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Unconventional Uses for Every Day Appliances

Meal Plan 30th December 2013 ~ 5th January 2014

Its an eating out/leftover kind of week here. Today we off to a pub for dinner with extended family, New Years Day we are at the in-laws and we are at my parents for a meal on the 2nd Jan. In between I will be using up all the  leftover cheeses, meats and vegetables and hope to run down my stocks during January so its a cheap month grocery wise!

Monday 30th December
HM Chicken Kievs, Roast Potatoes, LO Sweet Potato Mash, LO Cauli Cheese, Peas

Tuesday 31st December
Creamy Sausage Pasta for lunch and party food in the evening at a friends house.

Wednesday 1st January
Roast at In-Laws

Thursday 2nd January
Meal at Parents

Friday 3rd January
Homemade Pizza using up leftover cheese and meats.

Saturday 4th January
Spaghetti Carbonara

Sunday 5th January
Prawn and Smokey Sausage Jambalaya

Dress Your Table For Christmas

I was kindly asked to take part in the Debenhams Dress Your Table For Christmas campaign and was given a voucher to spend in their online home and furniture shop on items to decorate my dining table ready for the Christmas season.

After many hours spent perusing the website I opted for the following:

Gold Bell Christmas Tree
2 of these Angel tea light holders, also in gold
Some festive red placemats and a ribbed red runner
I also bought 6 large wine glasses, which are lovely and chunky.

Thanks to Debenhams for letting me take part.

I am busy preparing some make ahead desserts for Christmas today including this no bake Choc Orange Cheesecake. Will be back later in the week with more festive recipes.

Chocolate Mallow Crunch Bars

A very naughty treat.... but oh so nice!

If you make this in a foil tray it's an ideal traybake to take to your childrens Christmas bake sale at school or to serve at a Christmas Party.

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Chocolate Mallow Crunch Bars by Beth Sachs December-5-2013 A naughty chocolately treat. Ingredients 150g Dark Chocolate150g Milk Chocolate125g Unsalted butter3 TBSP Golden Syrup220g Digestive Biscuits, crushed4 Crunchie Bars, crushed3 heaped TBSP Mini Marshmallows50g For the topping -White Chocolate, melted50g Milk Chocolate, melted Instructions Step 1: Use a foil tray or line a 20 x 30cm tin.Step 2: Break up the chocolate then place in pan with butter and syrup and melt on low heat.Step 3: Crush the biscuits and crunchie bars then add to the mix along with the marshmallows.Step 4: Press into try, chill then drizzle with the melted milk and white chocolate. Cut into squares when ready to eat. Details Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 20 bars