Bangers and Mash with a Guinness Onion Gravy

Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash...tehehe... I've heard of Bangers and Mash before, I've seen 'bangers' in the meat section, but have never made them for the family. If you don't know what Bangers and Mash are, they are a traditional British dish that consists of plump sausages served with spiced mashed potatoes and smothered in a rich onion gravy. Is your mouth watering yet? I wanted to do something a little different for dinner last week in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and it just so happened I had to go to the store... so I decided on Bangers and Mash. It was cheap (roughly $15.00 and that served 6) and it was ridiculously filling. I was a little worried that the boys wouldn't eat it, but they proved me wrong. They both ate all their sausages and nibbled on the potatoes. My children are not potato fans... weird I know. The recipe I found online was adapted slightly, as the original recipe called for wine, and I only had Guinness - thus the Guinness onion gravy. What … [Continue reading]

A Walk in the Bog

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The weekend was over far too soon, and then Monday showed it's ugly face. The boys were itching to get out, and since it wasn't raining, we decided to head to one of my favorite places... the bog! We got a good hour and a half walk in, the boys loved splashing in the puddles, and I loved being outside. my mother in Law came with us which was awesome. We had a really great time walking around, throwing rocks and splashing in the puddles. Here are some of the shots I took - I also took some on my SLR, so we will see how those turned out, in like 6 months!   … [Continue reading]

Graham Wafer Pie

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Ya'll know how much of a pie family we are. Chris loves pie, and would rather have a slice of pie than a slice of cake...My problem was I never use to make pies. Ever. So after being together for many years, my mother in law and Chris' Grandmother showed me how to bake a family favorite... Graham Wafer Pie. There are a few names for this pie - such as Flapper Pie or Custard Pie but I call it Graham Wafer pie. I didn't have to share, I would eat this whole thing to myself. It's that effing good. It takes a bit to make, but it's totally worth it. Believe me, you make this Graham Wafer pie once and everyone will be asking for it. What you will need: For the Crust: 1 1/4 cups graham wafer crumbs 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup melted butter For the custard: 2 cups milk 3 egg yolks 5 Tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch good pinch of salt For the Meringue: 3 egg whites 3 Tbsp. sugar In a glass pie plate (or any pie plate) mix together the graham … [Continue reading]

Snapshot Sunday Week Eleven

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Oh what a week it has been!! Week eleven brought a lot of creativity and inspiration. Our family welcomed a new little lady into the world - Summer Aubree came racing into this world Monday and captured all of our hearts. I've been cooking and baking up a storm (what else is new) and have quite a few new recipes coming in the next few weeks. I recently made some amazing London Fog cupcakes, be sure to check those bad boys out. Week eleven was kind of crazy - here's our week in review. 03/15/15 Sunday was one of those random days. I knew my sister was in labor so we didn't want to go too far away just in case, so we took the boys to McDonald's to have some lunch and let them run amuck in the playplace. I needed a shot so Chris was my subject. 03/16/15 Monday was a crazy ass day. My sister welcomed her first child into this world and I was beyond honored to be there to witness such a amazing birth. After everyone was somewhat settled, we took the boys to visit their … [Continue reading]

Tea Time: London Fog Cupcakes

London Fog Cupcakes

We all know how much I love my tea. I have at least a cup a day, and it's usually a cup of Earl Grey. Sometimes I get fancy and make myself a London Fog, but either way, I love me a cup of Earl Grey … [Continue reading]

The Birth of Summer Aubree

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*Photo heavy blog post ahead* I'm a night owl. I stay up stupidly late on nights that I should be going to bed at like 7:30. The Birth of Summer Aubree I finally headed to bed at 1 am Monday … [Continue reading]

Rich and Savory French Onion Soup

Rich and Savory French Onion Soup

Ever get one of those cravings that you just have to feed?? There's that one food item that you must have... like it won't go away until you get it? Yeah, that was me last week. I had this … [Continue reading]

Film Photography From Osoyoos to Tofino

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After what seemed like months (well it really was months) I finally got my ass in gear and took three rolls of film in to be developed. But like an idiot, I missed a roll and still haven't taken my … [Continue reading]

Week Ten of Snapshot Sunday

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Holy crap - week ten already? It's happening again, time is getting away from me. Spring will be here before you know it, and then Summer.... This weeks photos are mostly of Graham - he loves to … [Continue reading]

Round Up a Pie on Pi Day

Round Up a Pie on Pi Day

Happy 3.1415 day... err Pi day! To celebrate one of the most awesome-est of days, I am back in the kitchen making whipping up some awesome pies. We've got a chicken pot pie for dinner, and a family … [Continue reading]