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 …
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.
Scones are one of my favourite things to order when out for coffee with a friend … although I often have a tough choice to make if New York baked cheesecake or a Nutella donut is on the same menu. Talk about decisions … but why wait to go out when you can easily make them at home?!
This has to be one of my favourite scone recipes. Not only because they taste so good but also because of its simplicity. It honestly can’t get any easier. Whoever came up with it is a genius! All you need to do it mix three ingredients (yes, three!) together, cut them out and bake.
They are amazingly light and fluffy and are the perfect thing to whip up when you’re expecting guests at short notice or even just want to treat yourself to something a little special for afternoon tea for absolutely no reason at all!