Leftovers, Greens and Baby Mush


For Dinner last night we had leftover Turkey Meatloaf, No.1 was not overly impressed, as he had requested “Meatballs and long Pesgetti”, maybe tonight!! However, he got over his little giving out and tucked in, this time deciding he wanted to try the mash (which reheated very well) and “square meatballs” aka, meatloaf cut into bite size squares!

We (myself and hubbie) thought that the meatloaf had improved in flavour on the previous day and it reheated very well (both meatloaf and mash were reheated the lazy way, in the microwave!) and lazier still, microwave in the bag mixed veg from Tesco, that included brocolli, green beans and mangetout. No.1 loves brocolli, but not last night, he decided instead to try Green Beans and seemed astonished to find that he liked them! He gobbled up his portion and then pinched mine 🙂


No. 2 had his intro to “something that isn’t milk” today and he hoovered it up, in fact, screamed at me in temper if I didn’t get the spoon with the next bit into his little mouth quick enough! We had tried a bit of baby rice last week he didn’t seem overly impressed, but today he loved the cereal, I also gave him some water in a sippy cup, his reaction was very funny but he drank some more after the mush.

Time to dust of the A.Karmel book and get the blender tuned up for baby mush making, I may need to buy another freezer!!


Recent Dinners

Here are some dinner ideas from during the last 2 weeks since I started in Slimming World.

This is a version of the “Tricolour Carbonara” from the SW books. My husband, who does not normally like carbonara said it was the nicest he ever had – it’s really light and very tasty!

I was doing a freezer hunt for the day’s meals and found a ham fillet at the bottom and decided to cook it, when it was cooked and I cut into it, it had a lot of fat running through the centre, which I hate so I decided to trim every single piece I could see off and cut the ham into small cubes to throw into a salad or carbonara. The carbonara I made by frying the ham cubes in a hot pan until slighly coloured, then softening a leek in fry light with a clove of garlic, added a chopped green chilli and a handful of frozen peas. I added dashes of water to keep things from sticking/burning. Meanwhile had pasta (250g wholewheat spaghetti) and in a bowl whisked 2 egg yolks with 3 tablespoons fat free fromage frais and 20g Parmesan grated
When pasta cooked, drain, keep a little of the water in the end, throw in the leek and bacon and take off the heat and stir in the egg and ffff mix and stir well.
Divided into 4 bowls and sprinkled with a little grated Parmesan.
(30g Parmesan is a healthy A but it’s split between 4 portions here)


Friday Night Food – Burger and Chips SW Style

Junior1 had great fun making these with me. Into the food processor went a small onion which was finely chopped then salt and pepper, a tablespoon of ketchup and some dried oregano. We shaped them into burgers (“big one for daddy, medium for mammy and small for me”) and onto a hot griddle. The chips made in the usual way and I put the burgers into the oven after they were sealed.

I used a brown burger bun (from tesco) as my healthy B and some low fat Chedder cheese, rocket and tomato, with chilli ketchup and some cherry tomatoes on the side. Better than a Chipper take away any day 🙂


Sirloin Steak with soy, ginger and honey glaze, with stir fried Veg and wholewheat noodles. I got the recipe from a Food Club i’m in on a forum, the recipe called for Duck, which i’m not a big fan of so I griddled the sirloin and made the glaze. I used a tablepsoon of sesame oil in the veg (3 syns between 2 servings) and soy sauce, and just a drop of soy on the noodles. Really really tasty.