Category Home and family

Food shopping

I have to plan my food shop- not to the last penny- but i do plan for a week at a time and try and use up what is sitting in the cupboard. This week my shopping bill came to £18- and that included my husbands lunches / snacks. Thing is soon i will have […]

“The rain is just as wet, when you went to a grammar school. It soaks you to the skin, and your three year old, too.” (TRIGGER WARNING)

Originally posted on JACK MONROE:
I’d like to apologise to anyone I seem to have mortally offended with my apparent ‘conventional attractiveness’ and taste for middle eastern food. In an article published today on ‘Left Futures’, I am apparently ‘middle class’ for ‘not spending the afternoon drinking White Ace and copulating.’ I am often advised…

what is in your trolley?

When we go to the supermarket all we can afford to eat is the supermarkets own brand of goods. Sometimes this one of the most demoralising things of all. No choice but to pick up the cheapest thing, then the panic of when they don’t have it in stock. When sainsburys run out of basic […]

how do we go about this?

Well we’ve talked about selling everything and starting again with a years break at the in laws to save money. Realistically its the only option we have, down sizing doesn’t seem to free up much cash, where ever we are. Ideally we could save over a thousand a month, and within a year have enough […]

My little Chillis

A little while ago, my husband went on a rare night out- after a few beers they left the pub they were in. As they left hubby spotted some ‘matches’ in a large bowl- being the cheeky sod he is he took a rather large handful. Well they weren’t matches they were chilli seeds is […]

Home made Indian food

Either a Friday or Saturday night I make a dinner just for me and my husband. Nice to have a bit of quality time while we are eating and not trying to entertain Blake at the same time. Last night I made Red split lentils with cumin seed Masoor Dal  Spinach cooked with onions Mughlai saag  ‘dry’ […]

So what does Blake eat?

Due to the early rain, our trip with my parents to The Hop Farm in Kent was called off, dad invited us to lunch (win!) Well we got French stick with prawns in Mary rose sauce (seafood sauce, salad cream and tomato purée basically) salad a Kettle chips ( a lovely treat!) Mum asked “what […]