Friday, 17 April 2015

Easy Chocolate Tart

Now that the weather is getting better I go from making warm comforting puddings to cold, lighter desserts.

Over Easter I made this delicious chocolate tart that I simply had to share. It is such an easy and simple tart that can be made ahead in preparation. This is one that will please the whole family!

This is what I did...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Our Easter Holidays Made Better With Cake!

We all know that life is better with cake and you know that I love to bake a good old cake! However sometimes it is easier, especially in the holidays, to let someone else do the hard work. This Easter break Mr Kipling did the baking for me!

These little ready made, ready decorated treats are so handy to keep in for any trips out with the kiddies. I simply popped one in a hand held tub and they were ready to go!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Isabella's Spaghetti - Family Favourites

This week I am sharing a Family Favourite that is actually Isabella's favourite. Hence the name, Isabella's Spaghetti! However it could also be called my hidden veg pasta sauce as it is full of vegetables and you would never know!

This sauce is a great way to get some added vegetables into your families diets without them realising it! Not only is is full of goodness but is also such a quick and easy sauce to make which fits in perfectly with busy lives!

This is what I did...

Monday, 13 April 2015

Weekly Meal Plan - Week Commencing 13th April 2015

Wow Monday has certainly come around quickly! Monday means it is meal planning time.

At the moment I am trying to use up what I have got in the freezer. It is pretty full and if I am honest I forget what is in there until I have a rummage.

Last week I used a few bits out of the freezer but as always the space gets filled up with bargains that I find in the reduced section. Last weeks meal plan went well. There was only one meal that wasn't cooked, the fish pie, as the hubby suggested getting a delicious M&S meal! The meatballs also changed to a pasta sauce dish after little Isabella begged for spaghetti! I will be posting my hidden veg spaghetti sauce recipe as this weeks Family Favourites post.

This week sees the twins start nursery. I am changing their meal times as I have a feeling they will be hungry after their busy mornings and too tired to eat a hot dinner in the evening. Therefore I will be cooking for 5 of us in the evening but keeping their dinners for the following days lunch.

This week the hubby and I celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. To celebrate we are having the evening out on Thursday and going for a meal so will be taking some pasta sauce out of the freezer for the children.

This is what we will be enjoying this week...

Sunday, 12 April 2015

6th April - 12th April 2015 - One Picture Everyday For One Year

This week I have treasured my time with the twins. As of next week it will all change! We have  had lazy mornings with lots of snuggles, plenty of outdoor play and quality time together.

This week has seen the arrival of sunshine which has been delightful as it was also the last week of the holidays!

Here is our week in pictures...

Monday 6th April 2015

Bank holiday Monday was a glorious day. After a lovely roast lamb dinner we spent the afternoon in the garden enjoying the sun.

Silent Sunday

Running in Lavender