This week I became a proper work-at-home mum. Actually to be fair, I’ve been a self-employed proofreader for over eight years. And I’ve been preparing to launch The Pie Patch Shop for months now. But this is the week that it finally came to fruition with my big launch night market. I’ve been non-stop busy ever since!
It took me by surprise just how successful my first night was and the hours needed to invest in it, and not nine-to-five office hours either! Running a household, looking after two children (who attend different schools!), as well as getting my own business off the ground has been pretty exhausting but also more fulfilling than I imagined.
Sadly some things have had to take a back seat, including my blogging. I simply do not have as much time to spend in the kitchen. In fact, this week I resorted to buying ready meals for the first time in a long time. They weren’t very nice.
I am still committed to giving my family fresh, home-cooked meals. But taking photos and making notes as I cook takes a lot of time. I usually blog at least twice each week but I’m afraid you might not see quite as many recipes or other blog posts as usual over the next few months. I’ll do my best but I can’t promise!
MONDAY: homemade spinach and goats’ cheese flan, new potatoes, salad and coleslaw
TUESDAY: chicken fajitas, lettuce, grated cheese, soured cream and wholemeal pittas
WEDNESDAY: TexMex eggs (made with leftovers)
THURSDAY: sweet and sour veggie rice with garlic and soy tuna steaks
FRIDAY: takeaway pizza
SATURDAY: slightly rank carbonara ready meal
SUNDAY: Burns’ supper – haggis, bashed neeps and honey glazed parsnips…
… followed by deep fried Mars bars!