Monday, 22 December 2014

Weekly Meal Plan - Week Commencing 22nd December 2014

This is going to be a busy foodie week with us being at home for Christmas day. With that in mind I am preparing easy, light meals at the beginning of the week.

I am still yet to fully plan our Christmas dinner. I have it sorted in my mind, but being the person I am I like to have it all written down. Then if I do get my knickers in a twist I can sit and look at what I have planned. As everyone keeps telling me, everything will be ok, but my Mum's Christmas dinner is certainly a hard act to follow! She makes the best Christmas dinners! I just hope that on the day the Christmas dinner that I make will be enjoyed by everyone.

Anyway on with this weeks meal plan. This is what we will be enjoying this festive week...

Week Commencing 22nd December 2014

Pasta with Bacon,Broccoli, Leeks and Mushrooms

This is such a basic but tasty meal. I simply toss in the bacon, broccoli, leeks and mushrooms into the pasta and add a little green pesto. It is a quick, easy, light meal to start the week.

Indian Fish Bake

When I was looking in my freezer over the weekend I found quite a few pieces of fish so on Tuesday I am going to bake them with Indian inspired flavours and served with rice and naan.

Homemade Burgers

As a treat for Christmas eve I am going to make some homemade burgers with chips. I thought it would be nice to have some pick up food before the all of the heavy meals that we will be having over the next day or two.

Christmas Dinner!

This year we will be having venison pate to start with, followed by turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding.

Boxing Day

On Boxing day we will be enjoying a steak dinner.

Saturday and Sunday

Over the weekend we will be having Game Pie on one of the days and I am not too sure what on the other day but it will definitely be an easy meal!

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a fantastic week.



As always I am sharing my Weekly Meal Plan with At Home With Mrs M for Meal Planning Monday.

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

15th December - 21st December 2014 - One Picture Everyday For One Year

Where has the week gone? The time is simply flying by at an incredible rate. I just hope the Christmas holiday does not go by as quick.

This week we have been busy preparing for next week. We have wrapped presents, received our Christmas shopping delivery, watched Christmas movies, watched Joseph's school Christmas service and Joseph has broken up from school.

Here is our week in pictures...

Monday 15th December 2014


This ended up being the only picture that I took on Monday. It was taken during our weekend at Center Parcs but I have been waiting until my Center Parcs Winter Wonderland post was live before sharing it. This is a rare picture of all 5 of us together in a picture and it will be a memory that we will treasure.

Tuesday 16th December 2014


On Tuesday we popped to Tesco and the twins were delighted to be greeted by a lady giving our chocolates for Christmas.

Wednesday 17th December 2014


I was recently sent a voucher to review Myprotein's fresh meat range and on Wednesday I made a delicious minute steak in a pepper sauce. I will be posting my recipe next week. 

Thursday 18th December 2014


On Thursday the twins and I went to watch Joseph's school Christmas service at the village church. Normally when we go to church my mum comes along to help with the twins but to also watch Joseph. This week she wasn't able to so it was just the twins and I. Before we went in I told them to be super good and they really were! We did have to make a quick dash to use the toilet at school for Taylor but they enjoyed listening to the music and were pleased to see their big brother.

Friday 19th December 2014


Friday was a stay at home day. I busied about doing housework in the morning while the  twins played together. This picture was taken in the morning while the twins were sat together talking and playing together. Moments like this fill my heart with pride but also makes me realise that they really are growing too quickly. Joseph broke up from school on Friday for the Christmas holidays. 

Saturday 20th December 2014


On Saturday we had a poorly Joseph. But we did still manage to go out for a bit and visited my hubby's mum for lunch. My mother in law has invested in Frozen for the children which, as you can see, kept Isabella busy. We had the evening with my parents and I cooked a meal. We also watched Mandela The Long Walk To Freedom which was a fantastic film about an awe inspiring man.

Sunday 21st December 2014


Today we have woken up to a fit and healthy Joseph but Taylor has been struck down now. It seems to be a 24 hour bug. We just hope that everyone is better before Christmas day! Today has been mainly filled with cuddles.

As always I am sharing our week in pictures with:

The Boy and Me - Project 365
Make Do and Push - The Week That Was Captured

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Grab button for The Week That Was

Silent Sunday


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