The kids have already been driving me potty, singing Christmas songs ready for plays and concerts. I’m pretty sure mince pies replaced the hot cross buns after Easter this year and there was certainly some Christmassy stuff sneaking into the shops in September with the rest bombarding the shelves as soon as the doors closed… Continue reading Now It’s December, Let The Christmas Festivities Begin!
This is a really quick tomato soup recipe that uses tinned tomatoes and other store cupboard ingredients. It’s quick because everything is blended at the end so there’s not need for careful chopping, just bung it all in, heat and whizz! The addition of the crispy ham croutons, turns it into a main meal, but this could… Continue reading Quick Tomato Soup with Crispy Ham Croutons
If you read the blog regularly or know me personally, you will know that you pretty much have to be dying to get any sympathy from me! I do not tolerate unnecessary whining, and crying should be an indication of something serious, not a minor ailment. I would often pretend not to see, when my… Continue reading Damn You, Hormones!!
This is a fab, fast dinner that the kids love because they get to put it together themselves. The chicken in this recipe goes a long way so it’s really economical and can be substituted with pork or even your leftover roast. It can also be served cold, in a lunch box or on the… Continue reading Quick BBQ Chicken and Salad Wraps
In the UK we rarely experience extreme weather over prolonged periods of time. Our summers consist of several weeks of 22C degree heat with maybe the odd day at 35C, while our winters are mainly wet with an odd snow blizzard bringing the nation to a standstill in a matter of minutes, only to have… Continue reading 5 Simple Checks to Stay Safe on the Road this Winter
When you’ve got lots of people to buy for but you want to make your gift a bit more personal than a box of chocolates (nothing wrong with a box of chocolate BTW!!), things can get expensive. With the kids teachers, club coaches and tutors, other parents who regularly help me out and anyone that I’d… Continue reading Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts
This baked risotto recipe is truly fool-proof and super easy! You just bring it altogether in a pan and chuck it in the oven! No continuous stirring, no sticking to the bottom of the pan, no fuss. If you haven’t got a pan that can go in the oven, just transfer it into an oven-proof dish… Continue reading Super Easy Leek & Bacon Baked Risotto