School Formal Checklist …


Grade 12 is the final year of High School for most Australian kids. It can be stressful for those that are striving for entry into their chosen university, whereas it can be a more relaxed experience for those who just want to finish school and make it to the end. But regardless of the stresses and workload, one of the highlights of the final year is the School Formal.


Depending on the school, the Formal can be held at any stage throughout Year 12 but mostly it’s at the end of the year as a Celebration of the end of around 13 years of schooling. Especially for girls, there is a lot to organise and think about … everything from hair, to makeup, shoes, “the dress”, and so on. So, to help be organised for this very special night, I’ve created a School Formal Checklist which will give you a simple way to remember all the details and keep a record of any appointments, ensure some important item isn’t overlooked or forgotten as well as create a budget and keep track of spending.



Each page has been designed to print on a standard A4 page and just remember to adjust your printer settings to print each page at 100%.


I hope you enjoy and please feel free to share with family and friends … they’ll thank you for it!


For a Mother’s Survival Guide for Buying a Formal Dress, click on the link below:








Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars and Bites …

This recipe for Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars or Bites is super easy and perfect for lunchboxes or a quick snack. I love this recipe because the bars remain firm, hold their shape and won’t fall apart. With only 6 ingredients, there is no baking required and they also freeze beautifully. Cut these as Bars or Bites to any size that will suit either your child’s appetite or to fit perfectly into their lunchbox, particularly if you use a Bento style lunchbox. I also served up a plate of these with dessert for Christmas lunch and they vanished in a flash! Enjoy!

Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars and Bites …
Ingredients …
  • 250g butter, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 500g fresh dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao (or substitute with cocoa powder)
  • 6 cups rice bubbles
Method …
  1. Line a 38 cm x 26 cm baking pan with baking paper. Use a very light spray on the baking pan to hold the baking paper in place.
  2. Place butter and sugar in a large saucepan and gently simmer over a low heat, stir continuously.
  3. Add the dates, stirring constantly for approximately 10 minutes until the dates are soft and break up.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut and cocao and stir to blend.
  5. Add the rice bubbles and stir through until well combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly into the pan using the back of a spoon.
  7. Place the trays into the fridge and, once firm and set, remove and cut into desired size using a sharp knife. As a guide, I usually cut 24 bites per tray or 12 bars per tray but you can cut these to any size you like.

Click on this link to read my tips to help you slice these easily.

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Mexican Chicken Enchiladas …

Here’s a recipe that’s sure to become a family favourite … Mexican Chicken Enchiladas! It’s delicious, full of veggies and easy to make. Enjoy!

Mexican Chicken Enchiladas …
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients …
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium brown onion, sliced
  • 1 small red capsicum, diced
  • 1 x 800g can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon brown vinegar
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cobs of corn, steamed and kernels removed
  • 1 x 400g can black beans
  • 600g chicken tenderloin, diced (bite-size pieces)
  • 8 – 10 white tortillas
  • 150g fetta, grated
  • ½ cup fresh coriander, chopped
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and lightly spray a large ovenproof dish with cooking oil.
  2. In a large pan, add olive oil, garlic and brown onion and stir fry until onion is transparent.
  3. Add capsicum and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, brown vinegar, chicken stock, cumin, chilli powder, sugar, oregano, corn and black beans and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  5. Once cooked, put aside approximately ⅓ of sauce mixture.
  6. Add chicken to remaining sauce and simmer until cooked.
  7. Divide chicken and sauce mixture evenly between the tortillas and roll to enclose the filling.
  8. Place filled tortillas in prepared dish, lining them up side by side. Spoon the left over sauce mixture evenly over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle with grated feta.
  9. Bake enchiladas for 30 – 35 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and serve topped with fresh coriander.

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Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry …

Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry

It’s no secret I love a good curry and this Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry is a winner! It’s also a firm favourite amongst my kids, having just enough flavour without being too spicy. Don’t feel restricted by the recipe either. If getting the kids to eat more veggies is a challenge, just add them to the curry. I will often steam some peas, broccoli, cauliflower or green beans and simply stir them through just before serving. This is a generous recipe for four, with enough left over for lunch for Mum and Dad the next day. Enjoy!

Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry …
Recipe type: Beef
Ingredients …
  • 750 g beef (I used scotch fillet)
  • 2 medium brown onions, thickly sliced
  • ¼ cup Massaman Mild Curry Paste (store bought … I used Five Tastes)
  • 1 x 400ml can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Juice from ½ a lime (approximately 1 tablespoon) (substitute with lemon is ok)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 large potatoes, chopped into large bite-size chunks
  • 1 small yellow capsicum, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 small red capsicum, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 medium red chilli, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • Cornflour and water, to thicken
  • Fresh Coriander
  • ½ cup salted cashews or peanuts, roughly chopped
Method …
  1. Remove any excess fat from beef and chop into large, even cubes (approx. 3cm x 3cm). In a very hot pan, which has been lightly sprayed with cooking oil, quickly sear the outside of the beef cubes in small batches. Avoid cooking the beef all the way through, then add to slow cooker.
  2. Add the brown onions to the slow cooker.
  3. In a large jug combine curry paste, coconut milk, chicken stock, lime juice, fish sauce and brown sugar. Add to slow cooker and cook for approximately 7 – 7 ½ hours.
  4. With 2 hours cooking time remaining, add the potatoes to the slow cooker.
  5. With 1 hour cooking time remaining, add the capsicum and chilli to the slow cooker.
  6. Before serving, add 2 tablespoons cornflour to some water and stir through to thicken the sauce.
  7. Serve over Jasmine Rice and add some cashews and chopped fresh coriander.

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Choc Orange Choc Chip Cookies …

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This recipe for Choc Orange Choc Chip Cookies is a wonderful twist on the standard Chocolate Chip Cookie … and they’re the “bee’s knees”. Miss 19 was a bit reluctant to try them at first, as she isn’t a big fan of oranges, but once I coaxed her she loved them … couldn’t get enough of them, in fact! Suitable to freeze, these are great for morning or afternoon tea and kid’s school lunchboxes. Enjoy!

Choc Orange Choc Chip Cookies …
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Biscuits/Cookies
Ingredients …
  • 3 ½ cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 x 200g packet chocolate chips
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the butter, white sugar and brown sugar, until light and fluffy for approximately 4 minutes.
  4. Mix in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each additiion.
  5. Mix in vanilla extract, orange zest and orange juice.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer, add dry mixture and chocolate chips and stir gently until just combined.
  7. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto prepared baking trays. Leave a little space between each cookie as they will spread while baking. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. These cookies are suitable to freeze and the mixture will make 50 – 55 cookies (depending on their size).

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Practical Tips that Helped Cut the Cost of my Washing Powder by MORE THAN HALF …

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If you’re on a mission to save money and reduce your household budget, one place to start is in the laundry. As washing powder will be an essential item on most household shopping lists, I’ve put together a list of practical tips which will help cut its cost by at least half, if not more. Not only will you save cash but most of these tips will be kinder to the environment because less product used also means less packaging and transporting of the final product. And the savings won’t just stop there, because if you buy and use less powder and also do fewer loads of washing, you’ll save water, electricity and time … gotta love that!


  • Only use half of the recommended amount. This is my number one tip which I learned from a washing machine mechanic over 20 years ago … and it works! He said many washing machines and their pipes became clogged due to excess powder and he suggested using only half the recommended amount. I followed his advice and this one simple tip has meant I’ve saved a small fortune on the cost of washing powder. I must admit, I was skeptical at first and worried that if I used less than the recommended amount my washing wouldn’t be as clean, but honestly, that’s never been the case. If anything, my clothes feel cleaner and lighter as there is no powder residue or build up in the fabric which can leave clothes feeling hard and stiff. Try it … you’ll be pleasantly surprised. My trick is to throw out the scoop that comes inside the box and replace it with a measuring cup or scoop equivalent to half the suggested amount. Replacing the scoop is a great way to prevent overuse and removes any guesswork. Even Choice Magazine has conducted tests that suggest the cleanliness of your clothes won’t suffer by using less washing powder.


  • Try a cheaper/different brand of washing powder and save even more. You could be surprised by the quality of some cheaper washing powders and save a heap of cash in the process. Recommendations from family and friends and online reviews can help you test a different brand. Choice Magazine has also tested dozens of washing powders and the results have indicated that many cheaper washing powders perform as well and sometimes better that their more expensive counterparts. My favourite washing powder is “DUO” and it happens to also be one of the cheapest.



