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It has begun to get a little cold here, this week’s Winter Meal Plan will certainly keep you warm. Remember to come back each Monday as I share our weekly meal plan and other recipes to help inspire you

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  • Yum, yum, yum! Printing off several of these recipes for the coming cooler days. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yum! Thank you Sonia xReplyCancel

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    Thank you so much for sharing the warm lamb & cauliflower salad. We love it here! I love a good fish pie as well so am going to try that one out and that Mexican dip – I could eat a whole plate of that to myself! Love it!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Vicki the mexican dip is divine, but so hard to stop at just a little bit LOL.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Some yummy looking dishes there! We had Roasted Pumpkin Soup last week, a very similar Donna Hay recipe (massive family favourite!). Our menu this week:

    Sat: Chicken Casserole & Sweet Potato Mash
    Sun: Chinese BBQ Pork & Fried Rice
    Mon: Shepherd’s Pie
    Tue: Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup
    Wed: Curried Snags & Rice
    Thur: Spag Bol
    Fri: Hot Dogs (my 3yr old’s special request!)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Kylie, your meal plan for this week sounds delicious! They all sound like yummy warm winter night dinners.:)ReplyCancel

  • Susie

    OMG – I want to make everything on this Meal Plan. Looks sooo yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      oh you should Susie, they are all so yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    The warm lamb and cauliflower salad looks fantastic but the link to the full recipe doesn’t seem to work. Can you help as I’d love to try it out this weekend.

  • Love, love, love menu planning. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to try out new recipes. I like to pick one new one each week to pop in amongst the old favourites. Keeps me sane and keeps things fresh. Keep up the great work.

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree Jen! I love your idea of putting one new meal in a week, what a fantastic idea.:)ReplyCancel

A delicious meatless dinner that the whole family can have fun making together, get the kids in the kitchen to help.

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  • yum! This look amazing. I know what my next eggplant harvest will make now!ReplyCancel

  • Oh Lisa it really is so good, i would have to say it’s one of our family favourite meals.:)ReplyCancel

  • How cute are all of your little gnocchi helpers!! That’s very sweet! I love ricotta gnocchi – such a good winter food too.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Thomsen

    OH MY!! This is going onto my menu planner!! I LOVE the photos of the kids helping too! So wonderful!
    Louise xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is a beautiful dish and the ids just love helping me make it.:) Hope you enjoy it, Louise.:)ReplyCancel

  • By funny coincidence I made ricotta today. Recipe said it made 500g but my 2L of milk resulted in about 50g. Oops. I bought a whole heap instead and now I know what I’m doing with the leftovers. Yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL Claire.:) xReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Thanks for the inspiration Kat…love trying new recipes…have never made gnocchi before so got the ingredients today at Coles as this is def on the menu for my family this week.
    Have a lovely week ~ AmandaReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Amanda! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as what we do!ReplyCancel

  • I wasn’t kidding! Just made up a big batch for the little man’s dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

A collection of art and craft idea to help children learn about Anzac Day.

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A collection of various Anzac biscuit recipes, plus slices, tarts and more based on the traditional anzac biscuit recipe.

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  • Happy ANZAC Day Kat! Thank you so much for the features – these recipes all sound so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lucy.:) Don’t they all sound delicious! xReplyCancel

  • Thank you lovely Kat for sharing my recipe!

    What an awesome collection. I love ANZACS! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh me too!.:) I thought it was a delicious collection of Anzac recipes, really looking forward to doing a lot of baking xReplyCancel

  • Happy Anzac Day Kat! Thank you so much for the feature. I think I’ll need to try a few more versions now :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lisa.:) I know i’m going to be doing a lot of baking! xReplyCancel

  • Hey Kat, thanks for including my recipe. Great list!! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure Sonia.:) They all sound amazing. Can’t wait to try a few recipes. xReplyCancel

  • Anna

    What a great collection. Excellent. Great baking weather today with the kids!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Anna! Ooh i’m lloking forward to trying a few of these delicious recipes too.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great roundup of Anzac favourites! Thanks for linking :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They all sound very yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great round up! Shouldn’t have opened it up before I’ve had breakfast though :)ReplyCancel

  • Ooh Nancy aren’t they just delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, these recipe all look so amazing and thanks for posting. When I was growing up my mum used to make anzacs with lovely choc bits. I promised my kids I would make anzacs this weekend so now I have amazing list of recipes to choose from. Thanks so much xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Isn’t this list just great! I too makde a few batches over the weekend for the kids. It was great to try a few variations.:) Hope the kiddies enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

Homemade healthy ferrero rocher balls are so delicious, only 4 ingredients and taste so very similar to the real thing!

