Weekly Meal Plan #32

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Monday! And happy first wedding anniversary to my husband and I. We've been married a year but scarily happy 8 years together. My husband pointed out that we've been together for a third of my life. That's a little bit scary. Anyway we popped out for breakfast yesterday morning baby free, thanks Mum, to celebrate. And tonight well, we're going to sit and watch The Walking Dead in our wedding outfits, because we are cool like that haha!

Anyway you're not here for chitchat your're here for meal plans and last week Kirsty had rather a lot join up, 21 in fact. That's pretty darn amazing, hoping it can be beaten this week. I loved the look of Simply Cornish's Chicken Continental. 

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On to our meal plan and weekly shop. We shopped at Tesco as it was easiest and it came to a grand total of £34.30. Eeek £4 over. Next week we will be under budget! We did need a couple of sotre cupboard bits which always bumps things up.

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This week we're eating:

Steak & Skinny Texas Cheese Fries (they are the best thing ever!)

Hawaiian Pitta Pizzas with Roast Veg Couscous

Roast Dinner

Chicken & Veg Fried Rice

Crispy Fish with Sweet Chilli Noodles 

What's on your menu this week?

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Spring 2017 Fashion Wishlist

Friday, February 24, 2017

Okay. Ignore storm Doris. But recently the weather has been dropping hints that spring may well be on it's way and with that I start thinking of new clothes. Now most of my money goes on Edith. I find it hard to resist buying clothes for her but you know that sometimes you've just got to treat yourself.

So I thought that I would put together a Spring Wishlist. I have already bought a couple of pieces because they're too pretty not too but there's still a lot I'm lusting after. Some bits of from places I don't usually shop at but I've found that my usual go to shops don't have much that I like at the minute.

It's hard when the seasons change but I've still managed to create a list of lust worthy clothes!

Spring Wishlist

I adore denim. It has to be one of my go to fabrics. You just can't go wrong. This tunic dress is perfect for layering up. You could pop knitwear underneath if it's cold or just a tshirt for warmer spring days.

This top could go underneath the denim dress. What's not to love? It's a cactus and you know how much bloggers love cacti! 

This dress. My face looks like the heart eyes emoji! It's so gorgeous. I need it in my life. I've never shopped at Zara before, it's never really been a go to shop, but this season. I may end up spending a fortune in there! 

I love the embroidered trend and this is beautiful. It's oversized too. Which is perfect for me! This shirt is pretty much everything I look for in a shirt! 

I adore these and I think that ankle boots are perfect all year. They can look great teamed with a dress. These ones cut at the perfect height which makes them just perfect for Spring. 

Spring Wishlist

ASDA are killing it with their clothes at the minute. There are so many pieces I love and need in my wardrobe. I got this shirt for my birthday along with this one and this one. I'm glad I got them when I did as they've now sold out of the smaller sizes. 

It's blush pink! I've gone from hating pink to really loving it recently! Maybe it's since having Edith. This jumper is a beauty! 

Oh this dress! I love it so much. I need it in my life. It looks so flattering and of course it's embroidered. Are you noticing a theme here? It's not badly priced either!

I'm in need of a denim update. Mine are starting to lose their shape and keep falling down. These are so pretty. I still like the ripped look and I always favour lighter denim in Spring. 

I love this but I'm not sure if it would look to "mumsy". I adore denim skirts and I think it could look nice. It's one to try on I think!

Which is your favourite piece? 

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Easy Caramel Chicken

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Easy Caramel Chicken

Easy Caramel Chicken

Easy Caramel Chicken

Now that might not sound too appetising. Caramel and chicken? But you're going to have to trust me on this one. Let me set the record straight, it's not caramel like the creamy stuff that should be paired with salt and put on top of a cake. This is dark soy sauce combined with Chinese flavourings put together with brown sugar. And it tastes so good. 

The story of why we wanted to eat this? Well. We were shopping in the City and we stopped for lunch at a Chinese noodle bar. We had the most delicious chicken and it happened to be called caramel chicken. So when we got home I searched for a recipe. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I don't like my recipes to be over complicated so I toned down the recipe and voila. Here it is. 

It's perfect to serve with rice, noodles or stir fry veg. Or it makes a tasty filling in a brioche roll. You need to give it a try. It's too easy not to!

Easy Caramel Chicken

Easy Caramel Chicken

Caramel Chicken

- Serves 2 - 

2 chicken breasts

3 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp light brown sugar

1 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

50ml water

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp of toasted sesame oil

1 spring onion finely sliced, to serve

Cut the chicken breasts up into bitesize pieces. 

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. And fry the chicken until fully cooked.

Once cooked, set aside.

In the same pan place the brown sugar and the water. Scrap down the brown on the pan from the chicken (adds extra flavour). Stir until fully combined.

Add in the soy sauce, vinegar, ground ginger and toasted sesame oil into the pan too. Simmer over a gentle heat until the liquid starts to bubble away.

Add the chicken back into the pan and cook until the liquid has been almost absorbed, take care not to burn the sauce. Sugar can burn very quickly so take care.

Sprinkle over the sliced spring onions.

Serve with rice, noodles or stir fry veg.

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