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Monday Madness!! (and a plan) September 29, 2008

Posted by Mistress B in Blogging stuff, Kids, Menu Planning, recipes.

In a few hours one of my cousins kids arrives for the week. E is 13 year old going on 42 and tends to fit into the choleric end of the temperament scale. You always know when E is around, she’s loud, proud and in charge! You often need to argue with explain to E why you want what you want done the way that you want it done.

Later this evening Miss Lou will be arriving home for the week. Miss Lou tends towards sanguine though lately with a good dose of melancholy thrown in. She loves to be the centre of attention and strives to keep everyone entertained. You can get her to do what you want, the trick is keeping her focused and not letting her slip into negative self talk.

CJ is phlegmatic. more constant and steady. She goes with the flow and (usually) does what she’s asked – unless she’s hormonal (that was last week thank God!!)


CJ is used to being the big sister. E is used to be the eldest cousin. Miss Lou is used to being both. When you get the three of them together it takes them a few days to re-sort their pecking order. Oh what fun this shall be!

I have a plan.

Lots of kites, bikes, wading in the river, cooking, good books, DVDs and board games.

And when three is being a crowd, I’ll be bringing in a fourth – H, CJ’s best friend who is much like CJ is temperament.

Nan was discharged this morning too (hopefully her meds are OK now) so we’ll be spending some time with her as well.

With two great-granddaughters and 2 ring-ins to fuss over her I’m sure she’ll be in Nanny heaven.

And I’m quite sure my bro will be back over with his two for a day or two through the week as well.

So quite a houseful!

So to feed us all this week.

Monday – Chicken Schnitzels with potato, corn & peas

Tuesday – Sausage sizzle and takeaway chips

Wednesday – Home made chicken burgers with salad

Thursday – BBQ Sausages and vege

Friday -Rissoles and baked vege

Saturday – Steak and salad

Sunday – FFY

Baking –

Monday – Coconut Slice

Tuesday – Double Choc Chip Muffins

Honey Rice Bubble Slice

Thursday – Tea Cake

Chocolate Dream Bars

Coconut Slice

1 cup Self Raising Flour

1 cup desiccated Coconut

110 grams Butter/Margarine

3/4 cup Sugar

2 Eggs

1/2 cup Milk

Lemon flavoured Icing

Place Self Raising Flour and Coconut into one bowl and combine. In another bowl, melt Butter, stir in sugar, then add to the dry ingredients mixing well. Beat in eggs, and add milk. Make sure is mixed thoroughly. Spread into a greased, lined slice tray and bake in moderate oven for 20-25 minutes.

Top with lemon flavoured icing while still warm and sprinkle with extra coconut.

Cut into slices when cold and enjoy.


1. Jayne - September 29, 2008

Sounds like you’re going to be kept on your toes lol. 😉

2. QueenBitch - September 29, 2008

That is alot of children! good luck!!
I was wondering if you could help me. I have a ton of old Special K in the cupboard, I dont want to throw it out so I was thinking of using it in baking like instead of normal cornflakes. Do you think it would work? If so do you have any recepies I could use??
Thanks 🙂

3. magneto bold too - September 29, 2008

Girl, chocolate soothes the savage hormonal teen.

Stock up.

And lots of wine for you.

4. tiff - September 29, 2008

Heh heh! Choleric end of the temperament. You funny.

5. Gemisht - September 29, 2008

Sure sounds like you’re going to be busy. Hope that everyone plays nicely and you have a good week. Hope that Nan is better too and her meds are all under control.

6. leechbabe - September 30, 2008

Sounds like a good plan.

I hope everything goes well and the kids have fun together.

7. river - September 30, 2008

Set them all to cooking and cleaning. They’ll be so busy grumbling at and about you they won’t have time to fight amongst themselves.

8. Anja - October 1, 2008

Cheap coke and gluten free flour bins. Sorry, B. I’m still giggling at the morning email.

9. Bettina - October 1, 2008



10. widdleshamrock - October 1, 2008

Yeah, I’m with Anja, snort the coke and hide it in the flour bins.

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