Friday, December 06, 2013
For a school project, Alex has had to research, plan, cost and fix a meal, and present a project on it. This was the night we ate his meal. They had a Mediterranean theme, so Alex chose to make bruschetta for starters,
spanakopita (spinach pie) for the main course,
and for pudding, a "make-your-own-Greek-yogurt-sundae" - yogurt with a selection of toppings. It was a lovely meal, and although he had a little help (mostly taking things in and out of the oven), he did do most of it himself...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Yep, chorizo again - when I planned the soup, turned out chorizo was on sale, 2 for something, so I ended up with extra. Hence the second meal so soon afterwards with chorizo in. Not that I mind... Anyway, This basic rice dish with chorizo and tomatoes looked good, but I wanted something fresh (and green) to add to it, so I quickly fried up a bit of okra with some fresh tomatoes, and had it alongside - or rather, Geoff and I mixed ours in, and the kids grudgingly ate a small amount of okra next to their pilaf - Alex doesn't mind it so much, so he had a little more than the girls, who just had a small taste...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This was a great wintery filler soup - warming and hearty. We had it with some bread and all enjoyed it. This isn't precisely the recipe I used, but it looks similar...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This was new to us - and on the whole, excellent. We decided that we like the wholemeal spaghetti in this recipe (I have mixed feelings about wholemeal pasta, in general preferring regular, despite the health benefits of wholegrains - but in some dishes, it really works well. This is one of those.) and the basic flavour combination is good - the broc and almonds go well together. However, it needs a bit more broccoli and also, some more chili in it - not quite spicy enough for us (even Sarah agrees on this point, and she's usually the one who says things are spicy enough). But definitely a keeper. Very quick and easy.
Monday, November 25, 2013
We've had this dish many times before, though this is the first time I've added green beans. I will definitely do that again, though for a little less time than I did this time, as they were a tiny bit mushy for my taste...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
This was a lovely way of cooking a pot roast chicken - and easy, too, as it was in the slow-cooker. The gravy was a lovely lemony sauce - but not too lemony. Definitely one to cook again.