Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Lunchbox #8

Today's Lunchbox...

Morning Tea - Carrot sticks, cheddar cheese cubes, mini egg tomatoes, pumpkin scone with butter.
Lunch - Mini hot dog containing barbequed beef sausage (preservative free), grated cheddar cheese and organic tomato sauce.  Fruit salad of strawberries and Pink Lady apple pieces (dressed in lemon juice)
Drink - Water

I cannot take credit for the mini hot dog idea - this was Miss Five's request.  I used the stromboli bread base recipe from  Friday Lunchbox #1 to make some mini rolls - you can make 8 rolls with that amount of dough (I have frozen the rest for future lunches).

Also, the pumpkin scones are a big favourite in our household.  I got the recipe from my mum who believes she possibly got it years ago from The Australian Women's Weekly magazine - it's Lady Flo's recipe - for those who don't know, she was the wife of one of Australia's premiers - she was famous for her pumpkin scones!  If you'd like to try pumpkin scones at your place, here's the recipe -

Lady Flo's Pumpkin Scones


1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup cold mashed pumpkin (MUST be cold)
2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius
Beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla to a cream then add egg until mixed.
Beat pumpkin through briefly.
Sift flour and baking powder and then fold these into the mixture.
Use a 1/4 cup scoop to drop heaps of mixture fairly close together on baking tray and bake in oven until they begin to brown approx 15-20 minutes (my oven takes 12 minutes, if they come out dry try baking for a little less time as they should be cooked through but still moist) 

These are also completely delicious warmed through with jam and cream and a good cup of tea - you can't get more aussie than that.

School will be on spring break for the next two weeks (yaaaaaay, holidays!) so instead of a full lunchbox I will be doing a special "lunchbox treats" for the coming two Fridays.  Are you on holidays too?  We plan to have some fun!  What will you be doing?  Let me know if you decide to try the scones - I hope they turn out for you!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! 


  1. Another impressive spread! Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Premier of QLD for years and years and years, not PM. Phew!

  2. oh we love pumpkin scones too. Especially fresh from the oven. I love your Friday lunchbox, we are munching strawberries and pink ladies here too at the moment. They go well together.

  3. oh and p.s. we are one more week of school then school holidays for us. Have a lovely, lovely break. We can't wait.

  4. Another inspiring lunch box! We love Pumpkin scones - my grandmother used to make a batch each week! We have another week of school left here - can't wait for the school holidays.

  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments!
    Zigsma - I was reading the newspaper today (political stuff) when I realised I'd written Prime Minister instead of Premier - WHOOPS! Think it must have been all the who-ha lately with the government and Prime Minister and my brain thought one thing and my hands wrote another! Jumped online to change it and you've already picked me up on it, which proves just how quick and clever all my readers are! Xx

  6. I know, sorry. I'm an editor and can't help myself if I see something not quite right. It's like a nervous tic!