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  • Suzanne C

    Oh, Kat, I adore you for posting this recipe! We’re newly vegan and it’s hard to find vegan-friendly chocolate in our area. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and will help the chocolate cravings.ReplyCancel

  • They sound delish! And here’s to stealing a tasty treat off you if we bump into each other at netball.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they are oh so good!.:) xReplyCancel

  • these sound amazing. So simple yet so delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They really are, Lisa! And a perfect guilt free snack.:)ReplyCancel

  • I love making bliss balls. Love the hazelnut meal idea in these. Delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are super delicious with the added hazelnut meal in them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    How many g of hazelnuts do you think I would need to use if I were to make my own hazelnut meal?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Emma, i have never actually tried it. I am courios to know though, would love to hear how you go.:) xReplyCancel

      • Robyn

        Could you try weighing the hazelnut meal please Katrina – easy to make your own and cheaper if you own a Thermomix.ReplyCancel

  • Adele

    Hi, does anyone know how much protein would be in these yummy ballsReplyCancel

    • M Jane

      I use calorie king to work out my home made recipes. I just put the ingredients for the whole recipe in as if is a meal and then divide by how many serves/balls/biscuits etc. There’s probably an easier way but haven’t found it yet although i haven’t looked very hard ????ReplyCancel

      • Adele

        Thats a great idea, thankyou, I will be doing that with a few recipes nowReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Great tip! Thank you for sharing.:)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    Can’t wait to try these, they look yum. Do you melt the coconut oil before adding it?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Charlotte, Ooh these are so yummy! I do melt it if it is clumped together. Other times i haven’t, think it depends on the temperature in the pantry. Each bottle seems to be different. If i do have to melt it it is only for a few seconds.ReplyCancel

  • I have made Bianca’s version before, so I am keen to try yours! Ferrero Rocher are my absolute favourite!! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I just adore them, perfect healthy go to snack for that 3pm hunger.:)ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    trying to find recipes that are no sugar (including fruit & honey) for my 19 month old type 1 diabetic newly diagnosed. Can you give any advice??ReplyCancel

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Weekly meal plan family friendly recipe Ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner

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Find below some inspiration for your kids school lunch box ideas.  Click links below to read more post I have shared about kids lunch boxes: more lunch box ideas for kids very popular 2 ingredient lunchbox scrolls recipe 50+ freezer friendly lunch box ideas a guide to choosing the best lunch box for kids healthy school […]

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My kids always ask for the store variety LCM rice bubble bars, but making them at home is really easy and so much more cost effective.  Making one batch of these healthy chocolate rice bubble bars only takes minutes and makes 16 good sized portions.  I made this in the thermomix, however I have included both […]

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  • Vicki O'Neill

    This looks fab! You could make it even healthier by using Abundant Earth’s Puffed Brown Rice. Get it in a huge bag in the health food section or “healthy end” of the cereal aisle at Woolies.????VxxReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    You could use puffed rice from the health food section to make these actually healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Edwina

    I’m also sceptical as to whether these could be classed as ‘healthy’. Honey is still sugar, coconut oil is still fat. I’m sure they are delicious, but I would still put them in the ‘treat’ category.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    These look great will definitely be making these ones. xReplyCancel

  • Hello, Just about to start scratching around for school lunches tomorrow. This should soften the blow of holidays finishing, nice treat for the boys when they open their lunchboxes. Thank you! x


A healthy after school snack for the kids, Banana Oatbran muffin is freezer friendly and great snack from kids lunchboxes

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Here is a summary of all the quotes that I share on Facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when you need a little inspiration. all images were created by and copyright to The Organised Housewife March’s Daily Inspiration Please share your favourite quote of the moment […]

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  • Jen

    I love Carpe Diem – sieze the day…
    And please, it’s advice not advise!! ( expert advice)ReplyCancel