When I am at home I daydream about upcoming holidays and places I want to visit.
But what do you think about when you are already in paradise?
Well, as I sipped on cocktails, lazed * around the pool and fine dined – I dreamed of improving my domestic goddess status.
*(not really, hard to laze when you have 18 month olds trying to bomby into the water)
I often do this.
Last year I got to Broome and I wanted to run home and redo all the wardrobes and get all the linen cupboards organised.
This year it was all about food.
I want to improve.
We eat healthy but I want to improve the ease to which I approach the kitchen.
What does that require?
I have a thirst for knowledge and I love learning new things, but when you are time poor, it’s hard to get excited about it.
This week I’ve taken a tutelage of chef-dom under Jamie Oliver.
My kids call him by his first name now, such is the extent to which I have been playing re-runs of 15 minute meals. I’ve also been googling and even did a little 10-minute herb tutorial.
But how has this helped me? (and more importantly how can it help you?)
Well the name of the show says it all – 15 minute meals. Healthy meals that take less time than a nappy change (some days).
Plus he is giving out tips left right and centre.
I have asked the Universe, many a time, for a cooking course that is all about seasoning: how to use herbs better, what to use to really beef up pasta sauces, curries and salads….and I think this is my answer.
Last night I made his fish baps with home-made tartare sauce and mushy peas – the parmesan crust on the fish was too die for
My families reaction? “Mummy can we have this every night?”
The night before I did his beef koftas, with rice, peas and green beans – delicious!
So I have set out an incredible meal plan for next week and I plan on learning a whole lot more from him and about food. Check out my facebook page to see any photos of the food that i post – you may just get some inspiration!
He’s also convinced me I need an in-kitchen herb garden.
So excited about it!
What do you dream about whilst on holiday? Is it just me that gets obsessed about improving my home life?
I totally agree! I make so many promises to myself when I am away and usually can’t wait to get home to ‘start fresh’…I think its because we actually get time to think about it! I love keeping my meals really simple. Last week we had steak with squashed potatoes and beans – that was it…so simple but so quick, easy and delicious!