A Week of Being Spoiled… and a lot of Spots!!


Some of you may remember that I had an early Birthday treat last week.  Abi made the dinners for me!!

Monday Abi took a recipe for Potato wedges with a dip and created her own.  This really has to be one of the best dinners we have had in a long time!!  I am really annoyed with myself because I forgot to take any photos 😦

She baked the wedges in the top of a hot oven for about 3/4 hour, She put chopped chicken breasts coated with Fajita seasoning mix and covered with foil in the bottom of the oven.

Once it was all cooked she mixed the chicken in with the potatoes, poured over a jar of salsa dip, followed by a cheese and garlic dip she had made.  (The children are lacto intolerant so she had to make her own.)  For the dip she used 1/2 tub of lactofree cream cheese, 2 heaped Tbsp Mayonnaise, 2-3 Tbsp Lactofree cream and some garlic and Italian herb seasoning.  She topped all this with grated cheese and put under a hot grill for a few minutes to brown.

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Tuesday was Pancake day so she made savoury ham, leek and cheese pancakes followed by sweet pancakes for desert. (I had to have my usual lemon and sugar!!)






Run ……


GOT IT !!!!!

And to end with………….


……………a very Close Call   !!!!


Wednesday was Homemade Pizzas.  Again using lactofree cheese, bacon, pepperami, sweetcorn and tomato.  These were scrummy too.

Thursday we were at the wedding so she got a day off!

And Friday we had Peppered steak with salad and new potatoes No photo again I’m afraid! I really need to get into the habit of taking more pictures.

Now on to the spots……!!!

Josh has had a cold, cough and sore throat, usual winter bugs, or so we thought!!  Yesterday he was off his food and he had a rash and this morning it was worse, so we have been to the doctors and he has Measles!!  He has had the vaccines but presumably he didn’t  build up an immunity!  So he will be off for a few days yet, yes…my little man has an extended half-term holiday which he is rather pleased about.

I really am not sure now if I shall meet my one a month challenge target but Josh is more important at the moment so we shall see.

I really do hope I can get back soon with the shawl images. I would like Abi to model it for me but she is rather bogged down with homework at the minute!  She was such a sweetheart last week, she was working solidly on college coursework for the whole of her holidays except for the wedding and Sunday (we keep Sunday as a day for worship and family).  Her only other downtime was when she was cooking the dinners.  Thanks Abz x.

I must go now..

Happy Crafting!! xx