About mummyinahurry

A lawyer turned stay at home mum, with a passion for champagne, cooking (quickly) and getting a good deal. I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things Australian and usually food related, Bill Granger, Donna Hay, Neighbours…..(okay, okay, slightly odd but a bad habit that I acquired while on maternity leave..)

In my time I have been both a working mum with 2 small children, and more recently a full-time mum at home. Both have different pressures and challenges, but to me the consistent feature of both is that there are never enough hours in the day. Mealtimes are often the first victims of that time shortage. It’s all too easy to give up on cooking altogether and to reach for a ready meal or takeaway. No effort and very little washing up. An attractive prospect to anyone!

I am hoping to bring you my ideas and tips, for those days when you really can’t be bothered, to help make your busy life that bit sweeter and simpler. Inspiring, quick and easy recipes, tempting treats for those days when only cake will do, and other random but (hopefully) useful tips for keeping the domestic drudgery to a minimum….  And, not forgetting the heads up on any supermarket bargains that might mean you can smuggle a bottle of bubbly or a bar of chocolate in your weekly shop without feeling the pinch…

Please feel free to leave me your comments, or if you have any questions you can email me directly at mummyinahurry@hotmail.co.uk

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6 Responses to “About mummyinahurry”

  1. Rita April 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Loving yr blog babe. It’s about time your shared your extensive top tips with everyone else!! I’m gonna make yr smoked salmon fishcakes and wash down with bargain champers this weekend. YUM ME!!

  2. Captain Spod May 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Not a mummy, a daddy, and kids long since flown the nest, but still always in a hurry! Breakfast pancakes an occasional a treat and I was keen to see Nigella’s recipe but the link’s dead. Any chance you could just point out the differences between it and the usual Brit Tuesday-before-Ash-Wednesday type? Thanks. CS

    • mummyinahurry May 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

      Apologies for the broken link. Not sure if it is election related but I have added a link from Nigella’s website that goes directly to the recipe. The American style pancakes are completely different to the Shrove Tuesday variety. I would describe them as small dense and fluffy, but slightly more robust, and IMO take well to lashings of maple syrup or nutella. In contrast, the traditional ‘English’ variety are large, thin and slightly crisp, and to that variety the simple addition of fresh lemon juice and caster sugar is hard to beat…

  3. Carolyn P May 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi,
    What a great blog! Thanks for the yummy recipes useful tips. Its making my mouth water just reading it so will have to try some of those ideas out!

  4. uda June 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Hi!
    Great Blog! We’ve got the same taste! I’m a working mummy from Germany looking for interesting people and lovely recipes. If you like, check out mine: mittagbeimutti.wordpress.com (engl: lunchatmummys ;o) I will definately try out some of you tipps or recipes!

  5. Vanessa Kimbell June 11, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    Just wondering if you are on Twitter?

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