Friday, 14 October 2016

Pitta Pocket Pizza

Since starting uni almost a month ago now, I've learnt a few things about cooking my own meals: 

1. You want to make the cheapest possible meals. 

2. You can't really be bothered to make meals when you get in from a long day of lectures and seminars.

3. You consider ordering takeouts all the time (especially when you get student discounts).

One thing I've practically been living off is pitta pocket pizzas. They basically combine everything in the list above - they're cheap, easy and taste like proper pizza, but they're better for you than pizza! What more could you want? 

To make these all you need is some wholemeal pitta bread, tomato purée, meat of your choice (I usually go for ham), cheese, or anything you would normally get on a pizza. 

First of all you need to make a little pocket out of your pitta bread. A trick my sister taught me is to heat the pitta bread up for a minute or two to make it easier to cut. Then, you spread on your tomato purée and add the rest of your ingredients. To cook my pitta pocket pizzas I use a small George Foreman grill that I got for a tenner in Argos. I don't think I could live without this at uni because it can be used to cook any thing from toasties to chicken. But if you don't have one of these I'm sure a normal grill will work just fine. I usually cook my pitta pockets until the cheese has completely melted and leave them to cool for a few minutes before digging in. 

Voila! A cheap, healthy, tasty meal that anyone could make.

Sarah-Michelle x 


Monday, 10 October 2016

Bridget Jones' Baby | Film Review

It’s become a bit of a tradition now that my flatmates and I go to the cinema on a Tuesday night to see a film. The first film we went to see together was ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ and straight after watching it, I knew I wanted to write a post reviewing it.

I was highly anticipating the release of ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ because I’ve seen the first two films numerous times and it’s gotten to the stage where I no longer find them that funny. I wasn’t expecting to like this film more than the previous two Bridget Jones films though, but it happened.

From the very start of the film I was laughing at the ridiculous, although relatable, life of Bridget Jones. There were definitely points in the film when my friend and I turned to each other, laughing, and said ‘that’s you’. I think the story line was really interesting and I loved how there were references and flashbacks to the first two films. There was even an appearance from Ed Sheeran!

I loved the character of Jack in the film; he was so sweet, and how can you not think Patrick 
Dempsey is hot? However, my love for Mark Darcy is still there even though Colin Firth has looked better… Although Hugh Grant isn’t in this film, they still acknowledged his character, Daniel, which I feel was very appropriate for him and it made me laugh a lot.

I really liked the soundtrack to the film as it featured so many good songs, including the stereotypical Bridget Jones song ‘All By Myself’. After seeing the film, Ellie Goulding’s song ‘Still Falling For You’ has quickly become one of my current favourites.

The one thing I think the film was missing? An epic fight scene between the two male characters, or even one more fight between Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, like there was in the first two films. I was waiting for it throughout the whole film; at one stage I thought it was coming but was highly disappointed when it didn’t. That’s the only thing that I would change about the film as it’s the first film I’ve seen in a while that made me laugh as much as this did.

Have you seen Bridget Jones’ Baby?

Sarah-Michelle x 

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