2017 – food menus and food planning!

I decided that my new year resolution would be to have a menu for the week and be a bit more organised with our food shopping. I realised that by going to the shop every day to buy that nights dinner is costing us an absolute fortune! 

I realise that we are already knees deep in January but I’ve just settled a little bit with the little one and life is seeming a bit normal again.

I decided to go food shopping every Monday and I would share with you the menu to maybe give you some ideas if you would like to do the same? If you appreciate this please let me know in the comments! 

This weeks menu 

Monday: chicken burgers on brown rolls with salad and wedges

Tuesday: baked potatoes with tuna & salad

Wednesday: chicken fajitas

Thursday: Mexican lasagne w nachos

Friday: Soup w crusty bread

Saturday: Penne pasta w chicken 

Sunday roast

If you have any questions or wondering about recipes please leave me a comment and I will happily help!

Á nýja árinu ákvað ég að taka Sólrúnu Diego til fyrirmyndar og vera með matseðil fyrir vikuna, bæði til að spara pundin og af því að ég fæ grænar af þessari spurningu á hverju kvöldi “hvað eigum við að hafa í matinn”. Nei ég held að þið skiljið ekki hversu mikið ég hata þessa pælingu! 

Nú þegar lífið er semí komið aftur í fyrra horf eftir barnsburð ákvað ég að byrja! 

Matseðillinn er hérna fyrir ofan, endilega splæsið í komment ef það eru einhverjar spurningar! 

Sandra xxx

Newborn. New mummy.

She’s here. 

Our beautiful daughter was born on the 4.1.17. 

Mom and baby are very well and are enjoying these first days getting to know each other.

I’m getting to know that she likes to be up during the night and then sleep during the day, hence why I’m writing this at 2am. 

These first days have been wonderful and challenging at the same time as to be expected. 

I promise more posts soon!

Já dóttir okkar kom í heiminn 4.1.17 og eru fyrstu dagarnir heima búnir að fara í það að kynnast þessum nýja einstakling. Hjartað springur af ást á meðan að þessir fyrstu dagar eru mjög krefjandi á sama tíma. 

Lofa fleiri færslum bráðum!

Sandra xxx

Mushroom and Parsley soup

What’s better then winding down from all the festive over eating then a healthy filling soup? 

This soup really is delish, even though I say so myself! Perfect for using that half tub of mushrooms I always end up with in my fridge that always ends up in the food bin! 

Ingredients:

  • 200 g Mushrooms of your choice
  • Medium sized onion
  • Garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 200 ml single cream
  • 2 tablespoons Butter

Melt butter in a saucepan and add a finely chopped onion with the crushed garlic. Let it simmer in the butter, without browning, for 5 minutes while you chop the mushrooms. Chop mushroom! Add flour to the saucepan whilst stirring – don’t have a high heat on to prevent it from burning! Dissolve 2 stock cubes in 700 ml hot water and add gradually to the saucepan whilst stirring. Add half the chopped mushrooms to the saucepan and the parsley and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Whilst soup is simmering put the other half of mushrooms on a pan and let it fry with a tablespoon of butter until they begin to brown. 

I always think soup tastes better then next again day but I couldn’t resist with this one it smelled yummy! If you try it please comment and let me know what you think! 

Mér finnst ekkert betra á milli jóla og nýárs en léttir hollir kvöldverðir og þá sérstaklega súpur! Þessi sveppasúpa er æði! 

Innihald

  • 200 g Sveppir
  • Meðalstór laukur
  • Hvítlauksgeiri
  • 2 matskeiðar steinselja
  • 2 matskeiðar hveiti
  • 2 grænmetisteningar
  • 200 ml rjómi
  • 2 matskeiðar rjómi

Bræðum smjörið með fín skornum lauk og hvítlauksgeira í pott. Já ég ætla að tala eins og við séum að gera þetta saman það er eitthvað svo huggulegt! Aftur að súpunni.. já í pottinn er þetta komið og við skulum láta þetta malla aðeins saman án þess að laukurinn verði brúnn. Á meðan skerum við sveppina í litla bita og geymum til hliðar! Bætum svo við hveitinu rólega og hrærum hratt á lágum hita. Leysum upp grænmetiskubbana í heiti vatni og bætum í pottinn smám saman og byggjum súpuna upp.  Bætum svo við steinseljunni og helmingnum af sveppunum í pottinn. Látum þetta malla á meðan við smjörsteiktum hinn helminginn af sveppunum á pönnu þangað til þeir eru orðnir brúnir og bætum þeim líka við súpuna. Bætum svo við rjómanum og þá er þetta komið! 

Endilega láttu mig vita í komment hvernig þér fannst súpan

Sandra xxx

Maybelline 3 for 2 deal in Boots – Total saving £38.97!

I love a good deal and will share with you guys when I come across one! All about the sharing! I went to boots to top up the make up because I was running low on foundation.. then I seen there’s 3 for 2 on all Maybelline make up! Which was perfect because I read great reviews on the Fit Me foundation and I wanted to try it.. here’s a picture of everything I got..


Get this.. because I got 9 products 3 of them were free.. 

doesn’t stop there as the Super Stay sprays were all free as well because of a Maybelline event they had on.. with every 3 Maybelline product bought you got 1 spray for free. 


