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.Β  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 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…