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  • Buy in bulk … rather than shopping at the supermarket, I buy my ‘DUO” at Big W in a 5kg bulk pack. The regular price is $13.00/box, which works out to only $2.60/kg. I have also previously bought this same product on sale as low as $10.00/box … even bigger savings!


  • Buy washing powder only when it’s on special … keep an eye on catalogues and if the unit price (i.e. price/kg) drops below what you normally pay, consider stockpiling and buying an extra box or two.


  • Keep a spare box of washing powder in the cupboard to prevent “emergency” buys when you run out. Don’t get caught out having to spend full price on your regular brand or having to buy a more expensive brand because the washing powder you usually use is out of stock or not on special.


  • Only wash full loads and avoid smaller loads … not only will you save washing powder but also water and electricity.


  • Wash clothes only when they need it. This will help reduce the number of loads you wash meaning you will use less washing powder. Many clothing items such as jeans and jumpers can be worn more than once before they need washing. Same with pyjamas, sheets and towels which only need to be washed once a week.


  • Encourage family members (especially young kids and teens) to hang up clothes that aren’t dirty, rather than dropping them on the floor. Worse still, if kids get dressed and then decide to wear something else, you could find yourself washing clothes that haven’t even been worn. If you can overcome this, it will reduce the number of loads you need to do, which will in turn reduce the amount of washing powder you also use.


  • Make sure your washing machine is clean otherwise that may affect the cleanliness of your clothes. You don’t want to waste washing powder (and water and electricity) by having to rewash clothes because the machine was dirty.


  • And finally, when the time comes to buy a new washing machine, be sure to check it’s efficiency. Try to choose a machine that is not only energy and water efficient but one that also uses minimal washing powder.


So tell me, what’s your favourite budget-friendly washing powder and do you have any other tips to share?


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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Ribs …

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For years, we’ve visited a local Gold Coast restaurant which serves, among other things, a kilo of Pork Ribs as one of its menu items. My husband has ordered those Ribs every single time and raved how they were “finger lickin’ good” as he gnawed every ounce of meat from the bones. I’d never cooked Ribs before but decided to give it a go a few months ago. Boy, am I glad I did, as these now feature regularly on my Meal Plans and are so easy to make it’s ridiculous. Only 5 ingredients make up the delicious sauce and the slow cooker does all the work … now that’s my kind of recipe! Hubby has even declared they’re as good as what we used to order at the Restaurant … but I’ll let you be the judge of that!

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I’ve been buying my Pork Ribs from Aldi and they’ve been beautiful and really good value. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Ribs …
Recipe type: Pork
Ingredients …
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • cornflour (to thicken the sauce)
  • 2 x kg pork ribs
Method …
  1. Combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and paprika in a jug.
  2. Lightly spray the inside of the slow cooker dish with cooking spray, place ribs inside, basting well with the prepared sauce. Slow cook on low for 8 – 9 hours.
  3. Remove ribs carefully from slow cooker and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Baste ribs generously with some of the remaining sauce from the slow cooker and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for approximately 10 minutes or until the ribs begin to char slightly and become crisp around the edges.
  4. Turn the slow cooker to high. Mix some cornflour (I use about 3 tablespoons) with a little water and add to the leftover sauce, stirring to thicken. Remove ribs from the oven, slice or place whole on a bed of rice and serve with the remaining sauce.

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How I Saved $564.00 With Just One Phone Call …

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I’m not one for making New Year Resolutions because, I’ve learned (from past experience) that I’m not good at keeping them … they are usually forgotten in a matter of days or weeks. I am a great believer, however, that new habits or changes can be made any time. So, I vowed that this year was about getting tough on household spending. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not much of a spendthrift and I do regularly evaluate our spending, but I also recognise it’s very easy to overlook the way money is spent. It’s so easy to get into the habit of doing things a certain way because that’s the way we’ve always done it. I’ve decided to take control, be brutal and get tough!


So, my first challenge was to reduce the amount we were spending on Pay TV.


