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Listography – 5 photos that sum up my week

1) Tassimo – this my best friend before 7am every morning! The only complaint I have is that my favourite caramel drink is always out of stock at Tesco so I may have to resort to buying 5 packs at a time from Amazon!

2) Lists – I decided at the start of last week that I was fed up of nagging the children to do their chores and having to listen to, ‘I forgot’ every time I asked why a job hadn’t been done so I made everyone (apart from daddy who has enough work to do at work!) a list of daily chores.
It worked really well and we’ve had a lovely tidy house all week. One of the best things about the schedule is that doing all the chores daily helped stop them all piling up, like the laundry and the ironing, which meant I had more time to spend with the kids; we’ve had activity time most nights where they take it in turns to choose the activity and it’s been lovely.

3) Cake – ’nuff said!

4) Fruit and blender – We bought this blender from Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago and finally got it out of the box this morning. The kids now have a new love of fruit! We make smoothies, milkshakes and yogurt drinks and the girls especially love chopping up the fruit and adding all the ingredients.

5) The garden has been on mind all week. It needs a really good tidy up and sort out. I’m itching to get out there and get it tidied up, sorted out. The raised bed needs digging and compost adding ready for the vegetables and the pots need emptying, cleaning and sorting ready for the flowers I’ve started to grow. I plan to have lots and lots of pots and hanging baskets this year so we get a garden bursting with colour 🙂

Hop on over to Kate’s place to check out more photos 🙂

Fruity Friday – Week 5 Frozen pineapple and berry slush

Welcome to week five of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday. Today we’re making frozen pineapple and berry slush.

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Fruity Friday – Week 2 Mango, Peach & Apricot Fizz

Welcome to week two of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. Today we’re making mango peach fizz. You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday.

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Fruity Friday – Week 1 Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Welcome to week one of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. Today we’re making a strawberry yogurt smoothie. You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday.

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Fruity Friday

Challenge 46 of my Day Zero Project is to cook my way through a cookbook. It was a hard choice because I have quite a few cookery books, but given that I’m supposed to be losing weight (not doing very well at the moment….more about that in another post) I thought the best choice would be a book based on fruit. As you can see, the one I picked is a Readers Digest book and it’s called, Fresh Fruit & Desserts.
I was very, very tempted to cook my way through, Desserts to Die For but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. As the name suggests, all those calories would probably kill me off!

Anyway, back to the healthy recipes. We all eat quite a lot of fruit and vegetables in this house but we tend to stick to the same ones so I thought this book would vary our diet and make things a little more interesting.

I’m going to post a recipe, photos of the finished dish and the reactions from the family every Friday.
I’ve just been browsing the recipes and there are some that look absolutely delicious and some that I’m a bit nervous about getting the kids to try because I know they’re not very adventurous with new food!
It’s something they need to get used to though so this challenge should help with that. I’m sure if I get them involved in the preparing and cooking of each recipe, they’ll be more inclined to try the finished dish.

The first category in the book is breakfast recipes. Come back on the 27th Jan to find out what the taste testers have to say about a very easy first recipe… strawberry and yogurt smoothie 🙂

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