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her 1st roast dinner

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Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jul 2008 20:00


Shes only just 16 and is fed up with us and her brother and sister so has this idea of her own place, wont tell me if its just for her or her and boyfriend but doesnt need much guessing lol. Shes going to college in September for 2 years so will be 18 by the time she leaves and gets a job so will give her a while to save up, and hubby is a a decorator so will give her a hand when she needs it.

Have told her they can live here for a small fee but she didnt like that idea lol

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 27 Jul 2008 19:18

Dawnie, having just moved into my own flat, I discovered that the amount of money I thought it would cost was very underestimated even though I had a lot of furniture already. Allowing for flooring, decorating and all those bits and pieces you need, it cost me well over a grand. And then I find that all my money is going as fast as it's coming in on bills and shopping. I used to be so good at saving. So, tell her to enjoy living at home while she can and save up as much as she can with a firm plan put in place.

Forgot to say, I remember my self pride the first time I made a roast by myself. It was quite an ego trip when it all turned out all right. So well done to her, she can give herself a pat on the back.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2008 15:51

Ros, you silly Mummy, why didn't you tell her lol?


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2008 15:50

Dawnie, good for her and good for you teaching her how to cope. Tell her to look on Gumtree too as they have cheap stuff. She might be better going into a shared house to start with if you meet with the people she will share with and they seem ok, means she will have company and share the costs more. My son did it for a while and noticed the difference in cost when he got his flat, 8 yrs now and he never has any spare cash cos of rent, council tax etc etc etc.
Good luck to her, glad you enjoyed the dinner.


CATHKIN Report 27 Jul 2008 13:25

When my daughter moved out I wrote recipes in a book for her . She made the macaroni cheese one night and didn`t cook the macaroni , just poured her homemade sauce over it and stuck it in oven to brown the top . Her boyfriend at the time said the macaroni`s a bit hard !!! She said I didn`t write down that she had to cook the macaroni first !!
Ros xx


Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jul 2008 12:53

mine is fussy about gravy she likes good old bisto but her dad being ex chef makes it form all the meat juices and she doesnt like it so she was happy today as she could do the sort she likes


Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jul 2008 12:52

Well it was very nice, the only veg i didnt like were what her dad cooked.

So now she can do Beans on toast, Toasties, baps made into pizzas, gnocchi with her own tomatoe sauce and can have pasta with that as well and now a roast.
Just got to get her to use the washing machine now and will be well away as she cleaned the bathroom the other night and did that really well.

Caz shes worked out how much all the bits she will need are but says there arent any flats round here to rent the grannies get all the good ones, did point out the benefits of freecycle so she is working out what to ask for.

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 27 Jul 2008 12:25

What a good Mum you are Dawnie, letting her get her hands on the Sunday roastie.....I bet it turns out great.......nice to have someone cook for you for a change.......x

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 27 Jul 2008 12:21

Enjoy Dawnie, mine do the ' Im moving out bit' yeah right i say!! Theyd soon find out!

Caz xx


Debbie Report 27 Jul 2008 12:13

it's so nice not having to cook for yourself, hope it turns out ok


Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jul 2008 12:11

eldest has cooked the roast dinner from scratch.

She keeps threatening to move out so told her she could get some practice of fending for herself so told her to cook lunch.

Am really looking forward to this despite how hot it is.

d x