Mama OWL Blog: March 2015

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Monday, 30 March 2015


And we are home! We had the most amazing time in Australia, which I will be filling you all in on shortly but for now, here is this week's Easter meal plan!

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Monday 30th
March
*still away*
Tuesday 31st
March
*they had dinner with Nan & Gramp as we didn't get home until evening*
Wednesday 1st
April
Brinner
Thursday 2nd
April
Caveman chilli with brown rice
Good Friday 3rd
April
Sausage & mash with vegetables and gravy
Saturday 4th
April
Spaghetti Bolognese
Easter Sunday 5th
April
Roast lamb with all the trimmings

#MealPlanningMonday linked up with At Home with Mrs M.
{*Brinner = breakfast for dinner}

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Monday, 23 March 2015


Still away! And the kids are still enjoying being spoiled by Nanny & Grampy, so another week of a basic meal plan that will be easy for everyone to manage.

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Monday 23rd
March
Lasagne
Tuesday 24th
March
Chicken, chips & baked beans
Wednesday 25th
March
Spaghetti Bolognese
Thursday 26th
March
Burgers in buns with chips & salad
Friday 27th
March
Chicken Fajitas
Saturday 28th
March
Pizza
Sunday 29th
March
Roast pork with potato, Yorkshire puds, vegetables & gravy

#MealPlanningMonday linked up with At Home with Mrs M.
{*Brinner = breakfast for dinner}

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Monday, 16 March 2015


Well the Mister & I are heading Down Under for a friend's wedding, and my wonderful in laws will be caring for the children in our absence. I've put together a 'loose' meal plan of some simple family favourites, and they can follow it as they choose!

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Monday 16th
March
Undecided
Tuesday 17th
March
Undecided
Wednesday 18th March Chicken, chips & baked beans
Thursday 19th
March
Cottage Pie
Friday 20th
March
Toad in the hole with chips, peas and gravy
Saturday 21st
March
Pizza and garlic bread
Sunday 22nd
March
Roast chicken with potato, Yorkshire puds, vegetables & gravy

#MealPlanningMonday linked up with At Home with Mrs M.
{*Brinner = breakfast for dinner}

A monstrously healthy breakfast from BEAR

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


With two teenagers, a tween, & one in training as well as our nearly 5-year-old, finding something healthy for breakfast that will appeal to everyone can be a bit of a chore. We are huge advocates of BEAR products in this house, I love their no added nonsense range of snacks and cereals and am happy that I can hand them to the kids for breakfast on the go or for a snack in their packed lunch and know that they aren't consuming anything unhealthy. The BEAR Alphabites cereals contain no refined sugar, and are naturally high in calcium so I can pop some in a little pot for them to enjoy as a crunchy snack, or they can have them in a bowl with milk before they head off for a hard day of learning.

Made from just six ingredients, Alphabites are available in two delicious recipes - multigrain, and cocoa - and right now kids can be taken on a journey into 'Monsterbet City' with 26 special backs of pack to discover, find Horace the Hairsniffler with his horrendous haircuts, Sly the Slippery Spynoodler who loves socks, or even Barney the Bin Bellied Bloover!

Or perhaps, they could come up with their own?

Visit Bearnibbles.co.uk/monsterbet and download the 'Make Your Own Monster' template, and enter BEAR's monster design competition to win some fabulous prizes.

In every promotional pack you'll find 4 free Monsterbet magnets, why not collect them all! BEAR products can be purchased from leading chains including Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado and The Co-Op as well as many small and independent suppliers.


We received complimentary BEAR products for review purposes.
The views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words.

A Frozen Fan's 5th Birthday Gift Guide

Monday, 9 March 2015

Like almost every other little girl (& boy) up and down the country, E has been enchanted by Disney's Frozen and Princesses Elsa & Anna of Arendelle. At Christmas one of the (many) things on her wish list for Santa Claus was a Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll - sadly, such was the demand for them at the time I was unable to find one for her, but she was still delighted with all of the wonderful gifts that she did receive.

Next month E will be turning 5 years old, and so I have put together a little gift guide for the Frozen fan in your life for anyone in need of some inspiration. The House of Fraser have a huge range of toys and games (not just Frozen related!), and have very kindly sent E the present that was on the top of her list. Just take a look at that face!


The Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll (currently on sale for £34.99) is just as beautiful as her on-screen self, with a shimmering glittery gown & jewelled necklace that lights up as she sings the hit song from the movie, "Let it Go". The doll, recommended for children aged 3 and above, is every bit the quality toy that you would expect from Disney and E has had hours of fun creating her own stories with her Snow Glow Elsa, she even comes with her own little Olaf! A must-have for any Frozen fanatic, and I am so happy that she finally has her much longed-for toy.


We are now left with the dilemma of what to buy for her, and these are just a few of my favourite things from House of Fraser. The Frozen lunch box - which at the moment is half price at just £4 - is a practical option which would still be well received, and what could be better than a matching Frozen rucksack? Under £10, & the perfect school bag.

E loves sitting down quietly and working on puzzles, and the Disney Frozen 50pc jigsaw at only £6 would be a lovely addition to her collection as well as offer some peaceful coffee time for me, and the Queen Elsa Styling Head would be a huge hit and potentially also save me from losing my own hair due to E's enthusiastic hairdressing practice...


E received a complimentary Snow Glow Elsa for review purposes.
The views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words.

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Monday, 9 March 2015


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Monday 9th
March
Brinner*
Tuesday 10th
March
Chargrilled Chicken Korma Salad (served with various sundries for the Mister and kids)
Wednesday 11th March Home-made beef burgers with chips (celeriac 'chips' for me)
Thursday 12th
March
Chicken & bacon stir-fry
Friday 13th
March
Caveman chilli & brown rice
Saturday 14th
March
Spaghetti ('Courgetti' for me) & Meatballs in a home-made
tomato, garlic and herb sauce
Sunday 15th
March
Roast

#MealPlanningMonday linked up with At Home with Mrs M.
{*Brinner = breakfast for dinner}

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Monday, 2 March 2015


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Monday 2nd
March
Brinner*
Tuesday 3rd
March
Chicken fajitas
Wednesday 4th March Southwestern burgers with home-made coleslaw, salad and (sweet) potato wedges
Thursday 5th
March
Caveman chilli & brown rice
Friday 6th
March
Home-made chicken kiev with mixed veg and (celeriac for me) chips
Saturday 7th
March
Home-made fish cakes with broccoli & mash
Sunday 8th
March
Roast

#MealPlanningMonday linked up with At Home with Mrs M.
{*Brinner = breakfast for dinner}
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