{The Nest Reviews} Nutri-Grain is back on our plate

Sometimes it is the old faithfuls that come good again and that is what happened this week in our household.

The last couple of weeks have been epic. I have been running around chasing the three little birdies, attempting to find time to study and sit two law exams and on top of that balancing the husband’s business’ books. So to say I needed some help was a ridiculous understatement.

Breakfast in our house usually consists of yoghurt, muesli and fruit or maybe a smear of honey on toast.

This week the fantastic people at Kellogg’s helped us rediscover our old friend Nutri-Grain. nutri grain

It was so simple tossing some of the delicious little parcels into a bowl and pouring over some cold milk. The kid bird had never tried Nutri-Grain before (Crazy, I know!) but now it is definitely her favourite.

The best bit is that I can give Nutri-Grain to her knowing that it now comes with a 4 Health Star rating and is packed full of corn, oats and wheat.

Everyone knows though, that the best bit is that deliciously satisfying crunch!nutir grain

So why not grab a packet of the new and improved Nutri-Grain for your family today.

 

{Locally Found} Hunters & Gatherers will feed your belly – caveman style

Paleo is everywhere. It works for some people, it doesn’t for other (ie. I CANNOT/WILL NOT give up cheese!) but if it does work for you then you might find this interesting.

Hunters & Gatherers is a kitchen in Orange, NSW that offers pre-made paleo meals for your convenience. hunters

Each week is a new menu and they can deliver to your door!

Hello convenient! Who wouldn’t love a night or two off cooking?

Happy eating Nesters x

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Merry Christmas from Cakes by Katrina

One of the most popular giveaways last year was the delicious goodness of Cakes By Katrina.cake3

Katrina is a qualified chef and mother of three and manages to combine her super skills into some magnificent (and delicious) works of art!cake 4

I cannot even tell you in words how spectacularly talented she is when it comes to all things cake!cake2

Not only are her creations the most marvellous things to look at, they also taste like a dream!

All products are individually designed and tailored specifically to meet your needs – and the best bit…the absolute magnitude of flavour choices to choose from!cake

Put Katrina on your favourites right now, I guarantee you will not regret sampling one of her brilliant cakes! She is the answer to your prayers when it comes to all your wedding, engagement, Christening and birthday cake needs!

Contact:

| Phone: 0438 442 028 |

| Email: cakesbykatrinatobin@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: www.facebook.com/cakesbykatrinatobin |

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The gorgeous Katrina is sharing the Christmas spirit and is offering one VERY lucky Nester a $100 voucher to be used towards a cake before June 2015! How exciting!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Cakes By Katrina and The Central Nest and like the competition post of our facebook!

Remember for an additional entry make sure you ‘tag’ a friend!

Good luck Nesters!

All winners will be announced 21 December 2014.

{The Nest Can Cook} Stuff my kids ate: Chicken Patties

We had another success in the Nest this week, let me introduce you to the chicken vegie and fetta patties.

They are little balls of happiness and hidden vegies!

I found that the little birdies hoed into them because they are fun to make, fun to roll and fun to eat.

This is the recipe we used (but it is heavily opened to interpretation and feel free to use whatever is in the depths of your fridge’s vegie section)chicken patties copy

INGREDIENTS:

  • 700g chicken mince
  • One egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 carrots (grated)
  • 2 green onion, chopped finely
  • Small can of corn
  • Handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 150g fetta

STEPS:

1. Combine chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, carrots, green onions, corn and fetta in a large bowl.

2. Roll into patties (makes about 16 we found)

3. Heat a large frypan with oil and cook until browned (and cooked through)

We served with salad.

Takes about 30 minutes to make this.

Enjoy Nesters!

{The Nest Cooks} Crisp. Hot. Deliciousness

Shut the back door.

I have located the BEST potato dish EVER!

I realise I am using A LOT of CAPITALS but they are THAT good!

Courtesy of the fantastically wonderful Donna Hay they are bloody delicious.

I made the Crunchy Roast Potatoes on Sunday and the hubby-bird and little-birds ate them all before the roast was even finished cooking!potatoes

Crisp. Hot. Deliciousness.

Plus, they are SUPER easy.

Happy cooking Nesters!

{The Nest Cooks} Handmade Finger Food

New theory to feeding the kid.

Step 1: Throw out food that took 45 minutes to prepare, hand toddler piece of plastic cheese.

Step 2: There is no step two.

In reality, as much as I would LOVE to do that ALL the time, that little part of my brain that has knowledge of nutrition means that I am guilted into constantly pursuing the long road to a good, balanced diet.

When you are at your wits end look no further than the very clever team at One Handed Cooksfinger food one handed cook

I find them my saviour when it comes to toddler-bird feeding ideas.

Our go-to is their Homemade Finger Food Ideas list. Trust me when I say you should bookmark this and rely on it often!

Our family’s favourites are the Roast Vegetable Tartlets and Popcorn Chicken. YUM!

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Happy cooking Nesters xo

 

{The Nest Cooks} Mars Bar Christmas crackles, I repeat MARS BAR!

How bloody sensationally good is Christmas time.

Not only does it seem that everyone (well, most un-grinchy people) are happier and excited about the end of the year but you get to drop goat-loads of cash of fun pressies, have a few extra sneaky drinks and eat all the food you would normally guilt yourself into avoiding.

We have stumbled across these adorably delicious Mars Bar Christmas Crackles recipe from Kidspot.

How good do these look??!!crackles

Definitely happening in our house in the next little while.

Happy indulgent cooking Nesters!