Sunday 31 March 2019

#MeatMatters Challenge with Brit Mums

Those who know me well will know the one thing I love most is to cook, I love being in the kitchen making my family a healthy meal making sure they get all the goodness they need to grow strong. 
I'm a busy mum of 5 so quick and easy meals are something I use quite often with 5 hungry mouths to feed the moment we walk in the door after picking up the children from school.
One of the favourite meals in our house we have at least once a week is beef spaghetti Bolognese, I always use British lean beef mince which just 5% fat. 
Beef is one of the meats we eat more than once a week here at mums diary as it gives my family all the vitamins and minerals they need including B vitamins, zinc and potassium which are naturally rich in protein they also help combat fatigues which is some I suffer my self due to low iron.
We was kindly sent £10 Tesco voucher from Brit mums to take part in their #MeatMatters challenge - sponsored by Simply beef and lamb to cook a quick and easy meal in just 30 minutes. There were so many recipes I could have chosen from so I went for the quick and easy Spaghetti Bolognese as its quick and easy to prepare and takes little time to cook and can be healthy if using the right ingredients.

Bolognese sauce  
First I fried off some onion and prepared carrots and garlic in some fry light ( fry light is healthier option than using oil) 
Then added tomato puree, tin tomatoes, Oregano, thyme and black pepper all these are very cheap to buy in any supermarket but I alway have some stored away as I use it daily.
I leave this on a simmer while I brown of the mince beef.

I then brown of the mince beef til its browned off and the juices run clear. 
I find lean mince with 5% fat is much healthier and doesn't need draining as much but you may need to drain any excess juice as I find it can make your sauce quite watery. 
Once cooked then drained I add my mince beef to the sauce and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes stirring often.

While the Bolognese is simmering I cook the spaghetti which also takes around 10 to 12 minutes depending on which spaghetti you buys I have seen some quick cook spaghetti which can take less time.

We also love a side salad and garlic bread or bread roll with our spaghetti Bolognese how do you like yours ? 

We love healthy foods packed with flavour and this defiantly did that, you can find more beef and lamb  signature dishes here for more inspiration here .

Cadbury Easter Competition

With it nearly being Easter we have decided to give one of my lucky followers the chance to win some delicious Cadbury Chocolate were giving away a Little ones Easter treasure box. If you would like to win this delicious chocolate for your little one this Easter you can do so by Entering through the Rafflecopter below: 

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Competition is for one person to win a little ones Easter Cadbury Treasure box . UK Based only Competition Ends 16th April Good luck !!! 

Disclosure : I have not been paid to hold this competition or gifted any products I pay for these prizes out of my own pocket as a Thank you to all my followers doe taking the time to visit my page. 

Wednesday 27 March 2019

True blessings

Mothers day  

Yesterday was a true blessing one of my five children aged 3 did a beautiful mothers day assembly for me which truly melted my heart. Katelyn now three years old is growing so fast in to a beautiful young lady. 
The assembly started with a song with the words there is some one who I love so and mommy is her name oh  M.O.M.M.Y is was such a beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes, looking as my beautiful girl looking at me while singing and blowing me kisses. They also read out poems and they ended with the song by spice girls mama I love you with all the pictures of the moms and their little ones played on a projector for all to see ours is above. Children really are a true blessing in life and even though we think they take us for granted times like really do make you feel appreciated.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mothers Day !! 

Friday 15 March 2019

Get your body back on to with OverHang #Review

 A refreshing and revitalising drink, created to give you a natural ‘va-va-voom’ 
   Ginger, orange, lime create a tingly zesty flavour
    Contains milk thistle, burdock, added vitamins and botanicals

Overhang could be your spring-time companion which naturally revitalise you and help you get back on top. A delicious and nutritious drink from a family recipe, which has been perfected over a century, Overhang is naturally refreshing, with a delicious flavour combination of ginger, orange and lime. 

This organic zesty drink is bursting with 50% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, sourced from the finest Sao Paulo oranges, whilst the lime adds a sweet undertone as well as being packed with vitamins. The soothing, aromatic and warm ginger gives a subtle tingle to every sip. 
Overhang also contains milk thistle, burdock root and raspberry leaf which contains naturally occurring vitamins and tannins, as well as added vitamins B3, B5 and B6, it’s the ultimate invigorator to help you tackle winter like a pro, feeling restored, revived and full of beans. 

Boasting only 58kcals per bottle, Overhang is the perfect daily must have to give you that ‘va va voom’ for whatever the day may hold. 

Originally, Overhang was created as a naturally-sourced pick me up, both tonifying the body and promoting general wellbeing in a very traditional way. Ingredients such as ginger, milk thistle and burdock have been used in herbal tinctures for centuries, and their properties are recognised around the world. 

We was sent 2 bottles of OverHang to try and give our honest opion of what we thought. I can honestly say it wasn't a huge hit in our house but that's not to say others may have the same option. For me I found the ginger was a little over powering and bitter leaving an unpleasant after taste. If the was more of an orange or lime taste I probably would have liked it a little bit more. I also got all the children to have a little taste and only one out of 5 said it was ok but wouldn't drink it often, but don't let our opion put you off buying it to try as we all have different tastes and opions especially if you love ginger.

Disclousre : We was sent two free bottles of OverHang to review we was not paid and give our honest opion 

Christmas Hamper Competition

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