Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuna and corn patties

Yay, we made it to the other side. Yep, we have just moved. Slowly things are starting to feel normal. The main inconvenience at the moment is the loss of a stovetop. Our gas isn’t working at the moment. It’s been a bigger struggle than I realised. How am I supposed to cook our pasta? Well I have learnt that you can do it in the microwave, who knew?!

This last week has been horrendous, I’ve feel as though I have been cleaning and packing for months now. Throw in my pregnancy and the two little ones and it’s all made me feel a little tried and lazy. I sadly have to admit that I have done things this week that I never thought I would do. I’ve been to the ‘golden arches not once but twice’ in one week (I blame the girls as they fell asleep in the car, so I didn’t want to wake them so I took the drive thru option). I’ve served up frozen pies and pizzas for dinners but the thing that upsets me the most is that not only did I buy, but I also cooked a packet cake mix. Oh the shame. Worst of all was the comment that miss F made “ Mum is this is the best cake that you have ever made”. I have to admit that there were tears from me at this point.

Tomorrow I will get us back on track and will hit the supermarket and will do a massive shop. It’s back to normal life. As the stovetop doesn’t work I plan on using my slow cooker. I’ve only used it once and that was when my morning sickness was just kicking in, so I don’t have the fondest memories. Once again, tomorrow I will change this. Whilst I’m making all these promises about tomorrow, perhaps I should also throw in the normal ‘my diet starts tomorrow’ whilst I’m at it!

On another note, here’s a little something that I made before all the chaos began. Tuna and corn patties. I made up a bundle and gave a couple to some friends, and they seemed to be a hit with both young and old.
I hope you’ve all had a better week than me. I’d better get some sleep as tomorrow’s going to be a big one.

Preparation time
15 minutes

Cooking time
25 minutes

450g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tbs reduced-fat mayonnaise
190g can tuna in springwater, drained
1 cup sweetcorn, drained
a sprig of fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup tasty cheese, grated
1 egg yolk
spray oil
50g wholemeal breadcrumbs

  1. Boil the potatoes for 10-12 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with the mayonnaise and set aside to cool.
  2. When cool add the tuna, sweetcorn and parsley, cheese and egg yolk and mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form into fish cakes about 1-inch thick.
  3. Press each patty lightly into the breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Lightly spray with spray oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden, turning halfway through. Serve with your toddler’s favourite raw veggies or salad. Serves 6

You can find this recipe and many more from Toddler Tastes here at the Woolworths baby andtoddler club.

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