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How Time Flies……

I cannot believe how much time as went by since my last post!
And so much has happened.

I decided to take a little break from the Blog front to focus on my wedding.
The wedding has been and gone (it will be 6 weeks this Saturday) and we are now in the run up to the Mini Man joining Primary 1 and the Little Lady starting nursery.

More of these to come in Blog Posts 🙂

We also had the arrival of a good friends Gorgeous Girl, nelieve me she is a little cracker!

I am back on my healthy eating routine, unfortunately Pina Coladas do not count towards your 5 a day.

Exciting New Things ;)

Just a short, cheeky post to let you know about some changes I plan to make and get your thoughts on.

I am in the process of starting up 2 new blogs – 1 for myself and 1 for my mini’s.

The new blog for myself,  is basically recipes and anything foodie that I like.
Alas, my dear readers, I shall be keeping this one too.  Only it wont contain as much foodie posts.

The blog for my mini’s will be focusing on their cooking/baking, a tiny bit about what else they get upto.
I will be in full control of it, they will be in charge of the picking recipes, shopping and the cooking.

I hope you will enjoy the other blogs as much as this one, and if you have any hints or tips for us, we would appreciate them.
Maybe not the mini man, as we all know that 4.5 year olds know everything!

S x

I’ve Progressed to the Next Stage of QMT

The last few weeks have been filled with illness in our house.
Not very good at all.
First was Lolly who had pneumonia and am now glad to say is better. Back to her normal cheeky self, although still a bit raspy.
Then the mini man came down with a cough, which we have been told is a viral chest infection. Not sure if that’s right but it is what my local surgery diagnose everyone with.
And lastly me. I have Manflu. Its traumatic to say the least lol. I really don’t know how men cope with it. Oh yes, I don’t know as I still have to deal with the monsters sick or not. Can’t be lying in bed all day “dying”.

Yesterday was my hardest day, as I had felt the worst I have felt all week and all the monsters done was play up.
You name it they done it – fighting, jumping on beds, harassing the dog, harassing me, throwing things, etc etc.
I was so harassed, I couldn’t believe it. As soon as the Mr came home, went back out, came home again, I got myself in a roasting, toasting hot bath and had a snoop about twitter and get myself together.
And apparently while I was in the bath my crazed monsters turned into perfection personified.

I have come to the conclusion that after our few weeks illness and my week of harassment that I have progressed up the Quality Mummy Time ladder to – Night Away.
So I am going to book myself away for a day to a spa (and see how we get on there before booking a full night away).

Have you progressed in the QMT ladder?

How far up are you now? 🙂

X

Spicy Yoghurt Pork Kebabs

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This recipe was amazing! Tasty, simple and quick to make.
We are on a budget these days, upcoming wedding :), and the ingredients are regulars on our weekly shopping list. Which is great for us as it meant not buying food we wouldn’t use after.

You can use this recipe differently from how I have, I had diced pork to use up, you could use it on pork steaks instead.

What you need:

1 pack diced pork/4 pork steaks
8 tablespoons of low fat natural yoghurt
1-2 tablespoons curry powder
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 tablespoons coriander
2 tablespoons mint
Salt and pepper to season

You can always have less or more curry powder/chilli depends on how spicy you like it

What you do:

Place your diced pork evenly out onto wooden skewers.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together to make a sauce.
Spread the sauce over the kebabs, turn over and spread over other side, make sure they are evenly coated as much as you can.
Place under hot grill, or pop into oven dish (I used my Pampered Chef stoneware in oven) and cook for 10 mins each side under grill, or 15-10 mins in oven.
Serve with rice and vegetables or salad and chips like we did.

Enjoy x

Our Wee Unplanned Trip

Our weekend got off to a bad start 😦

My little lady had to be taken into the Edinburgh Sick Kids.
She had been not a very well wee sausage for the previous 2-3 weeks, on and off cold/cough. At the time I didn’t think it was anything to really worry about. But I was wrong.

We called our local doctors surgery on Friday morning as Lolly was really raspy and hadn’t eaten or drank much in the last 48 hours, and being the amazing surgery that they are, I was told by the doctor receptionist that it was not an emergency and I would wait in a queue for a call back.
Well I waited, and waited, and waited, and well you get the hint.

Quick call to Auntie Kaak, and followed her advice of calling NHS 24.
And we were sent to the hospital.

My mini man was packed off to his friends and off we went.
Met the Mr and headed to A & E.
Jeez Louise it was mobbed!
Again we waited and waited to be seen. 2pm turned into 4pm and the little lady seemed to have perked up.
I was now thinking, if not seen in half an hour we are leaving. She seems fine, wee cough but nothing too major.

Cut a long story short, we didn’t go home we waited and were seen at around 6pm. And I am so glad we never just went home. As after all the waiting, seeing a nurse, waiting, seeing a doctor, waiting, having x-rays, waiting, seeing doctor, waiting, getting prescription, we were told Lolly has pneumonia.
I was so shocked! And feeling really upset. My poor wee sausage!

I then felt anger towards my doctors surgery and that bloody receptionist!
Am I wrong to think she shouldn’t have been playing at doctors and just got us seen? I mean she’s 2 years old, you can’t muck about with a wee one.
I’m even getting angry while writing this.

The good news is that Lolly is on the mend and she’s not 100% yet but on the road to it.
My food bill has went down slightly this week as she has eaten very little.
I’m glad she had a good appetite before and that she wasn’t a slight girl.

And now I am off to write my letter to the practice manager in the surgery. Tips are welcome for the letter!