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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  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…

Meal Planning Monday 3 July

Another Monday, another meal plan. I’m trying to keep things a little cheaper than last week’s meat-feast, so I’ve turned to some veggie meals and a bit more cooking to cut costs. The butterbeans in tomato sauce is a substitute for the tasty but sugary Heinz Baked beans – and it’s loads cheaper this way…

Meatballs in Tomato and Red Wine Sauce

I’m trying to make it easy for myself at the moment, by including a few little shortcuts and ready meals in my meal plans. I’ll never tire of whipping up a home made meal most nights – I love to cook – but sometimes it’s just nice to keep it simple and chill out while…

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Monday lunch – Bacon Sarnie with Brown Sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ Monday dinner – Leftover Beef Stew Tuesday lunch – Salmon Patรฉ 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…