I love comfort food. I’m a massive fan of Shepard’s pie, lasagna, spaghetti bolognese – pretty much any food that is filled with carbs. I’m not the healthiest eater (kebabs kebabs kebabs) but on the odd occasion, I love to fill my insides with good, nutritional food. Over the past week or so, I have had the opportunity to take control over the kitchen while the rents have been away. I’ve had so much fun cooking up some easy, but tasty meals.
Monday 7th July
Fresh salmon covered in Teriyaki & soy sauce, with green beans & white rice. I also made blueberry muffins and scooped some chocolate ice-cream onto the side for dessert.
Tuesday 8th July
I found this little recipe while scanning through food pictures on Pinterest. I simply cut two peppers in half and smothered them in brown mince (add oxo cube for flavour), fried mushrooms and onions. I topped off the meal by scattering some grated cheese over the top of the peppers and grilled them for 2 minutes so the cheese went all gooey and melted.
Wednesday 9th July
Oh my. If you don’t try this recipe at least once in your life, you are most definitely missing out. I decided to try another recipe. The meal consisted of diced chicken breasts, honey, soy sauce, ketchup (yes, really), olive oil, garlic and sesame seeds. I’ve never cooked anything like this before so I was a bit nervous to taste the final result, but I cooked up this little baby with some thai noodles in the wok and it tasted like pure food porn. I’ve made a vow to start cooking this simple meal at least once a week from now on. Winner!
Note: I am not brilliant at food presentation. But it all ends up in the same place anyway…
Thursday 10th July
My boyfriend has been off poorly sick today so I decided to cook a chicken meal to make him feel better. I also bought a whole chicken for my 4 dogs too, because they’re part of the family! I simply cooked 2 whole chickens in the oven for 2 hours and threw in some par boiled potatoes to crisp up. Aunt Bessie also helped me out a little with her little honey parsnips. I was too lazy to boil proper vegetables so I threw in some of those veggie bags you can get. Josh said, “it was the best mid-week Sunday roast I’ve ever eaten” – so it couldn’t have been that bad. Josh also did something special with the gravy and put chicken stock and gravy granules into the baking dish that the chicken was in. Ohhhhh lord was it tasty!
I would love to know what other bloggers cook for their weekly meals. If you are like me and love to get hot and busy in the kitchen, leave me your links below!