Here is my entry for Tara’s The Gallery this week who very wisely chose food. There are some brilliant salivating entires and I do suggest you have a look however, here is mine first.
Fish Pie, dinner for last night. As you can see I forgot to take the finished photo with the mash on top and grated parmesan, after baking it at 180C for about 30 mins, because as it came out of the oven it was served with peas, baby carrots and broccoli and swiftly placed on the waiting table to be devoured instantly. My God it was good and the first this autumn. Definitely a family favourite, well the girls get to try it for tea tonight, fingers crossed.
What else? There are some plums I saw in Morrisons for 50p a punnet (I cna’t think of anything costing only 50p these days can you?) so I bought two, a mix of crumble topping (cheating? I don’t care, I have very little time) and it’s there waiting to be made asap. Also in the background the remains of my apple pie which I also threw some dried apricots into if you’re wondering what the orange in it is. That has now gone and tin is on the side waiting to be washed up (I can’t put tins in the dishwasher – doesn’t feel right)
Also a brand new loaf tin that came with two packs of butter on special offer from Lurpack, the recipe book has Apricot brioche in it and yesterday I bought the strong flour, dried yeast and I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl.
I love cooking, trouble is I don’t have as much time now with the girls at this age (2) – they need constant watching, entertaining and assistance in playing. I’m hoping this passes soon as they learn to play together and not fight as is the current case.
Next culinary challenges include lunch for my nan and uncle on Thursday – I’m thinking risotto of some sort. A Halloween party for the twins club organised for – you got it – our Twin Club and a family get together here on Saturday 9th Oct when I have my two older kids Tommy and Megan with granddaughter Gracey over from Italy (I. CANNOT. WAIT) I’ve invited my lot over and there’ll most likely be 15 of us. I have a massive side of beef to do a good old English Roast, yorkshire puds an’all.