OK, I’m not really a soccer wife … I’m still married to someone who’s very unsportsmanlike.
I must do something about that.
Anyways, earlier this week I ventured up to the Northern Beaches to watch one of DD’s first games of the season and spent a lovely 90 minutes swatting away mozzies and drinking cider while he kicked around the oval.
I might have enjoyed the match more if I hadn’t lost my glasses – which turned out to be in my pocket the whole time – but it was still quite restful watching the fuzzy action.
But let me rewind to the wacky thing that happened when I was buying my cider.
I got it from DD’s local bottlo. Whenever I go there I’m reminded of this hilarious episode of Avalon Now … I have such a horn for Richard Roxburgh …
On this particular visit, as I plonked my four-pack on the counter, the bloke who was serving said hello in a way that indicated we knew each other.
(He was French too, but that has to be a coincidence.)
I stared at him blankly for a moment before realising it was a school dad. Not just any school dad, but the father of one of the eldest’s best friends.
So we were both a loooooooong way from home.
You know how it kind of throws you when you see someone out of context. I was totally thrown.
But I recovered quickly and we had a nice chat: it turns out he’s been working there for eight years.
What sort of bizarro coincidence is that?
After soccer, I gave DD one of my ciders and made him dinner.
I’ve realised I haven’t been blogging many recipes lately, so here’s a yummy new one with a fairly dodgy pic (the black flecks are thyme, I swear) …
RECIPE: Cajun chicken and sausage casserole
1 onion, chopped
3 sticks of celery, chopped
2 green capsicums, chopped
2 clove of garlic, whole
200g smoked sausage (tricky to find so I used Schinkengriller I found at Woolies)
500g chicken thigh fillets, diced
600ml tomato passata
400g can chopped tomatoes
250ml chicken stock
2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
Chilli to taste
Rice to serve
METHOD: Saute onion and celery until soft. Add sausage and saute 2 minutes. Tip mixture into a stockpot. Saute chicken until golden. Add to stockpot. Throw in all other ingredients except rice, stir. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.