Mealtimes, Mind

Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

The questions are relentless. RELENTLESS. But I'm trying to soak them up considering that, in roughly nine years time, she probably won't want to converse on any level. So, with that in mind, here's a celebration of what the chislers say before, you know, they cease all form of communication. Apart from texts requesting lifts.… Continue reading Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…

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Fruit Smuggling 101: Mammy’s Bog Standard Banana Porridge Pancakes

That's them there; no lashings of maple syrup, no Greek yoghurt, no flourish of berries, just plain old porridge pancakes. By all means, if you have all of the aforementioned knocking around the kitchen then feel free to add them at will, I just don't want to scare anyone off who may be thinking "Christ,… Continue reading Fruit Smuggling 101: Mammy’s Bog Standard Banana Porridge Pancakes

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Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

Don't know about you, but I'm on a constant quest to just do the minimum - only having to do one dinner for everyone instead of making one at 5pm for the chislers and then again at 8pm for us. This winter warmer can hold smuggled veg, be served differently, and - most importantly -… Continue reading Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters

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Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

Having spent most of the weekend wandering through the local village during "Lobster Festival" (only in South County Dublin....) and surveying a wealth of ruddy-faced parents jovially clinking glasses while the kids happily glued their eyeballs to a nearby device, I couldn't help "buttwonder"... have I been getting it wrong all along? These people were… Continue reading Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

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Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….

Firstly, that header image is clearly a stock photo - I had meant to take a pic of the finished product but forgot entirely as had a major case of the h'anger.  There are prep pics, however, and that's the main thing. OK - you could purchase ready-made stir-fry or Teriyaki sauces for years and… Continue reading Mammy’s Stir-Fry Marinade – for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Prawns, Tofu, Veg….


Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

Why is it mysterious? Because it started life as a more traditional meatloaf and it's transformed into something far tastier and less heavy than a slab of minced meat, pork sausages and onion sitting in yer gut. Plus it looks a lot more appetising... well, as appetising as a brick of minced meat can be.… Continue reading Mammy’s Mystery Meatloaf

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Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes

Yep, minutes. Not in like 5 minutes or anything, I'm not Donal Skehan (and there's salmonella to consider), but if yous have a bit of extra time of a Sunday and want to magic up a roast out of... 1) Chicken Breasts 2) Potatoes 3) Whatever veg you have languishing about ... this is for… Continue reading Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes