Meal Planning Monday – 22nd September

I’m enjoying being back into meal planning mode, and using up many of the items in my cupboard which I receive from my foodie penpals. Hubby even cooked one day last week – Wednesday! It mostly went to plan other than Friday & Saturday. We were out a little late on Friday and by the time we got home I couldn’t be bothered to cook so I just whipped up beans on toast for J (oops) and we had a cheeky takeaway once he had gone to bed (double oops). So on Saturday we had Friday’s meal as I’d already taken the fish out of the freezer. I’m also a little late posting this week as I’ve just been behind in general!

Meal plan w/c 22nd September:

Monday – Pie, homemade chips & beans

Tuesday – Chilli con carne

Wednesday – Chicken tikka masala (using a meal kit from one of my foodie penpals)

Thursday – Pasta (I don’t know what yet – possibly sausage & tomato)

Friday – We’re out for our monthly visit to my Mum’s

Saturday – Naan bread pizzas

Sunday – Slow cooker pulled pork with apples & onions

Linking up with At Home With Mrs M.

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Project 365 – Week 34 (days 229 – 235)

Day 229 / August 17th
I had a baking day today and made these cinnamon sugar stamped biscuits for the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014.
Day 230 / August 18th
We have retrieved J’s old bouncer activity station from the father-in-laws and N is loving it.

Day 231 / August 19th
Selfie time for me & J!

Day 232 / August 20th
My new print arrived for review, watch out for it later this week.

Day 233 / August 21st
My foodie penpals parcel arrived today and this is a sneak peek of one of the items.

Day 234 / August 22nd
Bad photo day so this is another item from my foodie penpal! I’ve had other flavours of these raisins and they are yummy.

Day 235 / August 23rd
I’m no longer a loom band virgin and I made my first item – a bracelet for hubby!
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Recipe – Cinnamon sugar stamped biscuits (#GreatBloggersBakeOff2014)

I first made these biscuits when I was trying to find something cinnamon to go in one of my foodie penpals parcels. They are totally coated in cinnamon sugar yet it isn’t too overpowering – they are very moreish!

Ingredients (makes approx. 30)

Biscuits

  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 425 g plain flour
Cinnamon sugar 
(You will find that this makes more than you need but you can save it for future. You can also add more/less sugar/cinnamon to your taste)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
Method
  • Preheat oven to gas mark 6/200C/400F.
  • Cream together the butter & sugar (I did it by hand).
  • Add the egg and beat well until combined. If you are using vanilla add this also. I find that these biscuits taste lovely without though.
  • Add the flour and work to a dough.
  • For the cinnamon sugar – mix the sugar & cinnamon until well combined.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and from the ball of dough, taking a palm sized piece at a time, roll into a ball and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Place each ball onto the tray and pat down slightly (they don’t need to be too far apart as this dough doesn’t really spread).
  • Stamp each biscuit pressing until flat (you may find you need to press a little hard to get the full imprint).
  • Bake for 8 minutes, until lightly brown around the edges.
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes then remove onto a cooling rack.
  • Enjoy!
This is my entry to week 2 of the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014, theme of biscuits – linking up with Mummy Mishaps.

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