Tuesday, January 26

Make it from Scratch Carnival #152 - Celebrate Australia Day!

Yes, today is Australia Day at Frills in the Hills.  It's a public holiday where we celebrate being Australian, usually eat off a barbeque, eat too much, have a few celebratory drinks and enjoy the fireworks.  It falls on 26th January to mark the day in 1788 the first settlers (british that is) arrived at Botany Bay, here in Sydney.

So, what are you up to today? Even if you aren't in Australia or Australian - raise your glasses to our wonderful nation!  I will be when I host our annual barbeque with friends!  Yes, there will be prawns (shrimps) on the 'barbie'. 

Now onto the carnival!

Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker shows us how to make Hostess Cupcakes - with filling.  Oh my.  they.look.wicked.

Cyndi L from Real Food Fast shares her recipe for Cranberry Bread.  That would smell amazing coming out the oven I imagine!

Kristia presents Easy Chicken Noodle Soup posted at Family Balance Sheet.   Nothing better for when you're feeling poorly and have no-one else to make you chicken noodle soup huh?

This one made me hungry looking at it!

Melissa from Until Wednesday Calls gets frugal with her Vegetarian Leftovers Lasagne, looks very cool!

If you've ever wondered how to make your own yoghurt, here you go! Dimes2Vines presents Dimes2Vines posted at Dimes2Vines.
It's a double Whammy over at Funny about Money this week - Vicki shows us how she cooked for one when all alone in the house - Greek Hawaiian Fish and Blackberry Delight.  Yum.  I don't know which I want more - the solitude or the dinner!

And why order in for pizza when over at SimplyForties we can check out Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough ?

If you've got a hankering not for pizza but for Mexican - Penniless presents Vegan tortillas posted at Penniless Parenting.  My sister and her family are Vegans so it's always great getting new Vegan recipes! Thank you!

Or, create a chinese takeaway at home - Annette tells us that her  Easy Stir-Fried Vegetables is the tastiest and easiest way to stir-fry vegetables!  Check it out at her blog: Craft Stew.

Now here's one to get you thinking - what do you do with your plastic shopping bagsStuff with a purpose gives us 10 suggestions on how to use them after you've bought them home and prolong their usefulness.

Alex presents Printable Valentines Cards posted at Home Life Weekly.
How cute and economical!

RecycleCindy presents Bread Bags Upcycled into a Coaster posted at My Recycled Bags.com.   I am constantly amazed at Cindy's ingenuity!

Savvybrown presents Whipped Shea Body Cream | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown. To be honest I never thought I could make something like that, but it really doesn't look to hard!

Jessica Christman presents DIY Bath Bombs Using Acrylic Fillable Ornaments posted at Factory Direct Craft Blog.   I haven't used a bathbomb in YEARS.  Ahh for a nice long bath...
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7 lovely comments:

Funny about Money on January 26, 2010 at 1:52 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Australia Day! What a wonderful country and a wonderful people. It's been over 35 years since I had the opportunity to visit, and the experience is still a high point of my life.

Thanks for including my off-the-cuff recipies. :-)

Funny about Money on January 26, 2010 at 1:53 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

ooops... make that "recipes."

SimplyForties on January 26, 2010 at 3:07 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great job on the carnival. Thanks for hosting!

Jessica on January 26, 2010 at 4:13 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Thanks so much for hosting and for including my bath bombs! Im loving all the vegan/veggie recipes... it's hard to find new and good vegetarian recipes sometimes. May have to try some of these out!

Stephanie on January 26, 2010 at 11:38 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Shrimp on the Barbie? Can I come? :)
Have a great day and thanks for hosting!

Mum in Bloom on January 27, 2010 at 1:28 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I love these carnivals - can't wait to go have a look at everyone's projects.

Family Balance Sheet on January 27, 2010 at 3:18 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Thanks for hosting and including my recipe.

Australia Day sounds like a blast.


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