My younger self would despair if she could see how much I enjoy a rare night in now. I used to work with plenty of mothers who used to talk about what made their perfect night in. I swore I would never stay in, if there was the chance of a good night out. Well, guess what? 3 kids later and 5 trips to Manchester every week plus numerous other after school activities, I crave my home and my sofa.
The 2 nights that I tend to stay in are a Friday and a Sunday. Dermot works early on a Saturday, so we are not exactly wild. I do love the company of my kids, but like most parents LOVE that moment when they all go quiet and snuggle down for the night.
So what do we do? Prepare to be
thrilled bored rigid …
Pre-Kids Bedtime … Its all about the Lego and Building Blocks … probably last week’s X Factor – Yep it really does take us 5-6 days to catch up!
Post-Kids Bedtime … Casualty of course (Has anyone else watched it right from the beginning?) and MasterChef Professionals (Marcus Waring is actually growing on me)
Onesies for the girls obviously! I haven’t succumbed to owning a onesie yet so PJs it is. (Told you we are riveting!) How cute are these little wee slippers though?
The lazier, the better – Sorry, if you were hoping for an exotic home cooked meal – this is not the post for you! We’re talking ready meal & more often than not, there will be dips – A recent favourite is my Chocolate Orange Dip (recipe coming soon)…
Hot Chocolate for my girls, Gin Cocktail for me & Mr C …
Gin Cointreau Cocktail
- 1 Tbsp Cointreau
- 2 Tbsp Gin
- Cloudy Lemonade – Filled until 1cm from the top of the glass
- 1 Tbsp Mandarin Sorbet
- 3 Cocktail Cherries
Directions: Add the spirits to the bottom of a tall wine glass, Fill up with lemonade then add the sorbet. Allow to melt slightly and drop 3 cocktail cherries into the glass – They taste amazing once the drink has gone.
Sainsbury’s are offering one lucky household the chance to win their own perfect night in. Here’s what you could win:
- A 40″ HDTV
- £250 Sainsbury’s vouchers
- Sainsbury’s Top 10 bestselling DVDs
Its super simple to enter – All you have to do is visit http://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/money-matters/perfect-night-in-prize-draw.shtml and describe your perfect night in. Go for it everyone – Its a fantastic prize.
Terms & Conditions Apply – Entries close this Friday 14th November. The winner will be chosen at random by Sainsbury’s on Monday 17th November.
This is a sponsored post – I was commissioned by Sainsbury’s to highlight this competition and received payment for the post.