Meatballs In Marinara Sauce

My next guest post is Jolene who blogs over at One Yummy Mummy. Jolene is a Food & Parenting blogger who describes herself as a “Mummy cook”. Believe me when I say she has some absolutely fab recipes over on her blog! She’s sharing her post with a recipe for meatballs that has me drooling.. Enjoy!  Speedy Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Meatballs are a huge hit in “Yummy” HQ. So much so that I’ve been trying to make them less time consuming than my original recipe but still taste pretty damn good! Usually meatballs need a good bit of prep, from grating all the veg, trying to prevent the meatballs from sticking to the […]

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The Trolley Incident…

So I went to Lidl yesterday to do the shopping, making sure I had the Euro coin for the trolley.  I’m walking over and there’s a guy walking back with his trolley so I do what – I assume – every person does and decide to save him the walk all the way back.  I sauntered up to him with my hand outstretched brandishing my shiny Euro coin. “Hi” I said chirpily, assuming he would fully understand the scenario that was about to take place. “Here, will I take your trolley?” I waved the Euro in his face. He looked at me a bit funny. Then he looked at the […]

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The Surgical Tooth Removal

So this morning I had a wonky extremely crooked tooth removed. I got it removed on the Dentist’s recommendation because it was sort of in behind another tooth and sideways, and would probably end up decayed because it was a bastard to clean. That and I’m getting braces in a few weeks and this tooth needed to be sorted out first. So the Surgeon told me I had a choice of just numbing the area or sedation. My tooth was to be surgically removed in two pieces and there would be drilling. Yeh, sedation please!  I remember lying on the chair and the needle being put in my arm. A few […]

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How To Put Away The Washing In Ten Easy Steps…

Step One: Look at the clothes horse and sigh.  Step Two: *Phone beeps* Check Phone. *20 minutes later* Step Three: Remove tops / trousers / pillow cases, “fold” them, and put them on a chair. Step Four: Remove all the underwear and drop 5 or 6 socks on the floor.  Step Five: Curse the fucking socks.  Step Six: Pick up the socks and pile all the underwear on top of the “folded” clothes.  Step Seven: Check phone. Browse on Facebook. *half an hour later*  Step Eight: Bring pile of clothes upstairs and put them on the end of your bed.  Step Nine: Leave the room and forget about them until […]

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20’s Me vs 30’s Me…

~ 20’s me could walk up the stairs without any thought. ~ 30’s me holds onto the banisters and my knees click.. – 20’s me could stay up ’til 3am watching tv. – 30’s me worries that 9pm is too late to start watching a film.. ~ 20’s me could drink during the day, pop home for a shower and go back out that night. ~ 30’s me is half asleep after 2 glasses of wine.. – 20’s me laughed in the face of danger.. (Well, a bit). – 30’s me always looks slightly worried and says “be careful” a lot.. ~ 20’s me wore less makeup to look fresh. […]

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Buns for Dummies…

It’s been a while since I posted any baking related blogs – mainly because I’m fairly shite at baking! The last one was the Apple Tart recipe, which I haven’t made since.. well probably since I blogged about it! Anyway, I present you with ‘Buns for Dummies’ Completely fool proof! You seriously cannot go wrong with this recipe* (*I take zero responsibility if you manage to f*ck it up) So here goes: Ingredients: 6oz Butter 6oz Sugar 6oz Self Raising Flour 3 Eggs Vanilla Essence A bowl  (No shit!) A mixer (Seriously..?) Mix the butter and sugar. Add in the flour and mix. Add in an egg at a time, […]

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The Emotions Of Getting An Extension

My blog has been quiet lately. That’s because we are currently getting an extension on to the back of our house. While I know it will end soon(ish) and will be brilliant, the current state of my house is: ‘Absolute F*cking Kip.’ In the last 2 weeks I have experienced the following emotions.. Excitement. We’re going to get a proper big kitchen. Yay! Fear and apprehension as the builders rocked in and knocked walls down all over the place. (Okay, one..) Stress and exasperation just trying to keep SOME of the house in a normal state. Who knew one room getting done could cause such chaos! Impatience. WHEN WILL IT […]

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12 Things You’ll Do In Your 30’s…

  Here are some fun facts about being in your 30’s. 12 things you’ll do… or at least I do anyway! 1. You feel genuine pleasure on a sunny day putting the washing out. 2. Your bones click when you walk up the stairs. 3. You can’t get up off a chair without making a noise. 4. If you kneel down it will take you several minutes to straighten your legs again. 5. A night out ends before some are even beginning. 6. If you do stay awake long enough to get to a club you feel about 100 years old when you’re in there. 7. A hangover lasts for […]

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