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Monday, 29 January 2018

Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge - 3 Steps to Burger Heaven!

Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge.
3 Steps to Burger Heaven!

Being a Mum of 3 can get pretty hectic at times, especially around mealtimes. With 3 kids there's always one or two of them who want something different or don't like that, or want this. I tend to try make one thing but then serve it up in three different ways to suit each child. Whether it's adding Tomato Ketchup or removing the cheese. It's often these little things or changes that make their meal individual and make each child happy. This week we took part in the Rustler Burger Hacking Challenge with BritMums which has been lots of fun.

Our Mission: was to take a Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger Twin Pack and make them our own and hack them up (not literally) but to make them unique and personal to us.

Hearing that Rustlers provides a quick, convenient and affordable meal when mums need it most, I decided to give them a try. I headed to our local Tesco and grabbed our Rustlers burgers and everything else I needed to get us going. The burgers feature quality chicken marinated with a southern fried breadcrumb, so I just needed to add to that flavour.


I decided that there were 3 Steps to Burger Heaven so that's what I decided to call it. I grabbed my three ingredients which is all I needed for my quick but delicious snack.
  1. Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger Twin Pack.
  2. BBQ Sauce (any brand).
  3. Halloumi Cheese (which I fried for 2 minutes).


The Burger only needs 1 minute 30 seconds in the microwave and then it's ready.

First I topped it with two fried pieces of Halloumi Cheese and then topped it with the lightly peppered Mayo which comes included in the pack. Doesn't it look goooood!


Next up came the BBQ Sauce. just a light trail is all that's needed. Just for that sweet touch. 


And there we have it, my 3 Steps to Heaven Rustlers Burger!


Taking just 4 minutes to make in total, it was the perfect snack for me after my late shift at work. There was no messing around trying to cook up a big meal and, no mess to clean up afterwards either, just a single plate which was easy. Delicious and tasty for kids and grown ups alike. The kids like theirs a little simpler with added Tomato Ketchup or a sprinkling of Cheddar Cheese. The kids aren't really fans of my Halloumi Cheese but that's OK as that means more for me - yay! Rustlers provides an opportunity to get creative and have fun at the same time by adding toppings and sides of your choice to create a balanced meal. 

I had lots of fun taking part in this challenge. It gave us a great opportunity to play with our food which I was always taught not to do but this was a one of, I promise. If you love your Rustlers burgers, you should have a go at creating your own burger masterpiece too.

This post is an entry for BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, sponsored by Rustlers .

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beat those January Blues! #Win a £75 Argos Gift Card and Treat Yourself!

Beat those January Blues! 
Win a £75 Argos Gift Card and Treat Yourself! 


The January Blues have started to set in here and I don't like it. A new year and new start can be quite daunting and often leaves us feeling blue but not today. As I have my final £75 Argos Gift Card prize to give away as part of our Chad Valley Play Panel competitions. On one hand, I am so delighted to be able cheer someone up with this lovely prize but on the other hand, it's my last one to give away so I'm also very sad. With £75 of Argos vouchers in hand, you'll be able to treat yourself to something really nice to cheer your January right up.


The giveaway is really easy to enter, just use the Rafflecopter Form below to do so. Please feel free to do as many or as few of the entries as you'd like but do remember, the more you do, the more chance you have to win. One lucky winner will win £75 of Agros Vouchers.


Terms and Conditions: The Giveaway will end in 14 days time on the 31st of January. 1 winner will be drawn at random using RaffleCopter from all the correctly made entries and contacted by email within 3 days of it ending. Open to the UK Only I'm afraid. Good Luck.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Competition Time! #Win a Valentine's Love Treasure Box full of Cadbury Treats.

It's Competition Time - 
Win a Valentine's Love Treasure Box.


Happy New Year everyone, I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas?

I know that for most of us, we've already had our fill of chocolate and sweet treats and might not want to see any more right now but after all the January Diets and New Year 'cut back's) I'm thinking, or hoping, that some of you might want some chocolate for a nice Valentine's treat. We all deserve a little treat every now and then and I just really love making people smile so on that note, here's my very first chocolate giveaway of 2018 to do just that. 

The prize up for grabs is a Cadbury Valentine's Love Treasure Box which is a lovely gift box.

You can see what's inside in the image above, it does look rather lovely, doesn't it?

To WIN: Simply use the Rafflecopter Form below to complete as many or as few of the entries as you like. It's completely up to you but remember, the more you do, the more entries into the draw, you get. One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Sunday February 4th so that the Winner will receive their prize in time for Valentine's Day.


Terms and Conditions: One winner will be drawn at random using the Rafflecopter App. This Giveaway is only open to the UK. The giveaways ends on Sunday February 4th. Good Luck.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

My 2018 Dreams and Wishes ..

My 2018 Dreams and Wishes .. 


There's only 2 things that I really want in 2018. 

1- A Bigger House.
2 - A fun Family Holiday.

Our house seems to be getting smaller and smaller as we all continue to grow bigger and bigger and with three growing children and only a two bedroom house. I really want to expand. There's a lot of work to be done and a whole lot of saving to do too but I'm determined to find us a bigger house in 2018. One where my children will have their own space to grow and be free. One where my little boy will finally have his own room.


Even though a bigger house is top of my list for 2018. I still want to take my children on holiday as holidays are where we make our memories and for us, memories are important.

My dream holiday would of course be somewhere sunny and warm with a white sandy beach close by but in reality a UK holiday would be just as lovely and much more affordable.

It doesn't really matter where we go just as long as we're all together.


I'm hoping that in 2018, my two wishes will become more than just dreams for us. 

What are your 2018 Dreams and Wishes??