Give the gift of cake!

five.

  1. Baking! Had Millie off school today with earache. She wanted to bake some scones so after checking we had the ingredients and getting Violet off for a nap, thats what we did! I made some gluten free blueberry muffins too!

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    scones

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  2. Favours. I called my Mum and Dad this morning to ask them to grab me a couple of bits of shopping when they went for their weekly trip to Tamworth, I mentioned Millie wanted to see them so Mum invited us for lunch. Hence the gluten free muffins – they were for my Dad who has is a Coeliac! We took round some scones too and one of the Nutella muffins for my Mum! Thank you!
  3. Lovely comment! When I was in Morrisons the other day, I heard a voice calling my name, it was the lady behind the news counter who I went to school with, asking me to come over. She just wanted to tell me that she loved reading my blog and found it really interesting! Well thank you, if you’re reading, that comment really made my day 🙂 I forgot to put it in my blog that day so I’m putting it in todays instead!
  4. Millie & Xander. They’ve been really nice to each other today! Took turns on my folks’ laptop, played with the lego together this evening, and were reading each other stories in bed!DSC_6746
  5. Tomorrow. Looking forward to tomorrow!Am seeing a fried who buggered off to France last year! She’s over for a few days so she’s coming over for copious amounts of tea and most likely some cake! 🙂

Fluff and stuff!

Five things:

  1. Cups of tea. Had school mum friends here for a cuppa this morning as was feeling ok-ish! Lovely to catch up, even if I couldn’t taste my sweet treats! Hate that!

  2. Brownies and fluff. Made delicious (I think) brownies from three ingredients! A successful Pinterest attempt! Whilst in Morrisons getting ingredients I spotted this stuff..

    Fluff! :: keep it simple
    Marshmallow fluff!! Great between two rich tea of digestive biscuits with a layer of Nutella too! So bad, but so good!

  3. Easy afternoon. I was shattered this afternoon (it’s like being in the early stages of pregnancy again!!) after having company this morning, so had a very lazy afternoon. After I’d collected Millie and Xander from school I fell asleep on the sofa again!
  4. Proper music. Millie and Xander are engrossed in watching Michael Jackson YouTube videos with Webby! Teaching them about proper music, not of this Bieber rubbish!
  5. New skill. Violet has learnt today, to get to sitting position from crawling! Had her appointment through for her 9-12 month developmental check today, already?!

Play, sleep, eat, cuddle!

My five for today:

  1. Feeling a bit better. Not much, but a bit, think my skin is a little calmer too. 
  2. Playing. Kids have  played lots today 🙂 Xander played for ages with lego in his room this morning. He and Millie have been out on their bikes with Webby, had a bit of time on the DS. Violet found the train set box and sat playing with some of the pieces contentedly 🙂IMG_0069 IMG_0067IMG_0070
  3. Afternoon nap! Fell asleep on the sofa for half an hours much needed kip! Still feeling tired, this cold/virus is an energy zapper! Feeling better though 🙂
  4. Burgers. Had yummy burgers and homemade chips for tea! Great comfort food!Here’s a tip I found on Pinterest for getting rid if fat: put a piece if foil over a bowl and push it down in the middle, pour in the oil and leave to cool/set. Screw up the top and throw away!

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  5. Hugs. I love s good hug! Millie’s given me a couple of random ones today 🙂 Violet had a lovely daddy cuddle after tea..IMG_0072

I just noticed something I forgot.. your mole!

Still feeling rubbish, and now skin playing up too but could be worse, so here’s my five positives today!

  1. Smiling. Woke up feeling positively dreadful however this photo Webby sent me made me smile 🙂IMG_0107
  2. Lazy. Due to feeling rubbish, and Mr. Webb being at a footie match most the day, the kids and I had a very lazy day of DS playing, film watching and a spot of painting! 
  3. Painting! Millie painted this picture of me! Isn’t it fabulous?! She realised after that she’d forgotten my mole but that’s easily rectified!

    Painting <3
    I've just noticed something I forgot.. your mole! :: Mama of Three Mia Blogs

  4. Baking & not getting take away again! Baked a couple of batches of biscuits earlier! Wanted to try and use wholemeal flour instead of plain and they turned out ok!Mr Webb offered to get us chippy chips when he got back from football, and had we not of had them already this week I’d of snapped the offer up, but I was good and got chopping veg instead for a much healthier sweet ‘n’ sour. Figured I need the vitamins to fight off this damn cold! It’s so colourful 🙂 I used turkey ins tea of chicken.

    Sweet 'n' sour turkey!

  5. Oat bath. Never tried one for soothing my skin, don’t really know why but thought a nice relaxing bath would help me feel better! I think it has soothed so I shall be trying it again in the future!

Wholemeal biscuits – plain & cinnamon!

Wholemeal biscuits :: Mama of Three Mia Blogs

Ingredients:

100g butter
50g caster sugar
150g wholemeal plain flour

Preheat oven to gas 4/180°C.
Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in flour, finishing off with your hands. Roll out on lightly floured surface to 3mm thick. Cut biscuits with a cutter and place on lightly oiled tray. (I used my Pampered Chef stone so no need for oil.) Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Took a bit longer with the stone.) Cool on wire rack!

I made a second batch with a teaspoon and a half of cinnamon in, sprinkled with some cinnamon sugar before going in the oven! They’re lovely!

Cinnamon Wholemeal Biscuits :: Mama of Three Mia Blogs

Roast chicken and vegetable soup.

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Soup :: Mama of Three Mia Blogs

Ingredients:

2 chicken legs
glug olive oil
1 large onion, roughly diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 small leeks, roughly chopped
1 sweet potato, diced
2 cups frozen mixed veg (I used broccoli, sweetcorn, peas, carrots)
1 ltr chicken stock (made with one cube)
1 tsp sage

Roast the chicken legs as per packaging instruction. Meanwhile chop your veggies.
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry off all the fresh vegetable, garlic and sage for 5-10 minutes. Add the chicken and half a litre of stock. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the frozen vegetables and another 250 ml of stock, add a little more if thats not enough to cover the vegetables. Season with salt and plenty of pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and take the meat off the bone, shredding as you go along, with two forks. Add the shredded chicken to the soup and give it a good stir.

Enjoy!