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Something Borrowed Part 2

It’s Sunday, erbody! As promised, I’m back today with yet another yummy winter recipe!

Every time Justin and his wife Stacey host a get together, Stacey plans a beautiful spread of amazing food for their guests and Justin’s contribution to the table is always his homemade bread! I ask him every time for the recipe and today, I finally tried it after years of him repeating the simple recipe to me and me forgetting about it – sorry, Justin!

Sidebar: You can make bread dough from scratch as I did, or you can buy ready made bread dough at your local Pick n Pay or Spar.

Justin’s Homemade bread

Ingredients

  • Bread dough
  • 50g Mushroom soup/ potato bake powder
  • 250ml Cream
  • Grated cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix soup/ potato bake powder with cream.
  2. Pour half of the mixture into baking dish.
  3. Divide dough into small portions and place them into baking dish
  4. Pour remaining mix over the dough.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes
  6. Remove bread from the oven
  7. Sprinkle desired amount of cheese over the top and put back in the over for an additional 20 minutes
  8. Enjoy with soup, stew or on its own.

Shout out to Justin for this super easy recipe! I don’t know why it took me so long to try it!

I’m really bad with portions so you’ll have to decide how much dough to use depend on how many people you are catering for!

I hope you enjoy this one! Thanks or popping in! Have an awesome week! I have an awesome plug for you in Wednesday so be sure to come back!😘

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Activities, Interests, Lifestyle, Series

Series: Something Borrowed Part 1

I’m sure whether you are married or not, you are familiar with this phrase. We are living on borrowed time with borrowed people and both these things will be returned in one way or another.

Fortunately, there are certain things in life that we borrow, but never need to return. These are probably known as gifts but my title would not have the same ring to it if I used that word!

My adult survival kit is filled to the rim with tricks and trivia that I’ve learned from much savvier friends who are also trying to live this life as best as they can! I am grateful for every single one and am not ashamed to admit that I learned most of what I know from these people.

On Friday I had my 3:30 friends over at my place. When you host a 3:30 get together, you decide what the meal will be and everybody brings additional food and drink to share. Since it’s winter and you know how I feel about comfort food to survive the horrid season, I decided to make my 3:30 a soup, bread and gluwein affair. Because all I have is borrowed, I thought I should pay a soup recipe forward to you today. We have much to learn in this world and so it is my duty to pass along what has been passed along to me!

Hassiena’s Baby Marrow Soup

Ingredients

  • 1kg baby marrow
  • 25g Vegetable stock
  • 230g Cream cheese of any flavour
  • 500ml to 1L water

Instructions

1. Wash and dice baby marrow into small cylinders

2. Dilute Vegtable stock in 250ml of water

3. Place marrow and stock into a pot and bring to boil until marrow is very soft.

4. Add cream cheese into the pot.allow to simmer until cream has melted and mixed with water

5. Using a smoothie maker or hand blender. Blend the mixture into smooth.

6. Add more water if is to thick. Allow to simmer at low heat for 5 minutes.

7. Enjoy on its own or with bread of your choice.

Serves 6 – 10 people.

Now, I know that you are a reasoning grown up so use your discretion as you are cooking this. Don’t be scared to use water instead of vegetable stock or maybe try a flavored cream cheese instead of a plane flavour. You can even use stock tubes ( 2 or 3) instead of stock; we have budgets to consider!

Shout out to my friend, Hassiena for sharing this yummy recipe!

Well, this was something different for me to make and it turned out great! I will share another super easy recipe next Sunday. I keep eating this at my friend Justin’s place and every time I visit, he tells me how to make it and I forget to do so! Next week is the day so stay tuned!

Thank you so much for popping in! It’s always such a pleasure to have you! Have a beautiful week😘

Activities, am writing, Interests, Lifestyle, Nifty Tricks

3 Ways to Survive Winter

Happy Wednesday, dear readers! It’s July which means that Winter is here for real now! I’m a winter baby, but I’m not very comfortable with the season! it’s so cold, guys and I struggle to get up in the morning and I still struggle to dress warmly enough, uurgh! So I thought it would be helpful to bog myself down with some specific tips to help me get through this inevitable season.

Acceptance

No matter how much I complain, winter is around for at least another 80 days! It’s really best to just accept that ’tis the season and it will not pass for a while. I am counting down until the day when it gets lighter earlier in the day and the air is warmer again. Yes, it’s freezing right now, but as inevitable as Winter is, so is Spring and Summer, my friend! this too will pass!

