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Poem Friday – Everything Goes Beep

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Everything goes Beep
Author – Lesley Voth

It drives me crazy at the sound of the beeps
It is so invasive it gives me the creeps

It controls our lives no matter where we are
We get the beep when we reverse the car

The washing machine it beeps when its finished
Keeps going until your peace is diminished

The fridge now when that beeps it is my pet hate
we should have the option to deactivate

The Microwave does the same, beeps till you come
We go running to the beat of that drum

We seem to need the alarm beeping in our ear
Gets louder and louder like we don’t hear

Even when we want to cross the road
It beeps to tell us and flashes a crossing code

Open the car door and left keys in the ignition
For goodness sake just another annoying addition.

For most I am sure your life if just fine with that noise
But for me the peace it destroys

What is it that someone out there decided for us
To control our movements in the name of safety is not a plus

Our parents survived without following like sheep
Did not bounce up to everything that goes beep

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Muffins Great For School Lunches

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How easy are these and so quick. You can even give them to the kids for their lunch boxes. And what’s even better you can freeze for later use.

Mini Egg Muffins

Ingredients

Spring onion as required
Chopped tomatoes as required
Onion as required
Cheese as required
Green Capsicum
Fresh coriander
You can add chicken or other lean meats, spinach, ricotta cheese, bacon, and lots more as per your taste.
Eggs x 6 – beaten with 2 tbsp milk, black pepper to taste

Instructions

-Preheat oven at 200 C
-Grease your mini muffin tin
-Add vegetables of your choice along with cheese (if you choose), pour beaten egg mixture on it.
-Place muffin pan on the center rack of a preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are light brown, puffy, and the eggs are set.
-Let muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin pan or cups. Loosen gently with knife if they seem to be sticking. Eat immediately or let cool completely and store in plastic bag in refrigerator or freezer. The Egg Muffins can be reheated in the microwave.

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Rose Shaped Baked Apple Dessert

This looks bloody delicious. I am going to have it for desert this week.

Made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in sweet and crispy puff pastry

 

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Ingredients: to make 6 roses
1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
2 red organic apples ( red delicious)
half lemon, juice
1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
cinnamon (optional)
powder sugar for decorating (optional)

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Directions:
1. Thaw the puff pastry if you haven’t done so yet. It should take 20-30 minutes.
2. Prepare a bowl with some water and the lemon juice. Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper thin slices, as shown in my picture. Leave the peel so it will give the red color to your roses. Right away, place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water, so that they won’t change color.

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3. Microwave the apples in the bowl, for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer.
4. Unwrap the puff pastry oven a clean and lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin stretch the dough a little, trying to keep it in a rectangular shape. Cut the dough in 6 strips.
5. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserve with two tablespoons of water. Microwave for about one minute, so that the preserve will be easier to spread. Spread the preserve on the dough.
6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drain the apples.
7. Place the apples on the dough, as shown in my picture. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you’d like.
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8. Fold up the bottom part of the dough.
9. Carefully roll, seal the edge, and place in a muffin cup.

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10. Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

Looks fabulous worth the try and very impressive to guests I should imagine

 

Source: http://cookingwithmanuela.blogspot.co.uk

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Microwave Uses That Makes Life A Whole Lot Easier

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Source: BoredomTherapy.com

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Saving Tip of the Day

Use up to 60% less energy by boiling water in a microwave rather than on an electric stovetop. When you do use the stovetop, make sure pots and pans fully cover the heating element. A 6″ pot on an 8″ element can waste more than 40% energy.

More Information: Simply Fantastic: Living better on less » Pg 24-27

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