Bonfire night has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. I love wrapping up warm to go outside in the cold and watch the beautiful colours in the sky with the people I love. Bonfire nights used to be about spending time with friends, having a few drinks and lots of laughs at a local bonfire. Times have changed and the years of drinking in a field are long gone but we were lucky to be invited round to a friend’s house to watch the fireworks with them last night. I was worried how Harry would react to the fireworks but it turns out he takes after his mummy. He loved them!! He was clapping and pointing excitedly as each firework went off. He had such a wonderful time and enjoyed playing with the other children, chasing the tortoises and being spoiled rotten by all of the adults. We got home at about 8pm, which is late for Harry and I was worried how he would sleep after all of the excitement but luckily he slept until 7am this morning! A definite win!
Continue reading “Bonfire fun, parties and next week’s meal plan!”
This recipe made 12 large chicken nuggets. When I make them again I will make them a bit smaller I think. Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Nuggets”
So here is out finger food size guide. This is what worked for us, all babies are different and I’m not a weaning expert, just a mummy sharing what worked for me and my son. Continue reading “Finger food size guide and a really useful banana hack!”
This week we are broke – literally broke! We have ordered our new kitchen units, dishwasher and fridge freezer which is so exciting but it means that the week before pay day we are spent up. We have plenty of food in the cupboards and freezer so I am using that to feed our family this week (it will also help to have our cupboards as empty as possible before we rip them out next weekend) Continue reading “The meal plan before payday – The one where we are broke and spend no money!”
This week has been really exciting. For anyone who has seen pictures of our kitchen, it will come as no surprise that we have been desperate to rip it out and put a new kitchen in since we moved in here. It’s very dated and old, definitely not in a cool vintage way.
Continue reading “Our new kitchen plans and what we are eating this week”
- A pot of yoghurt
- Finely chopped fruit of your choice
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I have been asked by several people now to share where I find my meal planning templates.
Continue reading “Meal Planner Templates”
This served two hungry adults and one hungry toddler. Continue reading “Spinach and ricotta Cannelloni”
I love going shopping the three of us, Harry loves having Mummy and Daddy there and it means one of us can look after him if he’s fussing whilst the other carries on with the shopping. Alistair does tend to pick things up and put them in the trolly that weren’t on the list though! I think we spent an extra £5-10 on extra little things that Alistair decided we needed. I have to say, I wasn’t complaining last night though when we had ice creams in the freezer. They were delicious!
Continue reading “Why you should never take your other half shopping with you! – Meal plan and shopping haul”
- Lamb chops
- 1 cup of lamb stock
- 3 tbsp mint sauce
- 2x potatoes
- A dash of whole milk
- A knob of unsalted butter
- A twist of black pepper
- Vegetables of your choice!
Continue reading “Slow cooker lamb chops in mint gravy”
This week we are on a tighter budget than ever. That doesn’t mean that we can’t have healthy, delicious meals though! The meals for this week will be made using food from in the cupboard and fresh food from Aldi. Continue reading “Meal plan on a shopping budget of £30!!”