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30 December 2013

Family Food

Just as I expected Christmas and Boxing Day were over as quickly as they arrived! It was strange not having the Mini Mes for the celebrations, as they were with their dad, but they still opened their presents here on the 25th before they went. I cooked my first ever Christmas dinner (my mum usually hosts) so it was a little hectic in the kitchen but everything went to plan and tasted pretty good, even if I say so myself...
Luckily I have a year to recover!

My first Christmas dinner minus the parsnips, Brussels sprouts, bread sauce and cauliflower cheese

From Wednesday I will be watching my weight again and counting down to Kefalonia so my meals will vary slightly from the rest of the family in terms of portion sizes.
I'm doing a Ryvita challenge for January where I intend to try different toppings on a variety of flavoured crispbreads each day and hopefully I'll shred a few pounds in the process!

This weeks menu...

Monday - Prezzo 
Tuesday (NYE) - Hot buffet food. I'm doing my simple slow cooked curry and other family members are bringing a dish to share too.
Wednesday - Creamy chicken and spinach pasta
Thursday - Meatball bolognaise with salad
Friday - Roast pork with mash and veg
Saturday - Chinese buffet with friends
Sunday - Jacket potatoes

What will you be cooking this week?

Linking up with...
Meal Planning Monday


  1. Your Christmas dinner looks lovely. I'm going to try meal planning in 2014 too so it's good to get some ideas.

  2. Your Christmas dinner looks great, we just had chicken this year abd I really missed my turkey! Will save up next year so I can get the free range turkey we always had before! Couldn't run to it this year :(

  3. Meal planning is such a good idea, I'm rubbish at planning ahead but shall definitely give it a try in 2014.


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