Meal Planning Monday 15/04/19

We have got quite a few birthday’s this month so busy times ahead. We all got struck down with colds over the weekend too so felt a bit sorry for ourselves, but we’re on the mend now.  I still need to go food shopping too so are living out the freezer.

Meal planning seems to be getting harder again with trying to find more new meals to try.  Freddie comes home every night and eats us out of house and home, so we are also trying to find new ideas for him too.

This week I am cooking:

Beef and broccoli with rice

Sausage & vegetable bake

Fish, Chips & Beans

Chicken chow mein

Treat Takeaway

Chilli Burgers & chips

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

What are you planning on cooking this week?

Joining in with the meal planning linky at katykicker.com

Meal Planning Monday 08/04/19

WOW! What a shitty week last week was for us and our family, but we will get through it.    Anyways it’s a new week, new dawn, and a new meal planning.

The weather didn’t help really either as it was cold, wet and miserable but hopefully we will start to see the appearance of that bright ball of fire in the sky again very soon.

This week we will be having:

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce, roast potatoes and vegetables

Tex mex chicken with garlic bread

Sausage Casserole with creamy mash

Quiche and savory rice

Homemade meatballs and pasta

Salmon, new potatoes & vegetables

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?

Joining in with the meal planning linky at katykicker.com

Personalized Children’s Wall Art

I am a fan of wall art and pictures.  So when Paper steps offered to send us a print of our choose I couldn’t wait to pick one.  Our little boy’s room doesn’t really have a theme yet and just has a  wall sticker on the opposite wall but doesn’t have much wall space anywhere else.

I choose the “Love you to the moon & back” which we got personalised with Freddie’s name in A4.

This is priced at £10.80 and is printed on high quality matte archival paper that doesn’t fade.  It has made a lovely new  addition to his bedroom.

There are loads of designs to choose from all which can be personalised with names free of charge.  I will certainly be purchasing more prints from paper steps in the future.

Ordering is so easy: Just go to https://papersteps.co.uk and pick out your favorite print, customize and then get ready to frame your pretty pic when it arrives!

  • We were sent this print free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Frame not included.

Meal Planning Monday 01/04/19

The sun made an appearance again last week and on Tuesday I was working from home and I managed to get 2 loads of washing on the line outside to dry, it felt great.  We had a lovely weekend of visit family & me seeing a friend who popped over Saturday and we were able to sit in the garden enjoying the sun while Freddie napped.

Chicken en croute with potatoes, veg & cheese sauce

Lamb tikka curry with basmati rice, naan & poppadoms

Cheese & bacon quiche with chips and salad

Pizza and chips

Steak, homemade chips/wedges, peppercorn sauce, grilled tomato/mushrooms

Lasagna

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?

Joining in with the meal planning linky at katykicker.com

Playdates # MySundaySnapshot

Every so often we try and arrange a playdate with our friends and their little girl Isabelle, they only live round the corner to us and there is only 6 weeks between them so they get on really well and love playing together.

We were invited round to our friends and here they both are having a break and reading books together.

It’s great for the kids and for us parents.

My Top Eco Friendly Products

Over the course of the last few months I have been trying to reduce the amount of waste we throw away in our household and start using more environmentally friendly products. We recycle everything we can to help and between 3 of us, a dog & rabbit we only have 1 bag of rubbish a week at the moment which I think is quite good.

Cheeky Wipes

The first thing I changed was the amount of wet wipes we used, with a toddler things can get messy very quickly and we seemed to get through quite a lot.  These reusable wipes are so much easier, you can just throw them in the washing machine and use again plus they are soft on baby’s skin.

Where to Buy: Cheeky Wipes

Ecover Washing-Up Liquid

Firstly it smells amazing, gently on delicate skin and you only need a little bit to make lots of bubbles.  I would buy this in the future.  Currently priced at £1.50 for 500ml.

Where to Buy: Sea Kelp and Orange scented limited-edition Ocean Washing-Up liquid

Splosh Products

The great thing about this product is you can buy refills which are delivered straight to your door.  It will help reduce waste in the environment.  They smell fresh too.

Where to Buy: Splosh

Modi Bodi Pants

I’m not sure exactly how I feel about these, I love that they are Eco friendly but it also feels like your just wear normal underwear which isn’t a bad thing but then i’m panicking thinking i’m going to leak forgetting I won’t.  They hold up to 20ml of liquid, which is approx two tampons worth.

Where to buy: Modibodi

I’m hoping over time I will find more ways to help the environment and reduce more waste in our house.

What are your top Eco friendly products you use in your household?

  • I was sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The A to Z Of Me

I saw this on Northumberland Mum, so thought I would join in too as I like things like this.  I did a slightly different one a while ago here.

A – Age: 31
B – Biggest fear: Dying, I know we are all going to go but it just terrifies me
C – Current time: 14.00pm
D – Drink you last had: A cup of tea at work
E – Everyday need: Tea, I drink about 6 cups a day just at work
F – Favorite song: Pink – A Million Dreams
G – Ghosts, are they real?: No, but I’ve never seen one.
H – Hometown: Birmingham, Solihull
I – In love with?: My husband Tom
J – Jealous of?: People who have the money to go on lots of holidays.
K – Killed someone? Not yet! There have been times I have wanted to though.
L – Last time you cried?:  A few weeks ago over personal issues
M – Middle name: I have two, Jayne, Nicola
N – Number of siblings: 1. I have a Sister
O – One wish: That my family are always happy & healthy
P – Person whom you last called: My parents
Q – Question you’re always asked:  When are you having another baby
R – Reasons to smile: My little boy Freddie, My husband, My family and Friends
S – Song last sang: ” If your happy and you know it” with our little boy
T – Time you woke up: 5.30am
U – Underwear colour: Red, I just had to check.
V – Vacation destination: There are several places I would like to go, but mainly Australia.
 
W – Worst habit: Swearing. I’ve got worse
X –  X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth, ankle & knee
Y – Your favourite food: Lamb chop dinner
Z – Zodiac sign: Libra
Feel free to copy and join in yourself and tag me!

Meal Planning Monday 25/03/19

The last week of March already, where did it go.  It has been a fairly busy month with birthday’s but I quite like it a bit mad.  We have been pretty good at sticking to our meal planning, and haven’t wasted much as if i’ve done batch cooking I’ve frozen the remaining for another meal.

Lamb shanks with red wine gravy and roasted vegetables (this was a cheat ready made meal from Aldi I just added the veg)

Toad in the hole with vegetables & gravy

Home made meatballs with spaghetti

Garlic & lemon salmon with spinach creamy sauce

Jacket potatoes filled with tuna & sweetcorn and salad

Chicken in red wine sauce with new potatoes and vegetables

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?