Stuff that isn’t essential for your holiday but can make a huge difference when travelling with kids! We love our holidays in the sun, taking at least one sunny holiday a year. I want the kids to have fun and for us to be able to relax, which with young children, can be challenging! We’ve… Continue reading Non-essential Essentials for a Fab Family Holiday
Fish is they only food group that I have struggled with where the children (and the husband) are concerned! This recipe has become a family favourite and is quick and easy to prepare. Ingredients: One salmon portion per person (I usually do 2 between 3 children) Soy sauce Teriyaki sauce Chinese 5 spice Finely sliced root… Continue reading Chinese Steamed Salmon
I’m always out for a bargain and hate waste! With a family of five, food shopping isn’t cheap, plus I’m rubbish at meal planning in advance. So here are my top tips for frugal food-shopping and limiting waste without the need of in-depth organisation: Check other areas of the supermarket for the same products, as… Continue reading Feeding The Family Frugally
If I add chorizo to anything, it becomes a hit with the kids! They love the stuff! Here’s a simple pasta recipe using the Spanish sausage, and although it is a bit expensive, a little goes a long way. This recipe makes enough for all five of us for dinner or the kids tea plus my… Continue reading Chorizo & Veg Pasta
At the weekend, the kids and I decided to do a spot of gardening. We have a walled area at the front of the house that contains our ever-growing population of bins and recycling boxes, a small bike shed and anything else destined for the dump! I have grown veg, salad and herbs in planters,… Continue reading Container Kitchen Gardening- Planting a Herb Basket
These are a firm favourite of ours and one of the few ways that the Boy will eat fish without a fuss! The fish can be substituted for chicken using the same recipe and timings, just ensure that the pieces are relatively thin so that they cook through. Ingredients: Any white fish fillet- hake is… Continue reading Home made fish (or chicken) fingers
This week, the Boy went up to the playground at the beginning of school with the ‘big’ children. Up until now, the reception children have gone into school via their own little garden area, where we wait with them until they go in. Now they are beginning to make the transition into year 1 and… Continue reading They Grow Up Too Quickly!
Our wonderful child-minder has just gone off on maternity leave with her first. She’s been with us since the Boy was 5 months old, and I can safely say, she is the reason I’m still sane!! Though I don’t work full time, I work evenings and weekends, which worked out well until J started travelling… Continue reading Practical Gift Set for Mum-to-be