Before my daughter was born I would make us a roast dinner every single weekend. Over time I learned to make everything from scratch. Stuffing, gravy, yorkshires etc. My dinners just got better and better but also more and more time consuming. Then my daughter Daisy came along. Life got busier. I started to resort back to using Paxo and Bisto. Nothing wrong with that but it just isn’t the same! Anyway, life is getting back on track for us now and I’ve been able to start cooking from scratch regularly again. This is my sage and onion stuffing recipe. It takes around 5 – 10 minutes to prepare and then it cooks for around the same time as packet stuffing. Best of all this sage and onion stuffing recipe will set you back about 30p! If you add sausagemeat then this will bump up the price – depending on the quality.
The lovely people at Wyke farms recently sent us some of their delicious cheese so I have just had another attempt at this recipe – it is still just as easy and even more delicious with the addition of Wyke Farms cheese!
I like to bake, cook and clean in my home. I’m a regular ‘1950’s housewife’ according to my friends, which suits me just fine.
Sometimes I want to make something tasty but I am short on time, or effort. It is days like this when I make cheese straws, puff pastry sausage rolls or other party food. Party food is always a hit in my home, especially when we have guests over.
Bread is life. In our house at least. Any meal where I serve bread alongside it is always going to go down well with my husband. That effect is ramped up more when it is tear & share bread. Who doesn’t enjoy food that you can tear apart with your hands?!
I’ve had a Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker for a few years now. It is super versatile and makes much more than just bread. Cakes and jam for example. I love that I can be lazy and use it to mix up a dough while I take care of housework or online work. This tear & share bread is one such item that I make regularly. It keeps for a few days after it has been baked, at least, and freezes really well also.
I have recently been working on stockpiling meals in my freezer. I spent one evening last week, and two hours of time, preparing a whole weeks worth of slow cooker dinners. I also made a huge batch of this pasta sauce recipe and promptly froze several portions for lunches and quick week-night meals.
Mince is a fantastically versatile meat. It is cheap compared to other meat cuts and meal planning with mince is super easy.
Today I am going to share with you some of my ideas about meal planning with mince. I will share with you the other food items that I use to make things go a little further.