Friday, 19 October 2012

What i've been up to

The last 12 days:

  • Buying yellow flowers for a touch of sunshine on a rainy day.
  • Loving the little gifts that my brother in laws brought me back from Disneyworld.
  • Eating sweet potato and butternut squash soup with yummy bread.
  • Finally getting my haircut.
  • Going in to town with my mum for a spot of browsing and lunch at a new cafe.
  • Buying wool from the charity shop.
  • Playing a game with my son and then having cuddles whilst watching Peppa Pig.
  • A lovely catch up with a friend over lunch.
  • Tea and buttery muffins for breakfast.
  • re-living my youth with chocolate milk and sour nerds.
  • Taking my boys to the new sweet shop in town.
  • Spag bol and garic bread for dinner with my mum.
  • Finding a carry along truck filled both sides with a total of 46 cars in a charity shop for 7.99!!!!
  • Tea and disney biccies :)
  • Filling in my 5 year diary.
  • Fajitas with the friends - but then boring football on tele AND on the playstation - yawn!!!!
  • Tea and cloud shaped toast.
  • Meeting up with a whole load of IG ladies at the knit and stitch show at Alexandra palace.
  • Bowling with my family - and wining!! ha ha!! - hmmmm not sure about my tights, socks and bowling shoes combo!
  • Dinner at Pizza Express.
  • Breakfast by the sea with my Dad.
  • Roast with the inlaws.
  • The yummiest crumble and clotted cream made by my Mother in law.
  • Rain rain rain - always on a monday it seems.
  • Starting to crochet myself a scarf.
  • Not being able to resist buying a magazine on the food shop - even after chanting in my head ' i do not need another magazine.........'
  • Making a yummy pizza from scratch.
  • Crocheting whilst watching my son and his friend playing so nicely.
  • Lovely post from Beki (We had a book swap)
  • Lunch here with a friend.
  • Breakfast with my hubbie by the sea before he went fishing. (He has had a few days off)
  • Lunch with my mum here.
  • Taking the boys to costa after school for a cake - my youngest spilt his apple juice all over me!!! good job i'm a lovely Mum aye?? accidents happen - all though they do happen alot with him hee hee!!! Walked back to the car with a soggy front and behind.
  • A lovely lunch here with my hubbie - the food was incredible!!!!! (Hmmmm, eaten out a lot haven't i this last week or so - i can literally feel the fat adding to my thighs!!!!)
  • Making spiced cauliflower and macaroni cheese for a nice meal with the boys and my husband:
For 4 people:

You'll need:
500g frozen cauliflower
100g diced onion
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp caraway seeds, 200g macaroni, 25g butter, 1 and half tbsp plain flour, 500ml semi skimmed milk, 125g extra strong grated cheddar.

Oven 230 c

Toss cauliflower in oil and the seeds, put in baking tray and roast for 20 mins. Meanwhile boil the macaroni and drain.
Heat butter and fry onion and garlic for 5 mins, stir in flour and add milk a splash at a time, stir and simmer for a few mins. Stir pasta in along with 2/3 cheese. Add the cauliflower and spoon into a dish - top with remaining cheese and bake for 10-15 mins  - enjoy!!!!!!

  • Remembering i needed to make cakes for a school bake sale. Thankfully having enough ingredients to whip some up.
  • Trying a starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate - nice but a bit too much!!!
  • Heading to Ikea with my man  - buying shelves and some other lovely bits. I loved the craft set up they had.
  • Nandos!!!
  • A little look round Lakeside - i bought a cute retro phone top and a lovely collar and some cheap wool to make some crochet daisies.
  • When we returned i had lovely post of my liz earle cleanser (The new limited addition one sounds lovely) with a free sample.
Have a good weekend everyone. I better dash now and get myself ready for a girls night out!!



Lyn said...

you have been busy, and I am glad I am not the only one that chants 'I do not need another magazine' when supermarket shopping!

Peas & Carrots said...

All those foodie photos are making me so hungry. Not good for the post baby diet! Love the collar necklace, i've been considering buying one but haven't found one I like....until now.

bee @ thelinencloud said...

What a lot of lovely things ... love the colour of the scarf you are crocheting ... and all the Ikea bits ... I really need to visit and buy a few frames ... I have some lovely prints that need to find a home on my walls ... wishing you a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

Josie-Mary said...

More yummy food!!! :) x

vintage grey said...

wonderful things!! that pizza looks so good! happy weekend to you! xo heather

magie said...

Thanks so much for the cauliflower recipe, I am going to give this a go for dinner one night..looks delish!