Elizabeth

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NZ Wife & Mummy. Passionate about food, health, family & faith. Cooking allergy-friendly food around full-time work. Come join the chaos we call life!

http://www.tofindasilverlining.co.nz/

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My daughter has just discovered a YouTube channel teaching children how to draw; this is one of her masterpieces - I am seriously impressed, I don't have a "creative" bone in my body (in terms of drawing), & couldn't draw this well even with lessons 💖. #talentedgirl #sevenyearold #drawing
And just to prove my life is not entirely about food (sorry for the food overload this weekend); here is a beautiful sunset peeking over our almighty fence, built entirely by hand, by my very clever husband 😍😍😍 #homemade #builtbyhand #builtwithlove #thegreatwallofcollins #fortresscity #nothinggonnagetusnow #sunset #winter2017
Anzac Biscuits and Chocolate Banana Muffins - school snacks sorted for the week 💖🎉! Yes 😘! Muffin Recipe courtesy of @thekiwicountrygirl - her blender muffins, thank you; they have the kids and hubby's seal of approval 😗!
Been a busy little 🐝 this morning... Pumpkin and Feta Bake, as well as two Chicken and Veggie Pie's! Think this will keep us going for a while now 😍! #pumpkinandfetabake #chickenandveggiepie #busybee #feedingcrowds #lotsofgueststhisweekend
Check out the crazy weather we got today... The hail was thicker and heavier than the snow from last week! The driving rain was harder than we have known here, & the thunder and lightning was seriously impressive. Crazy crazy... #winter2017 #newzealand #newzealandweather #crazy #crazyweather
The best #midwinter dinner... #meatballsinlemonsauce (thanks @countdown.nz for the inspiration), with noodles and veggies. #midwinter #comfortfood
Organised enough to be trying new recipes this fortnight... So far, so good 😁! Monday and Tuesday dinners gobbled down quickly without too much drama - always a win in my books! Freezer full of stew and risotto; crockpot full of soup, yoghurt will be ready to consume tomorrow 😍! And chicken is thawing in the fridge, ready for the crockpot tomorrow - after dinner the leftovers will be made into Chicken and Veggie Pie, & the carcass will be turned into stock... It's been a great week 💖💖💖💖
Smashed my #todolist today - haven't quite finished the #menuplanning , nor the #budget but both will be completed soon! And not only did I cook a big crockpot full of #ossobucco stew (recipe courtesy of @becomingness ), but I also made a #mushroonandbaconrissoto and my #glutenfree #dairyfree #gingerbiscuits as well as a #homemademueslibar - it's amazing what you can do when hubby takes the kids out of the house for a couple of hours! And winning - I have even #foldedallthewashing and put it away 🎉😊😍😆💥. Quite the achievement for me 😂!
Finally making good on a promise to a work colleague who is #celiac , & making our favourite #glutenfree #gingerbiscuits for her! I haven't made them with gluten-free flour in a long time... I doubt my family would even know the difference any more, and for those who need it as well - it's also #dairyfree 😀!
So much fun tonight... Little camp fire, sparklers, sausages and toasted marshmallows. I think it is fair to say this has been the highlight of the holidays so far for those kids 😍! And I suspect it was a highlight for my Mum @kiwimeskreations - as she has never had toasted marshmallows before, & it turns out she loves them 😂💖😀😘! #makingmemories #midwintercampfire #midwinterbbq #earlyguyfawkes #holidayhighlights #sparklers #toastedmarshmallows #roastedmarshmellows #bbqsausages #familyfun
Making memories - midwinter BBQ, roasting marshmallows on the fire 🔥, & an early Guy Fawkes for the kids!

#makingmemories #midwinterbbq #roastingmarshmallows #sparklers
My daughter is having her first ever sleep over tonight, she is staying with my Mum, her Mama @kiwimeskreations - we're missing her, very strange not having her here for dinner and the evening. Here she is helping with their dinner - we hope she has fun with her Mama 😍💖 #sleepover #timewithgrandma #specialtime #firstnightaway #missingher