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Right here’s per week’s value of meal concepts for busy working household cooks in my useful meal planner for the week forward.

***Right here for the beanbag giveaway? Scroll on down!!!***

I could not have blogged correctly in months, however if you happen to comply with me on instagram and fb you’ll know that I’ve nonetheless been faithfully meal planning my approach by these previous six months since I began my new full time job with Youngsters North East. Significantly it’s top-of-the-line issues I do to maintain issues descending into mayhem. There’s actually nothing finer than coming in from work and having all of the substances in and understanding what we’re going to have for tea.

It would take an hour out of my weekend to plan the meals and do the web buying, however it actually is value doing. I have a tendency to go away the weekends freed from deliberate meals so we is usually a bit extra spontaneous and simply come and go as we please.

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So what are we consuming this week?

After pigging out quite a bit, I’m hoping this lighter menu would possibly give us a bit extra power this week moderately than ramming ourselves with consolation meals like we’ve been doing.

Mary Berry comes up trumps

mary berry and pinch of nom and pie

I’ve spent an excellent few weeks highway testing Mary Berry’s newest recipe e book, Fast Cooking from her newest BBC TV sequence. I’ve to admit I’ve not watched any of it, however I can say that I’ve cooked quite a lot of the recipes and they’re DELICIOUS. Like correctly attractive.

We’ve had:

  • Tagliatelle with Mushrooms & Stilton
  • Romano Pepper and Herb Penne
  • Glazed Coriander Chilli Hen
  • Hen Escalopes with Crispy Bacon

After which final night time I made a puff pastry model of the Hen & Mushroom Pie. Oh my flipping goodness, it was unbelievable. The sauce has received Marsala wine in, so it has that divine richness that makes it really feel actually indulgent and opulent.  I wasn’t positive if I might be bothered to make a pie from scratch on a Friday night time, however I simply cranked up the tunes within the kitchen, poured a glass of wine and simply loved the method.

If you happen to really feel such as you want a brand new e book to vary up your meals, otherwise you like cooking for different folks, it is a great spot to start out as a result of it’ll impress anybody you may be cooking for. Mary is aware of all about her flavours and learn how to make one thing simply that further bit particular.

Pinch of Nom

I’ve additionally received the much-talked-about Pinch of Nom cookbook which I’ve been taking a look at too. The Honey Chilli Hen is my favorite factor thus far, and this week we’ll be making an attempt the Sloppy Joe stuffed peppers, however utilizing veggie mince as a substitute of meat.

Have any of you tried the recipes out of it but? I’m making an attempt to work the Slimming World approach of consuming again into my life in a extra disciplined approach, so it is a helpful place to start out.



And to complete off I’ve received just a little giveaway for you. I’ve been despatched this stunning Arctic Wolf Fake Fur beanbag from BeanBagBazaar you could see Pixie modelling above.

I like supporting native companies so I used to be delighted to listen to about this Northumberland primarily based firm who design, make and promote bean baggage for grownups and youngsters. Ahem. I’m conscious that the canine is on ours… however if you happen to’re not fast on this home, that’s simply what occurs!

It’s fantastically comfortable, and whereas some fake fur can look a bit naff and faux, I believe you’ll be able to see from the image that that is fairly convincing. It’s nicely stuffed and appears like it can face up to the boys and canine chilling out within the TV room!

Would you wish to win one? Effectively, right here’s your likelihood.

The Prize

ICON™ Kenai Faux Fur Bean Bag, Arctic Wolf

ICON™ Kenai Fake Fur Bean Bag, Arctic Wolf

Luxurious Fake Fur Material

Smooth Fake Suede Backside

Value £89.99

Dimensions: H 70cm W 84cm D 84cm

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