I had a nice weekend....my nephew had his 6th birthday yesterday which, with 24 6 year old biys and girls was eventful to say the least...then I went to do my shopping....I spent £150....I got loads including the usual school stuff, juices bread, fruit etc and this should mean I haven't got to do a big shop for at lest two weeks so its all good.
Meal plan for next week:-
MONDAY: VEGETARIAN MEATBALLS(THAT COMBO NEVER MAKES SENSE!), SPAGETTI AND TOMATO AND MASCAPONE SAUCE.
TUESDAY: BACON, POTATOES AND BEANS(HEALTHILY COOKED!)
WEDNESDAY: MOTHER IN LAWS FOR TEA!!!!
THURSDAY: TURKEY CHILI(LOADS OF "HIDDEN" VEG IF POSSIBLE!)
FRIDAY: CHICKEN FAJITAS
SATURDAY:TUNA & SWEETCORN PIZZAS, WEDGES AND GARLIC BREAD (ALL HOME MADE)
SUNDAY: PORK LOIN ROAST DINNER
I am going to try and make some bread throughout the week as I have a cupboard full of flour etc, I have three v large and v ripe bananas that are feeling sorry for themselves so I intend to make a gluten free cake for my mum and one for my family as they are low fat and extremely tasty(recipe in a previous post) and there is a yoghurt that has just finished being made going in the fridge as I type so its all good at the moment!
In my wisdom today I purchased a mushroom growing kit from Aldi's as well as an early crop strawberry starter kit. My intention is to get some fruit trees that have been grown especially for pots and wont grow too big...the ones in Aldi's stated that they would grow to between 5 and 25 ft!!! I did look on the internet and found some and I will try and purchase them over the next few weeks, eating apple, cooking apple and plum ;oO....I also have some poundland spuds and that need to be chitted and shallots to be planted so I better pull my socks up!! Also I have been inspired by Keepapi Creative to make some sort of preserve, marmalade, hopefully!
My two younger children are back in school tomorrow, my older child is in the comprehensive and has a teacher training day...so not only have I got to beg, steal and borrow favours for the school holidays I also have children with different teacher training days to add in to the mix...fun fun fun! They have had a nomadic week with a different person including my husband and I having them each day of the week but they had a couple of chill out days(which equals staying in the PJs all day!), we went to an arts and crafts session and Abergavenny, my mother and father in law had my three and my niece and nephew(don't envy them..3 of them are 11 + and were happy with ipods, laptops and doing nails!!), my dad took them to see the Neslon museum and then my mum took them to the pantomime on Friday....They'll be going to school for a rest!! My oldest child went to a creative writing workshop for young people 11+ with my dad today and they were the only ones there so she basically had a 1-1 workshop with a poet!!!! Lucky girl, she loved it and learnt loads, wrote some poetry that is going to be displayed in the art gallery in Blaenavon..I'm so happy for her, I am going over the next few weeks as it is more geared to adults but they are encourging N to go to those too!!! Three generations writing creatively together....what an amazing and special memory we will be making!!!
I can't believe that March is quickly descending on us.....St David's Day on Tuesay!!...which I absolutely love, daffidils, welsh cakes, singing (loads of welsh songs ready for the singalong in work), my little ones in their outfits(photos will be posted!!)...I am so proud to be Welsh!!! and the referendum on Thursday!!!! Yet another busy week...but I shouldn't complain as I have my health, my family and friends, a roof over my head and I live in a democracy!!!
May you have a blessed, fruitful and enjoyable week ahead of you