On the menu – Champ

Wednesday This is Champ from the Carbs book, basically milky, creamy, buttery mashed potato with chives and spring onion and it was very nice.

On the menu – loaded potatoes, butternut squash steaks and chicken orzo

Friday I made Loaded Baked Potatoes from the Waitrose site and they were nice. Tuesday The Butternut Squash Steaks were from a recipe on Eatwell 101, they were nice, definitely not a way I’d considered cooking butternut before and I’ll definitely add it to my repertoire. The Chicken Stock Orzo was from Ed Smith’s On…

On the menu – Autumn Carbs

Friday I’m really struggling to find time to cook at the moment, so a cookbook I bought a week or two ago has been torturing me, Carbs by Laura Goodman, the whole book just makes you hungry, it’s got a whole section just on chips *swoons*. Anyway, I’d been planning on making the Pizza Hut…

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 – 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 – 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…