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Meal Planning Mondays 15/10/18

Well the week before last and last week was a complete blur and I forgot my meal planning too. The week just flew by and my birthday just flashed before my eyes as I was just another year older.  We discovered we had rodent friends visiting from under the house into the electrical cupboard because our dog became very interested in there so we had to deal with that.

Then last week it was my husband’s birthday, I was in London at a client meeting but was home normal time so was OK and we celebrated the weekend with a meal out.

This week is a short week too at home for meals, will explain more next week.

This week’s meal plans are courtesy of Hello Fresh & My cook box.  Look out for my full review soon.

Hungarian chicken pasta

Cheats lamb moussaka

Butternut & goat’s cheese quesadillas

Creamy mushroom pasta

Meal Planning Monday 01/10/18

October, Well hello, nice to see you.  This month is going to be jam packed with birthdays and celebrations, starting with my birthday this Friday.

This week I will be cooking up:

Chicken tikka curry with boiled rice

Homemade Toad in the hole with Veg and gravy

Chicken enchiladas & homemade wedges

Lasagna & Garlic Bread

It’s My Birthday – Party Food

Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins with Beans and Salad

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?

Meal Planning Monday 24/09/18

The nights are really drawing in now, and it’s dark before I know it.  When it’s cold and miserable I want nothing more than warm hearty meals like casseroles and stews and as all it seems to have done recently is rain it seemed like a perfect time to crack the slow cooker out and make some meals in it.  This is the last meal plan for the month of September too.

This week I will be cooking:

Sausage casserole and cheesy mash

Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread

Chicken in red wine sauce with rice

Cottage pie, veg & gravy

Beef stew with dumplings

Burgers & Chips

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your plate this week?

 

 

 

 

Meal Planning Monday 17/09/18

Where are these weeks going? It’s scary how fast they are disappearing.   The weather has had it’s ups and downs too, we even resorted to putting the heating on over the weekend because it was cold and damp.

This week we are having:

Tuna pasta bake

Chicken in white wine sauce with rice

Lamb chops with veg and gravy

Pan Fried Pork with homemade wedges

Toad in the hole with creamy mash and gravy

Loaded baked potato casserole

Roast beef with all the trimmings

What is on your plate this week?

Meal Planning Monday 10/09/18

Wow, what a week last week was I thought it went so quickly.  The first week in my new old job went fine and I’m back for another full on week.  We had a mixed weekend as Freddie has been unsettled and we aren’t sure if he is having night terrors as he is waking up screaming and not settling well.

I do need to go food shopping again so this week we are living out the freezer and having:

Chili beef Burritos and salad

Jacket Potatoes, Tuna Mayo and rice

Chicken & Bacon puffs with Chips

Sausages, cheesy mash, veg and gravy

Chicken & Bacon Tagliatelle with cheese sauce

Lasagna & Chips

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your plate this week? 

Meal Planning Monday 03/09/18

Well today is the first day in my new old job, basically I used to work here before I left for maternity and then got made redundant whilst on maternity leave and now they are slowly asking for people back.  I have tried to be organised for the week ahead and did a huge food shop on Saturday afternoon spending over £90, the most I have spent in ages but that should see us through for a couple of weeks.

This week we are eating:

Lasagna with homemade garlic bread

Cheese & Bacon potato skins with rice & salad

Enchiladas with chips

Katsu chicken curry with Rice and poppadom

Shepherds pie with Veg and gravy

Omelette & Salad

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?

Meal Planning Mondays 20/08/18

Last week was a bit of a write of as our little boy was poorly, still don’t know what was wrong with him but he just kept crying so we decided to take him to Heartlands to get checked over.  So the meals we planned we kind of stuck too, but with both of us shattered I didn’t feel much like cooking.

This is my last working week here at Reed Exhibitions as I’m on holiday next week so me and Hubby can spend some time together before starting my new job beginning of september.

This weeks meals are:

Ginster Pasties & Salad

Omlette & Chips

Sausages, Homemade roast potatoes, Veg & Gravy

Chicken & Bacon tagliatelle in cheese sauce

Stirfry

Cheese & bacon potato skins with salad & beans

Roasted Lemon Salmon, New potatoes and green beans

Whats on your plate this week?

PS There will be no meal plan next week

Family Photo Shoot #MySundayPhoto

A few weeks again we had our first proper family photoshoot as a review opportunity through John Jenkins Photography and finally got the photos sent to us.  We are totally in love with them and can’t wait to get them printed, framed and put up in various place around our house.

