Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Dinners this week

Sunday - Baked Salmon, new potatoes and salad.

Monday - Takeaway

Tuesday - Salmon fishcakes, hm tater tots, baked beans

Wednesday - Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, vegetables

Thursday - Meatballs & Spaghetti, served with hm tomato sauce and garlic bread

Friday - Omelette & Salad

Saturday - Pizza

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Cooler & Windy

We seem to have taken a step backwards with the weather this last week. We have had cold winds and rain as well.

This weeks dinners have had to go back a step as well and be more warming, especially on days when the boys had had PE or football training.

Jobs have still had to be done despite the weather and yesterday as we had had a clear spell with no rain I cut the front grass; Tom started on the back garden, clearing some weeds and bits.

I have visions in my head as to how I want things to look but they are not getting there fast.

Today Dave and Tom have a football training session this morning as we are starting to get into tournament season, and both boys have a tournament on the weekend of 30/31 May.

David has this past week been doing his SATs which are a national test taken in Yr 6, and Tom has had in house assessments.

Dinner today will be roast chicken, dauphinoise potatoes and salad.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Warmer Weather and Cooking

As we have been getting warmer weather lately, not only has the heating been off for easily over a month, but we have also started to eat lighter meals, which in turn means less usage of the oven etc.

I am still monitoring our electricty usage and it has been crawling downwards.

I try every morning to bake a cake or some cookies in the oven whilst I am baking the bread, and even some mornings will cook the meat needed for the dinner that night.
This is a win win situation; the oven is on during the cheaper costing electricty and the kitchen doesn't get heated later in the day when the sun has heated it.

Usually we will have something like a salad with new potatoes,