‘Let’s have a freezer week, it’ll be cheaper’. Yes, thanks for that, husband. Except we had one recently and now our freezer resembles the lost property drawer at the forensic lab. This will be interesting. Except it really wasn’t and was a week of baked potatoes and the like. Except for when I found a bit of energy to come up with a kind of random paprika pitta thing.

Sliced onion in pan with quorn pieces, smoked paprika and, after a couple of mins, sliced mushrooms. Probably cooked for about 10 mins. Take off heat and stir in a spoonful of yoghurt to distract toddler. Cut open pittas, toast and then fill with mixture. Went down remarkably well. Serve for yourself later whilst trying to forget you just had to clear up bits from the last sitting off the floor, add feta (or Sainsbury’s basics ‘salad cheese’) and coriander with a tomato salad to differentiate.

Just a little bit different

I told my business coach that I wanted ‘new experiences’ and when she asked for examples (given that I had just said I was all about stability) I clarified that going to a local trampoline park on a Saturday morning would meet the brief. I also realised on holiday a couple of years ago that lying on a sun lounger for 4 minutes feels like a two week holiday and then there’s that meme that’s always going round facebook that ‘You know you’re a mom when a 15 minute shower with the door closed feels like a spa day’. And this is true. I bet the Sainsbury’s marketing team would be thrilled that I’m channelling their campaign, but little twists is what it’s about. That’s a longwinded way of saying I’m back on beans.

In an effort to make beans more vegatabley (as now we’re supposed to be on 10 a day – another thing I’m lagging behind on- AND while I’m on things I’m lagging behind on, I’m supposed to be cleaning my toilet every day according to Good Housekeeping. I had assumed these two facts were unrelated, but now I’m not so sure…) I made a kind of beefed up beans.

Onion chopped toddler small, some smoked paprika and a little bit of cumin (less than the smoked paprika, a tentative ‘not sure if this really fits here, but it feels right’ kind of amount) in pan with oil, cook down a little and add tin of tomatoes, cook down a little again and add tin of beans, forget about it while cleaning bathroom, run downstairs to smell of burning, salvage and serve with grated cheese and natural yoghurt on baked potato.