There was a lovely break in the rain during the middle of the day when we managed to venture out to the playground at Point Chevalier - it's a great playground, with a good range of activities for different ages. The other bonus is that it currently comes with a healthy serving of mud! Both of the girls managed to end up completely caked in mud, and had to go home starkers which they of course thought was hilarious!
Tonight for dinner I really wanted to use up some very limp looking cabbage that has been hiding in our second fridge for a while. Cabbage is one of those ingredients that I love the idea of, but struggle to think of ideas for how to use it other than in stir-fries.
I had seen a recipe a long time ago for cabbage rolls (I think they are a very popular dish in parts of eastern Europe, Poland is ringing a bell?), and it was in the back of my mind as something that would either work really well or the whole family would think I'd gone mad! With the limp cabbage in the fridge, and the vague thought of using it in a roll, I ventured into the kitchen to see what I could come up with.
Thankfully, I managed to put something together that didn't just get eaten, it got devoured! The kids loved it, hubby went back for a big helping of seconds, and it has now been added to the list of favorites - yay! Oddly enough the kids didn't seem to even notice that they were eating cabbage, as it was kind of more like a giant tomato sauce covered spring roll.