31.8.14

In My Kitchen

In my kitchen this week were greengages.


And a dish of eggs poached in the remains of a pork, chorizo and chickpea stew. I think this is one of the best ways to use up the saucy leftovers from a stew. Grated cheese is a good addition thrown over the eggs and allowed to melt.


There was also baked breaded chicken. Easily made by bashing chicken breasts until thin between pieces of cling-film before flouring, egging and breadcrumbing. I use a rolling pin for the bashing. You can leave the chicken whole as big schnitzel-like pieces or cut them smaller as I did here. My breadcrumb mixture has some parmesan and herbs added to it and the bread I used was leftover crusts which I had in the freezer. I poured a thin layer of oil on a baking tray before arranging the breaded chicken on it. Then I turned the pieces over so that each side was nicely oiled. I baked them in a hot oven for about 25 minutes. You can of course fry them instead which is what I would have done if I had only been cooking for two.



There was a leek, sage and cheddar tart.


And a carrot and coconut cake which was very good. It's a variation on the Spiced Carrot Traybake from Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake book. I left out the walnuts and added 6oz coconut.


A fish pie made an appearance on Thursday made with smoked haddock and cod. Tasty but bit heavy on the mash.


Saturday lunch was these baguettes smothered with caramelised onions, mushroom and cheese.



And last night I tried a new pudding recipe from The Pudding Club Book sultana and butterscotch pudding. It's one of those puddings where you pour lots of liquid over the top before baking and it makes its own delicious sauce underneath. It was lovely but we did feel very full afterwards.

~


August you were lovely but September you are full of promise. Katie and Tom renew their studies (I use that word loosely) and by the end of the month George will finally be off to university and I will have to get used to cooking for four instead of five.


SHARE:

27.8.14

Damsons Again

Damsons Again
I say again because look Late August 2010 Early September 2011 Late August 2012 Early September 2013   What can ...
SHARE:

23.8.14

Cornwall 2014

Cornwall 2014
Cornwall 2014 was the same but different from the previous four years. The same cottage in the same fishing village, the same face...
SHARE:

12.8.14

Just Now I Am......

Just Now I Am......
Making lists. Holiday lists -things to read, things to do, things to wear, things to eat, things to drink and things for Georg...
SHARE:

10.8.14

In My Kitchen

In My Kitchen
When I could tear myself away from   Merrily Watkins  I managed to take a few pictures of what has been happening in my kitchen this week. ...
SHARE:

7.8.14

Cake of the Month ~ Plum Traybake

Cake of the Month ~ Plum Traybake
Let's revive the Cake of the Month post shall we?  What better way is there to celebrate beautiful seasonal fruit than to eat it n...
SHARE:

4.8.14

The Year In Books ~ Merrily Watkins Mysteries

The Year In Books ~ Merrily Watkins Mysteries
There is nothing I like better than discovering a new author who has thoughtfully written a whole shelf of books for me to get my teeth...
SHARE:

1.8.14

I Love Not Camping ~ Last Day

I Love Not Camping ~ Last Day
Apart from quite a lot of cheese I am happy to report that I have dealt with all my leftovers. The vegetable drawer of the fridge contains ...
SHARE:
Blogger Template Created by pipdig