Menu plan – 19 JANUARY 2020

Happy Tuesday! In yesterday’s video I was talking about Plan and Play day, and a simple routine to keep paper clutter from piling up! So here I am, sitting at my desk, timer set for 15 minutes, going through papers, looking at my diary and menu planning. Here’s this week’s menu at Casa Copenhagen! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep it simple, Sweetie!

  • Danish “tarteletter” – delicate pastry cases filled with chicken and asparagus, with potatoe and carrots on the side
  • chicken stiry fry with cauliflower “rice”
  • Scottish stovies made in my Instant Pot on the slow cooker function (I’ll be adding a jar of duck rillettes to it, to add a wee bit more flavour) and plenty of beetroot on the side
  • tortillas with kebab and a fresh salad (red pepper, cucumber, tomato, shallot)
  • Risotto (made in my Instant Pot on high pressure setting) with asparagus, lemon and parmesan cheese, crusty bread on the side
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, risotto or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • and an old family favourite – my Dearly-Departed-Mother-in-Law’s “Thai Rejer” which you can see me demonstrating here …

Don’t forget to clean up as you go along, and “close” the kitchen when you have finished eating dinner. It’s so nice to wake up the next day and be greeted by your efforts!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95


VIDEO Simple paper routine that works, more hygge! Clutter Free January with the Minimal Mom

Overwhelmed or scared of paper clutter? Here’s my simple paper routine that works…and there’s more hygge! I’m joining Dawn of The Minimal Mom Channel in her Clutter Free January project – we are working together! Take one action step today!

You can find more of my videos on the Getting Things Done system (which goes hand in hand with Flylady) here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED–bx4tIGqNbsnGp3DMPdnX

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


Menu plan – 12 JANUARY 2020

Happy Tuesday! If Christmas, New Year/the holidays has thrown you for a loop, it’s time to get some sanity back in the house and menu plan! Here’s this week’s menu at Casa Copenhagen! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep it simple, Sweetie!

Always in my pantry…tinned Haggis!
  • tortellini with spinach and peas
  • Haggis Pie (using canned Haggis from my pantry): haggis topped with mashed carrots and mashed potatoes
  • my son is staying with us for a few days and will make Vietnamese Beef Pho
  • hearty homemade leek and bacon quiche with a fresh, crunchy salad and pickled beetroot from a jar
  • we will be having a takeaway meal this week to celebrate my husband’s birthday! (our restaurants are closed due to the Lockdown)
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, risotto or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • An old family favourite – A Twist on Shepherd’s Pie – minced lamb in a creamy Philadelphia and tomato sauce topped with sliced potatoes. Fast, easy, tasty! My YouTube video showing how I make it is below…

Don’t forget to clean up as you go along, and “close” the kitchen when you have finished eating dinner. It’s so nice to wake up the next day and be greeted by your efforts!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95


VIDEO Wardrobe tour! Build a capsule, add hygge! Dressing Your Truth, Clutter Free January!

Tour of my wardrobe and how to build a capsule using what you already have! Dressing Your Truth – I’m a type 1. Clutter Free January: out with the clutter and in with some Danish hygge – let’s make it cosy!

See my full Wardrobe/Dressing Your Truth playlist here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-_AxzW73x4ZWtikVFAvDQW And don’t forget to enter my Giveaway – win a private coaching session – on YouTube and Instagram https://youtu.be/si6wCoc-fGs

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


Giveaway! Word of the year, 2021 Goals and A Clutter Free January news!

It’s Giveaway time! You are very welcome to enter both Giveaways: YouTube and Instagram. There is also a chance to win a mystery gift! Plus my Word of the Year, achieving your goals in 2021 and an update on the Clutter free January project together with Dawn from The Minimal Mom channel! …

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Undecorate a Danish Christmas tree (real candles) with me! 10 minute hygge motivation

Undecorate a Danish Christmas tree (real candles) with me! 10 minutes of motivation – it’s hygge time! If you’re not ready to pack away any decor, go for obvious things like expired Christmas food, wrapping paper/gift boxes, empty chocolate advent calendars, spent candles, dried up foliage decorations, etc…..

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Clutter Free January! Out with the clutter, in with the hygge! Kitchen

A clutter free January, starting with the kitchen! Out with the clutter and in with some Danish hygge! Make it cosy! I’m joining Dawn from the Minimal Mom in her Clutter Free January project – make sure to check out the playlist (more videos will be added as they are published). And stay tuned for my very first giveaway…

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Tidy up Christmas tips! And a look at my 2020 Christmas gifts! Lockdown New Year

Tidy up Christmas tips – simple and fast! Plus a cosy chat, a look at my 2020 Christmas gifts and our Lockdown New Year celebrations….

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Undecorate with me! Plus A Clutter Free January with The Minimal Mom!

Today’s video… Undecorate with me – starting to pack away Christmas 2020! I excited to announce that I’ve been asked by Dawn from The Minimal Mom channel to join in “A Clutter Free January”, woo hoo! Plus, stay tuned for my very first giveaway…

10 minute motivation plus news of “A clutter free January” together with the Minimal Mom

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM DENMARK!

Merry Christmas from Denmark! From me and my Danish Besties, Vibeke and Helene! Thank you so much for your support this year… I have some exciting projects in store for you in January, plus stay tuned for my very first giveaway!

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Coping with Christmas – my 4 point checklist! Tips for you and your home

Not feeling “merry and bright”? In today’s YouTube video. Coping with Christmas – my 4 point checklist, tips for you and your home! A cosy chat and action plan to get you feeling positive again! Watch it here…

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO 2-minute craft! British Christmas Crackers (easy for kids, zero waste)

How to make British Christmas Crackers – takes just 2 minutes and you can use things you have lying around the house (paper offcuts, magazine pages, string/ribbon)! Low cost, sustainable, zero waste and lots of fun! There is no need to use “snaps” – they are just as much fun without! 🖐😃

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


VIDEO Cosy, comfy, glam Christmas, New Year “AT HOME” outfit ideas! (Dressing Your Truth)

Festive Lockdown? Cosy, comfy, glam Christmas and New Year outfit ideas! We may be on Lockdown but we can certainly add a little sparkle every day – in our outfit or hair and makeup. Bring on the festive spirit! I use the Dressing Your Truth system for my capsule wardrobe (energy type 1).

If you’re looking for a capsule wardrobe system, I can thoroughly recommend the Dressing Your Truth system (there is a free course on the website). Your best colours and styles are determined by your facial features/inner energy (my primary energy type is 1 with a secondary energy of 4). It has been lifechanging for me and makes getting dressed so easy! (I’ve made several YouTube videos about my wardrobe, see below.) I use the Flylady system to keep me organised and my daily routine includes choosing my outfit a day in advance (I check my diary/weather forecast to see what’s ahead). I hang my outfit on a hook on the back of our bedroom door and am ready to go the moment my feet hit the floor the next morning. I love having a morning routine which sets me up for a good day!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

If you’d like to see more about my wardrobe, “come along” to our famous Clothes Swap Parties, and see why I love using the Dressing Your Truth system, see my YouTube series! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-_AxzW73x4ZWtikVFAvDQW


Menu plan – 15 DECEMBER 2020

Happy Tuesday! Less than two weeks til Christmas, woo hoo! Not quite into full festive fayre yet, still keeping things simple with family favourites. Here’s this week’s menu at Casa Copenhagen!

Thai larb with mango, made by our son
  • “Ketchup Chicken” which is basically a stir fry of chicken, garlic, chili, ginger, lots of ketchup/water to make a sauce, served with rice and topped with chopped cashew nuts and spring onions
  • homemade quiche with tomato and crab, salad on the side (this was on last week’s menu but didn’t happen)
  • sausage rolls and salad and potatoes (sausage rolls are a must at Christmas in Britain…I make my own but will be cutting them larger, so they will be more “sausage pasties” size
  • black bean burritos with all the usual sides: guacamole, salsa, cheese, crème fraîche
  • Thai Larb (with minced chicken) made for us by my son – always so fresh and delicious! (I’m a huge fan of fresh mint and coriander together in the sweetly sour sauce)
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, risotto or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • My son’s favourite: Swedish Summerhouse Stew – so simple and only a few ingredients! You can easily change it up by adding small cocktail sausages, sliced mushrooms, etc. My YouTube video showing how I make it is below…

Don’t forget to clean up as you go along, and “close” the kitchen when you have finished eating dinner. It’s so nice to wake up the next day and be greeted by your efforts!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95


VIDEO Keeping our spirits/energy up, Housekeeping don’ts, our Saint Lucy tradition, Danish Lockdown

Today we are chatting about how to keep our spirits and energy up! Plus housekeeping dos and don’ts. What will you prioritise… Health and exercise or cleaning? Plus an update on the new Danish Lockdown, a new Christmas tree tradition for 2020 and last, but not least, a look at our Saint Lucy tradition on the bathing bridge!

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane