• Easy Sausage Meatballs // Recipe

    When it comes to evening dinners, I am always stumped with what to create, however sometimes things are made out of pure luck and magic. One day after I had planned a weeks worth of meals for me and my children, we had originally was going to have some delicious salmon for dinner; However something bad happened and the salmon unfortunately had decided to go off in the fridge. No matter, for I had another magic plan up my sleeve. After having a little panic about what to do I realized that in the fridge I had another bag of sainsbury’s sausage meat that I had left over from a previous meal. C H E A P  A N D  E A S Y We all know the importance of a healthy meal, but what people always seem to forget is that cheap doesn’t always mean that its unhealthy. I meal plan each week and as I am on a low income for me its always important that the meals that I make for myself and my children are healthy, easy and cheap. Because lets face it, if you are like me and have three children to deal with, sometimes… View Post

    My Nan’s Stew // Recipes

    Growing up I used to spend Thursdays after school over my nanny and granddads house, this was a day when food was cooked for the family once a week. One of the meals was a chicken stew and that was my favorite dish as a child, you know besides fish and chips! My nan’s stew was of course chicken and what I make today is lamb but this is after years and years of experimenting different flavors and tastes to create something that’s inspired by my nan and her cooking but made into something I added my own spin to it. F R E S H  I S  B E S T The best ingredients are almost always fresh, and whenever I make this dish I go out of my way to make sure I get the fresh products to add into the pot, usually I buy all my ingredients in my local supermarkets but wherever you source your food is down to you. With the meat, once again its all dependent on what kind of meat you wish to have in your stew, this one is a lamb stew and I make sure to get diced shoulder. However if… View Post

    Easy Breakfast Pancakes | Recipe

    Pancakes pancakes pancakes! who can resist yummy fluffy pancakes that are homemade, these are of course griddle cakes rather than the usual crepe cakes that we all know and love and of course make on pancake day. When I am feeling super lazy I often just buy in pancakes from the stores but this time I didn’t have any in the house, but what I did have was an abundance of eggs and flour, this is a simple recipe that I used to create these delicious pancakes, or so I’ve heard, mummy didn’t get to taste any of her creation but the children gobbled them up and left none for me! Ingredients – 135g Self Raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons of caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Method – Sieve the flour, sugar and salt together into a bowl and in another bowl mix in the egg, milk and melted butter.  Add all the ingredients together and mix with a fork or whisk to make sure there are no lumps and bumps. Prepare a frying pan with some oil and start to drop in the mixture, I did three at a time… View Post

    Recipe | vegetarian pizza party!

    Not really a recipe, but we often have fun meal times which the children make their own meals, they love it and I enjoy it too because it just means that its unlikely anyone will be upset with what they have for dinner.. which as we all know is a common thing children go through. Tonights fun meal is what I am going to share with you today, Pizza Party! Now the last time we had one of these was New Years eve, my mum had come round to see us and help us shop for the bits we need, but unfortunately back then we couldn’t find any premade pizza dough and settled for some plain cheese bases to add our toppings on. This time however, and I know how to make my own pizza dough but decided for time and convience we would use Sainsburys premade dough and made them ourselves.   What you’ll need – One ready made pizza dough, or make your own. Tomato Paste. Cheese (Ours was vegetarian friendly) Toppings of your choice we used; quorn pepperoni and ham. What we did – I prepped the pizza dough for the children and turned on the oven… View Post

    Recipe | Whatever Is In The Fridge Spag-Bol | Vegetarian

    As you are probably aware, my 9 year old son decided to change up his diet and become a vegetarian, and while there are plenty of easy ready meals about I also wanted to make sure that he knew that he could have his favorite meals without the meat and not have them change much at all. One of my family’s favorite meals is spaghetti bologna, or ‘wormies’ as Robin calls them, it is also one of my favorite meals to make them because I tend to cook for around 500 people and there is always plenty left over for another meal the next day. With my Spag Bol, I tend to dig into my fridge and find any of the unused and unloved veg sitting at the bottom and pile it into the mixture so I decided to share with you what I made and how it came out. Whatever Is In The Fridge Spag Bol  Ingredients – Sauce 200g cherry Tomatoes One onion 2 Cloves of Garlic Two vegetable stock cubes Tomato Puree One tablespoon Olive Oil ‘Mince’ One courgette diced One Bell Pepper diced 2 Sticks of Celery diced Quorn Mince Method – To make the sauce… View Post