Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thinking frugally...

Eeeeek! You know it's going to be a long week when you only have $35 to your name until this time next week...

This is going to require some out of the box thinking. Our meal plan for the week is currently being "padded" out by my very generous in-laws. So to repay some of the huge debt of gratitude I now owe them, I'm baking them a Christmas cake. My Christmas cake is no ordinary fruit cake. Nope, the only fruit it contains are dried dates! Mmmmmm love those dates! It also has copious macadamia nuts, almonds and lashings of dark chocolate. And brandy...lots and lots of brandy! (Or, as in the case of the other night, when  you don't have brandy, IMPROVISE! Lol. Ours had Jack Daniels in it instead!)

But I digress.

Food plan for this week:

Wednesday = One pan chicken
Thursday = Babotie
Friday = Slow cooker beef
Saturday = Vegetable frittata
Sunday = Soup and scones
Monday = Fish cakes
Tuesday = partial payment = STEAK!!
Wednesday = Payday! = GROCERIES!

Now the only problem with all of this, is I can't go very far due to only having 1/2 a tank of petrol to last me to Wednesday....Hmmmm, I wonder if I can persuade people to come to me???

Wishing you all a peaceful and harmonious week! xoxox

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bonsoir, remember me?

Well hello again! It has been a very long time since I last posted. I have no idea how to catch you up on all that has happened in that time, so please forgive me..

I'm soooo very excited!! Christmas is coming!! I ADORE Christmas. I love everything about it, all the traditions, the giving, the shared joy. So I'm uber excited that I have been allowed to start Christmas early in our house. LOML and I are heading to the US for a business conference in Las Vegas, followed by a hasty tour of LA and San Diego. This is great, but means that I miss out on almost two weeks of valuable Christmas time, and there is so much I want to do with Monkey this year, now that he kind of realises what is going on. So decorations are up, and mucho sewing and creating is occurring by Mama.

I'm making Monkey an advent calender that he can do while we are away - kind of a way of us still being here with him too. I can't believe I'm going to leave my baby for nearly 2 weeks!!!

Anyway, tomorrow's job...Christmas cake creating. I'll be sure to pop back and show you my creations!

Biscous xx