Meal planning Monday – July 7th 2014

 Monday 7th July. Chicken pie, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. A store brought pie makes this a nice and easy dinner to kick start the week! Tuesday 8th July. Turkey dinosaurs, cauliflower and broccoli cheese and chips or roast potatoes. Wednesday 9th July. Spaghetti bolognese. I use a Dolmio sauce in a jar for this as I prefer the taste to my own and it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish for this dinner. Thursday 10th July. Iceland Chicken hotpot,[Read more]

Meal planning Monday – June 23rd 2014

With a hectic week ahead I have gone for some very easy dinners as my week will be busy organising things for Lauren’s prom which is fast approaching.  Monday 23rd June.Turkey burgers, chips and baked beans.Tuesday 24th June.Tuna pasta salad and french bread.Wednesday 25th June.Pizza night.Thursday 26th June.Sausages, mash and vegetables.Friday 27th June.Hot dogs in rolls with fried onions.Saturday 28th June.Homemade chilli and rice.Sunday 29th June.Easy fish pie with roast potatoes and vegetables. I am linking this post to – 

Sausage herb crust pie.

Ingredients. 8 Sausages. 1/2 a chopped onion. A tin of baked beans. 125ml water. 225g self-raising flour. 75g Stork or similar. 1 tsp mixed herbs. A little milk. Method. 1. Fry the sausages and onion in a large pan with a little oil until the sausages are brown and the onion is softened.  2. Cut the sausages into large chunks and then stir in the water and baked beans. Simmer for five minutes and then put to one side. 3. Make[Read more]

Meal planning Monday – June 16th 2014

This is my meal plan for this coming week, it is a week packed with old and trusted favourites and a couple from last weeks menu that I didn’t make as I was unwell last week with a bug. Monday 16th June. Stewed stake, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Tuesday 17th June. Cheese and potato whirls, chips and beans. These were planned in for last week but being unwell I didn’t have the energy to make them so I moved them[Read more]

Themed family fun – French week

Image by artur84 courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Welcome to French week.  Thanks so much to my two lovely linkers from last week, so nice to have your support as this linky is taking longer then I anticipated to attract linkers. This week inspired by France, we decided to have a go at some french baking. We started by trying to make some some choux buns or profiteroles as we would normally call them. This did not work out for us at all as[Read more]

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

Brownie slab in the tin

I love to bake and I adore the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! With Chloe’s 15th birthday coming up, I thought that I would make some peanut butter chocolate brownies. I know that they are one of Chloe’s favourite cakes that I bake. The recipe is quite naughty but everyone deserves a treat now and again! These are perfect on there own but even better if served warm with some vanilla icecream.    Ingredients.   225g crunchy peanut butter.[Read more]

Food packs seem to be shrinking!

Is it just me or is the food and drink manufacturers and supermarkets trying to trick us? Over the last year I have been noticing that pack sizes are getting smaller. For example, chocolate bars, they use to come in packs of four but now many of the packs only contain three. When I was shopping yesterday I noticed that Mars and Snickers were on offer for £1, but on further inspection the packets only contained three bars, which is not such a[Read more]

Our relaxed morning story.

Mornings for us are quite relaxed and you may be thinking to yourselves that there is no way a family morning can go smoothly on a school day, but it honestly can if you plan ahead. We get up at 7am and all the children know that they must get dressed before coming down stairs. I also get ready for the day as soon as I wake up. We then all sit down to breakfast, on weekdays we normally have[Read more]

Easy fish pie recipe

Ingredients  * 4 White fish fillets (I use frozen but you could use any type of fish frozen or fresh) * 3 Medium potatoes. * Broccoli (Again I use about half a bag of frozen but you could use fresh) * Cheese sauce packet mix (I use one from Asda that just requires boiling water) * Large handful of grated cheddar cheese. Method 1. Cook the fish by following the packet instructions. 2. Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the potatoes.[Read more]