Sunday, 3 May 2015
While he is away I have the support of my lovely mummy coming to stay. So for a week I will have a clean house and drink far too many glasses of red wine during the evening and too many cups of tea during the day
Monday - Breaded Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Green Veggies both myself and the boys will be having this.
Tuesday - Spaghetti Milanese style for all of us.
Wednesday - Cauliflower Cheese bakes a lovely one from BBC good food it's a lot of work but very tasty
Thursday - Spring Risotto filled with peas, courgettes, asparagus the boys will have a tomato one
Friday - Simple Quorn Curry (this will be coming from a jar) boys will have the same but with chicken as they are not too keen on Quorn
Saturday - Homemade frying pan Pizzas - mainly for the boys as they just love them. I will make a big batch of sauce so we can make ours later it will be served with lots of salad
Sunday - I must admit I will be seeing what Mr MC&W is feeling like during the week to plan this one! it's going to have to be light and simple as he will be shattered and just need his bed. I may well be tweeting for ideas
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The mint seems to have come back to life and as strong as ever, it's now all over this border.
We have an wonderful selection of primroses and they are popping up all over the place, the variety of colour amazes me and I will be honest I have not planted one of them. But these delicate tucked away plants in the most odd places in the garden always makes me smile.
Our wonderful traditional rose the rambling rector I must admit I always want to call it the rampent rector maybe that's due to it being a beast and goes mental but I can not find the words to say how much I love it. This is a picture of last year.
Our pretty clematis has come into flower, it's over our back door and urgently needs some work to train better. It's a wonderful draw for the bees and the humm we hear by the back door is wonderful. They boys have gone from being scared to chatting to Mr Bumble bee.
I am a little stressed by how already the garden is becoming out of control already and we are only just entering spring. I have not taken the photos of the mess this is another post that I will tackle soon along with the fact our garden is a spring colour garden and we need some summer flowers.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Monday - Special Fried Rice I am going to try the boys on this one just keep it simple.
Tuesday - gnocchi with tomato sauce for the boys. I will have it with broccoli, mushrooms and a cream sauce from the wonderful Madhouse cookbook by Jo Pratt
Wednesday - I will be having roasted veggies with couscous and humus. The boys will have waffles, poached eggs and peas
Thursday - Massive salad for me with avocado, crispy bacon and a honey and mustard dressing. The boys will have Carbonara
Friday - Fish, chips and peas for us all
Saturday - OB birthday so it's family round and his favourite meal of pizza, chips, lots of cucumber, tomatoes, carrots and dips
Sunday - Just me and the boys something simple a Bologniase mince with jacket potatoes
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Monday - It's just myself and the boys so we are having Jacket Potatoes with cheese and beans easy for me to pop in the oven when putting the boys to bed and simple to grab when I get downstairs.
Tuesday - Is the burial so there is no way we will want to cook so I must be honest with you I have gone for freezer everything. Steak Pies with Mash and Peas no real cooking. The boys we have got a ready made little dish meal
Wednesday - As it's little old me and the boys again, the boys will have a tomato risotto and I will have a mushroom risotto these are oven baked again allowing food I can just grab when I come downstairs.
Thursday - Tuna Pasta Bake for myself I will be using the slow cooker to keep the food warm so I do not have to cook once the boys are asleep. The boys will have Cheesy Pasta
Friday - I will have a spicy mince that will be cooked in the slow cooker served with pitta bread and Greek yogurt. The boys will have a Spag Bol using the same mince.
Saturday - Chicken burgers with crispy bacon and avocado for the adults and homemade pizza for the boys
Sunday - Pork medallions with Sage and Apple served with champ and greens. The boys will have a roast chicken breast, with plain mash and peas.
Monday, 13 April 2015
We as adults are coming to terms with the huge sense of loss, but how do you tell a 4 year old with autism, delayed speech and understanding and his three year old brother who both loved grandpa dearly that he would no longer be coming to see them.
Being the modern parents we are we turned to Google, this I must admit scared the wits out of us. We read advice stating be careful of talking about him being good so going to heaven as they may think I have been good I will die. Do not say he was ill as they may worry if they get ill they may also die. We ended up convinced we were somehow going to scare our children for life on giving them the news.
Monday, 30 March 2015
I am very sorry I was not that well on Sunday and the eldest OB was ill a couple of days before that. I must admit thinking about food was not on the agenda. Adding to this Mr MC&W has an assignment meaning he is leaving early and getting home late, luckily we found out he can have a main meal at lunch times.
Monday - Mushroom risotto for myself and the boys
Tuesday - Tuna Pasta bake for me the boys will have cheesy pasta
Wednesday - this is a use up day as the shop is coming on Thursday so we are using up from the fridge and freezer
Thursday - Gnocchi with a homemade tomato sauce then finished under the grill with mozzarella. For me I will add peppers and mushrooms to the sauce.
Friday - Fish, Chips and Peas for everyone
Saturday - Fajitas for Mr MC&W and myself for the boys spag bol
Sunday - We are having the Easter Lunch from Good Food Mag. Potted prawns, leg lamb and cheesecake
Monday - Ready Meal for everyone as a rest from cooking
I added Monday as its a bank holiday werkendv
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Monday - Coconut Quorn Curry for myself and Mr Mud Cakes and Wine. The boys are going to have the same lets see how it goes.....
Tuesday - Aubergine Parmigiana the boys will have pasta with just a plain tomato sauce
Wednesday - Jacket potato with tuna for Mr Mud Cakes and Wine and baked beans and cheese for boys as I am out with my special needs mummy's
Thursday - Mr Mud Cakes and Wine is out tonight so I will be having a Jacket Potato with beans and cheese the boys will have a Jacket Potato with broccoli and breaded chicken
Friday - Taiwanese Style Chicken Salad the boys will have a mini roast dinner
Saturday - A treat of a ready meal for us and the boys to give me a little rest from cooking
Sunday - Beef In The Slow Cooker with mashed potatoes and veggies