Crumbed Chicken with Bacon, Cheese & Macadamia Stuffing

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Crumbed chicken dishes are among my favourite and this one tops the list. They are simple to prepare and is a fantastic make ahead meal to pop into the fridge to bake at dinner time.  It not only is a great weeknight meal, it also doubles as a special meal for a dinner party. Don’t stress about completely sealing in the stuffing as during cooking, it doesn’t leak out too much.  You can’t go wrong with this recipe as it will taste great … [Read more...]

Meatloaf Recipe (with rich glaze)

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This is the meatloaf I've been making for many, many years.  It's the glaze that makes it so delicious! I made it again the other night (I haven't made it in a while) and my husband was absolutely thrilled. Ha!  This recipe makes enough to feed 8 people. It can be frozen and leftovers work well in the lunch box. Meatloaf Recipe 1 kg lean mince 1 egg 1 onion (diced) 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 2 bacon rashes … [Read more...]

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even more special. Traditionally, a humble birthday cake was baked and sent along – maybe a swirly marble cake if you were really … [Read more...]

Easy Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is one of my favourites.  It's packed full of delicious rainbow vegetables and it's quick and easy to whip up.  This is how I make it. Ingredients  500 grams of beef, chicken or pork (sliced in thin strips) - Tip for beef: I tried the regular stir fry beef you can buy but it always tastes tough.  Instead, I get rump and ask the butcher (even at Coles or Woolies) to trim the fat and slice it thinly for me. Tastes … [Read more...]

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Here's another great recipe from Amanda.  Her recipes are designed family friendly to help take the edge off the evening strain.  _______________ ONE OF THE BEST PASTA BAKES YOU WILL EVER MAKE!!  It is not the healthiest but the flavours are a match made in heaven and I can’t wait for you to try this.  I would eat this every night if I could and my family wouldn’t complain (well…. initially they wouldn’t but they might after … [Read more...]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven't checked out her book, you should! It's so mum friendly!)  This is the ultimate chocolate ripple cake but with a BIG difference – cherries and jam! Whack it all together and you have an absolutely delicious dessert. It doesn’t need to be perfectly assembled as it will all be hidden under the mountain of cream. You can also make a … [Read more...]

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

I adore the look of bunting on a cake. It's such a simple way to take a cake from looking nice to absolutely gorgeous!  This type of cake decoration is great for baby showers, kids birthday, teens and right up cakes for adults and general celebrations. You can easily make cake bunting yourself with decorative Washi Tape and I'll show you how. Materials 2 x Kebab Sticks Twine - half a metre Washi Tape (colours of choice) - I … [Read more...]

2 Ingredient Scones

2 ingredient scones

This is another recipe post from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. I made the scones myself and they were a huge success with the kids. Here they are! 2 INGREDIENT SCONES I am very serious when I say that “this recipe really works!” I shared it on my ‘Food before 5’ page a little while back & ended up having women from all over the world baking them & sending me photos.   It is a recipe … [Read more...]

Cookie Dough Recipe (for Ice Cream!)

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

I'm not a huge ice cream fan. If I'm eating dessert, I like a proper dessert with ice cream as an accompaniment. My husband is different.  A bowl of ice cream makes him very, very, very (VERY) happy.  He's easy to please. And the kids love ice cream too. I have been playing with an cookie dough recipe for ice cream so we could have a ice cream night at home for a treat. And this is a rare treat because it's horribly unhealthy! But … [Read more...]

Lunch Box Idea: (Nut-Free) Trail Mix

Lunch box ideas - popcorn, pretzel & sultana trail mix

I have my lunch box staples: stuff I know the kids like. I also like to mix things up sometimes and try new things I can (hopefully) add to my lunch box food repertoire.  I found another one winner with my kids: a lunch box friendly (and nut free) trail mix.   Just three things in it: Pretzels, Popcorn & Sultanas It's a nice sweet/salty snack. Not amazingly nutritious but neither is it really nasty either. Lunch … [Read more...]

Funny Face Biscuits

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. They also make a great (& inexpensive) party favour for little ones, a fun birthday party activity (have the biscuits made and have kids decorate them … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew - Easy

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it's uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 cm pieces) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Pepper to taste 1/2 cup liquid beef stock (125 ml) 3 carrots (chopped in thick slices) 3 potatoes (cut in even-ish … [Read more...]

Lunch Box: Banana Message

Lunch Box Ideas - Banana Secret Message

Sometimes, for a bit of lunch box fun, I write a message on a banana with a toothpick, and over the course of the day, it darkens (like magic!).  Lunch Box Idea More Banana Tattoo … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew Recipe - Easy

Amanda from Food Before 5 is the QUEEN of easy family meals and that is why she is a contribuer here at Be A Fun Mum, because I'm all about simple and easy!  You can find links to more of her recipes at the end of the post. Grandma’s Chicken Stew I am always on the lookout for recipes that are simple to make, affordable, delicious and most importantly - my family will eat.  This one ticks all the boxes and is one that I make … [Read more...]