Here’s what we had before today:


  • Foxtel: $164.00/month for the Platinum HD Package with included Entertainment, Entertainment Plus, Sports, Movies, Drama, Docos, Kids Channel and a second IQ3 Set Top Box.


  • Stan: $10.00/month


  • Netflix: $13.99/month


Since installing the above, we haven’t rented any movies from our local DVD store nor have we purchased any DVDs, so that’s saved a few dollars anyway.


After chatting with my hubby, we agreed to leave Stan and Netflix as they were. We all have favourite shows on each and it’s great having such a huge selection of movies.


We both agreed, however, that the cost of Foxtel was way too high. At $164.00/month, this equated to an eye-watering $1944.00/year. We logged on to our account to see what we were getting for our money and decide if we still needed all the channels that we’d originally signed up for.


Time to make a phone call!


I spoke to two different consultants, indicating that I wanted to reduce our costs. Both worked very hard to encourage me to retain my full service exactly as it was with the first consultant offering a package discount of $20.00/month and the second consultant offering a discount of $30.00/month. We decided instead to cancel the second IQ3 box in our bedroom as we weren’t using it all that much … a saving of $25.00/month as well as cancelling the Kids Channels and the Documentary Channels … a further saving of $20.00/month.


Neither consultant was willing to offer a discount on the package that remained (I did ask) but our account has still been reduced to $115/month or $1380.00/year … a saving of $564.00/year … not bad for a single phone call!


Once my bill reflects our new pricing and I’ve returned the second IQ3 box, I do intend to call back and request a discount on the remaining package. I’m quietly confident that another discount will be offered to retain us as customers but time will tell. If not, I’m willing to cut back to just the Sports Channels for my hubby and maybe even cancel the service altogether.


So, tell me, do you also find pay TV eats into a huge chunk of your budget? What other big savings have you made lately?



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Pumpkin, Tomato & Ricotta Lasagne …

There’s no doubt that Beef Lasagne is on the list of favourites in my house, but for a long time I’ve wanted to create a vegetarian variation of the traditional Lasagne and here it is … Pumpkin, Tomato & Ricotta Lasagne! I was a little nervous with this recipe because my husband loves his meat but even he was impressed AND came back for seconds … so that’s not a bad recommendation!

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!

Pumpkin, Tomato & Ricotta Lasagne …
Ingredients …
  • 1 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled & cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper, pinch
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 375g ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Lasagne Sheets
  • 2 x 410g cans crushed tomatoes (I used Ardmona)
  • Mild cheese, grated
  • Parmesan cheese, extra
  • Fresh basil
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Peel pumpkin and chop into small chunks. Bring a pot of water to the boil, add ½ teaspoon salt and pumpkin. Cook for approximately 8 minutes or until pumpkin is just tender (be careful not to overcook).
  3. Once cooked, drain well, mash and add olive oil, cracked black pepper and nutmeg. Allow to slightly cool.
  4. Combine ricotta, egg and parmesan and mix well with a fork.
  5. Lightly spray the base of a deep square dish with cooking spray. (For this recipe I used a square ceramic dish measuring 21cm x 21cm and 6cm deep.) Place lasagne sheets on the base, spread with a thin layer of pumpkin mixture, followed by a thin layer of crushed tomatoes. (Tip: hold the dried lasagne sheets in place with your fingers as you spread the pumpkin mixture to prevent the sheets from moving around too much.)
  6. Place more lasagne sheets over the tomatoes, spread with a thin layer of the ricotta mixture, followed by a thin layer of crushed tomatoes.
  7. Repeat and alternate pumpkin and ricotta layers until you almost reach the top of the dish, finishing with a layer of tomatoes. (Tip: leave a small gap between the top of the lasagne and the top of the baking dish. The lasagne needs to be covered with alfoil for the first 40 minutes of cooking time and if the top layer of the lasagne finishes too close to the top of the baking dish, the alfoil will stick to the final layer of cheese which will come off when the alfoil is removed.)
  8. Lightly sprinkle a final layer of grated mild cheese and extra parmesan.
  9. Cover finished lasagne with alfoil and bake for 40 minutes. After this time, remove the alfoil and bake for a further 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and golden.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil, cut into pieces and serve.

