Meal Plan: w/c 13th August

Hello TOMMers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful housework free weekend. It is Sunday and that means this is the ideal time to spend a little time planning for the week ahead. It will make next week run sooooo much smoother!

Don’t forget to be your future friend!!!

Here is what we will be eating at Chez Bray next week…

Sunday Duck Legs in Sticky Sweet Plum Sauce

Monday Red Thai Prawn Curry 

Tuesday Fishcakes and potato wedges

Wednesday Slow Cooker Bean Chilli

Thursday Fakeaway Doner Kebab

Friday No Cook Friday

Saturday Nandos Chicken Salad

 

Meal Plan w/c 6th August

Howdy there folks! The weather is EPIC in the UK right now and we are enjoying every second of it over at Chez Bray!

Here is what we will be eating next week:

Sunday: The Chicken with mashed potato

Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Korma (adapting the recipe slightly to use the leftover chicken from Sunday)

Tuesday: Roasted Cod with gremolata and potato wedges

Wednesday: Dairy Free Lasagne

Thursday: Slow Cooker Pasta Arrabiata

Friday: No-Cook Friday

Saturday: Minted Lamb Chops with Roasted Veg

TeamTOMM’s Fave Bathroom Products

Splish Splash I was taking a bath … Earlier in the week, I asked the amazing crew over on TeamTOMM which bathroom cleaning products they thought were the bomb!

There were hundreds of comments, I have gone through them all and here are the most popular ones by far! So if you are looking for some new bathroom cleaning products to add to your armoury then check these out!

VIAKAL is by FAR the most recommended product to get rid of limescale, shine the taps and keep those shower doors sparkly.

Method cleaners are  also up there (either the Eucalyptus and mint bathroom cleaner or any of the antibacterial sprays)

Flash Bathroom Spray is also a winner – TeamTOMM (and me to be fair) think the smell is lush!

The MAGIC ERASER sponge needs a mention because of its powers to get marks off the bath. Got annoying toy marks from where the kids have been playing in the bath? Get the magic eraser out!

Harpic Power Plus for the loo – defo seems to be TeamTOMM’s fave!

Zolfora – For keeping the floors fresh!

And finally, Astonish Mould and Mildew/Dettol Mould and Mildew for … well the mould and Mildew 🤣

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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