Wonderful Wednesday 28 June 2017

Despite what the photos in this post suggest, I haven’t actually been out much recently, partly due to the AWFUL weather we’ve had over the last few days. Bye Summer! So these snaps are a little collection from a few years back mooching by lakes and the seaside in sunnier times. And so on to…

Meal Planning Monday 26 June 2017

Quite a meaty week, this one! We indulged in meat stews over the weekend and it got us in the mood for MEAT πŸ™‚ Monday lunch – Bacon Sarnie with Brown Sauce πŸ™‚ Monday dinner – Leftover Beef Stew Tuesday lunch – Salmon PatΓ© with Cucumber on Rye Crackers Tuesday dinner – Meatballs in Tomato…

Mozzarella, Tomato and Rocket Salad

I can hardly claim that mixing mozzarella with basil and tomato is an original combination. But like Spaghetti Bolognese, a bacon sarnie, cheese on toast and Chicken Korma, it’s easy to forget how good these classics are, and turn away from them in favour of the more unusual, the more exotic. It’s the season anyway…

Meal Planning Monday 19 June 2017

Another quickie for me as I jot down what the Roast Chicken household will be tucking into this week – lots of salads and snacks for our first taste of summer methinks – but with a couple of stews thrown in for speed! Monday lunch – Mozzarella, Rocket, Watercress, Tomato and Basil Salad Monday dinner…

Pea and Wensleydale Dip

As anyone who reads this blog regularly will know – I’m a HUGE fan of dips. I could eat them day after day for lunch, and often do. I’ve already made a yummy Storecupboard Pea and Lemon Dip which is similar, but this one’s supercharged with tahini, garlic and, of course, Wensleydale cheese. The cheese…

Meal Planning Monday 12 June

Monday lunch – Pea and Wensleydale Dip with tomato, spinach and cucumber salad (up on the blog soon!) Monday dinner – Veggie Chilli Nachos Tuesday lunch – Scrambled Eggs on Toast Tuesday dinner – Out πŸ™‚ Wednesday lunch – Vegetable Soup Wednesday dinner – Spanish Omelette and Beans Thursday lunch – Leftover Spanish Omelette and…

Veggie Chilli Nachos

We’re feeling the Mexican love at Casa Roast Chicken and a Country Walk these days. All those beans and veggies are perfect summer food – even though the weather’s not playing ball. This is a bit of a variation on my Black Bean and Bacon Chilli, which is also super yum, but this is a…

Meal Planning Monday 5 June 2017

Here’s a quick little update for a week of easy meals πŸ™‚ Monday lunch – Ham and Polish Curd Cheese with Tomatoes on Toast Monday dinner – Sausage Roast Dinner with homemade potato wedges, broccoli and peas Tuesday lunch – Mexican bowl of sweetcorn and refried beans topped with crumbled feta (the leftover innards of…

Wonderful Wednesday 31 May

I’ve had to dig deep this week. It’s been a hard one. But it’s reminded me that I’ve got so so much to be thankful and that’s been a great comfort to remember. And it hasn’t been without its little joys. Such as: 1. Walking on sheep-nibbled grass. An absolute delight. The right balance of…

Wonderful Wednesday 24 May 2017

View Halloooooooo one and all – how are you? I’m really pretty tired being in the middle of a busy olde work week – but next week I’ll be off to lounge and read and potter about in the sun so mustn’t grumble! Here’s what’s made me smile this week: 1. A perfectly ripe peach,…

Meal Planning Monday 22 May 2017

Hello everyone! I’ve had a busy, active weekend and am CRAVING something to get me motivated this sleepy snoozy Monday Morning. This meal plan should be a good place to start… Monday lunch – Soya Bean Dip (this one with added yoghurt and extra lemon) with crackers Monday dinner – Oven Fish and Chips (because…

Meal Planning Monday 15 May 2017

It’s a while since I did a little meal plan – I’ve been shopping little and often instead, rather than big supermarket shops. But yesterday I stocked up for the week and got back into planning – and this is what I’ve come up with: Monday lunch – Asparagus and Chive Scrambled Eggs on Toast…