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 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


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


Menu plan – 8 DECEMBER 2020

Happy Tuesday! I know we’re all busy, busy, busy right now so I won’t hang about. Here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen!

Shakshuka – hot, filling and cheap!
  • Shakshuka with warm, crusty bread and butter
  • homemade quiche with tomato and crab, salad on the side
  • Mongolian beef (using minced beef) with stir fry veggies and rice
  • Swedish meatball bake (tomato/basil sauce and mozzarella or cheddar cheese) with wholemeal pasta
  • chops with ratatouille (I bake mine = easy and tasty!) and couscous
  • baked ham (with brown sugar/mustard topping) with green beans and gratin dauphinois
  • 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 I have the ingredients in the fridge for Creamy Salmon Pasta…a great standby when plans suddenly change and you need dinner in a hurry! 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 Hygge cosy Christmas self-care! Light the candles, let’s chat! Simple, low cost

Join me for hygge cosy Christmas self-care! Light the candles and let’s chat! Easy, low cost ideas to look after you at this busy time!

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb And you can download the Flylady Holiday Control Journal – for free – at flylady.net

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

Diane


Menu plan – 1 DECEMBER 2020

Happy first of December! Busy day and busy week ahead – how about you? Remember to make sure that you are making time for breakfast right now… Usually we eat the same thing (porridge or hot rolls) but the past couple of weeks have been planning different things. Really helps to keep our spirits up when it is so darn dark and cold when we get out of bed. And so important in the busy run up to Christmas to have food in your tummy and not be running on empty! Today was waffles (other days we have had gypsy toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon). But enough of breakfast – here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen!

  • Spaghetti Bolognese with a bowl of fresh raw veggies on the side (I make the sauce in my Instant Pot on slow cook function: a jar of Dolmio sauce plus a frozen package of minced beef which has already been browned)
  • veggie Thai yellow curry (tinned chickpeas, onion and fresh broccoli) made in my Instant Pot on slow cook function, served with jasmine rice made in my rice cooker
  • filled gnocchi (pesto/mozzarella) with a rich tomato sauce, steamed broccoli
  • red Thai chicken with green beans and bulgur (was going to make this last week but changed to something different when my son came to visit)
  • panko breaded pork chops with potatoes and carrots
  • 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)
  • beef bourguignon made in my Instant Pot – a variation on my Mum’s Stew (I add half a cup of red wine, mushrooms, thyme, etc) My YouTube video showing how I make the basic version of Mum’s stew is below

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

Remember to clean up the kitchen as soon as you have finished dinner!

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


Menu plan – 25 November 2020

Another cold, dark, dreich week here in Copenhagen and we are all dragging our feet. Luckily we have the thought of Advent Sunday and the first of December to pull us through…and comfort food on the dinner table! Keeping it very simple this week before we launch into festive food. So here’s what’s on the menu at Casa Copenhagen!

Hubby’s lasagne from last week
  • freezer ready meal (chicken pastry parcels) with sweetcorn, carrots and potatoes
  • “luxury duck hash” – I fry up cubes of potato, sliced onions and leek (or a mix of root vegetables) and add in a jar of French rillettes de canard (potted duck), a bit of salad on the side – (this was on last week’s menu but got scrubbed when our son came to visit)
  • spaghetti carbonara with garlic bread and salad
  • red Thai chicken with green beans and bulgur
  • homemade burgers on homemade burger buns with potato wedges and salad
  • 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)
  • Swedish Sausage Stew (svensk pølsegryde) – great comfort food which I can make with my eyes closed – my YouTube video showing how I make it is below

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

Hot chocolate weather here!

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 My hygge cosy Danish Christmas prep 2020! Final Flylady Missions 26-30

Join me for cosy Christmas prep 2020, Danish style! Less stress, more hygge! The final Flylady Missions from 26 to 30 plus what we are up to here in Copenhagen, Denmark – the home of hygge!

Want to see my previous Christmas videos? Here they are! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9iNyusR1K8xSfRBD7Slasb And you can download the Flylady Holiday Control Journal – for free – at flylady.net

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

Diane


VIDEO Weekly clean and declutter motivation! Flylady Zone System

Do you need some cleaning and decluttering motivation? In today’s video: where to work this week (master bedroom) plus see what I’ve decluttered since last time (a lot of clothes)!

If you need to take a look at the basics again, my Flylady Refresher Course videos are here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-1vdMwaAhm7Z_3Br__gals

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

Diane


OOTDS (outfit of the day) and Seaswims 20 November 2020

Happy Friday! A quick check-in from dark, wet and windy Copenhagen with some recent outfits and seaswim photos!

And in skinnydipping-seaswimming news, the sea temp is currently 9c/48f, air temperature has been lower (today was around 4c/39f)…

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!

Have a fabulous Friday! Keep wrapped up and warm out there!

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