Leftover Roast Dinner Pasta

I’m sure this has been done before. I mean, it’s basically leftover roast dinner tossed with pasta and plenty of butter. I’d previously made Mrs Rachel Brady’s delicious and easy Sausage and Root Veg Traybake and had some leftovers that wouldn’t quite stretch to two people on their own. So I chopped up the sausage…

Wonderful Wednesday 15 November 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to Wonderful Wednesday, a round up of all that is lovely in my little world right now. 1.  Fairy lights and candles. And lots of them. One of my favourite parts of autumn is getting the fairy lights out and dotting my little candles about the living room. I tend to…

Meal Planning Monday 13 November

I haven’t done one of these for a while – it’s been a lot of super quick not-worth-mentioning meals and ready made offerings from M&S for a while. But… I’m back on the cooking tracks, and here’s what we’ve got going this week: Monday lunch – Greek Salad Monday dinner – Goulash and Mash Tuesday…

Mrs Rachel Brady’s Sausage and Root Veg Traybake

Have you had a read of Mrs Rachel Brady’s blog (formerly Well Worn Whisk)? I love her easy, tasty family recipes, and have cooked lots from her blog over the past few years. Her latest post became my Friday night supper last week, and it hit the spot and ticked all my boxes (quick, cheap,…

Quince Paste and Sheep Cheese Salad

Just a little quickie to tell anyone who doesn’t know already what a lovely combination sheep’s cheese and quince paste is. It’s the whole salty / sweet thing – lovely. When I stayed with a family in Spain one lovely long hot summer many years ago, the family brought fabulous cheeses back from the father’s…

Wonderful Wednesday 8 November 2017

Hello one and all – hope the chillier months are treating you well, and that you’ve enjoyed what we’ve got left of the gorgeous autumn leaves. Round these parts a lot of the leaves were blown away in a big bad storm shortly after they arrived – but they’re now carpeting the pathways and lawns…

Wonderful Wednesday 6 September 2017

I don’t know where to start with this post since it’s been rather a while… In typical blogger fashion I could decry the passing of time, the wondering of where on earth summer got to, and the anticipation autumn brings. But as many, many others will write extensively on those subjects, I’ll save this little…

Wonderful Wednesday 9 August 2017

Hi there one and all – hope everyone’s spiffingly super on this August Wonderful Wednesday 🙂 Here’s a little list of the little things that made my little world go round this week: 1. 7.30am on a Sunday, before the noise of the world had built up around. Watching the way the previous night’s rain…

Meal Planning Monday 10 July 2017

Last week’s meal plan got interrupted by remembering I had some items to use up from the freezer and a couple of impromptu meals – so we’ll see what happens this week! Monday lunch – Mushroom and Cheese Omelette Monday dinner – Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Mash Tuesday lunch – Scrambled Egg with Mushrooms…

Tomato and Basil Chickpea Burgers

Scrumptious bean burgers oh how I love you. Crispy on the outside, soft within, a tang of onions and the comfort of the BEAN. I must have made dozens of these beauties over the last few years, and I’ve started to experiment. This version started as an accident, as many of the best recipes do….

Wonderful Wednesday 5 July 2017

Happy Wonderful Wednesday once again lovely readers! Hope your weeks have been super duper? Mine has been pretty quiet – but that’s no bad thing once in a while. Here’s what’s made it special: 1.  I sung the praises of this last week but I just had to give another shout-out, with IMAGE, to the…

Homemade Baked Beans

This was so easy and ‘everyday’ that I wasn’t going to blog it. But it was also so damn tasty that I just had to. I wanted an easy, quick dinner that wasn’t a load of ready-made junk, so I thought we’d just have baked beans on jacket potatoes. But due to Mr Roast Chicken…