Sunday, June 24, 2012


I saw wee Emily and her Mum and Dad yesterday for a few minutes.  Time enough to get a few lovely photos of her:

 ABOVE:  Amanda cut her fringe (bangs)... now she looks even cuter!

ABOVE:  she is such a happy wee girl.

Today:  well as we didn't get around to doing the grocery shopping yesterday... It will have to be done today.

After that?  Not sure yet... might just stay home and try and get the washing up to date.. boring I know!

JUST REMEMBERED... we bought a few carrots on the way home from Hamilton yesterday, and I intend to turn them into baked carrot ... and freeze lots for future use:

ABOVE: ummm... we bought 20 kilos of carrots... so I think that's what I will be doing in me 'spare' time today and tomorrow!  

In case you are interested:

I chop up the carrots, boil them till soft... then mash them up.  Drain the excess liquid off.  Cook some onion (about 1/3 the quantity of the carrots)... add to the drained carrots.  Then add as many beaten eggs as you think it will need to become a firm consistency once cooked... add some grated tasty cheese, some chopped up parsley and any other herbs you fancy... bake in the oven at around 200 degrees C until cooked. Trial and error on how long.  
I never did get a 'recipe' as such for this, just word of mouth type of thing.

I HATE cooked carrots, BUT LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish!  So, don't go ikkkk if ya hate carrots cos I assure you, this is worth trying if nothing else.  *smiles*  If ya do hate it... feed it to ya kids!

This dish is lovely as a side at dinner time... or on it's own for lunch (which I intend to do).



  1. Love the little girl . Really fancy the carrot dish

  2. I'll have to try this recipe because I hate carrots and since you said you hate cooked carrots and love these I'll give them another chance (carrots-that is).:)

  3. Guess what I'll be making this week LOL. I do a Pumpkin Dish that is a bit like this. The only difference is I beat the egg whites & fold in after adding the yolks to the mashed pumpkin. :)

    Enjoy your day.....there are a lot of carrots to keep you busy :)

  4. carrot soup is yummy...and i put carrots in my pumpkin soup too. xx

  5. Creative cooks. Wow!

    I love carrots so eat the raw, boiled, mashed with almost anything. A casserole is not a casserole without carrots. My cannot live without veggies are onions and carrots.

    Emily is gorgeous.


  6. O thank you so very much for sharing your carrot recipe! I will definitely try this one!

  7. Emily is so cute if not cuter, I am trying the carrot mix tonight yay yummmmmmmmmm I do groceries on a Tuesday and I hate putting them away too.

  8. I am seriously not trying to sabotage your eating, but if you want a really good family sized carrot cake recipe, I'll happily post it on here (it is the one from the big red Alison Holst book).

    I don't even like carrot cake much, but make this to get rid of carrots sometimes and always get a "best carrot cake ever" reaction to it. Say the word, and I'll put it in your comments.

    Penny xo

  9. Family Carrot Cake

    3 eggs
    3/4 c oil
    2 cups raw sugar
    2 t vanilla
    3 c (350g) grated carrot
    2 cups wholemeal flour
    1 c coconut
    2 t baking soda
    2 t baking powder
    2 t cinnamon
    3/4 c apple juice

    Put eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla into a large bowl, beat to mix thoroughly, then fold in grated carrot.

    Toss all the dry ingredients together, then fold them in carefully, adding apple juice. If it gets too wet, leave out last 2-3 T of juice.

    Turn into a large lined tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 45-60 minutes. Ice with cream cheese icing or lemon butter icing.

    Do you have a preference? I can give you both if you like. I often us orange juice if I don't have apple, works just as well.

    Penny xo

  10. Cream cheese icing:

    4 T cream cheese
    2 T butter
    1 t vanilla
    3 c icing sugar, sifted

    Soften cream cheese and butter in microwave for 20-30 seconds or on stove top. Mix in vanilla and icing sugar.

    Lemon Butter Icing

    2 T butter
    3 T lemon juice
    3 c icing sugar, sifted
    1 t finally grated lemon rind (optional)

    Soften butter with lemon rind and juice, then add icing sugar and mix til smooth.

    I've tried both and get good reports on each.

    Enjoy! Penny xo


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