Living loving making baking | Long weekends

 

Living Loving Making Baking Long weekends - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The long weekend is over which always leaves me wondering what day it is for the rest of the week ahead … which means I’m bound to forget something or miss an appointment at some point!

However, living life a day behind does have its good points, particularly when I realise that we’re actually one day closer to the next weekend than I thought!

My absolute favourite part about long weekends is not having to get up for the school run on Monday morning. It’s like a little taster for the school holidays that are now only a few weeks away, and while the winter can make it a little tricky weather-wise to head outdoors, there’s still plenty of fun to be had and there’s nothing better than a pyjama day at home I say!

Today I’m continuing my new blog series – Living Loving Making Baking. I hope to prepare a monthly post giving an update on what I have been up to lately, things I’m loving, what I’m currently reading or watching, sewing and crochet projects, yummy baking recipes I have come across and so on.

Now I would love to tell you tales of having a fabulous long weekend away on holiday with the family, but in all honesty we spent the three days at home.

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Living loving making baking | Groundhog Days

Living Loving Making Baking - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

My mornings honestly feel like something out of Groundhog Day at the moment.

Every weekday morning I wake at 6.30am to Miss 2 calling out ‘Mama, mama, mama’ in the cutest little voice ever as she waits to be fetched from her cot for a morning snuggle in my bed.

But wait. Now cue the Labrador whining from his mat by the patio door wanting to be let outside for breakfast. Then the bells on the cat’s collar ringing as she jumps off the bed and starts meowing for her food.

I leave the bed¬†again, telling Miss 2 I’ll be back, and stumble around the house half asleep setting the animals up for their day. Then return to bed for a quick cuddle before getting up and dressed for the day, preparing lunches for my two older girls and getting them ready for school.

Some mornings the monotony drives me insane and I sigh as I go about my morning. Other days I see it in an entirely different light and feel extremely grateful for all I have and the opportunity to spend time with my girls in the morning and help get our day started right -the latter is not always an achievable goal, but something to aspire to anyway!

Today I’m starting a new series on the blog – Living Loving Making Baking. I hope to prepare a monthly post giving an update on what I have been up to lately, things I’m loving, what I’m currently reading or watching, sewing and crochet projects, yummy baking recipes I have come across and so on.

So here’s what’s happening in my world right now …

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Recipe: Bacon wrapped mini meatloaves

Recipe Bacon wrapped mini meatloaves - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

Meatloaf may not be the fanciest of dishes, but it’s perfect comfort food and a hearty, warming meal to serve up to the family at this time of the year.

I have been using the same meatloaf recipe for some time now – it’s something I learned from my mum but have made a few alterations to along the way.

On the weekend, I thought I’d try something slightly different and instead of making one large meatloaf I decided to make each family member their own mini meatloaf. I also wrapped each one in bacon for some extra flavour.

I think the bacon and individual portions adds a little bit of class if you’re planning to serve the meatloaf to guests at a dinner party but also has a cuteness factor for kids who like having their own little meatloaf on their plate.

Personally, I thought it was delicious and it was a big hit with my family – even the kids! – so I thought I would share the recipe with you today.

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