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Meal Plan Friday 7th August 2020

Wow it is scorching hot in the South East the last two days and it is set to continue. Mr MC&W is still off work for a couple of days so we have a few more treat meals to come. Last weeks meals went well and we have a few new ones for this week.
Friday - Steak and Chips I must admit it is very hot but still looking forward to this. Chicken burger for the boys.
Saturday - Butter Chicken from Cook and I can not wait. Omelettes for the boys.
Sunday - BBQ for my nieces birthday.
Monday - Is is still meant to be hot and we need some slightly lighter food. I fond this Gnocchi Salad that sounds lovely. The boys will have this as well.Caprese gnocchi salad
Tuesday - I love mushrooms and this sounds great. The boys will have pasta with homemade tomato sauce.Smoky bbq mushroom buns
Wednesday - Salmon with Beets and Lentils. The boys will have salmon with mash and peas.Mustardy salmon beetroot and lentils

Thursday - Ham and New Potato Salad. Ham, egg and chips for the boysHam and jersey royal potat…
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Meal Plan Friday 31st July 2020

It is scorching hot today, I have done the most amount of washing over the last two days, how rock and roll is my life.
Mr MC&W is off work next week, we have decided not to even go away in the UK. With all going on we thought best to stay at home and do a few walks that we know are safe. The one treat though is what we shall be eating. 
We have this brilliant shop called Cook and the do frozen ready meals but they are just like really well home-cooked food. To save me cooking we have a few days of those meals in.

Friday - Fish, Chips, and Peas but it is a little hot
Saturday - Chinses Chicken Curry (from a jar)
Sunday - BBQ for Mr MC&W to cook.
Monday - Cook meal and tortellini for the boys.
Tuesday - Dominoes as my sister and family are coming over for the afternoon.
Wednesday - Cook meal. Cheesy pasta for the boys and even cheating with a ready-made sauce.
Thursday - Cook meal. Omelet and chips for the boys.


Meal Plan Friday 24th July 2020

Not sure where this month has gone, it is going to be a week of getting organised with school uniform. Not shoes but they will be booked in soon as well. I have the joys of seeing if anything still fits. Pretty sure it will not.
Friday - Pizza and chips this had to change to fish and chips as Ocado did not deliver the pizza or even give us a sub.
Saturday - A cook meal for us as a treat. The boys will have mac and cheese with bacon.
Sunday - Meatballs with Spaghetti a family favourite
Monday - Cesar Salad for us and pizza for the boys.
Tuesday - Pasta with bacon, peppers, peas in a tomato and creme fresh sauce.
Wednesday Salmon with Fennel and Beetroot what's exciting is the fennel and beetroot are from the garden. The boys will have fish pie and peas
Roasted salmon with beetroot and fennel.html


Thursday - Pizza Loaded Fries - Found this on pinch of nom and sounds lovely.



Deadheading Petunia

Today I learned that I have been deadheading my Petunia incorrectly for, wait for this, four years, yes you read correctly four years.
I could not understand why my once blooming amazing petunias were not blooming anymore and had black bits on them. I had seen these black things on my Petunias every year but did not really think anything about it. 


A google search and I had a breakthrough. My petunias were going to seed as I had been deadheading them incorrectly.
I thought all I needed to do was pull out the flower and it would re-flower. Oh, how wrong was I, I needed to be cutting off the whole of the flower head to stop them from going to seed. Going to seed means they slow and stop producing flowers as they believe they have completed their job.

I could never understand why they did not look good all summer but other peoples did and now I know.
Yesterday I spent all day deadheading. Including several trips to wash hands and snips. Petunias are sticky and when you are deadheading two bas…

Meal Plan Friday 17th July 2020

So home school has ended and summer holidays have begun. I must be honest we are still being very careful as a family. The boys get to meet their new teachers on Monday and that's a busy day for me taking them to and fro from school.
Friday - Gammon, Eggs and Chips
Saturday - Fajitas
Sunday - Tortellini for the boys. It is our anniversary we have a treat from Cook I love their meals we are having Beef Wellington can not wait.
Monday - Quorn Thai Noodles. Lots of veggies with Thai curry paste and coconut milk.
Tuesday - Braised Peas with bacon, lentils and Cod. Fish pie for the boys.
Braised peas bacon lentils and cod

Wednesday - Chicken Burgers. I use Birds eye southern chicken with avocado it is really tasty.
Thursday - Ham, Cheese and Mushroom Turnovers
Ham cheese mushroom turnovers



Meal Planner 10th July 2020

We have one more week of home education and then it is the summer holidays. We have a few new meals here so will be interesting to see how they go down with the family.
Friday - Sausages in rolls with honey and mustard onions, no onions for the boys.
Saturday - Chicken Curry from a jar 
Sunday - Pork and Mushroom Stroganoff
Monday - Grilled Gnocchi with broccoli and parma ham
Grilled gnocchi with broccoli and parma-ham

Tuesday - Speedy Salmon Biryani
Salmon biryani

Wednesday - Pork Koftas with flatbread
Pork Koftas

Thursday - Pizza Pasta bake
Pizza Pasta Bake


Meal Plan Friday 3rd July 2020

According to my calendar, it is meant to be July, sadly the weather is not on the same page as us and the weather is just miserable. You find yourself planning winter warming meals rather than light summer dishes.
What is nice about this week most of the meals we are all having pretty much the same.
Friday - Pinch of Nom Egg McMuffin this is in the breakfast section but makes a lovely main meal.
Saturday - Homemade Lasanga
Sunday - French Style Chicken
French style chicken peas bacon

Monday - Hosin Quorn Noodles with lots of veggies. This is a made-up dish.
Tuesday - Tuna Pasta Bake we have not had this in so long
Wednesday - Waffles with mushrooms, spinach, bacon and an egg on top the boys will have it with ham and egg
Thursday - Higgidy Pies and Salad. These are a real treat as they are pretty expensive but it will be nice to have an evening from cooking.