Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Delicious meringues....By Courtney

Delicious Meringues - By Courtney

Another recipe that I have really wanted to try - I used the BBC Good Food Recipe
They take ages to cook so leave yourself lots of time! :)

Friday, 24 January 2014

Excuses, excuses

Crikey - its been alittle too long since I last wrote...

I am full of excuses. 

I'm finding it hard to juggle full time work, four beautiful children and blogging! 

Having said that I see blogging as a helping hand in our change - a diary of our journey and a very public way of keeping us on course - breaking habits is hard! 

So excuses aside I MUST make more time for blogging. It's soooo important that we eat healthy and if I can share our experiences, tips and help others do the same then that's awesome too! 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

How to make Carbonara sauce..

What is Carbonara sauce?

Carbonara is a beautiful creamy Italian dish.
Carbonara sauce is the signature sauce, comprising of primarily eggs, cream and cheese.

It is scrumptious and perfect for sprucing up leftovers.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Kaylee and Courtney's croutons!

Hi again, I'm back with mine and Kaylee's homemade croutons!

Croutons - By Kaylee (5) and Courtney (10)

Ends of a loaf of bread
Any herbs that you like (we used garlic)

Friday, 10 January 2014

Eating Healthy? Saving Money? Wasting Less?

Our weeks review

OK, we are on week 2 and I should really give you an update as to our family resolution of eating healthy, wasting less and saving money on food.  

To be honest I haven't been keeping track,  not as closely as I would like.... an update is a little hazy. It is true to say I need to focus on this task much more, being back at work I have dropped the ball on cooking.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Pancake update!

I know, I know, I know - I promised pancake pictures and to let you know how the they went! But this week has been crazy... proper crazy. Getting back to school and work and routine has been 100% stressful. Juggling four children - that's four uniforms, 4 pairs of school shoes, 4 coats, 4 school bags packed, 4 snacks, 4 water bottles and 3 lunch boxes (Dylan only goes mornings) and all before 8:20! 
You can guarantee at the last minute someone has lost a shoe,  or someone else has suddenly remembered they have not done their homework and then -  oh no - I need PE Kit!
I hope your reading this fast - I'm typing fast - it's like a mini rant through my fingers - to be honest I hate school mornings. I'm not the best at organisation and even when I'm organised it doesn't go to plan.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Back to school Pancakes

Today is Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year. 

The decorations have gone back in the attic, everyone is back at work/school and the Christmas cheer has faded away.

To be honest, I don't feel like it is a blue day. Especially, as we now have all our 2014 plans and goals to look forward too (We are getting married!) I am not blue - not one little bit and I really hope you are not too. 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Family food budget?

After a trip to Tescos and an additional £32 spent I am wondering what budget we should be aiming for?

The reality is I have no idea what we should spend, with all the recent food price increases I don't know what is reasonable - how much would you say to feed a family of 6 healthily for 1 week?

I know a budget would normally be 'what you can afford' however, I want a challenge to see how well we can do. I am finding it fun thinking of simple, cheap and healthy meals. 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Courtney's potato salad!

How I made it:  by Courtney (age 10)

Ingredients + salt and pepper
leftover boiled potato's (cold)
mayonnaise - just enough to coat it
1 onion 
1 red onion - optional
parsley leaves
a pinch of salt
sprinkle of pepper