Meal Plan: 16th July

Happy Sunday TeamTOMMers!❤️

I hope everyone is enjoying a housework free weekend?

I have had a slight shift around with the shopping delivery. As work is getting busier I am finding it easier to get it all delivered on a Sunday because that way the kids and Mike are around to help put it away!

Sunday: Chicken and Chorizo with roast potatoes

Monday: Something From Nothing Tart

Tuesday: Oven Baked Cod with Gremolata and Sweet Potato Wedges

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas with Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

Thursday: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Pasta

Friday: No-Cook Friday

Saturday: Red Thai Prawn Curry 

Meal Plan: w/c 9th July

 

Happy Sunday y’all!

Here’s what we’ll be eating Chez Bray next week!!

Monday: Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with lamb cutlets and green veg

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meat Free Bolognese

Wednesday: Oven Baked Cod with Potato Wedges and Peas

Thursday: Slow Cooker Pasta Arriabiata 

Friday: No-Cook Friday

Saturday: Nandos Style Chicken Salad

Sunday: Chicken Chasseur and Roast Potatoes

Have a wonderful week everyone ❤️

 

Menu plan: w/c 2nd July

Happy Sunny Sunday to everyone that currently has sunshine in the UK! After last week’s catch-all week we’ve used up loads of food in the cupboards and we’ve saved a bit of cash too which is fab!

Here is what we will be eating next week …

Monday Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas with couscous and salad

Tuesday Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with some dairy-free naan breads that I found in Sainsbury’s!

Wednesday Slow Cooker Meatballs with Rigatoni

Thursday Fish Pie with green vegetables

Friday No-Cook Friday

Saturday Slow Cooker Chicken Satay (recipe coming soon)

Sunday 30 Second Chicken (previously known as THE Lemon Chicken) with mashed potato and vegetables

Something From Nothing Tart

Take one roll of ready-made puff pastry … 

When I was younger and my mum was trying to use up food, she always said that tea was going to be a “jump at the cupboard door!

This is my take on that … It is so versatile and you can switch up almost everything. The pesto can be switched for tomato puree, and you can use whatever veg you have to hand. You can even fancy it up by adding cheese or how about some pepperoni?

Basically, the options are endless!

You can print the recipe heresomething from nothing tart

When Did You Last Wash Your Pillows?

As today is Clean Sheet Tuesday I thought it would be fitting to talk about pillows!

On TOMM bed sheets get washed weekly but what about pillows? When was the was the last time you washed your pillows?

Pillows need washing at least every six months (more regularly if you live in a hot climate) and the good news is that it is actually really easy to do!

Notes:

  • Most pillows can be washed in the washing machine, but be sure to check the washing label as not all can be!
  • If you have very delicate pillows it might be wise to wash them on the handwash cycle on your machine (as this will keep the spin cycle low) 
  • If you don’t have a handwash cycle then turn the spin speed down. 

Here’s How To Wash Your Pillows:

  • Make sure you follow the laundry care instructions to the letter!
  • I usually wash two pillows at a time and dry two at a time. Being careful not to overload your machine. But at the same time, you want it to be balanced.
  • When clean give them a really good thumping this will help them get back into their pillow like shape (this can be very good therapy if you are feeling a teensy bit stressed!)
  • Now place them in the tumble dryer on a low setting. (I bung in a couple of clean tennis balls to help reshape them). If you fancy being posh you can buy tumble dryer balls like these!

Et voila! Clean Pillows!

Top tip for replacing pillows: Obviously pillows don’t live forever so a top tip is to fold them in half and if they spring back into shape they still have some life left in them!

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Shark v Dyson: The Results!

THE MOST frequently asked question on the TeamTOMM Facebook Group is which is better the Shark or the Dyson?

So I asked Shark and Dyson to send me their machines so I could test them and answer the question once and for all (I never dreamed they would say yes!!)

Here is what I found! And BOY WAS IT INTENSE!
Continue reading “Shark v Dyson: The Results!”

Meal Plan: w/c 25th June

Periodically we have a catch-all meal plan! Basically, this means that I will go through all our tinned food and freezer and see what I can make out of what we already have for the week ahead.

This does two things:

  1. Gives us a week with a low shopping bill, because we are using up what we have.
  2. Makes sure that food isn’t languishing too long in cupboards and the freezer and frees up space.

Because I have been trying new recipes for the blog it has been ages since we have done a catch-all week so next week is going to be the first one we have done in a while.

I have searched the cupboards (it is actually fun … a bit like when they used to tip the ingredients out of the shopping bag on Ready Steady Cook!) and here is what we’ll be eating!

Monday: Creamy chicken and vegetable pasta bake

Tuesday: Slow Cooker potato curry

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Pasta Puttanesca

Thursday: Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans and baked potatoes

Friday: No-Cook Friday

Saturday: Piri Chicken Salad

Sunday: Salmon en Croute

Happy Eating!

Gem ❤️