So here is one of my many favourites of our shoot as a family of 3

 

What’s your sunday photo?

Photalife

Meal Planning Mondays 13/08/18

Well I had some really exciting news this month, I’ve got a new job, Well not exactly new but back to my old place where I was before I went on maternity leave and got made redundant.  So i’ve got effectively got 3 weeks left here, then a week with the husband at home bank holiday week, then I start the beginning of September.

The last few weeks have been hard for meal planning as i’ve been poorly with a bacterial throat infection and had a fever all weekend but i’m on the mend now with a course of antibiotics and back to finding new meal ideas.

This weeks meals are:

Pizza, Chips and Salad

Jacket Potato, Bean, Cheese & Salad

Spaghetti Bolognese

Paprika Chicken, Rice & salad

Stirfry

Pan Fried Pork with homemade wedges

Shepherds Pie, veg & gravy

Whats on your plate this week?

Shuffle Your Music – What’s On Your Playlist?

I don’t listen to music as often as I would like to these days. When I’m at home alone, I would normally put the TV on and listen to music channels or tend to put Spotify on my phone on the speaker in the kitchen if i’m in the garden.

Whenever we go out, I tend to stick on the radio or the odd CD, yes I do still listen to CD’s in my car.

Anyway, I was tagged by Rachel from Coffee,Cake, Kids to put on my playlist (I only have one called Kims Playlist, with only 150 tracks on), put it on shuffle and write about the first fifteen songs that came on. I thought it could end up quite interesting – I have a really wide taste in music, which the songs below show from pop, rock to RnB.

#ShuffleTheMusic

The rules are very simple
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this tag and link to their blog.
  2. Shuffle your entire music library or a very large playlist (no matter how old songs the songs are)
  3. Talk about the FIRST FIFTEEN songs that come up (anything like why they are there, if they signify something, any story, why you like them, etc.)
  4. Mention the songs as well as the artists.
  5. Tag about 7 people and please let them know
  1. Photography – Nickleback

I have always been a huge fan of Nickleback, I’ve been to see them in concert and they were AMAZING!! I can never get bored of their songs and love them all plus know all the words to the majority of their songs.

     2. She’s Kind Hot – 5 Seconds of Summer

.A bit of cheese, I don’t know what it is about this song but it is so catchy and just got caught up in it and couldn’t stop listening to it.

     3. The One – Kodaline

This is my favourite ever song because it was our first dance song at our wedding back in October 2017.  I know all the words and it brings tears to my eyes and chokes me up everytime I listen to it.  I could never get bored of such a beautiful and meaningful song.

     4. The Reason – Hoobastank

I have loved this song for many years, it was a favourite of mine and my best friend Coral in school, and still know all the words to this song too.  I have there album too which is a good one to have.

     5. Vintage Queen – Goldfinger

I think I heard this is a film I watched and it stuck me so I downloaded it.  It isn’t to everyones taste but I like it.  Its a bit like rock music but I like all types of music.

     6. Foundations – Kate Nash

This is so old but I still love it and know all the words.  This is another song I can’t seem to get bored of.

    7. Good Grief – Bastille

Great band, great catchy music, love it.

8.  Berzerk – Eminem

Eminem is not everyones cup of tea and I don’t like all his song but his few recent ones I have loved and this is one of them.

     9. JCB Song – Nizlopi

This is a real cheese ball of a song if you have never listened to it or heard of it, go download it or listen too it.

10. This is me – The Greatest Showman

I heard this song once on the radio and was instantly addicted to it’s catchy tune.  I’m still yet to watch the movie itself

11. Shotgun – George Ezra

I’ve never been a huge George Ezra fan but his latest two songs I am loving and find myself singing at the top of my voice in the car when they come on the radio everytime.

12. Beautiful Trama – Pink

I have always been a huge fan of Pink, have seen her in concert too and she was brilliant.  I have all her albums so was super excited when she released her new ones and Immediately downloaded them.

13. Ugly Heart – G.R.L

I don’t even know where I heard this song but it was right up my street so downloaded it.

14. Paradise – George Ezra

As said above, his new songs are addictive

15. Parklife – Blur

I’m not a blur fan but this song is the only one I do like and the video is funny too.

I’m now tagging Karen at Ouririshfamily, Hayley at Wingingitwithtwoboys to shuffle their playlists!