Monday, 20 July 2015

Meal Plan Monday 20th July 2015

I am having to get a tad more organised  as it's the summer holidays and I am going back to online shopping, taking those two boys to do a weekly shop would not be fun in the slightest.

Monday - Cabbage, potato and chorizo  bake from the lovely Rachel Allen's Easy meals - I always pre  cook my potatoes so they go fluffy when roasting and cook this in the oven for time and allowing me to finish other jobs. The boys will have mini roast potatoes with a tomato sauce.

Tuesday -    From my slow cooker cookbook a Caribbean style chicken dish

Wednesday - I am going to do a quorn  Chinese meal I will be honest the sauce will brought in for this one as we need quick simple meals some days. However if healthier I may try this one as it does not take too long. The boys love noodles so I will do this for them as well.l

Thursday - A lovely BBC Good Food meal that's healthy and tasty. The boys hate bits so they will have carbonara.

Friday - Again BBC Good Food, this one is tasty and a little different to beef tacos. The boys will have this but rice and turkey will be separate they can build their ow,.

Saturday - Spaghetti Bol for dinner tonight. They love spag Bol so will be having the same.

Sunday - not sure going to see what's on offer and think a roast or cheeky ready meal.

Monday, 13 July 2015

All day morning sickness

As most of you are aware we are expecting our third child with the rather amusing due date of 01-01-2016, also I am sure you have been aware that the posts have dried up including the weekly meal plans. This is a short post to fill in some gaps about those first three months. 

The main reason for the lack of the food posts has been the joys of pregnancy sickness, please do not worry I am not going into any details. I know some poor woman get this very badly and can end up in hospital, I am lucky and no where near that bad. However I feel sick 24 hours a day, from the time I wake up to when I go to bed and can and frequently wake in the night still feeling ill. I have tried every form of eating to make this go away, I eat large meals and no snacking, I have tried snacking all day the test result's have revealed shock horror that nothing works. I also tried giving the bump a firm talking too, I am being ignored before the baby is even born.

Of course you do not like to tell people for the first 12 weeeks until the first scan, we have to tell close family as it's impossible to hide how poorly I become. Now there is the school run, the pop to the shops that all became missions. The only was through this was the humble polo mint, this simple little mint with a hole got me through bedtime stories, dropping of the children to school and many a shopping trip. I am sure they see a strange surge in sales with this my third baby, I have them in handbags, the car and all over the house. 

This has meant that the thought of food has not been pleasant, the meal plans have been quick and the cooking of food has been quicker. Too make it even worse smells have also come into play and can turn me from not doing too bad to running for the bathroom in a moment.

Though in some terms it has made us eat a whole lot healthier, I have gone off cake - sorry but what pregnant woman can not eat cake? I though it was the law that become pregnant you can eat cake. Oh no not this little one, even the though of cake makes me do the dash as I have lovingly called it. Oh yes and to add to the cake situation is that I can not drink tea other than first thing in the morning. No tea and cake this is just wrong.

We have always pretty much cooked from scratch but I would occasionally buy some pre prepared chicken in batter or fish and chips, the smell of those foods again cause the dash. All food has to be made from the scratch making homemade goujons and trust me no battered fish. Must be oven baked with no fat or the dash will return.

Lastly cream or creamy food, everything is now veggie stock or tomatoes I can handle a little low fat creme fraiche or low fat natural yogurt, too much and the dash would instantly return. Which means I have not really had a pudding in 13 weeks.

Then came the tiredness, this is where our poor garden has really suffered. My motivation and resolve had hit rock bottom, I would look at the mess and want to sort it out and get back into it all, I would start only to feel shattered after about five mins and just want a little sit, the little sit would tun into a little lie down all in the garden then followed by a sit on the sofa with a glass of water and dry cheese biscuit.

The mist is starting to rise and I feel my old self coming back again as the bump continues to grow, I think maybe some reading and planning of the garden will be may way forward. Though I am determined to get bulbs in this autumn and that should be a good post. I hope the meal plans will get back to being every week and that I can start to talk about the garden again.

A Cornish Mum
Mami 2 Five

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Monday 13th July 2015

Its been a while since I last managed to write a menu plan, I have been feeling so rough the little one that I have been eating but just not been able to blog about it.

Monday - Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice. The boys will have Spag Bol from the freezer.

Tuesday - Diet Coke Chicken this I found this one on the Slimming world website. I am going to try this on the boys.

Wednesday - Potatoes, Cabbage and Chorizo - I love this simple one pot meal from Rachel Allen Easy Meals Cookbook. The boys will have mini roast potatoes with a tomato sauce with broccoli.

Thursday - Roasted Vegetables with CousCous. The boys will have tomato risotto cooked in the oven. 

Friday - A homemade Chicken Schnitzel with new potatoes and a slaw made with fennel. I will do this for us all, though not the fennel slaw for the boys.

Saturday - Enchladas for everyone

Sunday - CookMeal as its our wedding anniversary I will get the boys a meal a long with one for us