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Simple Tips to Help you Produce an Amazing Sandwich Platter …

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This week we celebrated Christmas at work with a staff lunch in the office. We had already attended the “official” work Christmas Party but the lunch is a more casual tradition with everyone in the office asked to bring a plate of food to share and celebrate. We ended up with a fantastic variety of food and enjoyed a delicious lunch with great company.



One of my “go to” offerings when I’m asked to “bring a plate” is a sandwich platter. Rarely does anyone ever double up with the same thing and I always find it’s enjoyed and appreciated. So, here are some simple tips to help you produce an amazing sandwich platter:



  • Buy the freshest bread possible. I usually buy my bread fresh from the bakery on the morning I’m going to make my platter … it really is my secret for an awesome sandwich platter. Choose a loaf (or loaves) that are as “square” as possible because it will help you cut the sandwiches as uniformly as possible which will help with your presentation.


  • Create a “rainbow” of colour by choosing ingredients that will look bright and appealing … if it looks good, people will eat!


  • Make sure there’s a lot of variety in the fillings on the sandwiches. Everyone has different tastes and should be able to find something they like if there is a range of flavours to choose from.


  • Don’t be too heavy handed with flavours, sauces and spices. Keep it simple and let the beautiful ingredients speak for themselves.


  • Pay attention to the “construction” of your sandwiches. Spread all the fillings to the edge of the crust so your sandwich remains stable and holds together when on the platter and add “wet” ingredients like beetroot and tomato in the centre of the sandwich (away from the bread) to prevent soggy sandwiches. It’s really personal preference, but I tend to leave the crust on my sandwiches when cutting them in triangles as it gives a more solid base so the sandwich remains upright.



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  • To remove excess moisture from wet ingredients like beetroot, tomato and cucumber, lay them between two pieces of paper towel to soak up the excess before placing them onto sandwiches. Roma tomatoes also tend to have less liquid than regular tomatoes and are, therefore, ideal for fresh sandwiches.


  • Don’t butter the sandwiches … not everyone likes it and if there is enough flavour in the fillings, it won’t be missed. It will also be cheaper to construct your platter.


  • Prevent your sandwiches from drying out as they’re being made. As each sandwich is finished, place it on a plate, cover it with plastic wrap like Gladwrap and refrigerate. Alternatively, place the sandwiches on a plate and cover with a tea towel until they need to be cut.


  • Avoid ingredients people may be allergic to and, at the very least, tell everyone what’s on the sandwiches so they can make and educated choice.


  • Work with dry hands. This may sound obvious but because you’ll be working with lots of different ingredients, you’ll most likely be wiping down cutting boards and knives frequently as well as washing your hands often. Wet hands and fresh bread definitely don’t mix.


  • Try to make your platter on the day it will be eaten, if time permits. A lot of preparation can be done the night before, like mashing eggs, grating carrot, etc. but the secret to an awesome platter is definitely the fresh bread purchased on the day.


  • When it’s time to cut your sandwiches, be sure to use a large, sharp, serrated knife to cut cleanly and I would also recommend cutting one sandwich at a time. It is more time consuming but it will prevent crusts from tearing away from the bread when it’s so fresh.


  • In terms of presentation, I prefer a simple plain white platter because it lets the vibrant colours of the sandwiches stand out and be a feature rather than getting lost in a “busy” colourful pattern on a plate. The way you display or layout your sandwich triangles will also depend on the size and shape of the platter you select. I usually just lay out the sandwich triangles in straight lines … quick and easy is the name of the game for me … but you can be as creative as you like.



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Here are my favourite sandwich fillings when making a platter, although the possible combinations are endless:



  • Turkey (finely sliced) and Cranberry Sauce


  • Chicken (finely diced) and mixed with fresh corn, celery and mayonnaise


  • Curried egg with alfalfa sprouts


  • Tomato and cheese with corn relish


  • Ham and Avocado (mashed and blended with some squeezed lemon juice to prevent the avocado browning)


  • Hommus, beetroot, carrot and cucumber


  • Tuna with shallots and mayonnaise


  • Smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers


  • Salami with semi-dried tomatoes and lettuce


  • Roast beef (shaved) with chutney and spinach leaves


  • Corned beef with pickles



So tell me, what do you make when you’re asked to “bring a plate” and do you tend to go for sweet or savoury?