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Meal Plan Friday 16th February 2018

Half term has for once gone very fast, think Mr MC&W being around has helped that. 

This week is dominated by Mr MC&W work and his meetings, they can be made smaller or kept warm or cooked separately depending on what time he can eat. 

Friday - Sticky Hot Dogs and Wedges. Fish, waffles and peas for the boys, meant to have this in the week but they had a cheeky McDonald's as a treat.

Maple glazed hot dogs with mustardy onions

Saturday - Curry takeout for us and the boys will have Pizza and Salad bits

Sunday - Roast Gammon not had this in ages and a different roast

Monday - Risotto baked in the oven

Oven baked risotto

Tuesday - Thai Noodles

Child friendly thai chicken noodles

Wednesday - Meatballs with spaghetti

Thursday - Tuna Pasta bake


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Winter Container Flowers

The Primroses and Primula that I planted in the border by the back door have been a real success, if you want to have a look...Winter flowers primroses and primula. I now want to add some more colour to the front garden. I often talk about all these grand ideas and never actually get round to buying the plants. This has been a resolution for this year, do things like this not to just talk about it.

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Meal Plan Friday 9th February 2018

It is half term, pancake day and valentines day all happening this week. The meal plan is full of quick and simple food, we all need a break over half term not just the children.

Friday - Warm Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad for Mr MC&W and I. The
boys will have pizza

Warm new potato salad with bacon and blue cheese

Saturday - Charlie Bigham Moussaka with salad and bread, found the moussaka on sale in Waitrose when I popped in for milk. Will be keeping an eye out for those again. The boys will have waffles, ham and egg - our version of ham egg and chips as the eldest has decided he does not like chips.

Sunday - Chicken and feta tray bake, I use chicken breasts and a Mediterranean frozen mix vegetables, makes it cheaper and quicker. The boys will have cheesy pasta with broccoli

Roast chicken with peppers and feta

Monday - Ravioli and tortellini with garlic bread, roasted tomatoes and salad

Tuesday - Thai meal for Mr MC&W and sweet and savoury pancakes for the boys

Wednesday - Steak and Chip…
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Meal Plan Friday 2nd February 2018

We have made it to February at long last, January for us all it seemed never ending. The problem with this month is you want it to be spring but its still winter.

Last weeks comfort food went down really well, the Paprika Pork was great as I changed it and slow cooked it. I will be writing that one up.

Friday - Mr MC&W has a big exam tomorrow so it is a Charlie Bigham Thai Curry even better it was on special offer. Pizza and salad for the boys.

Saturday - Spag Bol and garlic bread a la Mr MC&W for us all

Sunday - Working round a PM party for ATM so its easy meals. Sausages, beans, jackets and broccoli for the boys. We will have sausages, potatoes and red onions roasted in honey and whole grain mustard served with carrots and broccoli

Monday - Fish with a tomato sauce served with roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes. Homemade fish pie for the boys served with peas

Tuesday - Leek, mushroom and goats cheese puff pie with coleslaw. Mini mozarella and tomato puff pie for the boys with…

Meal Plan Friday 26th January 2017

Last we changed curry to sweet and sour chicken as I suddenly thought we had not had it in a long time. This week is quite simple to be honest and I had to do the list in a bit of a rush.

Friday - Fish, Chips and Peas for us the boys will have Pizza

Saturday - Burger - Well using birds eye reggae reggae chicken with avocado and cheese served with wedges (a few more calories but it is a treat night) ATM has a party so it will be pasta for the other two

Sunday - Roast Chicken - the boys favourite meal

Monday - Gnocchi and Tomato bake

Gnocchi and tomato bake

Tuesday - Chicken Curry with added veggies from the roast on Sunday

Wednesday - Omelet and Chips

Thursday - Paprika Pork with noodles

Paprika Pork


Winter Flowers - Primroses and Primula

There was a lot of talk about Blue Monday this week prompting garden bloggers to post photos of their summer garden to cheer everyone up. It was lovely looking though my photos of the summer, it was with rose tinted glasses as lets be honest it was not the best.
It got me wanting some colour in the garden now and you can get it. So ZAP and I went to our local nursery in search of flowers.

I have a small border next to the back door, this was made famous with the dreadful show of annual seeds I planted Annual seeds review. This border would be perfect for some pretty winter flowers. Sunday I weeded it and cleared it all ready.




We found benches of Primroses and Primula in the most amazing colours. I brought 5 primroses and 5 primula the Primula look like the primroses but the flowers are on stalks making them slightly taller and two Bellis Daisy. These only cost me £13.00 for a couple of months beauty that is a very good price.

I laid them out and planted then up. It took only about 20 mins…