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
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Please do not get me wrong I have always loved the turning of winter, we visit Sheffield park and wonder at the amazing and vast array of reds and bronzes. I drive along watching as the leaves turn and winter slowly takes it's grip. But for some reason I had it in my head that I wanted to keep my garden as some green oasis in a sea of plants that had died back for the winter.
Since I have become more interested in gardening I have taken a step back and wondered what I was thinking about, I want to witness the changes in the seasons in my own garden. This is the first spring I have ever really paid attention to, yes I am like most people ohhh the daffodils are starting to come through and oh my it's suddenly turning green. But watching the plants come back to life, the small green shoots forming, the first delights of the snowdrops sending us all a little giddy on twitter.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Monday - Chicken Parmigiana for the adults and the boys will have a mini roast dinner
Tuesday - Goats Cheese and pesto tart with salad and new Potatoes the boys will have a pesto and cheddar with mozzarella tart
Wednesday - using up some blue cheese so having a blue cheese, spinach pasta dish all made up and could go one of two ways. The boys will have Jackets with beans and sausages
Thursday - Tesco had some chicken pieces with a spicy sauce we will have those with corn on the cob and homemade Potato wedges. Boys will have cheesy pasta
Friday - Mexican Meatballs with tortilla chips and the boys will have mince and Gnocchi
Saturday - Ham, Eggs and Chips for everyone
Sunday - Chicken and Ham Pie for us all
Saturday, 14 March 2015
He had been for a school trip to a small local airport and this is the story of collection and journey home....
As I walked through the door I almost heard the sigh of relief from the teachers, "Mummy is here" was said in that slightly high pitched tone mixing happy and stress all at the same time. OB runs towards me shouting Mummy then collapsed on the floor just by my feet telling me "I want yo see animals and go to Legoland". OK I think to myself here we go, I bent down to his level and said in that slight high pitched fake happy tone that it was time to get into Mummy's car, but he was getting distressed the word Lego was being said repeatedly. I noted he did not have his Lego (Lego goes everywhere with him) I enquired about said Lego, luckily it was quickly found, this seemed to calm for at least two mins. His TA and I took this opportunity grab a hand each as we walk him to the car. He is just saying Legoland and animals at this time while I am informed he did a lot of walking and ate two chicken goujons.
We get into the car, our routine of every car trip starts with him getting in the front seat, he changes the radio to disk and then selects track five from the frozen soundtrack and sits down his seat. As I buckle his seat belt and gave him a kiss on the cheek I ask him if he had a nice day he responded with I go to legoland.
I sit down in in the front seat and take a deep breath, as I am trying to set up the SatNav all I hear is Mummy lets leave, Mummy go, this gets louder to an almost scream as I tried my hardest to get the SatNav working my stupid fingers unable to hit the right buttons. Finally we stared our journey home, I again asked how his day was, I know to ask short to the point questions, did you see a fire engine, did you see an aeroplane nothing just silence filled the car as track five came to an end the only words I hear are again again.
As we came to the traffic lights we had a melt down over the fact they were red and we could not move, I gave him my phone as we had a melt down over the light being green and he wanted the lights to be red again, big tears falling down his cheeks. As he finds his favourite song on spotify, gravity belts throughout the car, he still knows exactly when tack five has finished again again echoes out for the second time.
I decided to ask about his day one last time as we got closer to home, I got "I go to Legoland I go to Legoland" and nothing else. The only time I got anything more was when we he realised we were going home, then the demands for Legoland got more and more by the time we made it to the front door and I went to undo his seat belt, huge tears were falling down his face as he shouts for Legoland got louder and louder. I wrap my arms around him and pick him up he collapses in my arms sobbing and repeating legoland.
This is all I know about his day, when in the safety of the house and settled I asked again this time I got are are you crazy mummy with a huge smile and asked me to turn the TV over as "I don't like this one"......
As we are all aware Autism is a huge spectrum but I hope sharing this will help to give an idea about our life raising a child on the spectrum. After speaking with his teachers I find out he was well behaved and they were very proud of him, he walked with the other children and sat while a talk took place, this would not have happened two months ago. My boy did well and apparently had a great time, thanks for the teachers for sitting me down to tell me this it means a lot.