The Siblings Project {June 17}

The last few weeks have been jam packed for the boys. From class photos and a school trip to White Post farm to a full half term, including a day with Nana and Grandad, hair cuts, dentist visits, a day out with friends and our family trip to Legoland and then last week, Ethan's surgery to have a raised mole removed.  I have quite a lot of different photos to share this month. I hope you enjoy looking through them and can tell they've had lots of fun together this month.

The Siblings Project {May 17}

Last weekend we went to town, we went on the bus and met Matteo after he had finished his volunteering.  I said the boys could take some money from their money box as they had been given some by Matteo's parents before they left.  Ethan spotted a Power Rangers scooter in TK Maxx so we said he could have it. There was only one but Oliver decided he wanted a Ninja Turtles one so the next day I found one on the Argos website, ordered it and we went to pick it up about an hour later.

The Siblings Project {April 17}

The last four weeks have been eventful.  Ethan had yet another chest infection but at least he didn't have to stay in hospital this time and only missed two days of school.  He managed to complete the last week of term and received a certificate for his writing on the last day.  I went to the Premier Assembly and is was so nice to see all the children getting up and being given recognition for their hard work that half term.

Roast dinner with Perfect Yorkshire Puddings

If you were to ask my boys what their favourite foods are their answers would be the perfect mix of English and Italian, just like them!  They love Yorkshire Puddings and Pancakes, Pizza and Pasta.  They absolutely love a roast dinner with gravy.  As an English person it's such a tradition and I have to say it's my favourite meal too.  Unfortunately I don't make a roast very often as I don't make the time to.  Sometimes it seems like a lot of work and I'm not very creative with the chicken leftovers (I tend to stick to the same two recipes - chicken pie or risotto) but when I do it's definitely worth it and there is no fuss from the boys and always clean plates at the end of the meal.  Who doesn't love a Sunday roast?

Chicken & Coconut Risotto

This is a great recipe for using up any leftover chicken after a roast dinner. It was inspired and adapted from Deliciously Ella's Pea and Courgette Risotto from her book Deliciously Ella with Friends.   Using the coconut milk gives the creaminess that you expect from a typical risotto using white arborio rice.  I used broccoli here but you could use any green veg you have in the house, for example frozen peas or green beans would work well. This recipe serves two adults and two children with another portion left over for lunch the next day.