Food Glorious Food!

Glorious make lovely soup, it is healthy and mouth-wateringly tasty. The range of soups are inspired by recipes from around the world – they transport the eater to far away places with their exotic flavours and colours. When I saw that Foodies100 were running a bloggers competition #GloriousAdventures to blog about their soups and your favourite travel destinations I just had to have a go. I just adore soup, and for someone that is always trying to stay healthy and fit it is a nice easy nutritious option that is low calorie. The prize is amazing – a chance to win an amazing food adventure to Mumbai.

 Our Italian adventure

I have been to Italy quite a few times, it is a beautiful place and it is known for its fresh food and above all delicious pizza and pasta. We recently travelled to Rome with the whole family and spent quite a bit of time tasting the delights of Italian food. We all loved the fresh fruit, its quality is amazing. The fresh pasta and pizza dough is incredible too -we couldn’t get enough of it and talking like this makes my mouth water for the tastes and smells of Italy. It is a truly beautiful country which is very child friendly, we are so lucky to live so near to such a beautiful place.

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On our trip we visited food markets and watched our pizzas being hand made. I think they were used to getting people watching as the restaurant had a massive glass window, and the cooks would smile and laugh as the children watched them kneed the dough and add the toppings.

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 It’s a handy meal and my children love it too!

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My children often snack after school and as soon as they saw this in the fridge it was gone, so much for my healthy lunch (next time I will buy more!) Details of all of the soups available can be found on the Glorious Soups Website.

This blog post is an entry into the Foodies100/GLORIOUS! soup #GloriousAdventures blogger challenge”.

Santa loves Cravendale too!

In our house milk is loved; and I mean big time, so when I saw that Britmums were running a bloggers competition to write your personal Cravendale story I felt we just had to take part, if you want to take part too, all you need to do is write about how your family enjoy Cravendale and tag it with #MilkDrinkersMilk.- but be quick as the competition closes on the 9th November 2015.

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Now milk has changed a bit since I was my children’s age (ahem back in the late 70’s). I remember the tiny bottles of milk which were delivered into the classroom at school and the lovely freshness that you got from drinking it. I also remember the doorstep deliveries by our local milkman which the birds always seems to beat us to in the morning! Then in my teens I remember an advertising campaign to get people to drink more milk called ‘Got milk’ where celebrities wore milk moustaches with pride. Eleanor obliged for one of these photos without too much persuasion.

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My youngest daughter Eleanor adores milk; in fact every time we go out, she chooses milk above fizzy drinks. So with the vouchers you sent to us we got one of each type of milk, a blue, green and red. Red (skimmed is my son William’s favourite), Green (semi) is my favourite and Blue (full) is Eleanor’s favourite. We end up with all of them in our fridge at the start of the week.

Milk in our house is enjoyed any-time, before school, during school (if its on the menu) and definitely after school. The children prefer it on its own especially if it is Cravendale. Their favourite way to drink it is with a straw, in one of these covered cups as the cats will compete for it otherwise.

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Now we have just done Halloween in our house the children’s thoughts soon turn to Christmas (I know, but they are counting the weeks already) and of course we always have to leave food and drink out for Santa on Christmas Eve so even Santa will be drinking Cravendale this winter.

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“This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale