That Monday feeling…

I am a typical Monday morning hater – I get up around 5 and get to work between 6-7 am – I don’t mind getting up early, it’s the getting up for work bit that’s the problem…  On the bright side, I now only work part time, so shouldn’t really complain – I have it easy in the scheme of things, it’s not ‘real work’ like a farmer or fisherman, I fly a desk 🤓

Today, after paid work, I have been doing some bookwork for Hubby, so wanted something quick and easy for dinner.

We recently returned from a lovely holiday in Porto, Portugal, and I had stuffed the kitchen full of easy things for the youngest to cook, only to find on our return that apparently ordering pizza was easier (he paid – Grrrr) – anyway it means that we have some convenience food to use up, so burgers it is then.

I bought Aldi Aberdeen Angus quarter pounders and will serve on toasted Brioche Buns with salad and Homemade Mayonaise.  I have 3 baking potatoes to use up, so HM wedges will be baked. Not my favourite meal, but it uses stuff up.

I threw the potatoes into the microwave for 10 minutes, let them cool, cut them into wedges and put in a bag with olive oil, garlic granules, salt, pepper and some smoked paprika onto a baking sheet in the oven at 200 till crispy. The burgers will be cooked on the griddle – half an hour from start to plate 🙂


Rubbish pic – taken on phone – sorry 🙂

What are you’re quick meals?  I would love to hear from you X

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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