It’s that time of the week again people! Sunday Sevens – seven photos taken daily, of my week. Bits of my life that I would like to share with whoever reads this post!
I’ve really enjoyed my week this week. I spent a couple of days focused on some paperwork that needed to be done, but I had been putting it off for a while. Once I had completed it, I felt like a weight had been lifted…so a craft filled week was had!
1. Easy access cocoa powder. Cocoa powder in the UK tends to come in a cardboard cylinder shaped container and has a very awkward foil seal on it, which I have never managed to open without a puff of cocoa entering the air! It was a joy to open this stuff!
Continue reading ➞ Sunday Sevens #6
I wanted to share 5 recipes with you that we have tried over the last couple of weeks. After starting a ‘meal ideas’ board on Pinterest I thought that I had better start working through some of them.
We quite like trying new things but both Adam and I can be a little fussy. He doesn’t really like any vegetables apart from carrots and peas. I can’t eat prawns or a lot of peppers because it upsets my tummy! Recently we have just been recycling the same recipes over and over because we like them. But, we had decided that we wanted a bit more variety.
These are the ones that we have tried, loved and will be eating again! They all made enough portions for 2-3 meals so we still have some left to eat in our freezer.
I would love to know if you have tried these already or are going to try them.
1. Tex Mex Chicken Casserole from Bites of Bri.
Continue reading ➞ First 5 Tried & Tested
Ooops, my normal Monday ‘weekend catch up’ post didn’t happen yesterday!
I had been quite excited last week due to finding a craft fair in Mobile on Saturday. I even got dressed before I had my breakfast, which is very unusual for me! Anyway, the fair was easy to find and as soon as we stepped out of the car, we could smell the hot dogs cooking…it wasn’t dinner time yet but they were very tempting 😦 It was a nice little craft fair with many tents holding a variety of handmade luxuries. Honey, jewellery, carved signs and much more. We didn’t buy anything but admired a lot. It is hard to buy anything ‘homey’ as we have always got “How would we get it back to the UK?” running through our minds.
Continue reading ➞ Downtown Relaxing & Orange Beach
We are in Mobile, AL for Adam’s work. We are becoming more aware that we are not holiday so we are trying to eat more home cooked meals rather than going out. When we are on holiday, we eat out every night. As nice as it can be, it also costs more. We have decided to eat out once (maybe twice) each week. We still want to experience what food the USA has to offer us. If we have friends and family over, we want to be able to take them to places we have tried and approved!
We decided to head out for some food last night. Quite often we find ourselves driving or walking until we find somewhere that has something we fancy on the menu. This can be great when you find a good place to eat, but not so good if the food isn’t that great and the online reviews we read afterwards are rubbish!
Last night we went to Kitchen on George. This restaurant is #1 on the Tripadvisor restaurant list for Mobile. We know that not everyone likes using the reviews. I don’t always review everywhere we go so I presume that is the same for others too. I generally write a review if the food is either outstanding or rubbish……I hardly ever review the ‘in the middle’ good food restaurants. Anyway, with over 500 restaurants in the city, we have made the decision to work our way down the list.
Where better to start than number 1!
Continue reading ➞ Starting on the List
Every morning for breakfast, we have one of 2 things; cereal or toast.
I found this recipe for a Breakfast Quiche through Pinterest on the Slimming Eats website. I felt the need to share it because it was so easy to make and it tastes divine! In fact, it has nearly all gone!
Try it out and let us know how it’s gone!
We wanted to make the most of Adam’s week off so I booked a night in New Orleans. For us, New Orleans is only a couple of hours away, which is quite cool. A trip to New Orleans also means that we get to be in three States in the space of 2 hours; Alabama, Missisippi and Louisiana.
I had read quite a lot about the French Quarter and quite fancied staying over somewhere near this area. The architecture in the guide books was lush and it looked like a quaint little village rather than a large city! I managed to find a guest house, right on Bourbon St, which seemed to be the main street running through the French Quarter. We arrived, parked up and were amazed by the building straight away. Vintage tiled floors, a grand staircase and delicate wrought iron external fixings. Lafitte Guest House was easy to get to and even easier to check in. Our room wasn’t ready straight away as we had arrived quite early. The man at the desk recommended that we tried a place a few doors down for the best Po-Boys in town.
Continue reading ➞ A little bit of French, Cajun & Voodoo…