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Meal Plan Friday 19th February 2021

Half term was lovely and towards the end, we had sunshine and some warmish weather. The boys wanted to go outside and play, I managed a few hours in the garden and all felt well with the world. Though it's back to homeschool on Monday which I am not looking forward to. Friday - Fish, Chips, and Peas Saturday - Burgers for the boys and Mousaka from Tesco for us Sunday - Roast Chicken is the boys favourite and feel they deserve it. Monday - Mexican Style Peppers. Tortellini for the boys. BBC Good Food Mexican style stuffed peppers Tuesday - Ham and Mushroom bake BBC good food Creamy ham mushroom pasta bake Wednesday - Spiced Salmon traybake. The boys are having tuna cakes. BBC good food Spiced salmon traybaked sag aloo Thursday - Mushroom Stroganoff, the boys love the stroganoff sauce with pasta. BBC good food Mushroom stroganoff

Watering Container Plants in Winter

  This is a public service blog, please learn form my mistake.   Remember to water your containers in the winter.  This is the first year I have encountered this situation. It has been very very cold for well over a week but it has also been very dry. We have had snow but no rain. I was so busy feeding the birds and looking out the window to comment on how cold it is, I had totally forgotten about my containers. With cold and no rain this is what I suddenly noticed. My forget me not plants have really suffered in fact pretty sure I have killed them along with the very low temperatures for several days My violas have not been that successful this year anyway, then forgetting to water them along with the cold weather seems to have very nearly finished them off. I have watered them along with our trees in containers two days in a row now and tomorrow the weather is due to get warmer and rain. I will keep you updated to see if they have survived.

Meal Plan Friday 12th February 2021

The meal plan went pretty much to plan other than Tuesday, we had dominoes as a treat. Also the smoked salmon dish was lovely but I managed to slice my thumb on the mandolin which was not plesant for anyone, luckily it’s fine just taking a little time to heal.  We have Chinese new year, Valentine's day and Pancake day all in one week which is fun. Friday - Chinese for Chinese New Year. We are having sweet and sour chicken from a bottle I will admit. Saturday - Pizza for the boys with salad and we are having a vegetable lasagna again a ready meal. Sunday - I have found these cheese nuggets and the boys love them so those with mash and salad. We are having steak, chops, mushrooms, peas and peppercorn sauce flowed by our bod6 weight in cheese. Monday - Mr MC&W is off work so we are going to have a Charlie Bigham meal as a treat. The boys have asked for fake Mcdonalds so nuggets and fries it is. I may try and sneak some veggies in hahaha. Tuesday - Panckaes I am trying these Dutch

Meal Plan Friday 5th February 2021

The meal plan went well last week, we liked our katsu wraps and will be having them again. The weather is rather blah at the moment though there is a chance we may get some snow which is very rare for us. Friday - Pizza is brought in not homemade. As our eldest has his annual blood tests for his type 1 and he hates it. I need something quick and easy for dinner. Saturday - Slow cooker hoisin style chicken as hopefully, I can pull it apart like pulled chicken. served with rice. Sunday - Toad in the hole Monday - Prawn and pineapple Thai rice BBC Good Food Thai fried prawn pineapple rice Tuesday - Gammon, egg, and chips Wednesday - Vegan Bolognese BBC Good Food Vegan bolognese Thursday - Smoked salmon and celeriac Duplonise. This is real comfort food. BBC Good Food Smoked salmon celeriac dauphinoise