I've learned a few things lately...
A new recipe which is as easy as throwing everything (including raw rice) into a casserole dish, shoving it in the oven and walking away for two hours. You come back to a really yummy meal. I tell you, I was pretty impressed and Mr Busy even decided that it was pretty good. If you can impress that boy on the first effort you've done well! I wish I could post the recipe I used, but I think I'm not allowed to. It came from a book! A very similar recipe can be found here. My recipe had 1 cup of normal rice (I used basmati) and 2 cups of milk for the liquid. It served 3 of us and there is a little bit left for my lunch after the 'boys' had seconds. You definitely need to add vegies to your plate!
We're not used to lots of convenience stuff. The above recipe had a tin of cream of celery soup in the recipe. I used cream of chicken because that's all Aldi had that matched what I needed. I haven't bought a cream of something tin of soup for years! Tomato soup is usually as far as I'll go. Miss Mischief was grossed out at the look of it, Dh wondered if there was coriander in it and I wondered if it would spoil the entire recipe. I couldn't bring myself to use a packet of onion soup either. I just couldn't. I sauted a regular onion and added it in to the mixture instead. Cheaper....and no additives involved. And no, the tin of soup didn't spoil it! But I did wonder if the recipe could be tweaked to use fresher ingredients and avoid the tinned stuff.
Wheat causes insomnia, for me, amongst a few other symptoms. A rather unfortunate incident with a benign looking chocolate muffin after dinner the other night sealed the deal. This came after being supplied sandwiches for lunch at work that day and I lost 3 hours of sleep for no apparent reason. I did figure this out over Easter when hot cross buns were the order of the day. But now I'm entirely sure. Could this be the reason I'd not slept too well for about 7 years?!