Celebrating National Burger Day the Welsh Way!

We were really excited at ‘What me and the Boys say HQ’ when we were asked if we’d like to be part of a creative campaign to create our ULTIMATE burger for National Burger Day. It was reported recently that Prince William’s favourite snack is a Welsh Lamb burger topped with Snowdonia Cheese, bacon and a fried egg…and seeing as our challenge was to use Welsh Lamb as the main ingredient, it seemed only right that I put my creative mind to the task of creating a Welsh Burger…so I did just that!

welsh lamb mince

 Continue reading

The Oreo Wonderfilled Recipe Challenge!

I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of two exciting new flavours: Peanut Butter and Golden.  The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP of £1.08.  To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/oreoGolden and Peanut Butter Oreos

I LOVE getting creative in the kitchen, so when I was offered the opportunity to take part in the Oreo Wonderfilled Recipe Challenge I just COULD NOT resist! And as the challenge was to come up with a NEW wonderfilled recipe using one or both of the new flavours of Oreo, I knew I would have to get creative in the kitchen too!

After putting my serious thinking cap on, I came up with my idea…

Wonderfilled Oreo recipe

So please may I present my Peanut Butter Oreo and Raspberry Ice-Cream Cake with Golden Oreo Snowmen…and here’s how to make it:

 Continue reading

Learning through play with Smart Stages

Martha seems to be growing and changing every day, learning all the time as she explores and plays. So when I was asked if we’d like to take a look at some of Fisher-Price’s new Smart Stages toys I knew Martha would probably love them!

The innovative Fisher-Price Smart Stages range offers an exciting way for parents to change learning content as baby develops at their own natural pace. Whatever baby’s age and stage, this unique Smart Stages technology lets parents select the stage that’s best for the child. The 3 levels of play feature a huge variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases and sounds that can easily be changed with slide of a switch.

The idea of having toys which can develop their content as your child develops and learns is really attractive – not only as a money saver but also as a way to help your child to learn through play.

We were sent two toys from the new range for Martha to explore – the Smart Stages Teaching Tote and the Smart Stages Scooter.

Big Fisher Price Box

Martha couldn’t WAIT to get in the box to take a look! And she seemed to love what she saw…  Continue reading

Our best BBQ dish!

It’s not often we get to have a BBQ – the British Summer weather doesn’t seem to be that kind and opportunities for eating ‘Al fresco’ are usually few and far between!

So when we do get chance to get the barbie on, I like to pull the stops out and create something different and tasty!

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Skewers

One of my FAVOURITE dishes to make has to be my Lemon and Garlic Chicken skewers – they are really easy to prepare, quick to cook and kind on the pocket too as they use cheaper chicken thigh fillets as a pose to more expensive chicken breasts. It’s an easy but tasty dish that’s perfect for relaxing on a summers evening! Great served with a Greek style salad in a pitta bread – or just straight off the skewer!  Continue reading

The BIG ‘Child-Free Zone’ question…

I’ve seen quite a lot on social media over the past couple of days about some people sharing their views that certain places should have ‘child-free’ zones…be it in a restaurant, or on public transport… or it’s even been suggested that babies and small children shouldn’t be allowed to fly.

And why?

Well, it’s because these people say that other people’s children are spoiling their holidays, their meals out, their journeys…

 Continue reading