It is Sunday, so.......the Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is 'Dinner".
It is dinner time here in Australia as I am writing this post. The clock on the computer screen reads 7.45 exactly.
I have dinner prepared and am just waiting for my hubby, Pete to finish work. He has been doing a 12 hour shift at the jail where he works and dinner will be waiting for him as he comes through the door.
Years ago it was a sunday night tradition to have the roast leg of lamb and all the veges cooked up for the family to share as their evening meal. Well sometimes I do do that, but not always.
Tonight I am having what I call roll ups. The picture above shows my table set and waiting to go. Others call them wraps, or burritos. What ever you like, I call my version roll ups. That gives me lee way to play around and not follow thw recipe, I like doing that, using whatever I can find in the cupboard at the time.
Wholemeal tortillas,chicken strips, tomato, salad leaves, cheese, cucumber, avocado, capsicum, taco sauce. Cut up into strips because they sit inside the tortillas easier that way.
I cooked the chicken breast in a little olive oil (I always use olive oil) with an onion and lots of peri peri seasoning then thickened the juice with a teaspoon of cornflour. Can't waste that juice.
Not as good as the traditional family roast, nothing compares, but my dinner should be o.k. A bit of a novelty, we don't often have meals like that but when we do they are enjoyed by all.
I am listening for the car to pull into the driveway, then I will jump up and reheat the chicken mixture and finish setting the table.
Today I was sick of sitting around the house. The day was cool and sunny here with probably 40% cloud cover for most of the day after yesterdays rain. Nice. I went to the nursery at nearby Yarralumla, and bought a pretty miniature red cyclamen. That is it you can see sitting on the dinner table. Then I thought Mmmm, now I need a nice white, inside pot to display it in so I went to the hardware shop and got a square plastic pot. Looks good. I also got a punnet of viola and planted them out. They will survive the winter and if I am lucky will keep flowering for quite a while to come. Other than that I have been playing with old pohtos and have put them on my face book page. My daughter is complaining about me embarrassing her with them Hahaha. Love it. That is what Mummies get to do when their kids are this age. My eldest son is quite enjoying it but my second son hasn't commented as yet. A ice way to spend a Sunday.
I made a batch of little carrot cakes and put cream cheese and passion fruit icing on them, they turned out well. No recipe, I made it up as I went along, I like doing that. Basically you know what goes in and how it should look so you just balance it out and it works.
Today is ANZAC day in Australia. There is a public holiday tomorrow to commemorate it. I did not go to the march. I am bad. It upsets me to see the old soldiers march and honor their lost mates. I even get teary at the songs they play on the radio on ANZAC day There are no first world war diggers left now. The ranks of the 2nd world war marchers are very thin too. Not all of the Vietnam veterans march either and their numbers are falling. One day there will be none of the original participants from these wars left to march on ANZAC day.
Unfortunately there will be others.
Lest we forget.
Is that a car now? No........ wrong car, it didn't stop. It is getting late, I want my dinner. I will write a bit longer. What. He should be home very soon. Ah that sounds more promising, I heard a car door.