10 things to remember :: Making meals for a new Mum!


I have a bit of a brains trust over on my Facebook page. Someone is always willing to share a hint or a great idea! 

A few weeks ago I asked the question “What things should you consider when making a meal for a new Mum?”

These are the top ten responses! 

1. Make reheatable or freezable meals.

2. Avoid cabbage, onion, garlic and tomatoes for feeding Mums.

3. Use disposable containers so that the new Mum doesn’t have to think about giving them back to you.

4. Simple is sometimes best. Hamburgers, tacos, pies! 

5. Ask if there are any allergies you need to consider.

6. Make enough so that there are leftovers for lunch the next day.

7. Throw in some baking if you have time, especially handy for visitors.

8. Make dessert!

9. Don’t add too many spices – even if your family is used to it! 

And last, but not least

10 . Ask the dads what they would like! 

Do you have anything you could add to the list?


Robyna’s Favourite Recipe :: White Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies

easy peasy brownies

Hello, it’s so nice to drop by this lovely corner of the Internet.  And because my mama brought me up right, I haven’t come empty handed. I have some rather decadent brownies to share with you. They are particularly scrummy with some cream and a cup of tea.

When Tash first asked me to share a recipe,  I was a little hesitant.  You see, I am  not a good baker. I don’t pay enough attention to the recipes and I tend to try and substitute things I shouldn’t.  I’m also likely to wander off mid-bake and turn my attention to something I find more interesting and return to a burnt mess.

But these brownies are very forgiving and very easy. Brownies are good that way.  They never look spectacularly beautiful, like cupcakes can, so that pressure is off. And they taste good slightly under baked and slightly over baked. Room for error is something I look for in a recipe. These ones taste fabulous. In fact, whenever I make them my husband begs that they stay in the house, so he doesn’t have to share. But I’ll share them with you. Shhhh, don’t tell him.


White Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies

You need:

200 grams dark chocolate (get the stuff from the confectionary aisle, not cooking chocolate)

100 grams white chocolate, chopped (but get 200 grams so you can eat the rest)

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup self-raising flour

1 cup caster sugar

150 grams butter, chopped

150 grams frozen raspberries

3 eggs lightly beaten

2 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat the oven to 180 C or 160 C if you have fan-forced oven. Grease a deep 19cm square cake tin and line the base with baking paper.

Melt the butter and the dark chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.

Remove and let cool slightly.

Stir in the sugar and vanilla essence.

Stir in eggs, sifted flours, white chocolate and raspberries. (I’ll tell you a secret – I hardly ever sift the flours and it still tastes okay)

Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until firm. Cool in the pan, turn and cut into squares.

Serve with cream, tea and maybe a few berries on top.


Tash, have you popped that kettle on?



Robyna blogs over at the Mummy & the Minx about finding the minxy in motherhood.

She believes in holding onto your identity whilst you hold onto your babies, but knows that’s not always easy.

Her blog is all about honouring yourself as a (minxy) woman as well as a mum.


Would you like to share your favourite recipe? Contact Tash at tash@littlebitofthyme.com

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