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Meal Plan Friday 29th June 2018

The weather is just glorious but I do not want to think about food at all and we have a busy week with work and school meetings next week. I had a look on the netmums website and found some new meals to try out and they are all light and easy to cook and eat. I will let you know next week what we thought Friday - Meatballs for us all Saturday - Ham, egg and chips for the boys (they requested this). A box Thai meal for us as Mr MC&W is playing golf and I do not want to be cooking. Sunday - Family BBQ  Monday Salmon Potato Salad. The boys will have homemade soup with bread rolls. Salmon potato salad Tuesday - Love the sound of this honey chicken think will pop it in ciabatta rolls with lots of salad and maybe some wedges Honey chicken Wednesday - Simple and filling traybake that will be perfect for the hot weather we are having. The boys will have spaghetti with a homemade tomato sauce and broccoli and peas Mediterranean halloumi traybake Thursday - New idea for t

Meal Plan Friday 22nd June 2018

A week late with the meal plan and this weeks meal plan has been only done for the weekend. I am blaming the weather as I just do not want to do anything or eat anything other than ice cream.... Friday - Nachos - with cheese, salsa, avocado, and sour cream. The boys had pizza Saturday - Ham, Egg and Chips for us all Sunday - Chicken Provencal for Mr MC&W and I the boys had a mini roast Chicken provencal with olives and artichokes Monday - Quiche with salad as having lunch out. Cheesy pasta for the boys Tuesday - Spicy Ratatouille with eggs from Gino Healthy Italian. The boys had chicken fingers, mash and broccoli  Wednesday - Herby Lamb Burger with beetroot mayo. Beef burgers from the farm shop for the boys Herby lamb burgers with beetroot mayo Thursday - Pesto pizza with aubergine and goats cheese for us and cheese pizza for the boys Pesto pizza aubergine goats cheese

Grow your own June update

My last post about our own adventure was all about me being worried about the whole process and that feeling of not knowing what to do or where to start. The feed back I got was wonderful and sounds like I was not alone with how I was feeling.  This post is to bring you up to day with where we have got to. As you are aware I decided to go for it and see what happens.  The seeds I planted straight in the planter have done fairly well. The salad leaves are doing really well however they have been nibbled a lot which is something I need to think about and look into. But they are ready for a harvest. The beets, carrots and spring onions in the main have germinated and are growing away. I thinned them out and left the ones to grow I hope to be big and strong. Though again the beets have been nibbled and they may need to be tried again. As I have about 7 or 8 less than I started with after thinning them down.  The ones I stated in pots are really starting to take off now

Meal Plan Friday 15th June 2018

We seem to be all over the place at the moment and I have not been doing so well on the wastage situation which is rather annoying. ZAP is starting pre school so maybe a hour or so to myself will allow me to catch up on everything. Friday - Fish, Chips and Peas for the boys. Chicken Kiev, new potatoes, roasted tomatoes and a green salad for us. Saturday - Pizza for the boys. As its fathers Day I decided to do his favourite meal of steak from the farm shop with chips, mushrooms, peas and lots of peppercorn sauce Sunday - family get together for various birthdays and fathers day it is a pick n mix buffet Monday - Haircuts so need to be quick and simple so spaghetti on toast for the boys and we had a cheeky take a way so its the tortellini dish for us tonight Tortellini with pesto and broccoli Tuesday - Chicken  Chow Mein for us all Chicken chow mein Wednesday - Meatball Stragnoff i have put this on various times and we have never had it. Meatball stroganoff Thursday -

Meal Plan Friday 8th June 2018

Wow we have been so manic and the meal plan is so late, but thought better late than never.... Friday - Chicken Caesar Salad quick and easy for a Friday night. Boys will have pizza as its sports day. Saturday - Spag Bol for us all Sunday - French Style Chicken Frenchstyle chicken with peas and bacon Monday - Omeletts and Chips for us all Tuesday - Tortellini with Pesto and Broccoli. Tortellini with a homemade tomato sauce for the boys. Tortellini with pesto and broccoli Wednesday - Cod and Chorizo Stew. Sausages and mash for the boys. White fish with spicy beans and chorizo Thursday - Pasta with Mozarella, mint and tomatoes Pasta with mozzarella mint and fresh tomato sauce

Wall Baskets 2018

We have three wall baskets to be filled this year and I found some wonderful new plants as well as some tried and tested ones When I first did the wall baskets the most amazing one was Bidens and Bacopa which looked like this and they were covered in polinators. I wanted to go for something similar this year as it was such a success. They had these beautiful Bidens Blazing Glory I team them with white Bacopa and found these Sanvitalia Gold queen I am very excited to see how this one turns out with the beautiful bright yellows and oranges.  I decided to try a Fuchsia this year, I have mixed feelings on them but they are lovey and thought it was worth trying them out. I chose Dark Eyes which is semi trailing and then planted  Calibrachoa Cabaret in dark blue (purple to you and me) and rose. These colours so go so well together, I not wait to see. Lastly I feel for these Brachycome Blue Brazil, such pretty flowers which again were new to me, I plnated them wi

Meal Plan Friday 1st June 2018

Half term is now over and we are on the last half term of the school year. Where has the time gone. We had a holiday of thunder and seeing our awesome family so not too bad Friday - Pizza for lunch as we had my sister and her hubby along with their kids come to see us and you have to have pizza Saturday - Sticky Chinese Chicken - for us all Sticky chinese chicken traybake Sunday - Homemade Lasagna from the busy mums cookbook. A little work but worth it. For us all. Monday - Baked Salmon with Fennel and Tomatoes served with new potatoes. Tuna Toasted muffins for the boys with salad. Baked salmon with fennel and tomatoes Tuesday - Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Broccoli - This is from Jo Pratt the madhouse cookbook. We will all have this. Wednesday - Oven Baked Thai Rice. We will all have this. Ovenbaked thai chicken rice Thursday - Gino D'Acampo Healthy Italian cookbook -  Mushroom Stew with Mascarpone and Mustard served with crusty bread. Three Cheese Pasta Sauce wi