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Meal Plan Saturday 19th November 2016

November is hitting hard at the moment and the weather is miserable and we need comfort food.
Saturday - Mr MC&W is having a ready meal curry as I am lunch out with my Mum and little sister. Boys will have pizza.
Sunday - OB has a party in the morning and we have had a hectic weekend. Dinner for us all I have brought in Lasagna with salad and some garlic bread
Monday - Gnocchi with singe cream and Parmesan sauce with broccoli for the boys and mushrooms and broccoli for me. Taken form the Madhouse Cookbook by Jo Pratt
Tuesday - Simple tomato sauce with spaghetti topped with baby corn, ham and peas. I will be using up any extra veggies in the cupboard.
Wednesday - mini tuna fishcakes with salad
Thursday - Carrot and Lentil soup 
Friday - Boys have a disco so it's a quick meal of Jacket Potatoes with beans and cheese for us all.

Meal Plan Saturday 12th November 2016

Meal planning was a little better this week, maybe because the week was a little less hectic than it had been. 
All we want is warming winter meals
Saturday - Pirri Pirri chicken with red peppers, red onions served with chips and salad. Boys will have fish fingers and mash
Sunday - Toad in the Hole using sausages from the village farm shop. Served with lots of veggies and some roast potatoes.
Monday - I am trying the boys on satay chicken again but major changes. One I am not cooking the sauce it's being brought. Secondly rice not noodles. Lots of veggies. The sauce will be on the side for the boys.
Tuesday - Soup lentil, carrot slightly spiced served with rolls
Wednesday - Gnuddi with tomato sauce. I watched these being made in a programme on Good Food and they looked lovely.
Thursday - Jackets with Tina Mayo and salad
Friday - Homemade beef burger with chips and salad 



Meal Plan Saturday 5th November 2016

I am rather shocked that we are into November and December is slowly creeping up on me. 
The meal plan for the last couple of weeks has been a bit of a chore. For some reason I am finding it hard to decide what to eat and nothing is appealing. 
Saturday - Our family favourite Spag Bol using mince from our local farm shop
Sunday - Roast Chicken, the boys just love this meal and normally clear their whole plates.
Monday - Sausage Casserole with Jacket  Potatoes
Tuesday - Chicken Curry
Wednesday - Tuna Pasta Bake
Thursday - Fish Pie
Friday - Homemade pizza

Planting LolliPop Trees Elaeagnus ebbingei

I can not believe the day had finally arrived, the trees we had put so much thought into were going to be planted.

We had the conifer and last shrubs removed and the whole area dug over and ready for the arrival of the LolliPop Trees Elaeagnus ebbingei.

Finding Elaeagnus Ebbingei

I was on the school run when they arrived. I walked round into the back garden to see five of the most beautiful trees in huge pots ready to be planted.

Mr MC&W had chatted to the team that the trees need to be the same height despite there being a slight slope.

It was great to see the tape measure out checking the spacing between each one, as this was such a crucial part of the design.

I can not believe how fast they got the first tree in and how polite they were when we suddenly realised it was overhanging the neighbours' boundary. They brought it forward no questions.


All five went in under 4 hours, I honestly do not think we would have one hole dug in that time.
Then they were planted and we could…

Meal Plan Friday 28th October 2016

Sorry for the week away, we had a family holiday to Center Parcs. This meant a few days of ready meals and no cooking. We got back on Friday evening and had to do a very quick plan for this week.

Friday - Fish and Chips with peas
Saturday - Fajitas 
Sunday - Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes and lots of veggies
Monday - Creamy Pasta with peas and ham. The sauce is made with Mascapone so is fast and easy.
Tuesday - Aussie Style Potato Scones with beans, sausages and broccoli
Love Potaoes - Aussie Potato Scones
Wednesday - Oven Baked Risotto 
Thursday - Chicken cooked in a tomato sauce served with rice and green beans
Friday - Mini Burgers these will be handmade by me along with salad