Take Cover

I love feeling warm and snuggly during Winter so I take cover every chance I get. I got myself a gas heater for the freezing evenings, I shower just before bed and Turbans, scarves and millions of layers of clothes keep the bite of cold at bay. I hate being sick and it’s miserable to be sick when you live alone and have no one to baby you, Soft Kitty style, so I am doing everything in my power to avoid that!

Comfort Food

I love to cook! I love to eat and winter is the perfect time to do just that! I see it as a way to keep warm from the inside out. I eat porridge for breakfast now. I’m collecting soup and stew recipes to warm the cockles of my heart in the chilly evenings too. It’s also OK to eat bread and pasta from time to time too guys! Don’t over do it, though, summer will be here before you know it, and you want your hot body to be ready for those summer dresses, shorts and bikinis!

Exercise

No matter the season, gym is life so don’t stop working out! It’s definitely one way to keep warm and it’s great for your immune system too! You’ll also thank yourself when those layers of clothes have to come off and what lays beneath is a firm beautiful body you can be proud of!

Shout out to my friends that helped me with winter images for today’s post! You guys are the best! Thank you so much for popping in! Have a good week😘

Activities, Interests, Lifestyle, my adventures

Take Stock

Happy Sunday, dear readers! No actually, It’s Monday morning! A very wise person once said that you need to actually have experiences in order to put together good content so yesterday, I was out experiencing what I’m about to talk about in today’s post.I was back at Royale this weekend! Remember the review I wrote about it? My friend and fellow blogger Boitumelo and I went there for drinks after work. What a vibe! And no need to get all dressed up! Most people head over there straight from work, I was reminded why I like this place so much!My favorite thing about Friday night was the reminder of the goodness I am surrounded by. My life’s song and dance are to focus on the good at all times and not to allow the difficulties of life to overwhelm me! It was really enriching to engage with these ladies that night! The cocktails went down well too!Incidentally, I was back at the Royale yesterday to celebrate my friend Bax’s graduation. Bax is awesome! Check out his podcast to find out how Nerd he is about life! Any invitation to his event is an absolute compliment!I found myself surrounded by such amazing, vibrant people who are passionate about their lives and their work and about being the best human beings they can be – and I had a seat at the table! It’s really good to take stock of what you have surrounded yourself with. As you step into this new month, I hope you’ve left the bad in June and look forward to a July filled with even more goodness! Have a good week dear readers! Thank you for popping in!

G-Strings, Interests, Lifestyle, music, Soul Stuff

Train

Happy Wednesday, dear readers!

I’m so happy to see new followers joining us! Just this month, 6 new followers got on board! Welcome, you guys!!

Sometimes music comes along at the right moment with the exact words of encouragement you need to get you through your day and ultimately through your struggle.

Don’t stop this train

Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in. – John Mayer

I love the way John Mayer weaves words together and I especially love how he writes what’s on my mind and what’s in my heart – this man gets me!

I got really frustrated on Monday: I had my playlist ready for my drive to work and technology just wouldn’t work with me! Grrr!

The good news is, my favourite John Mayer CD was waiting to pick up the slack! John reminded me on my drive to work that I’m exactly where I need to be in my life!

So whatever you’re going through right now, don’t stop this train because as far as trains go, and even life itself, it keeps moving, it passes through all the stations of life! It’s only tough for now but better days are coming, I promise!

If you’re curious about this jam, have a listen to Stop This Train and have yourself an awesome day! Thanks for popping in😘

Activities, Interests, Lifestyle, my adventures

Zoo Lake Bowling Club

Happy Sunday, dear readers! I hope you’ve had a good weekend! I certainly have!So yesterday, my friend Kelly had a combined birthday celebration at Zoo Lake Bowling club – not to be mistaken for the Zoo Lake Sports Club as I did!Because it was a joint celebration, we tried a senior citizen sport – bowls. It was the first time in a long time that I felt like I was too young for an activity, which felt good, but bowls is not an easy sport to play! It requires precision and accuracy that only the senior citizens can master!All in all, everyone had a good time! If you like good food, good drinks and a fun activity, this is the place for you! It seems like this place keeps going because of a loyal clientele that enjoys chilled vibes so it’s definitely one to try out!Anyway, Kelly, I hope you had a fantastic day out celebrating another year on earth! You are the coolest!

Thank you so much for popping in, dear readers! Have a good week ahead😘