Making An English Brunch (It’s Supposed To Be Breakfast)

Today I decided that I was going to make an English Breakfast. I called it brunch because it was lunch time (But I had already eaten breakfast!)

An English Breakfast (the Jamaican way) consists of baked beans (with/without onions), plantain, fried dumplings, toast, fried egg, and you could have ackee and saltfish with it.

I only made baked beans with onions, fried egg, and dumplings.

So this is what you are going to need:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Sea Salt
  • Butter
  • Free range eggs (this type doesn’t have to be used)
  • A tin of baked beans
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Cayenne pepper

Here are the steps:

  1. Mix as much self-raising flour that you want with some water and some salt.
  2. Mix and knead until it becomes like dough.
  3. Break small/large (depending on how big you want your dumplings to be) pieces of dough and roll it in your hand till it becomes a ball shape.
  4. Place at least 5 into a dutch pot filled with hot oil. Be careful!
  5. Whilst the dumplings are frying, slice some onions (if you want them) and place into a pan with a spoonful of melting butter. Fry them for a while, but not till it becomes golden brown. You want to preserve the flavor.
  6. Turn over the dumplings and leave to fry the other side.
  7. Just before adding the baked beans, add a shake or two of cayenne pepper.
  8. Stir the beans and add another spoon or two of butter and gently stir.
  9. The dumplings should be done now. If there is still some dough left, just repeat the steps until they are cooked.

Tip: To test if the dumplings are done, place a fork into the top. If no dough comes off on it, then they are ready to eat.

10. Turn off the heat on the baked beans and move to another side of the stove. Place a frying pan on the same nozzle, and heat up some oil.                                                                                                                      11. You can then fry your egg(s).

Thank you for sharing this recipe with me, I hoped you liked it, From Nadine 🙂

Thoughts To Ponder

“God won’t meet tomorrow’s needs until tomorrow comes”

“When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace, God is awake”

“The same sunshine that melts the butter hardens the clay”

Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is all you have got – think and act wisely”

These texts are quite interesting and important for us to understand. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, and we can’t cancel/change what happened in the past.

In the Bible it says that tomorrow has it’s own troubles so let’s just concentrate on today, and getting through the day.

That’s why forgivness is great. We can’t change the past, but we can influence the future.

Please don’t let past experiences influence the future for the worst. Learn from your mistakes and strive to do better!!

Thanks for reading. (sorry I posted quite late. It might be like that for a while because I have run out of wifi. I will post as frequent as I can so please accept my early apology. I hope to be back to normal schedule soon!)

From Nadine.

Lets Bake Lasagne… With Lentils?

At 6:00 today I made a lasagne. Because I didn’t buy any vegetarian mints or cheese I used a white type of lentil called quinoa.

It actually tasted quite nice too my surprise (even if I don’t say so myself) but I’m finding the thought of eating more that a tiny square way too difficult. I don’t really like having too much different texture in my food, so I’m sticking to some strawberry jelly. Yeah, I like that idea!

Anyway, here are the steps and ingredients to making a lentil lasagne:

Ingredients:

  • A box of quinoa
  • Lasagne sheets (I chose Verdi which is spinach)
  • Water
  • Lasagne sauce (I chose the white sauce)
  • Cheese (I don’t eat dairy products)

Steps:

  1. Leave the lentils to soak in a pot of hot/boiling water. It should tell you the instructions of what to do on the back of the box. You can put in as much as you like, but remember that it swells when it soaks the water. Also remember not to put on too much water because you don’t want it to be too watery.
  2. Place a row of the lasagne sheets into a oven proof dish like the one in the picture. Remember to break the sheets so it can fit the base of the dish.
  3. Then add a row of the lentils.
  4. Then add a row of the sauce.
  5. Repeat stages 2,3 and 4 until all the ingredients are finished. You might still have a few lasagne sheets left so don’t worry.
  6. Then leave it in the oven. keep checking it to make sure that it doesn’t get over cooked by putting a knife into the lasagne to test it.
  7. Then get ready to eat. You can have it with salad, rice, anything. I had mine by itself and it tastes just as great.

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it. If you don’t like it, at least you can say you tried something new!!

Right, I’ll leave you to do whatever it is that you were doing.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and/or cook this recipe.

I’m going to eat my jelly and read my sainsbury’s mag whilst drinking lots of water. (yes very exciting I hear you say… Yeah I agree! 🙂 )

Good day to you all, I’ll speak to you all soon. Happy Reading! From Nadine 🙂

Try Your Brain/Hand At Storyology!!

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about storyology.

I think that storyology is a good and creative way to write stories, get better at writing i.e. grammar, and use your brain to create interesting stories from one picture.

Storyology is where you put one picture on the page you want to write on, and just write about it. You can write about your thoughts and feelings at that time, where you were, what you were doing, or you can make up a story about the picture (it can be something completely different to what happened, and it can be different characters. It doesn’t always need to be real).

This is my first ever page of storyology. I really enjoy writing, so blogging, keeping a journal and scrapbooking really help me to get my ideas down and my creative juices flowing.

You should try it!!

 

A Big Thank You And Warm Hugs Award goes Too…

My Readers!!!!!

I want to thank you all so much for your support and friendly comments. A blog wouldn’t be a blog without readers, so thank you.

Your comments for improvement are very helpful, so please keep on sending them and please rate the posts to help to know what you like the most.

Your help is much appreciated and I want to make the blog better for you all.

Thanks again and keep reading!! From Nadine

Today I Was Thinking About…

Rest.

Rest is something sooo important, and sometimes many of us take it for granted.

We all need rest to help our bodies get ready for the next task. After every task we do, we should have enough rest before we do something else.

A lot of people think that rest is a waste of precious time. The type of rest I am talking about is not relaxing but stopping everything you are doing to find peace.

Over a few days I will help you with a few exercises that I have learned to help you find peace in the small amount of time that you have to rest.

We must remember that rest isn’t a waste of time, but it is a time where we can find ourselves, peace, and God. In that time He can clearly speak to us if we just listen. When we are busy and in amongst the rush and noise, God can’t clearly communicate with us unless we take the time to listen to His still small voice.

I hope you have learnt something here and stay tuned to here more!, Thank you, From Nadine.

Today I Was Thinking About Forgivness

I found this picture on Facebook, and I thought it was very nice and useful. Even through all the bad things I have done, God is still willing to forgive us.

That’s kind of powerful! The love that He has for us is soooo strong. Sosmetimes I don’t even feel worthy enough to talk to Him, but He wants us to talk to Him and have a strong relationship with Him. That’s why He sent His son to come and die for us because He loved us that much. He said in the Bible that even when we were yet sinners, Jesus died.

I think that love is amazing and I wish I could love God as much as He loves me and you. What’s not to love with a God like that!?!

I want to try to love God and everyone else as much as God loves me. That will be my little challenge. You can try it too. I don’t mean a one day challenge, but one that will shape our characters for a life time.

Thank you for reading this. I hope to speak to you all soon, From Nadine 🙂