Showing posts from February, 2017

Home Made Chilli

After watching my step-sister make the best smelling chilli EVER, I followed her method to make my own. Lately I've been trying to make big dishes that will last a couple of days to help us when we're so busy so this is just perfect! I've made chilli loads of times before and used different methods but this is by far my favourite way - it's fresh, healthy and super tasty.  800g of low fat, lean beef mince 1 green pepper 1 red onion Cherry tomatoes - halved 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 2 packets of microwave brown rice (heated up before added to mix) Chilli flakes Chilli flavour sachet  Mixed herbs  2 crushed garlic cloves Large glass of red wine Plus garlic bread and cheese for on top! This is a great dish to make as it's super easy and after you've cooked the mince in a pan, it's an "all in one" pot in the sauce pan before transferring it to a casserole dish. I then mix in the wine and leave it in the oven for about half an hour. Simple, tasty and f

Wedding Venue Food Taster Day

I've not done a wedding blogpost or update for a while and we've managed to do so much in the last week in organising bits and pieces for the wedding, I have this and 2 other wedding blog posts in the making.. it's been a very exciting week to say the least. Last weekend we got to visit our beautiful wedding venue; Makeney Hall in Belper, Derbyshire, and take part in a wedding taster day where we got to sample a selection of the food (and wine!) that we can choose from on our wedding day. The suite where we will have our "evening do" was all set up beautifully where we spent the afternoon and helped us with a few ideas - we have decided to upgrade our DJ package and add these L-O-V-E LED lights which I LOVE! They're huge and look fantastic. We were joined by a few other couples that are having their wedding at the same venue and each couple had an individual table that had been set up amazingly to make it so personal to us with a selection of i

5 Tips To Plan A Black Tie Ball

I can't believe it's been nearly 2 months since my Black Tie ball in memory of my Sister to raise money for Bone Cancer Research Trust and When You Wish Upon A Star but I still keep looking back at the photos as it was such a fantastic night.. I still can't believe that after a year of planning it's already come and gone. I learnt a lot in the last year.. about myself, about my friends and how to (and not to!) plan a huge event like this for 150 people! And as I have friends organising similar events as well as hopefully myself for our next event, I wanted to share what I've learnt in the last year while organising... TIP 1: HAVE CONFIDENCE The whole time organising the night I was worried about speaking and what I'd say, I even tried to find hosts for the evening so I wouldn't need to speak to a room of 150 odd people.. a lot of who I didn't actually know. But do you know what, when the time came, I couldn't wait to get up there and be p