Christmas dinner hacks

You all may think I am insane with some of these and your mother in law may shoot you but to be honest with you, I would much rather enjoy my Christmas day with my family than slave away cooking when I could do all the prep WELL in advance. Turkey: Ah yes, the big […]

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Buttered bacon sprouts

Not everyone’s favourite #christmas veg but its well worth cooking them just for the bubble and squeak the next day!

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Campfire stew

This is my version of the campfire stew. I personally don’t like the sausages cooked in the stew so I make that on the hob while I cook my sausages in the oven. This is always a family favourite and depending on what people fancy we either cook it with pasta or potatoes so it […]

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Broccoli and Stilton soup

This makes a hefty 8-10portions at 2.5 (2 if for 10 people)syns each. Delicious and creamy and my ultimate soup leading up to Christmas! 1 large head of broccoli (chopped up including stalk) 1 white onion and 2 large leeks( roughly chopped) 2 large potatoes or 4 small (rough chop) 3 litres of vegetable stock […]

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My kitchen basics

This post is purely for what I always have in the house, tinned, storecupboard and fresh produce. As I was writing this list (bare in mind I do slimming world so some things on this list may not appeal to you!) I didn’t realise how many staples I actually always have! In further posts, I […]

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Mac and cheese (with broccoli)

This is my slimming world friendly version for Mac and cheese with the addition of broccoli which works a dream with the sauce! Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a side 200g macaroni/pasta 150g broccoli in small florets 25g lifetime zero fat cheddar (2syns) 2 tbsp grated Parmesan (2 syns) 1 tsp mustard […]

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Chicken chorizo rice

This make ahead dish is delicious but is oh so easy to make and very comforting for the cool evenings and is even better the next day for lunch! Serves 4-6 1 large onion (finely diced), 1 red and yellow pepper (finely diced) 80 g finely chopped chorizo ( if following slimming world this is […]

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