When my husband get home from work, he is usually starving. Normally if he has been in meetings all day he doesn’t have long for lunch. So he is always asking ” What’s for tea?” Before I started maternity leave it was whoever was home first would start tea, now I’m home all the time it’s me! Therefore I’m getting back into my meal planning and stick it on the fridge each Sunday ready for the coming week. Midweek meals with Pukka Pies have become the norm lately with the cold weather we have had.
The good thing about Pukka Pies is the wholesome hearty meal that they provide. Teamed with mash/chips and veg, add a splash of gravy and you have the perfect midweek meal for hungry tums.
We were very lucky to receive a shopping delivery of Pukka Pies and some accompaniments to help us shape our midweek meals.
One of my favourite times of the year – Easter. The Easter eggs and chocolates have been around the shops for a while now so I’ve been looking around as well as online at what’s available this year and come up with the ultimate Easter Chocolate gift guide for you.
This guide contains regular Easter eggs as well as specialty Easter chocolates from some fantastic chocolatiers. There is something for everyone on any budget.
Small Aero Easter Egg
I’m a huge fan of Aero chocolate and these small Easter eggs are great. The Aero bubbles are found inside the egg. Great tasting and value for money.
Stockists – Found in all good supermarkets
RRP – £1.50
Experiencing family moments are precious to us, as I’m sure they are to you. Although I have just started maternity leave, before, between us we were both working full time over the 7 day week so family time was scarce. This past week Mr B had a week off work so we decided it was going to be a week full of joyful family moments. Leading us to take on the #OreoCookieQuest.
This quest is all about creating, capturing and sharing joyful family moments with Oreo in celebration of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – a fun and exciting way to win great family prizes which is advertised on selected packets of Oreos. You can win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through through the on-pack promotion. You can find more info here: Great Oreo Search.
I love to try out new snacks and foods. So when we were sent a selection of Crazy Jacks organic foods to try out I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
It’s Mr B’s birthday this week and his favourite type of cake is fruit cake, so that’s what I’m going to bake for his birthday.
Crazy Jacks is a dedicated organic and natural producer of many different products including grains, fruits, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices as well as pulses. It’s one of the brands under Community Foods who have been around for over 40 years. Community Foods also have the Jumble Bee brand. These are mainly healthy snack foods such as trail mixes, banana chips and dried tropical fruits.
I’m loving the terrific trail mix form Jumble bee. It’s handy to keep in my handbag for munching on when I have my pregnancy cravings!
They are all available to buy from most supermarkets and all good independent health food stores.
When it comes to cooking, there’s a whole host of recipes out there that will detail exactly how and where to find the best quality ingredients as well as taking you step by step through the entire process that goes into making a delicious dish. But when’s the last time that you saw much detail going into the equipment that you use?
Sure, you might be told to “chop”, “mix”, or “fry”, but what with? Believe it or not, the tools that you use really can make as large a contribution to the success or failure of any meal as the ingredients or cooking techniques that you opt for.
So, let’s take a quick look through some essential kitchen accessories that you need to invest in to make a triumph of anything you produce!
I’m a busy working mum, with little time for myself. So when Treatbox got in contact asking if I would like to try out one of their monthly Treatboxes I thought why not? I think I deserve a treat every now and again. Plus I have a sweet tooth!
The great thing about Treatbox is that it arrives straight through into your letterbox. You can choose from different selections, such as chocolate lovers, candy lovers, sweet shop, liquorice lovers, Treatbox full of bars and a Belgian chocolate selection.