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 🙂 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 🙂 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…

Sweet Apricot and Summer Berry Smoothie

Sometimes berry smoothies can be a little tart no? This one has ALL the sweetness from a handful of dried apricots (no need to soak them first – I’ve tested both versions). The dried apricots also add the thickness you need, so this one’s a bananaless smoothie too. Just the thing to slip slowly on…

Wonderful Wednesday 10 May 2017

Hello all, and Happy Wonderful Wednesday to you! Just a quickie today as I’m a) rather late in posting and b) knackered! But I couldn’t not share the lovely things I’ve noticed this week, including: 1. An accidental triumph in the kitchen – BALSAMIC VINEGAR IN THE HUMMUS. You heard it here first. It was…