With Holiday Season now upon us and the kids now counting down to our own family holiday, I thought I’d share some of our tips for Holiday Packing for our large family. This year will be our 5th time holidaying as a family of 7, and we’ve picked up a few tips and habits over… Continue reading Big Family – Top 10 Holiday Packing Tips
As part of our Frugal Family Meal Planning series, I’ve already shared our recipe for Minted Lamb Stew, one of the recipes I tend to cook in the week following Easter (or any time we’ve had Roast Lamb) as a way of using up the leftover Mint Sauce. Today, I’m going to share the other recipe I make… Continue reading Minted Shepherd’s Pie
Lately I’ve noticed an increasing trend in ‘Keyboard Warriors’ and the ‘Perfect People’ mindset. No-one can express an opinion or share a thought, no matter how innocent or well-intentioned, without people jumping on it, picking it apart and making the person wish they had never said anything, myself included. If you’ve ever been a member… Continue reading Be Kind. Always.
As part of our ongoing series on Frugal Family Meal Planning, today’s recipe is a quick, cheap, family favourite, Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara. This meal costs just £3.35 in total to make, so for our family of 7, that works out at just 48p per head. For this recipe, you will need; 500g of Cooking… Continue reading Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara
With food prices on the rise and household incomes becoming squeezed, meal planning and budget shopping has become a big topic everywhere. TV programmes such as Eat Well For Less, Save Money, Good Food, and campaigns such as Love Food, Hate Waste, are encouraging us to spend less, waste less, plan our meals more and try cheaper… Continue reading Frugal Family Meal Planning
Like most people, we traditionally eat Roast Lamb on Easter Sunday, and love a dollop of mint sauce on the top. But, even though we buy the cheapest, smallest jar of mint sauce we can, we still only use about a 3rd of it, and we hate any kind of food waste, so the week… Continue reading Slow Cooker Minted Lamb Stew
I’ve written before about our Easter Traditions. Each year they grow and change a bit as the children grow, and we learn more about what works for us and fit things in around our other plans. So here’s what we’ve been up to this Easter : First up, Joey the Elf got up to his usual… Continue reading Easter Fun