a drive to make it worth while.

    As usual your post made me hungry! And your little yorkshire puds reminded me of my dear old Nanna.

    Happy weekend Phil.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, doing the math is important as it reminds me of folk who drive across the city to save 30 cents ..... pfft!

      Delete
  8. Hi Phil, I was expecting photos of you and Mrs HM at the movies, but these pics were even better. Great to see your home made pastry for that type of pie that I also love to make. I also would like to know the bulk store pictured. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The store is Bibina's in NSW. It is a one-of store and not found in other states. Family run I believe. Normally we shop at Aldi, however Bibina has many of the European and Mediterranean foods we love in bulk.

      Delete
  9. Hey....I cook a baked rice in a similar pot, what amazing minds 😁. That pie looks rather scrumptious.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've tried bicarb for an occasional heartburn. It's very effective.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your food pictures always look good. I am from the U.S. and our fall is finally underway. Not looking forward to winter, too much snow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Cheryl, it looks like you'll just have to dedicate the winter to good hearty recipes to warm the heart and hearth. Thanks for stopping by to chat.

      Delete
  12. Hearty food with family. Is there anything better? I like the look of those wontons. I used to love dim-sims and spring rolls, back when I was able to eat gluten. Tonight we're having Nachos though, and watching the new episode of Dr Who. I don't really watch TV otherwise. That will be our night at the flix, I guess. Thanks for sharing yours. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read your comment out loud to the girls ... there was a terrific scream "WE MISSED DR WHO!!!!!" followed promptly with them all disappearing to watch the catch up episode on the internet. I'm left to do the dishes. ha ha!

      Delete
  13. Great pics, Mr HM! Very glad to see you have found an alternative to Nexium - I believe it to be horrible stuff and not at all good for you. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I took Nexium for a while and it seemed good, then the relentless headaches started. Enough.

      Delete
  14. Just happened by your blog. What beautiful and delicious looking food photos!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anne. Hey, you should add some photos of your cooking to your blog - that would be a fabulous addition to your already good writing.

      Delete
  15. We have been using the bi-carb soda and water for tummy and wind remedy for years...old wives tale medicine..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love those old wives remedies. Another is "have a big drink of water and see how you feel in the morning" - as it turns out, hydration and rest is a great remedy.

      Delete
  16. That's it! I'm coming over!
    Looks fav!
    KJ

    ReplyDelete
  17. Are you still on a weight loss regime Mr HM, as needing to reduce food consumption, can cause food photography fetish :D. Very yummy food to view though and home made gives one such a sense of accomplishment....and reward!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Interestingly enough, author Tim Ferris of the '4 hour body' specifically says to photograph your food before you eat it as it is more effective than a written food journal

      Delete
  18. loved the picture show!
    thanx for sharing

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment