Skip to main content

Meal Plan Friday 30th December 2016

Wow the last week has flown past and to add to it I got my days confused and thought I had an extra day to sort my shop out. It all ended up with out next shop coming between 7 and 8am as I could not get a morning slot any later.

The festive meal plan only changed slightly, instead of the potato bake we had Gammon, egg and chips, a request from Mr MC&W. The rich food continues for a few days and then you will see a real change. We did pretty well over Christmas the main indulgences were wine and cheese, we had very few crisps or snack food.

Friday 30th December - Fajitas using the last of the turkey. The boys had cold Gammon and salad bits.

Saturday 31st December - Steak, Chips, Peas and Mushrooms served with a peppercorn sauce followed by our body weight in cheese and red wine. The Boys had fish and chips.

Sunday 1st January - Sausage casserole with jacket potatoes and green beans for us all.

Monday 2nd January - Birds Eye Inspirations do a simple fish in tomato sauce and we have this with rice and roasted vegetables. The boys will have oven baked fish with rice and peas

Tuesday 3rd January - Ratatouille Pie from Jamie Oliver Superfoods family cookbook.. The boys will not eat this as it contains far to many vegetables, they will have little samosas with salad.

Wednesday - Sausage Pasta with Broccoli again from Jamie Oliver Superfoods family cookbook. the boys will be trying this one.

Thursday 5th January - I have found some recipes for a ricotta pasta bake, as we are having ricotta earlier in the week and I want to use it all up.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Annual Seeds Review

A little while ago I wrote a post, I was full of excitement because we had sewn a few packets of seeds on a small side border. I had visions of a border carpeted in the most wonderful flowers.

Annual seeds to update border

Sadly this has not been the case, we watered them and I did not even weed for a while as I was not sure what was growing weed or wild flower.

We are now mid-August and this is what we have.




Well, not a huge success is it? I have to laugh at how sad these two flowers look.


There a couple reasons I know they have not worked, my youngest son has turned into a plant destroyer. He has pulled off petals and whole flower heads, he stomps through the border snapping plants under his small podgy feet. Then factor in slugs and snails who think they were planted as a tasty treat.




We have had some success and they are very pretty just a shame not in abundance.





Will I try this again? yes, I will try this again and in the same place. Next time I will sew a lot more seeds, they are not t…

Front Garden Grow Your Own

Introducing our garden equivalent to the messy cupboard. You know the place where you shove all the stuff you are not sure what to do with, this is the same but in our front garden. The problem is we look at this every day from our kitchen window.





Time for action, we moved to this house as its fairly rural, we wanted space to grown some veggies and have chickens. Its now 7 years later and we have not done any of it. 

We sorted the area and Mr MC&W went off to the tip with a boot full of rubbish that we had been hiding including an old washing line.



As you can see the ivy has remained, this was meant to go but we checked for nests and found a blackbirds nest, so we have left it alone allowing them to raise their chicks.


We decided the way forward is for raised troughs, they are higher meaning we can easily see from the kitchen window. In order to maximise the space we have, we found three different sizes of troughs to see what worked best and measured them out using bean poles, you cou…

Growing Dahlia Plants from seed

Earlier this year I stumbled on a link called "Blooms for Bees", you would need to grow Dahlia plants from seed and then count the number of bees on the flowers and submit your finding. I am a huge fan of bees and thought it would be fun.

One morning a beautiful envelope dropped through the letter box containing three small packets of seeds. I was excited but also a little concerned as I have never really grown anything from seed. I have seen my Mum grow vegetables from seeds, we grew up in a house where in spring we were dodging plants on window sills in fact everywhere, but I had never really caught the bug. Maybe to do with the fact I worked in hotels and never had any garden or space to call my own.

First stop was the garden centre to buy a seed tray and seed compost. I happily sewed the seeds, placed them on a sunny windowsill and waited. I did not have anything to water them with so found an old baby cup, it tricked out the water perfectly.




Not all the seeds germinated bu…