Welcome to Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday



I joined Slimming World in October last year and have so far lost 1 stone 7lbs. I fell off the wagon from Christmas and have just managed to get back on track this week.

I seen this link on a blog I follow and thought it would be a great idea to start on the blog, to keep me on track, help plan meals more and hopefully in the long run save some money.


Monday – Slimming World chips, egg and weight watchers sausages

Tuesday – Pasta n sauce with added vegetables (husband away for the night so it’s just me)

Wednesday – Stir fry vegetables with chicken and sweet chili sauce

Thursday – Valentines night,  so I am planning on going to M & S for a healthy easy to do meal

Friday – Spaghetti Bolognese (staple in the husband’s diet so will make a regular appearance!)

Saturday – Chinese takeaway, I normally go for something like Chicken and black bean sauce with boiled rice.

Sunday – Slow roasted leg of lamb with herby potatoes, carrots and broccoli



Welcome to my blog

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Welcome to my blog!

I thought for my first post I would do a questions and answers post so that you can find out a little more about me.


What are your reasons or inspirations for your blog?   I blogged before about my wedding in 2011 here: Wedding Blog and really enjoyed it.  I decided a few weeks ago that I would quite like to blog again about my life in general and this blog was born.


How did you choose the name of your blog? I wanted a catchy name and one that I hope people would be able to remember.  I felt Youandmearefamily was perfect as it sums up my little family now, myself, my husband and our dog and hopefully it will be able to grow with me when we extend our family.


Are you married or single? I am sure from the last two questions you have already figured out that I am married.  We got married in October 2011 in Marbella, Spain.  I have to say it has been the best day of my life so far.


Do you have any pets? Yes, we have a 3 year old black and silver Miniature Schnauzer called Hamish, he is my husband’s shadow and will no doubt make many appearances on the blog.


What is your eye colour? Green


Do you wear contacts or glasses? Both.  I prefer contact lenses, though don’t wear them often as I really hate putting them in!


How old are you on your next birthday? Sssh don’t tell anyone this, but I am 35 in two weeks time.  I’m not quite sure how I got here though, time seems to have gone far to fast!


How many siblings do you have? 2 an older brother and even older sister (she’ll not love me for sharing that!) though she will love the fact that most people think that we are very close in age or the odd time that she is younger than me…..not good.


What is your ring tone? I have two, one for my husband calling which is, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Crack the Shutters by Snow Patrol for everyone else.


Current favourite Quote? It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top – Henry Ward Beecher