So I paid £40.94, saving £17.97 

Plus I got the sprays for free that are priced at £6.99 each according to boots.co.uk.. 

Total saving £38.97!

Plus points on my boots card! Love it!

Ef þið eruð að koma til UK mæli ég með því að kíkja í Boots. Það eru svo oft tilboð í gangi og öll flottustu drug store merkin eru þar! Meðal annars Nyx, Sleek og Barry M! 

Style essentials palette 

Seen this in TK Maxx doing my Christmas shopping and this one came home with me. Pleasantly surprised for the £6.99 it cost! There’s about three slightly pigmented colors, the rest is all matte and I love it. I use matte colors religiously, don’t get me wrong I do love a sparkle but the usual eyeshadow suspects always matte. The blush colors are standard pinky colors and my fav is the lightest one (on the left) that I will definitely use as a light highlighter. 

Þessi palletta fylgdi mér heim úr TK Maxx þegar ég átti í rauninni að vera að versla jólagjafir en ég meina.. mjög mött með nokkrum shimerruðum augnskuggum. Kinnalitirnir mjög basic bleikir með einum mjög ljósum sem ég sé alveg fyrir mér nota sem léttan highlighter. Mjög sátt fyrir £6.99 sem þessi kostaði mig!

Sandra xxxx

Oh sew cute

As my previous post might indicate I felt a bit lost after starting my maternity leave so I got my sewing machine out and started! Started a baby outfit, which I now love! I experimented with the fit and pattern until this little number was finished. I have the pattern for more outfits and to make bigger sizes when baby girl grows!

Let me know what you think please!

Ég var agalega ráðalaus í byrjun fæðingarorlofsins og ákvað að draga fram saumavélina. Búin að prófa mig aðeins áfram með snið að þá var þetta lokaútkoman. Ég passaði mig á að geyma sniðið af þessu outfitti svo ég get gert fleiri og stærri þegar hún stækkar.

Endilega láttu mig vita hvað þér finnst!

Sewing Sandra xxx

Maternity clothing – advise!

It was a while after I found out I was pregnant that I actually had to start wearing maternity clothing. As soon as I found out I started looking online for maternity clothing but couldn’t justify buying anything “just yet” as all my clothes still fitted, this being around 12 weeks.

First trimester I wasn’t showing at all but still chose to wear loose tops, shirts, jumpers for comfort as some days I just felt bloated and uncomfortable.

Second trimester I started wearing maternity jeans because my jeans got too tight over the bump. so I bought a grey pair of skinny maternity jeans from asos with the “under the bump” fit, (thats where the elastic is under the bump) self explanatory I know but still.. I found this fit very comfy and suited me great, the jeans from asos had a very soft material and I would love them in a normal fit soon. I got a few leggins as well from New Look that would go all the up to my chest but I knew I would grow into them eventually so I stuck by them for comfort. I wore quite a lot of long shirts with jeans and hareem trousers with loose tops over the summer.

Third trimester is where it got tricky. I went for anything that was comfortable. I couldn’t wear the “under the bump” fit anymore. I sit quite a lot at work and whilst driving I found that the elastic dug into my stomach and was very painful so I put them aside. I had to start wearing the blue maternity jeans I bought in mother care, they had an “over the bump fit” and I still wear them. Leggings with the “over the bump” fit have been a godsend in the third trimester and the only thing I wear now. I had to buy a few jammies that were in a bigger size just so I could lounge with nothing digging into my bump. All tops that are the first layer on my bump have to be seam free, otherwise I go crazy because the skin gets to itchy. I don’t want to scratch the bump too much to prevent stretch marks so the first layer is usually inside out. I bought sports bras as well just for the extra comfort when I could not face a normal bra.

My advise is go for anything comfortable. Get on asos as there is so much variety there and  if it doesn’t fit for you or you simply don’t like it its so easy to return it and get something else.

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Það var ekki fyrr en um 12 vikurnar sem ég fór að finna fyrir því að buxurnar mínar pössuðu ekki yfir bumbuna þægilega svo ég fór á stúfana að leita eftir einhverju þægilegi til að vera í. Ég keypti mér meðgönguleggings í New Look sem fóru yfir bumbuna og alveg upp að brjóstkassa en ég tróð þeim bara undir strenginn í brjóstahaldaranum af því að ég vissi að ég myndi stækka í þær og hey þær voru mega þægilegar! Ég keypti mér líka meðgönguleggings á asos sem voru svo fáránlega mjúkar og þægilegar en með teygjunni undir bumbuna sem hentaði fínt, þá. Yfir sumarið var ég bara í þessum þægilegu hareem buxum og léttum víðum bolum eða í leggings og síðri skyrtu. Það var allt voða þægilegt allt saman þangað til ég var komin að um 27-30 vikunum.. Þá fór ég að verða að vera í meðgöngubuxum með teygju yfir bumbuna af því að teyjan unfir bumbuna var farin að stingast inn í bumbuna og var hreinlega farið að verða vont! Þessar yfir bumbuna keypti ég í Mothercare og voru bláar gallabuxur mjög teygjanlegar og þægilegar. 

Ég mæli svo hiklaust með meðgöngufatnaðinum frá asos, þau eru með svo mikið úrval og oft útsala. 

Sandra xxx