Family Dinner Ideas and Cooking with Kids: Warm Chicken Wrap

This is a great mid-week dinnertime saver as it only takes 15 minutes to prepare! I ofter have one of the kids helping me with various tasks, like chopping mushrooms (they’re soft so easy for the little ones to chop!), bringing rubbish to the bin, handing me the spice jars, mushing the avocados… It’s a big help for me as I don’t need to keep an eye on them at the same time and they help getting the dinner ready. 

This warm chicken wrap is one of my favourites. It’s quick and easy, it’s tasty, and you can put in pretty much anything you like or can find in the kitchen! It’s a handy one for even the smallest ones as they can just use their hands and it’s easy to pick and choose what you put in. It’s nothing new under the sun, but I sometimes find it hard to come up with new ideas, which is why I like sharing these recipes (whenever I get around to it!). 

The video is only 15 sec showing the main steps. I did this last week for the four of us and it took me about 15 mins from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it!

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Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk

What a lovely Saturday! We decided to try and see how we get on with the kids on the Bray to Greystones cliff walk. It’s about a 6k trail around Bray Head and I had a feeling the Little Messers should be well able for it. Missy Messer has a tendency to… Well… moan a bit if we are walking somewhere further but I hoped I would be able to distract her! 

It was cloudy but according to the rainfall radar it wasn’t supposed to rain…

About half-way through it started drizzling. Then the drizzle started to get heavier and heavier. I hadn’t packed our raincoats so when we found a tree to hide under, we decided to stop and have our picnic there. It was almost quite romantic eating sambos under the tree watching the rain! 

Eventually the rain stopped and we even got to see seals!

The Little Messers did amazingly well walking the whole way and we even played tag at the end!

Look, there it is! Greystones!

Two hours and 20 minutes later it was time to sit down for some food and ice creams. The kids were tired but happy! It was a fantastic adventure with the kids, we must do another one soon. 

A Family Holiday in Cascais, Portugal

I have fallen in love. With Cascais that is. We booked our summer holiday already before Christmas so it was a long time coming! Also, a friend from work goes there every summer with his family (they have kids around the same age as our little messers) and he’s always telling us stories from their holidays so the expectations were high.

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Streets of Cascais

Cascais is a little town on the Atlantic coast about 40 mins’ train ride from Lisbon. It’s big enough to have three beaches within walking distance from the town centre and more than enough restaurants and shops to go through over the ten days we spent there. On the other hand, it’s small enough to have that lazy rhythm of life when your pace walking along the tiny streets has reduced to less than half from the usual pace you race through the streets at home. Continue reading

Easter Excitement

Lastminute.com. That’s me. Whether it’s renewing the car insurance or getting Easter eggs for the kids, why do it now if you can do it tomorrow? This year was no different, for the Easter eggs or the car insurance. Why did I not buy the giant kinder eggs the first time I saw them about a month ago, was the predominant question in my mind as I was racing through the aisles of our local Dunnes last night. Just as well the Little Messers didn’t know about the giant kinder eggs so Easter was not completely doomed.

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Streets of Dublin

St Patrick’s Day came and went and we’re halfway through the longest-Easter-holidays-in-history. Two and a half weeks, seriously?! Not that I’m complaining (much), I’m having a week and a bit off work myself. We were pampered with good weather on this Good Friday so we decided to head to the Big Smoke to take a look at the much talked about bullet holes in the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. It seems they have talked about the 1916 events in Mr Messer’s school.

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