Don’t quit the day job!….

….. But this is my day job! Crap!

Stay at home mum, domestic goddess, culinary genius. I’m not qualified for this job.

Another day, another epic mama fail. I’ve always said the kitchen came with the house and if I won the lottery, the first thing I’d get, is a chef!

I have my skills and talents, but cooking is most certainly not one of them! I always have to follow a recipe and even then, like today, things just go wrong.

So after a conversation with a friend about fussy five year olds and how they’ll eat their school dinners, but wont touch a thing at home. She gave me a little tip of grating things like onion and carrot in to your bolognaise sauce, so they can’t see it. Then hopefully, they’re more likely to at least try it, before turning their little noses up at it.

So this morning, whilst the baby had his nap, I got to it!


Firstly I grated the onion, but flippin ‘eck! That brings out the devil in the onion, I was crying my eyes out! Grating onion is horrendous! At this point my husband walked in and for a split second, from the sight of me, thought something terrible had happened! Nope just your wife attempting to cook again!

I then grated my other veg and following the recipe, started cooking it all.

I was quite impressed!….


The veg looked pretty!

Once all the ingredients were in, I left it simmering on a low heat. The baby started to wake up, so thinking I’d transfer it into the slow cooker in a minute, I went upstairs happy, knowing I’d made something healthy and yummy for tea.

Like you do, I got side tracked! I changed the baby, piled up some dirty washing, put his toys back on the shelf and sorted his clothes.

Then smelt something! …..

Oh no no no no no….

I ran downstairs and found I’d simmered for too long! My bolognaise was now a dried out, smelly, burnt goo, stuck to my frying pan!


Epic fail! You’re fired!

So fish fingers, waffles and peas it is for tea, again!
As for the pan, the evidence! Well it was getting old, probably past its best, think I’ll just chuck & get a new one!

Now shopping, that I can do!

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A brief intro about me, i'm a wife and mother of two boys, living a life quite ordinary. I'm learning how to be a school Mum and trying to remember how to look after a toddler. I can't cook, I hate doing a food shop, but love any other kind of shopping oh & I'm trying to get fit again post baby. Read about my journey, as I try and keep the drama and chaos to a minimum and blog about my life and loves!

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