On the menu – 3 ingredient Mac & Cheese

Monday This was made with my daughter S, it’s a good student-y recipe, and although I’m pretty confident that she can cook, I’m starting to bear in mind good recipes to show her for when she probably goes off to university in a bit over 3 years time. The recipe is from Tasty and is…

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 – 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).