Recipe: Family favourite sausage rolls

 

Family favourite sausage rolls - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

Every Sunday I sit down to create a meal plan and grocery list for the week ahead. When I’m lacking inspiration, I often ask my kids for any suggestions on what to include and the one thing they usually shout out is – sausage rolls!

This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy week day dinner when everyone is rushing in and out the door to different after school activities.

While they are most delicious and flaky when enjoyed straight from the oven, they taste just as good re-heated. I actually make these during the day and pop them into the fridge to dish out as needed. But you can just as easily whip them up when you get home, I find I have them ready to cook in the time it takes to preheat my oven.

My eldest daughter often takes these along to dancing as she eats her dinner  at the studio in a break between classes and she has mentioned several times that people have commented on how good they smell when she re-heats them in the kitchen and has often been asked for the recipe.

It’s nothing fancy and I’m sure there are plenty of other similar sausage roll recipes out there, but for all of those waiting, here it is and I hope you enjoy them as much as my family do!

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Living Loving Making Baking – Settling in

LLMB Settling in February 18 - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

School is back and February is here. I feel like my year can finally begin!

I often don’t feel like I can get really stuck into the new year until my children have returned to school.

This year it has taken even a little longer, with my eldest starting high school meaning an extended settling in period as we all get used to new schedules and processes – high school certainly is a whole new world!

But even with Miss 2 at home with me, I have been knocking so many things off my ‘to do’ list over the past two weeks and it feels pretty good!

Yesterday, I printed and laminated a timetable of my children’s activities, which lists specialist subjects they have each day and may need to bring items along to school for, like sports gear or library bags, as well as any after school activities. It lives on the door of our fridge and really helps us to keep on track, particularly in the mornings when we’re packing bags and getting ready for school.

If you’re interested in ways to stay organised during the school year, check out the blog post I put together last year covering how I try to stay on top of things – click here to find out more.

Today I’m continuing my series ‘Living Loving Making Baking’. If it’s your first time reading one of my LLMB posts, it’s a place where I give a monthly update on what I have been up to lately – things I’m loving, what I’m currently reading or watching, sewing and crochet projects, yummy baking recipes I have come across and so on.

 So, here’s what’s happening in my world right now:

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The mixed emotions of starting high school

I see my daughter sitting on the lounge room couch, hair pulled up into a high ponytail, smartphone in hand and suddenly my breath catches in my chest.

How have the years gone by so fast? How could you, my first born, my baby girl, be ready to take those steps through the high school gates? How can I be ready?

It only felt like yesterday that I was walking you through the doors of your classroom for your first day at primary school. Suddenly you seem so grown up, but yet still so young.

Although I know it’s time. Time to let some of the tethers go and let you explore this world a little more on your own … just a little.

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