Wonderful Wednesday 17 January 2018

Hello folk and folkesses how are we all today? It’s been another whirlwind of a week, but not in a bad way. I’m feeling pretty happy of late. I’m finding myself in the world again after a sleep-deprived state of weirdness following the birth of my little girl a few months ago. I’m remembering what…

Wonderful Wednesday 10 January 2018

G’day chums how are we all today? This week has been pretty good. The weather has been cold and wintery – my fave – and Mr Roast Chicken has had a rare few days off so it’s All Been Good. It’s also FLOWN by, and it doesn’t seem long since I was last scribbling here….

Wonderful Wednesday 3 January 2018

Happy New Year folk! I’m not going to dwell on All The Great Things I’ve done this year or All The Great Things I’ll Do Next Year. The internet has plenty of people musing on those topics. But I can’t help but feel a little reflective in this first Wonderful Wednesday of 2018. 2017 brought…

Beef and Lentil Hotpot

Smug alert… This was thrown together in a matter of minutes as an alternative to my Extra Veg and Extra Easy Spaghetti Bolognese when I realised I didn’t have any extra veg. All I had was the mince and onions. But lo and behold the freezer and the cupboards provided the peas and the spuds…

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Stew

This is a little bit like my Very Easy Ratatouille, only EASIER! Really. I decided to dispense with the whole frying of the vegetables, so I decided to just whack the whole lot into a big dish and bake it. I added potatoes this time to bulk it out a bit, and because I didn’t…

Wonderful Wednesday 22 November 2017

Hello view halloo and welcome to Wonderful Wednesday this stormy rainy windy northern week. How ARE you all? I’m soaking up the little bits of sunshine that have burnt through the clouds in the last few days, but also quite liking being the snug and smug feeling of being tucked up warm while the wind…

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…