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Menu Plan

January 27, 2009

Monday ~ Bacon and cabbage with parsley sauce

Tuesday~ Beef Stew and Dumplings

Wednesday~ Chicken Supreme and Rice

Thursday ~ Thai Red Curry

Friday ~ Chipper

Saturday ~ Enchilladas


 Red Thai Curry


1.  Brown chicken/mushrooms/courgette

2. Pour 3/4 can of coconut milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

3. Add 2-3 teaspoons of thai red curry paste ( use thai gold, if you use blue dragon brand it milder) simmer for 3mins

4. Add chicken and vegetables to pot and return to boil

5. Add 2 tablespoons of fish oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar

6. Pour in rest of can of coconut milk, add juice of lime and bring back to boil and simmer


Serve on Basmati rice/noodles


February 14, 2008

 Chef has brought home lots of bags of prepped veg, the best Valentines present ever! So, I’ll be making lots of soups for the next couple of days. Do you have a favourite soup? I’ll make it if you send the recipe…  

  Note dimmed lighting for the romantic effect! 


Not one vote :(

February 6, 2008
 The Royal Foodie Joust voting is well underway, and no-one has voted for my entry. Please take a look at this post from earlier in the week. Vote for me, you know you want to..
Go here to view the post, register and vote. Thankyou! x

Pork Casserole with Mixed Beans

October 6, 2007



Advantages of sleeping with the Chef

September 27, 2007

  He spoils me. A couple of times a year, Chef will take me on a shopping spree. Today was one of those days. I really don’t enjoy shopping for clothes, unless I’m on my own. I like to browse alone in silence. I never try anything on. I’ll pick straight from the rack, pay and go. I suppose I’m lucky that what I chose, generally fits anyway. 

 But today, the first shop we came across was this one. Le Creuset. I’d rather go wild in here than in any other shop…

Here’s what Chef bought for me ( as well as clothes which I’ll be’ modelling’ before I start the dinner)

Just what I need to cook the casseroles and stews

I found this book last week

And cooking this tonight. The Menu Planner has been neglected again!

Well, I thought I was cooking that . I went upstairs to ‘model’ a few pieces and when I came down for his approval, this is what I saw….

Oy! My rack has been destroyed! He was so hungry and I was too slow…

And nothing goes to waste!

Chicken with Creamy Bacon Penne

August 27, 2007

I ‘borrowed’ this from Nic in the Kitchen. You can see her version here.

So much to do, so little time…

June 19, 2007


 My head is so full of ‘stuff’.  I have a list as long as my arm starting with household ‘chores’ (being the most appropriate word for it!)

  I’m feeling so overwhelmed. I have the little boy I mind full-time today, three school runs, a mountain of ironing, the Toddler Group in the morning of which I need to type up a newsletter of Summer activities while we take a break, the Residents monthly meeting later in the week of which I have somehow become Chairperson….HELP!

 On top of all that, the water from the shower ran down to the lounge and some plaster has fallen off. Belle had a nosebleed and her carpet needs cleaning (any tips for blood on carpet? This doesn’t work) My cream leather sofas aren’t cream any more, our recently repainted home has many grubby little fingerprints on the ‘Antique Ivory ‘ painted walls, the dishwasher has become temperamental, the extractor fan above the oven hasn’t worked for weeks and the cupboard doors and tiles are very greasy. But, wait for the worst bit…

My cleaner has gone back to Poland!!!!

But this cheered me up!

My baby is one!

June 17, 2007


Happy Birthday!

 My blog that is! And by sheer coincidence, my hay fever has kicked in, too! That’s what reminded me about my first post. I was looking back at some of my early posts and thought a few of them were boring or corny. Hope that’s improved!

 Anyway, here is my Menu Plan for this week. I was thinking of putting an American influence on this weeks grub, but will save that one for another time. I kept it simple instead for an easy time in the kitchen till we all get back to normal!

 Monday ~Pasta

Tuesday~ Scrambled eggs, beans and potato waffles



Friday~The Chipper

Back to the Junkie for more MPM’s

 While I was in America, I noticed several cars with stickers of children on the rear window, obviously notifying other drivers that there are children on board. I thought how cute they looked and wonder if any of you American viewers could tell me where I could buy one for my own car. Please leave a comment if you can help. Thanks.

     Fathers Day here in Ireland and another coincidence….DADDY WASN’T WORKING!!!  We all slept in late, still jet-lagged I think, then let Hubs lay on a little longer. I made him two toasted fried egg sandwiches (sloppy) with strong treacle-like coffee, then he retreated to the garden with Spud…

While you are waiting…

April 11, 2007

  ……..for my daily post, I thought I’d link you up to a few blogs I’ve been reading.

 I took pics of  ‘Pencil’ a couple of weeks ago, making pizza…

Happy Mothers Day!

March 18, 2007


     I had breakfast in bed with lots of goodies!  Hubby cooked me poached eggs, low-fat sausages, spinach, parma ham, toast with low-fat margerine and a large cup of Nescafe with 1/3 tsp sugar and slimline milk. It was delicious. The girls then gave me M&S flowers in a bag, chocolate hearts and a chocolate flowerpot (can’t wait to scoff nibble on those)