So, last week was parents evening at school. Typically this coincided with J being away on business so I had to ‘go it alone’ again, a short-list of questions in hand (as ‘baby-brain’ has never really left me) and a bag full of food to keep them quiet (yes, food is still the best pacifier,… Continue reading Parenting Win! He Can Do What, Now?
This is another great left-over recipe. You just chuck it all into a large frying pan which saves on the washing up and makes it a really easy dish to prepare. You can adjust the curry to your taste by substituting different curry pastes and add chillies if you like it hot! Korma paste works… Continue reading One Pan Mild Thai Green Curry
Whether you are hosting a party or just need something to do with the kids during the half term holiday, here are some fab Halloween games and craft ideas to get everyone in the ‘spirit’ of things! (See what I did there?!!) Find the Eye-ball Game! You need 4 bowls (not see-through) and 4 tea-towels… Continue reading Halloween Party Games and Craft for Kids!
Now we are heading towards the winter months, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, our favourite comfort foods are beginning to make an appearance. There’s nothing better than a hot steaming bowl of something hearty to warm you up once you are out of the cold! Stews are one of… Continue reading Chicken, Tomato & Borlotti Bean Stew with Chicken Crisps
With three of the little darlings, at any time in the year, I’m never far away from a birthday. We did fairly well in spreading them out. I say that like we actually planned when they would be born, if I had, I wouldn’t have had a summer term born boy, or one so close… Continue reading Budget Birthday Parties
This is one of my emergency, store-cupboard recipes that gets thrown together in the time it takes for the pasta to cook. It’s quick and easy as well as being a healthy, nutritious meal that the kids love! It’s also easy to substitute the spaghetti for a gluten-free variety and just omit the cheese (or substitute… Continue reading Quick Tuna & Olive Spaghetti
The past year has been a bit of a roller coaster for us. With everyone finally agreeing that K is dyslexic and getting her the extra help that she needs, life has been rather more frantic, ferrying her around to tutors, helping her at home and dragging her poor siblings around everywhere along the way!… Continue reading Officially Dyslexic
We love risotto, it goes down a treat with all the kids and I love it because it’s a cheap meal, where I can use up left-over meat from the weekend’s roast! With a few added extras, roast chicken has a whole new lease of life and it’s so easy to prepare. It really doesn’t… Continue reading Easy Chicken & Bacon Risotto