Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Funny Faces - Richmond Meatball Challenge

Funny Face Richmond Meatballs on Nan Bread

This post is an entry for BritMums` Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs. 

This excellent competition was fun to enter and we spent a little while deciding what sort of meal to make. Meatballs are very versitile but we settled on a nan bread fun face theme. So here is our entry.  #Hungry2Happychallenge


Name - Funny Faces
Serves 4

1 bag Richmond Mini Meatballs (contains20)
4 mini nan breads
2 carrots
8 small tomatoes
mixed salad
4 tea spoons tomatoe puree


Fry Meatballs in a little oil on a low light for 8 minutes
according to pkt instructions.
grate carrots while meatballs are cooking
and prepare mixed salad.

heat nan breads in microwave for 1 minute each
spread a tea spoon of tomatoes puree on each nan bread while it is still hot.

add meat balls to nan bread and make into a fun face by placing two for eyes and one for nose.

add some red or orange pepper for a mouth and put carrots and salad on plate.

If you are making for 4 people then add a further two meatballs to side of plate with some tomatoes.

Total time 10 minutes.

My daughter and I had this for lunch and it was very filling and tastes good too. I would buy the meatballs again and you can`t really go wrong with a nice  meal in ten minutes. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ladies Day at Ascot ! have some fun

Ladies Day at Ascot 

The coach pulls into the busy car park after a long slow drive through the packed lanes of Windsor.  Out spills the high heels and picnic bags, Vodka disguised as tea in flasks, and half bottles of gin cleverly wrapped in foil. The unsuspecting eye of the security guard sees only sandwiches and beer.

The girls are here for a great time in new dresses and hats, manicured talons and hair extensions, tango legs and long lashes, laughter and champagne. It is Ladies Day at Ascot, the sun is shining and the scrum for tables near the fences has just begun.

The agile are sent off first to secure the plastic seats, the grannies give out orders and the cameras start to click.  The guys look like grooms on a wedding day and racing is just a minor part of this great day. The Queen and all the ladies in carriages go by and if you are quick enough, your elbows sharp, and you push to the front, you might just catch a glimpse of her.

The betting frenzy ceases when the horses start to race, did you win? or were you placed? or was your fiver snapped up by the bookies smiling face.  It all good fun and you will stagger back to the tables with beer.  

At the end of the day when you wander away with your hair in a mess and food on your dress, you`ll take off your shoes and say it was cool and promise to come back next year.

Beautiful Windsor and Eton