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Australia remember when …

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“Remember playing cricket out in the street or in the laneways with all the other neighbourhood kids back in the day?
Never had a set of stumps so we’d just paint the stumps on to an old 44 gallon drum and the bat had probably seen better days. No cricket ball but the good old tennis ball was just as good.
We’d play outside right up until the street lights started coming on and that was the time to call “stumps” and go inside for tea.”

via – Australia remember when

My Dad would come out with the strap in his hand at 5pm we always had “tea” at that time. All the kids would scatter home.

Bear has a good laugh every time there is an election politicians try to get votes by promising more money for “resources” for schools. Well guys these are the resources we had it was just the desire to learn and the total love of cricket. LOL 🙂

Funny how we made Australia a great place to live without all the “resources”. We had nothing.

THEY WERE GOOD TIMES

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I am, you are, we are Australian …

Best wishes to all Aussies from Bear. I thought this poem will explain what it is to be an Aussie.


I came from the dream-time,
From the dusty red-soil plains.
I am the ancient heart,
The keeper of the flame.
I stood upon the rocky shores,
I watched the tall ships come,
For forty thousand years I’ve been
The first Australian.
I came upon the prison ship,
Bowed down by iron chains,
I fought the land, endured the lash,
And waited for the rains.
I’m a settler, I’m a farmer’s wife
On a dry and barren run,
A convict, then a free man,
I became Australian.
I’m the daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother lode.
The girl became a woman
On the long and dusty road.
I’m a child of the Depression,
I saw the good times come,
I’m a bushie, I’m a battler,
I am Australian.
We are one, but we are many,
And from all the lands on earth we come.
We’ll share a dream and sing with one voice,
“I am, you are, we are Australian”
I’m a teller of stories,
I’m a singer of songs,
I am Albert Namatjira
And I paint the ghostly gums.
I’m Clancy on his horse,
I’m Ned Kelly on the run,
I’m the one who waltzed Matilda,
I am Australian.
I’m the hot wind from the desert,
I’m the black soil of the plains,
I’m the mountains and the valleys,
I’m the drought and flooding rains.
I am the rock, I am the sky,
The rivers when they run,
The spirit of this great land,
I am Australian.
We are one, but we are many,
And from all the lands on earth we come.
We’ll share a dream and sing with one voice,
“I am, you are, we are Australian.”
“I am, you are, we are Australian.”

From Doreen CFA


Dolly’s Dream …

Youth suicide is terrible for any reason. If I can contribute in anyway I will and hope you will too.

Please consider!

Her poor parents and sister!


Baked chicken and octopus …

EAT AUSSIE STYLE IT’S HEALTHY


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This is what Bear is preparing for guests tonight …

Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Octopus

Method:

  1. Heat oven to full and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray,
  2. put chicken and octopus in pan,
  3. take out when smoke alarms sound.

Bear is a good cook you need to follow his directions strictly.

Add any sides you like!


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Baked chicken and potato casserole …

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“For an easy and delicious dinner, you can’t go past a casserole. They’re so easy to throw together, and are pretty much set-and-forget in that you just put everything in the oven and wait until you’re ready to eat.
This chicken and potato version with bacon and cream is a little indulgent, but would be so comforting on a cold evening. One of the best things about a casserole is that there are usually leftovers for lunch the next day!” Source

Ingredients:

• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup thickened cream
• 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
• 500g skinless chicken breasts, diced
• 2 slices bacon, pre-cooked and diced
• 4 tablespoons butter, chopped
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 stalk spring onion, thinly sliced

Method:

1. Heat oven to 180C and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Layer potatoes and chicken in the bottom of the dish, followed by bacon, butter, and then sprinkle with half the cheese and spring onions. Pour cream over the top, then cover with foil and bake for one hour.

3. Bake for a further 30 minutes uncovered, adding the remaining cheese and spring onions in the last 10 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven once cheese is golden and a little crunchy.

5. Serve immediately.


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Slow cooker red wine and rosemary lamb shanks …

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“If you can’t get enough of easy slow cooker meals, this one is for you! For a long time, lamb shanks were out of fashion, but they’ve made a comeback as everyone realises just what sorts of deliciousness they have been missing out on. This one is amazing, and is so good served either with the potatoes cooked in, or over mash with plenty of the gravy from the pot. Yum!” Source

Ingredients:

2 lamb shanks
Olive oil
100ml red wine
1 onion
200g carrots
2 parsnips
150g small potatoes
2 rosemary sprigs
3 bay leaves
250ml lamb stock
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Method:

1. Season the lamb shanks and fry off over a high heat until browned on all sides. Transfer to the slow cooker.

2. Add the red wine to the pan and simmer to burn off the alcohol, add to the slow cooker

3. Fry the onion until soft and golden and add to the slow cooker. Whilst frying prepare your carrots, parsnips and new potatoes and throw them in the slow cooker too.

4. Add the rosemary sprigs, bay leaves, stock, mustard, and wine vinegar and stir. Season well and stir, and cook for 4 hours on the high setting or 8 on low.

5. Serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy!


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Easy breakfast muffins …

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Ingredients:

6 large eggs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small sweet potato, cut into small cubes
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ cup red capsicum, diced
100g prosciutto, chopped
1 loose cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a muffin pan and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until onions are golden. Add the sweet potatoes and thyme. Cover and cook for 8 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes begin to soften. Add the capsicum and cook 4 minutes more. Stir in the prosciutto. Add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes, until wilted. Lastly, add the garlic and cook for another 1 minute.

3. Spoon the vegetable mixture into the muffin pan, distributing it evenly. Top every one with 3-4 tablespoons of the egg and cheese mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.


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