I will spare you a surfeit of baby photos, suffice it to say that I could fill 2 galleries.
I had to rustle up a meaty vegetarian dinner for four yesterday, by meaty I mean filling and nutritious, it had to have a good amount of protein and a kick of spice. My friends are just a tad picky about food, as am I.
Take a look in the fridge and find, a box of posh forestierre mushrooms 15p and 3 posh shallots from Lidl about 10p, slice and dice.
Back to fridge and locate 2 peppers 10p and a sad leek 15p, Slice, de seed and add to the mushrooms and shallots in a few dabs of coconut oil, add your seasonings and herbs. I used dried Basil, garlic granules and smoked paprika, sizzle and sweat for 10 minutes.
Add some home made tomato sauce with fresh chilli and a dash of chipotle sauce (also home made).Bring to simmer and cook for around 10 minutes, pour into an oven proof dish and add a pack of vac packed chestnuts, halved and a tin of chick peas, drained and rinsed.
While it cools, rootle in freezer for a pack of puff pastry.
Very cheap and very good, not all butter but over a rich filling it is perfect.
Whilst in freezer find a cinnamon and raisin bagel, thaw and warm in microwave tear in bits and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy with a cuppa while everything cools and defrosts.
40 minutes before dinner time turn mini oven on to preheat to 210c roll out pastry and plonk on top of filling, brush with a drop of milk and stab with a knife to make steam vents, place in middle of oven.
Set timer for 30 minutes and put the kitchen to rights.
The c 2 c blanket is almost finished BUT I have run out of yarn, my calculations were a bit off. I will need another ball of yarn. Not a problem as Wool Warehouse are fantastically fast at getting orders met, 36 hours from order to delivery on my last one. I am not paid to advertise the company, I have used several on line retailers and found W.W. to be the best for me. Plus the lovely bags they sent the yarn out are perfect for special gifts. (mind you I would not sneeze at any freebies)
Time to shower and start my day, another busy one, the shed is going up and I am so looking forward to seeing it up and filled with all the things that belong there.
Enjoy your weekend, and try to have fun.