Easter holidays are over and the kids are back to school. Only 12 weeks until Summer Holidays. Eek! Hope the weather starts warming up sometime soon. I'm still very much in comfort food mode but it would be nice to start breaking out the salads and BBQ. In my post holiday comedown I've booked us a wee glamping trip staying in a Gypsy Caravan at Bramble Bield in May. Surely there will be some good weather by then?
Foodie Loon starts a new job today. At the end of last week he got a lovely cake from his colleagues who also gave him one square foot of land so he is now officially "Laird of Glencoe". Alas whilst the cake looked and tasted amazing the grammar wasn't up to scratch. Not quite up to Cake Wreck standard but somewhat disappointing from a professional cake maker.
Apart from cake, last week we ate Mushroom Stroganoff with my secret ingredient of Marmite. Girl managed to get herself invited elsewhere in order to avoid this. The cheesy breaded pork escalopes were more up her street so she graced us with her presence for them and the accompanying butternut squash chips.
Whilst Foodie Loon was out at his leaving doo we tucked into mince, tatties, neeps and Haggis. A favourite with us all. Coincidentally as it was cooking Gyllian Kyle tweeted about the launch of their newest range. Haggis , Neeps and Tatties Mug, Apron and Tea Towel. Love. Love. Love.
Deviation from plan with a fish pie on Saturday night. Topped it with a combination of tatties, butternut squash and neep. Perfect way to use up dregs of root veg. Must make one with a crumble topping sometime soon.
Sunday dinner was a remake of a previously successful Nigel Slater Pork Belly and Beans recipe Didn't disappoint second time around although I forgot to buy cabbage to mix through. Definitely a dish to warm your soul.
Inspired by Mr Hollywood's Bread I also made biscotti for the first time last week. It is so moreish. I've blogged about it fully here. Hazelnut and Sour Cherry Biscotti.On the #mealplanningmonday menu for this week is
Homemade Cumberland Sausage Spiral, Yorkshire Puddings and Onion Gravy
Forgot I still had one of these in the freezer to use up. Would like to BBQ it but doubt weather will allow.
Spotted this "random recipe" on Please Do Not Feed the Animals and it sounds right up my street. Unlike Lou I am a lover of the fruity and meaty combo.
Nigel Slater Chorizo Potatoes with Poached Duck Eggs
Love twice baked potatoes and these sound great. I've only eaten one duck egg in my life but bought half a dozen at the weekend.
I spotted these on Mama Owl's MPM post last week and bookmarked them to try.
I still need to find out what exactly these are but I've seen them appearing frequently in others meal plans and have been assured I can make them with leftover roast beef. Any hints and tips most welcome!
Crab, Leek and Smoked Haddock Tart with Parmesan Pastry
This is one of the dishes I made on my Feast of Fish Course. Hope I can get fresh crab from my fishmonger as they had none when I popped in last week.
As always I'm linking up with Mrs M and the other Meal Planners. Head on over, take a look and be inspired #mealplanningmonday