Category Archives: Food & Drink

Meal Planning Mondays 18/06/2018

So we have decided to book our 2019 holiday with our friends and their little girl, there is 6 weeks between her & Freddie so perfect ages for them to play off together.  We haven’t even booked anything for this year yet but it gives us something to look forward to next year.

This week is going to be a little different as we have both decided to start on the slim fast diet and see how we get on, as we would both like to lose a bit of weight, so we will be having the shakes, snack bars and one meal.

If anyone has got any meal choice for slimming world or slim fast that I can make please leave them in the comment box below or a link to your posts.

We will let you know each week how we are getting on.

Meal Planning Mondays 11/06/2018

WHAT A CRAZY FEW WEEK!! Coming back from a lovely wedding a couple of weekends ago and another lovely sunny weekend with family and BBQs. Then find out 2 weeks ago they are closing our Shirley office sometime between September & December this year so are all been made redundant. Just as I found myself settled in a lovely office close to home and my first job after maternity leave.

Chicken, bacon & spinach tagliatelle with cheese sauce.

Pan fried pork with homemade wedges

Shepherd’s pie, veg and gravy

Tuna pasta bake

Quiche, jacket potatoes & salad

Omelette and chips

Gluten free fajitas & Chips

What’s on your plate?

Meal Planning Monday 07/05/2018

This week is going to be a busy and short meal plan as we are off to Suffolk Friday for the weekend for my husband’s brother’s wedding.   

This week we will have 

Bacon, Cream cheese, cheddar Chicken with veg 

Lime & Coriander Salmon with homemade potato wedges 

Spaghetti Bolognese  

Fajita’s  

Meal Planning Monday 30/04/2018

Well it’s been a crazy few weeks which is why I haven’t managed to get involved in this linky, I started a new job, we’ve put our little boy in nursery so we’ve all had to get into a new routine which has been very challenging.   

So this week we have 

Chicken & Bacon puffs with wedges & Beans 

Lasagne & Garlic Bread 

Pan Fried Pork 

Chicken, Bacon & Spinach with tagliatelle in a creamy sauce 

Chilli Con Corne & Mexican style chips 

Homemade fake away Chicken Fried Rice 

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings 

What’s on your plate this week?

Meal Planning Monday 02/04/18

HAPPY EASTER MONDAY!!

April Already?! Where has March gone?

This week I am starting my new job on Tuesday so will have to start thinking about lunches and meal ideas for tea all while getting Freddie settled in at nursery.  I am very much looking forward to it and the new adventures it will bring but very apprehensive about leaving Freddie.  Along with that we have got several birthdays to celebrate.

So this weeks meal plan includes:

Lasanga & Garlic Bread

Tuna Pasta Bake

Sausage Casserole

Hunters Chicken with homemade wedges

Pan Fried Pork

Chicken Curry & Chips

Roast Dinner With All The Trimmngs

What’s On Your Plate This Week?

 

Meal Planning Monday 26/03/18

Wow what a crazy weekend I have had at Center Parcs in Suffolk for a hen party, wish I was still there, but it is back to reality now with a bump and get myself ready for Easter & starting my new job in April.

Try and get back on my healthy food plan now.

So what’s on our plate this week?

Gluten Free fajitas’s & Chips

Lasanga & Garlic Bread

Pizza & Chips

Pan Fried Pork & Homemade Wedges

Shepherds Pie, veg & Gravy

Meatballs

Roast Dinner With All The Trimmings

I am running out of ideas for meals so please leave a comment with your ideas in the comments. 

Meal Planning Monday 19/03/18

I don’t know where the last few weeks have gone.  With looking for a new job, trying to get the bathroom renovation completed and keeping a crawling toddler entertained has kept me very busy.  Then the weekend i’m off to Centre Parc in Suffolk for a Hen Do so it is a short meal plan this week .

Our Meal plan consists of:

Burritos & salad

Hunters Chicken with Chips

Omlette & Salad

Pukka pies with Mashed potato & gravy

Tuna Pasta Bake

Whats on your plate this week?

