• Garlic and Lemon Chicken and 10 other super easy ‘dump’ recipe ideas {Batch Cooking} {Slow Cooker}….
  • Free Stuff Friday – Who says that nothing in life is free….
  • Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {24th April 2015}….
  • Five Ingredient Five Minute Chilli {Slimming World} {Slow Cooker} {Batch Cooking}….
  • Spring clean your finances with the help of Mrs Moneypenny….
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Garlic and Lemon Chicken and 10 other super easy ‘dump’ recipe ideas {Batch Cooking} {Slow Cooker}….

Do you have any idea what a 'dump' recipe is? I didn't until I started researching batch cooking recipes but now, thanks to Pinterest, I can tell you that a dump recipe is a recipe that you put together in a zip-lock bag (or other container) and put in the freezer before cooking. You then get it out the night before you're ready to cook it so it's defrosted in time for when you're ready to cook it and because you've already prepared the ingredients, you don't have to do anything else other then cook it either in the slow cooker or in the oven. Lemon and Garlic Chicken 'Dump' Recipe 3 … [Read More...]

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Free Stuff Friday – Who says that nothing in life is free….

After I got my free EE Power Bar last week, I started thinking about what other freebies were out there for the taking so I had a quick search about online and it turns out there's actually quite a lot of it about. Because I'm a lovely person (really, I am ;-)) I've decided to do a regular post where I'll share some of the free stuff I come across with you all.  I'm not sure if there's enough free stuff out there to do this weekly but I'll have a good go. EE Power Bar I was going to start with the EE Power bar that I mentioned above because it's a great deal and I can vouch for this one … [Read More...]

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Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {24th April 2015}….

Five frugal things I've done this week: 1.  I'm very excited because my new (to me) writing bureau that I bought off our local Facebook selling group has just been delivered and I LOVE it.  I've wanted one for so long but rarely see them in my price range anywhere so when I saw this one still up for sale after a few days for £65 I thought it was worth putting a cheeky offer in.  £50 and it was mine and the lovely man even offered to deliver it for me for no extra charge.  I was planning to paint it in a creamy white but now it's here, I'm not so sure. 2.  I keep hearing about how … [Read More...]

chilli

Five Ingredient Five Minute Chilli {Slimming World} {Slow Cooker} {Batch Cooking}….

It's no secret that I prefer easy, simple to prepare recipes when I'm cooking.  Mainly because I seem to have very little time spare to spend in the kitchen but also because I'm a little bit lacking in the necessary kitchen skills needed to cope with complicated recipes (by complicated, I mean anything that involves more than two pans ;-)). This probably explains the love I have for my slow cooker - I get to throw everything in, give it a mix and then leave it for most of the day before serving a delicious home cooked meal. My recipe for chilli is a great example of how easy it it to … [Read More...]

spring clean

Spring clean your finances with the help of Mrs Moneypenny….

The clocks have gone forward and the nights are getting lighter (not good when my kids won’t go to bed because it’s too light!), which can only mean one thing - spring is here (finally!) And with the smell of fresh spring mornings making our nostrils tingle with happiness and excitement, it kind of puts me in the mood to do a little spring cleaning. Once I was finished giving my house a good spring clean, I thought about what else I needed to give a good old sorting out. Then I remembered that my finances weren’t in the best of states. Although I’d made a conscious effort in the New Year to … [Read More...]

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Wednesday’s Wardrobe – What we’re wearing this week….

Welcome to this week's Wednesday's Wardrobe! In case you don't know, Wednesday’s Wardrobe is a weekly linky that I'll be co-hosting along with two fantastic bloggers, Emma and Sarah. Both kids came down with a bug last week which floored them from Thursday night through to Sunday so this week's Wednesday's Wardrobe should really be pyjama related. ;-) Instead, I'll tell you about a few of the other outfits from this week.... The New Top I love Miss Frugal's new top which we bought for just £5.99 in New Look - it's a stretchy knit and looks really good on (although I may be … [Read More...]