Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Slimming World | RECIPE OF THE MONTH

RECIPE OF THE MONTH







Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Slimming World

One of my faviourite meals is a Chilli Con Carne. Such an easy recipe to do and a nice warming one for the autumn.
This can easily be made so that its a syn free meal on Slimming World.


Minced beef (5% fat or less)
1 Onion, chopped
2 Peppers (Any colour), chopped
1 Can red kidney beans, drained
1 Can chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp Tomato puree
300ml beef stock
2 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 Garlic clove (I used crushed garlic)
Salt and pepper
Fresh coriander, to garnish

 
 



First fry the mince off until its gone brown. If you need to use oil then use the 1 calorie spray. I usually get away with just cooking the mince without oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook for a further 5 mins.

 
Next add the peppers and fry for another 2-5 mins



Put all the other ingredients into the pan and bring to a boil. Now simmer for about 40 mins stirring occasionally



It really is as simple as this.

Great to serve with rice, jacket potatoes, wedges or even just on its own.

I saved a small amount for Sonny as well and he loved it also.

Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

My Weekly Meal Plan | 26th September 2016



My Weekly Meal Plan | 26th September 2016


Monday
Jacket potatoes with tuna and salad

Tuesday
Cottage pie with vegetables

Wednesday
Macaroni cheese (Slimming World recipe)

Thursday
Ham, egg and homemade chips

Friday
Hot dogs (Slimming World sausages) in wholemeal rolls with corn on the cob and sweet potato fries

Saturday
Homemade lamb curry with brown rice

Sunday
Roast chicken dinner

I am starting the new linky this week. Please feel free to join in below.




Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

My Sunday Photo 25th September 2016

My Sunday Photo 25th September 2016
 
I took this photo today at the park. I think I have an addiction to taking photos of Sonny on the swings



Saturday, 24 September 2016

A Long Weekend Away








Finally some family time which is what we needed. We went away for a long weekend to Cornwall.

I actually booked this through The Sun £9.50 holidays back in January and I book a break every year through this as it’s a bargain. The 3 night break away cost us under £100 for a caravan.

We left Friday morning and it took us about four hours to get down to Newquay which was where we were heading to first. We went to Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium which was on the Newquay beach. I managed to get free tickets for here through my Tesco Clubcard points.

The Aquarium was good and Sonny seemed to enjoy it but he also got very tired near the end. We then had a quick walk along the beach and watched some surfing.

We grabbed some fish and chips and headed to Haven Perran Sands where we were staying.

The caravan was nice, clean and tidy. The site itself was great and had lots going on. We headed to the Go Tots disco and then back to the caravan to chill out.

Saturday we chilled out in the morning had breakfast and Sonny napped. We then headed to Newquay Zoo. No bargains here we had to pay but it was only £24 for both of us.

I think Darren enjoyed the zoo more than Sonny. Sonny also got very tired again near the end so we only walked round once then headed back to the caravan so he could have another nap before the Go Tots disco again. Sonny loved running around on the dance floor and he loved the seaside squad characters.

Sunday was a nice relaxed one and we just went for a little swim at the caravan park and then headed for a carvery roast dinner afterwards. We went along to the Go Tots disco again in the evening and then back to the caravan and chilled out.

We woke up to rain on the Monday morning so we packed up and headed home to get on with the washing and all things mum fun.

We had such a lovely mini break and made some lovely family memories.




We also vlogged the weekend. You can watch this on the below link
https://youtu.be/KppRExIesCU

Thanks for reading

Bexmorts
xx




Friday, 23 September 2016

New Linky Starting On Monday 'My Weekly Meal Plan'


I currently post my meal plan for most week. Meal Planning is a great way to save money and be prepared for the shopping trip for the week ahead.

I usually come up with a meal plan by getting ideas online and from magazines. Then I will write down any ingredients I need for this meal plan. I think this is a great way to save money as you are more organised with your food shopping and will not be picking up random things.

If you would like to join in with the weekly meal plan please look out for this on Monday 26th November. I am happy for you to use my photo from my blog for the meal plan as long as you make sure you use the linky.

Its a great way for us to join together and give each other ideas for future meal plans.

Look forward to seeing all your meal plans linked.



Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

What I Love About Autumn

What I Love About Autumn
 
We have just had out little summer holiday away and now autumn is officially here.
So let’s get autumn ready. Autumn is my favourite time of the year. I feel all cosy and love nights at home on the sofa watching X-Factor waiting for Christmas to arrive. Here are a few things we have to look forward to now autumn is approaching.
Cosy sweaters
Warm drinks
Cold weather
Bonfires
Candles
Scarves and gloves
Pumpkins
Long chilly walks
Movie nights
Leaves changing colour
Crisp air
Halloween
Blankets
Crunchy leaves

This is a photo of Sonny last autumn. How tiny does my little boy look in this photo. Such a cutie.

What things do you look forward to during the autumn months? What’s your favourite season?
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts

Monday, 12 September 2016

My Weekly Meal Plan | 12th August 2016



My Weekly Meal Plan | 12th August 2016
 
 
Monday
Beef stew with potatoes
 
Tuesday
Slimming World quiche with salad
 
Wednesday
Chilli con carne with rice
 
Thursday
Ham, egg and chips
 
Friday
We go away on holiday for 3 nights so unsure yet
 
Saturday
We go away on holiday for 3 nights so unsure yet
 
Sunday
We go away on holiday for 3 nights so unsure yet
 


Monday, 5 September 2016

My Weekly Meal Plan | 5th August 2016


My Weekly Meal Plan 5th August 2016
 
 

This week I have decided to get a Hello Fresh delivery. We do get them in every now and then and you can pick and choose on the website when you would like a box delivered. The box does not got delivered until the Wednesday as you can tell from the meal plan. 
Monday
Gammon, chips and egg

Tuesday
Jacket potato with tuna mayo and salad

Wednesday
Seared Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing (Hello Fresh

Thursday
Roasted Chicken with Pancetta and Herbed Lentils (Hello Fresh)

Friday
Homemade baking tray pizza (Hello Fresh)

Saturday
Slow cooker lamb curry with rice

Sunday
Roast beef dinner with lots of vegetables and a small amount of potatoes
 
You can also join in and share your weekly meal plan below. Just testing this out this week and it will go live properly in a couple of weeks. Please link and join in this week if you would like to.
 
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sonny is Walking


Sonny is finally walking. He actually took his first steps on his birthday week in June but it would only be a couple of steps every now and then. Now two months later he has really taken to it and all of a sudden he is just walking everywhere without falling and managing to keep his balance.
We actually got his first shoes from Clarks shoe shop a month ago ready for when he was walking as he needed a pair of shoes for when he was out and about anyway. He measured up at 4G and we got a cute pair of first shoes for him.  
His new shoes cost us £26.00 and the lady in the shop said they should last him a couple of months. Feeling shocked I am now realising how expensive shoes for children are.
I am so proud of my boy for walking and getting around. He is growing too quickly.
 
When did your little one start walking?

Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx