Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Lasagne with a Mexican Twist

Continuing on from my post last week for my Mexican Cottage Pie recipe, this week we decided to give a Mexican-style lasagne a try. The basic principals are much the same as with the Cottage Pie, simply replacing the usual mince mix with a Chilli Con Carne mix, and topping with Tortilla Chips. Another recipe… Continue reading Lasagne with a Mexican Twist

Halloween · Recipes · Seasonal

Simple Halloween Graveyard Traybake

Such a simply activity to do with the kids at Halloween, requires minimal baking skills, & is lots of fun to make. You will need ; 225g of self-raising flour 225g of butter/spread (& a little more for greasing the tin) 225g of caster sugar 4 eggs Cocoa/Hot Chocolate powder to taste, we used around… Continue reading Simple Halloween Graveyard Traybake

Lockdown · Uncategorized

Lockdown Week……wait, what day is it again?

Honestly, if it wasn’t for hubby still working, I genuinely wouldn’t have a clue. I spent the whole of yesterday thinking it was Thursday only to realise that today is actually Thursday. I don’t think hubby being home for the Bank Holiday then having a day off for our Anniversary has helped with that. I’m… Continue reading Lockdown Week……wait, what day is it again?

Family Moments

Lockdown Day in the Life of a Big Family

I see so many posts on Social Media about how much free time everyone has since we’ve been in lockdown. All the ambitious decorating & gardening projects, oodles of baking posts and even more posts about boredom. Boredom! What’s that?! If you’re a parent of one or more child of teen years or below, you… Continue reading Lockdown Day in the Life of a Big Family


Family Valentine’s Day Fun

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner again, and increasing interest in fun family ideas for celebrating, I thought it was time for an updated Family Valentine’s Day Fun post. I’ve shared before how we usually celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family in Valentine’s Day 2016. Last year our (now 13mths old) twins joined us… Continue reading Family Valentine’s Day Fun