Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Game of Life

Just sometimes my life looks and feels just like this.  This term being full of winter sport, homework and all the other things that children do in between their weekend, breakfast and bedtime.

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I am simply exhusted thinking about what each day, week, weekend will look like for the next 11 weeks.  So inbetween being a taxi driver, working, more taxi driving, catching up on homework monitor and everything else I can't remember as I type this.

Now just to remember to chill out every now and again.

Monday Menu 16 July

School is back, term 3 has begun, and we are up and running around.  In fact it does not feel like we have had a holiday at all.

Here is my menu for this week

Monday  Beef Caserole (my recipe invented)

Tuesday  Easy stir fry rice

Wednesday  sweet and sour chicken on noodles.

Thursday  korma curry with a green salad

Friday falafel in pita

Saturday  One pot Italian Beef Stew

Sunday Left overs

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie

In the Kitchen

As my daughter will not do food technology at school, don't ask why it is a long story,  but needless to say I thought that it would be important to a make sure she could not only bake cookies but could make a meal.  I had the idea to start simple and for her to make a meal with me and then move on from there.

So Thursday was going to be the day.  I thought we could take a good look at something simple salad and baked potato and chicken (a change from my menu plan) but my two children decided that they would like to be in the kitchen, baking.  I couldn't smash their idea and so off they went.  I left them to their own devices as recipes had been picked and an action plan formed.

Hmmmm as you can see I think that a little more practise on how to keep the kitchen somewhat tidy as you go might be necessary before the next cooking venture.

As for the cookies, my bakers thought that they tasted great and they were pleased that some cookies were in the tin ready for the start of school.