30 bloody 1 πŸ™„

How did that happen. I’ve reached 31 the last year has flew… surely it can’t be that long since my last birthday.

The older we get the quicker the years fly by?

I’ve had another fabulous weekend, celebrated with my nearest and dearest and got totally spoilt.

From now on I will be drying my hair with a Dyson, I said this was over priced and a rip off when I first saw this…. but after borrowing one when my old piece of tat decided to blow up before a Saturday night outing. I have totally changed my mind. Makes your hair shiny and drys in super quick time! Expensive but I would say worth it.

Also jumping on the Alexa bandwagon with Amazon Echo Show. Not really played with it yes as I have spent most of my birthday hanging out my A**E. Finished off the weekend with a trip to Birmingham today for some cracking pasta in San Carlos

Lovely but after a weekend on the pop – Monday is 1000% worst when you are getting Barged out the way by millions of people trying to purchase things they don’t need.

Finally back home. Heating on. Dressing gown on. Heaven.

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Buuuurrr! ❄️

Winter is coming! Aaaattttcchhoooo!

I can’t afford to be ill this week… I have a super social weekend coming up – Works Christmas Party and 21st birthday celebrations for my sister!

Lemsip and bed was the plan tonight. Got in for work whipped up dinner and washed up.

As I was putting away the dishes as l close the cupboard door. Crash, bang, wallop!

The whole cupboard and cutlery draw falls apart. All I need. Saucepans and spoons everywhere! This is all I need a runny nose, banging headache and a cough.

So as I snuggled down for the night… next minute Handy Andy arrives next door and DIY starts. Who in their right mind starts clambering about on a Monday night.

Actually maybe they could come and fix cupboard…

Bedtime for me! Night all ❀️

Christmas is complete πŸŽ„

Finished, Finito, Over and out.

I have completed my Christmas shopping. My spare room looks like the Royal Mail sorting office but everything has arrived or on its way!

Never have I been so organised. Normally running around with all the clueless men Christmas Eve grabbing last bits. So totally surprised myself.

Now to employ an elf to help with the wrapping. 🎁

This year I am going to be spending Christmas in India, never ventured further than Mother Hens for the big day. So this is going to be interesting. Christmas on the beach. Excited but a bit apprehensive but actually can’t wait.

Countdown is on with 6 weeks to go.

Been searching for my beach body. Not happened only thing I have found is my beach ball look.

Absolutely no will power whatsoever. Jumped off the scales and fell in to KFC tonight.

Why the bloody hell did that happen. I tell you why… because I am weak. Going to bed hating myself. But back on the plan tomorrow. She says!

Onwards and upwards!

Where there’s a blame there’s a claim!

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Well………..I have only gone and taken a call today from the ITV asking for me and Derek to be on the Judge Rinder Christmas Special. They found my blog from January when I shrunk the Christmas jumper.. that dreaded Christmas Jumper that still looks me in the face when I go in the wardrobe.

Where there’s a blame there’s a claim

I could be on every TV show going with what goes on in my life. This phone call has sparked my love again for my blog.

Blazday’s is back!

Next stop – This Morning, Jeremy Kyle,Β  Loose Woman…. Even Flog it!

Slow Cooker Porky Chilli


The easiest Chilli ever to make! Slow cooker winner!

So….

Ingredients

  • Pork Loin
  • Mushrooms πŸ„ 
  • Pepper – red and yellow 
  • Onion
  • Courgette πŸ₯’
  • Kidney beans in Chilli 
  • Tinned Tomato πŸ… 
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp paprika

This is easy! Put all the above in the slower cooker and cook on low for 5/6 hours! 

Shread the pork and serve with rice 🍚 

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Wedges and Paprika Chilli Yogurt Dip!

 

So guys – I love Lamb and now I found these Meatballs!!

They are amazing and they are only 1.5syns each.

Ingredients

  • Marks and Spencer Lamb Meatballs

Potato Wedges

  • Large Jacket Potato
  • Fry Light
  • Salt & Pepper

Paprika Chilli Yogurt Dip

  • Natural Fat Free Yogurt
  • Lemon Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Chilli
  • Coriander
  • 1tsp Paprika

Method

  1. Cut the potato in wedges. Par boil in salted water for 10 minutes
  2. Drain. Place on kitchen towel and leave for dry for 5 minutes
  3. Spray with Fry light, Salt and Pepper
  4. Place of pre heated baking tray and bake for 20 minutes on 200’c
  5. Place – Garlic, Chilli, Coriander and squirt of lemon in a mini chopper and blitz for 3 minutes
  6. Spoon into a bowl and mix in yogurt and paprika. Set aside
  7. Heat a frying pan on medium heat, spray with fry light
  8. Cook Meatballs for 4 minutes each side and serve!

I also served with a side salad topped with coriander!

Bean Vegetable Chilli 🌢 

Wowww-eeeeee! This should be called the windy bean Chilli πŸ˜‚

Ingredients

  • Kidney Beans in Chilli Sauce
  • Cannelloni beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 courgette πŸ₯’
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • Mini chestnut mushrooms
  • Mushrooms πŸ„
  • Coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs 🌿
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Chilli’s
  • Worcestershire sauce

Method

  1. Cut all vegetables in chunky size
  2. Put garlic and chilli and coriander in mini chopper and finely chop
  3. Fry off onion until brown and then add the garlic and chilli
  4. Add all vegetables and cook until soft-ish
  5. Sprinkle Paprika and mixed herbs and add Worcestershire sauce – cook for 5 mins
  6. Add beans and cook for a further 10mins.
  7. Β Chop coriander and add to chilli – give a stir
  8. Serve with rice/orzo pasta/pasta/cauli rice

For the next two days call your self Gail-Windy Chilli