On the menu – ice cream cake

Friday No photo for this one, I was too concerned about it melting. I made Copy Cat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake for S’s birthday. I didn’t include the frosting because she’s not keen on frosting, I just sprinkled some hundreds and thousands directly on top instead. Anyway, it was nice, the fudge sauce in…

On the menu – Cheesy Ham & Leek Pie

Friday This, Cheesy Leek & Ham Pie from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals was absolutely lovely. I swapped the ham for pancetta, as that’s what I had, frying it first with the leek. Not wanting to waste the rest of the puff pastry sheet, I quadrupled the recipe, planning on freezing the rest…

On the menu – Detroit Pizza, Seed Topped Porridge and Pumpkin Pasta

Friday This is Detroit Pizza from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals. You’re meant to cook it on a smaller baking sheet, to get the proper rectangle shape but I didn’t have one the right size so I free formed it, I think it’s pretty rectangular. Anyway, living up to the book’s title, this…

On the menu – Roasted Butternut Squash Bowl with Queso

Wednesday This is an adapted version of Minimalist Baker’s Butternut Squash Bowl with queso adapted from this (non-vegan) recipe from Recipe Tin Eats. I was making this quickly / didn’t have all the spices, so if I were making this again, I would definitely add more spices but either way it’s delicious and that queso,…

On the menu – Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake

Sunday I made Mary Berry’s Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake from her book, Fast Cakes and boy did it not go wrong, it was really easy to make and absolutely delicious, light and fluffy, gorgeous icing (and normally my icing is so dodgy) and not too chocolate-y (K doesn’t like overly chocolate-y cakes, S only…

On the menu – Couscous Salad

Friday Above is Couscous Salad with Herbs and Walnuts from River Cottage Veg Everyday. It was nicer than I had imagined it to be (not normally that much of a fan of giant couscous).

On the menu – spelt salad

Sunday This is Spelt Salad with Squash and Fennel from River Cottage Veg Everyday and it was really nice. The veg just right and garlicky and cheesy and lemony. I will make again and I’m not even that keen, normally, on fennel.

On the menu – aubergine parmigiana

Friday This is Aubergine Parmigiana from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday and it took ages to make (although actual hands on labour was not that intensive). The result was nice and I enjoyed the welcome pottering in the kitchen but I don’t really live a making aubergine parmigiana lifestyle, so other than the other portion I’ve…

On the menu – adapted pasties

Thursday These are heavily adapted from the Swede and Potato Pasties recipe in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday book. I’m not the most massive fan of swede, although it’s edible but I’d much rather have something else. Also, although I did think about making the prescribed rough puff, I didn’t have the post work energy, so…

On the menu – Super Easy One Pound Meals

Saturday Miguel Barclay has a new book out, yay! Okay I didn’t like his last one much but I loved his first one so much, I’ve still got faith. So, first up, One-Pan Lasagne, a lot of the recipes in this are one-pan (part of the Super Easy part), although it does assume that you’ve…