Meal Planning Monday 26\02\18

We are in the last few days of February already, I don’t know where the month has gone.  I go food shopping once a week sometimes longer dependant on what we have on but I stil seem to struggle with coming up with different meal ideas for each day.  So if your reading this post would love to hear some of your meal ideas so leave a link in the comment box, TIA.

Right this week I am planning,

Burritos & Salad

Dinner at my mums

Sausage, Eggs, Chips & Beans

Lasanga & Garlic Bread

Southern Fried Chicken & Chips

Omlette & Salad

Lamb roast dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your plate this week?

Degustabox | January 2018

The first Degustabox of 2018 arrived last week and it was another good box with lots of variety in, some of which we have had before and some not.  I look forward to this subscription box arriving every month.

Mahtay Yerba Mate Sparkling Tea £1.49

I love a good cuppa, but never heard of sparkling tea, so this was new but I have to say it wasn’t my cup of tea (Pun intended)

Miso Tasty Spicy Ramen Noodle Kit £1.99

We have received these in a previous box, they weren’t to my taste so unfortuantly I can’t see these been either but will give them a shot with tea one night.

Pulsin Vanilla whey protein powder £1.99

We haven’t tried the shake yet but the protein bars were yummy, great little healthy snack for on the go.  We received 2 bars & 1 shake.

Robinsons Fruit Cordial £2.49 – One of three flavours included in each box

I love robinsons squash but also find it a little expensive, this come in 3 flavours and the flavour I received was lovely very fruity.  If this was ever on offer I would buy it again but also feel it needs to be presented in a plastic bottles rather than glass.

Latin American Kitchen Chipotle Mayo Topping £1.80

We are still yet to try this but it is something the husband will defiantely enjoy whereas it’s not my kind of sauce but will give it a go, it will make a nice change to other sauces we use.

Colombian crunchy chicken bites seasoned corn coating £0.90

I can’t wait to try this out one night as will do a themed chicken night meal for us as we both love chicken.  you could alos prep this the night before and cook or heat up another day.

Clipper Everyday Organic Tea

This was a gift sample in this months box, but they didn’t last very long, the taste was lovely.  Whenever these are on offer I will be sure to pick a pack up at the supermarket.

LighterLife fast ready to drink shakes 2 x £2.49

I am starting a healthy eating plan shortly as we’ve got a wedding and hen do to go too so want to try and loose my baby weight a little more so these are a good start.  Unfortuntantly we haven’t got a superdrug near to us and feel they are a little on the expensive side.

Explore cuisine organic edamame & mung bean fettuccine £3.00

I don’t like trying new things and in all honesty this sounds horrible but when mixed with other ingredients it’s actually ok, I used chicken & vegetables topped with a sprinkle of cheese and it was ok, can’t say I would buy it again but i’ve tried it.

Jordons juicy Red Berry Frusli Bars 2 x £0.45

These make a great snack full of fruit perfect for lunch boxes or on the go.  I only received 1 of these too.

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks £3.49

Tuna is tuna to me I can’t tell the different from brands and unfortauntly wouldn’t spend this much on a tin of tuna.

Hersheys Cookies N Creme 5 pack snack pack – £1.00

We are a massive fan of these in our house so when we received these i was so tempted to hide them from the husband.

  • We were sent this box free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Meal Planning Monday 19/02/18

These last few weeks have just been crazy, with Interviews, works going on in the house with the bathroom and having new french doors fitted in the kitchen I haven’t had much time to even plan meals or even do a proper food shop so we have had takeaways.  We are really trying to now get back on plan ready for the hen do and wedding we have in a few months.

This weeks meal plan is

Tuna Pasta Bake

Chilli, Jacket potatoes & salad

Salmon with garlic lemon butter sauce

Pan fried Pork with homemade wedges

Cream cheese chicken with bacon

Fajita’s

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your meal plan this week?