Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Giant Meatball in Tomato Broth

This Giant Meatball in Tomato Broth recipe is from Gousto and we have actually had it before in our Gousto box. It was absolutely incredible that I thought I would try and make it again using as many similar ingredients as I can. This recipe can be made cheaper depending on the amount you buy and where you shop at.

Ingredients (2):
Tin of Chopped Tomatoes 31p
1 Spring Onion (100g 49p) 6p
2 Garlic Cloves (Homegrown)
1 tbsp Tomato Paste (142g 35p) 4p
1 Beef Stock Cube (24 £2.20) 9p
10g Fresh Basil (30g 70p) 23p
40g Mature Cheddar (550g £4) 29p
*150g Bulgur Wheat (500g £1.15) 35p
30g Breadcrumbs - Slice of Bread (800g 50p) 3p
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (250ml £1) 12p
300g Beef Mince (750g £3) £1.20

Monday, 20 February 2017

Meal Plan 20/02/17

We had Martha and daddy's birthday on Saturday and so I bought some treats in this week's shop, which is why I think the total was high again. I will be looking at redoing our grocery budget because I feel we should be able to do the weekly shop for a lot less than £80.

Meal Plan:

Pizza, Chips and Onion Rings

Butternut Squash Risotto

Gammon, Egg, Chips and Peas

End of Summer Tart with Salad

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Martha's 1st Birthday

Martha is 1 today!

How? When? Surely Not?

Yes, I am going to say the cliché phrase 'Where has the time gone'?

Friday, 17 February 2017

Martha's 1st Birthday Presents

Martha will be 1 tomorrow, YIKES, so here is a look at all the presents we have bought for her including where we got them from and prices. Yet again I made sure I looked out for sales and promotional codes so that I can get a great deal, and I think I have done a pretty good job.

- Vtech Toot Toot Drivers Fire Station £0 (Argos - Part of a 3 for 2)
- Vtech Toot Toot Drivers Delux Track Set £8.66 (Sainsburys - In their half price sale)
- Vtech Toot Toot Car £7.09 (Amazon)
- My 1st Years Floral Backpack £19.80 (My 1st Years - Used a 10% off code)
- ELC Star Links £5 (ELC)
- ELC Toybox Skittles £5 (ELC - In their half price sale)
- GAP Clothes £30.05 (GAP - Sale plus I used a 30% off code)

Total: £75.60

Note: There is no right or wrong answer with how much you spend on your childrens birthdays. This is just what we as a family have chosen to spend at this time.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Vicks Tricks Campaign

This cold and flu season I am on high alert for the first signs of a sniffle or a cough with my two little ones. I not only want to get them feeling better and back to their playful selves quicker but in Mabel's case, I don't want the cold getting to her chest. (Mabel has been in hospital 4 times in 6 months due to breathing difficulties that started off as a normal cold) 

When the girls do catch colds it generally is at the same time, so how do we cope and soothe them both?
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