Every mum, is not just a mum. Let's take some time to focus on food, glorious food. After all, it isn't easy cooking things the whole family will like! Challenge excepted...n:since it's not all about the kids, I will throw a few "adult only" things in here too!
I’m not sure why we have such sunny and warm warm weather in April (living in Belgium!) but I am certainly not complaining! Especially during this lockdown, it has been amazing. I love tacos, but its not always the healthiest so I normally switch it out for lettuce, it certainly isn't a new invention but I can't get enough of them, especially in warmer weather. It wasn't something I thought the kids would be interested in, but on sitting in the garden minding my own business and tucking into my taco, they spotted food and ran over (as they do!!). I was shocked but so happy that they liked them...my 5 year old then proceeded to devour 3! So it was a hit to say the least, and a frequent on the lunch time menu...plus its quick and healthy!
Our Lettuce Tacos
Romaine lettuce (as many was your family need)
Then its any filling that you will all love...Tomatoes, cucumber, avocado (washed and diced), beetroot (it gives a slight sweetness which we all adore). We love adding some flaked tuna, sweetcorn mixed with a squeeze of mayo or even healthier I opt for some greek yoghurt and spice it up by adding salt, peper and paprika powder. But you can also fry off some bacon pieces and chuck that in - simple is often better but go with whatever you fancy.
It’s been a pretty busy week, and with the grey and wet weather, I am definitely dreaming of longer and warmer summer days. This got me thinking of cocktails of course, and one definitely stands out (I think because I drank one too many and was definitely…happy let’s say!) but now I am ready to drink and enjoy one again.
Bon Bon Martini
45ml Vodka (use your favourite one here, I use Absolut mostly)
20 ml Limoncello (I love Villa Massa here)
10ml Butterscotch liqueur (I use Teichenne, but see what you can get hold of)
20ml Fresh lemon juice
10ml Vanilla sugar syrup
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, shake well, strain and serve in a cooled martini glass…cheers!
Will this tickle your tastebuds?
Although the butterscotch is sweet, the zesty/sour limoncello counterbalances this for a strong, yet not too much of an alcohol tang!