Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Recent eats

This time of year is all about feeling snuggly and warm while the rain batters on the windows outside, eating as much as you possibly can in complete comfort before the lure of the new year's diet kicks in. Luckily Asda kindly send me this lovely reindeer onesie, which has little gold reindeer on and a fleece lining to keep me extra snug, and plenty of room for that ever expanding waistline (eek).

George at Asda onesie

One of Frank's resolutions is to 'learn to cook'. Over 34 years he's become pretty adept at opening jars of sauce and combining them with veggies and pasta for dinner, but this year he's become a bit more determined to expand his culinary skills. Armed with a couple of recipes, he whipped up some fantastic concoctions, first up being this chicken and leek stroganoff a la Jamie Oliver.

Jamie Oliver's Chicken and Leek Stroganoff

Next up, Italian cottage pie, which I'd found in a Sainsbury's several years ago. Instead of mash you use gnocchi and mozzarella. It is one of my favourite dishes and Frank did a sterling job.



A very proud chef! While we're on the topic of food, I made potato boulangere



And if you're not all fooded out at this stage, I can thoroughly recommend Nigella Lawson's easy sticky toffee pudding, an unky, gooey bowl of deliciousness.


Not quite food, but nevertheless I kept Frank topped up on bloody Marys, which I'd never had before and definitely tasted like a boozy lunch in a glass!



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  1. Ohh wow everything looks so tasty! Especially the Italian cottage pie....Yum! Perfect warming food for this time of year x

  2. WEll youve just made me want everything in sight!! YUMMM xx

  3. I love bloody Marys, and try to pretend they are healthy when drinking them. I find they are also the perfect plane drink! Nice post :)
    Claire xx
    somewhere... beyond the sea

  4. Cutest onesie ever! The sticky toffee pudding looks amazing!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  5. Yum - I really need to get more experimental in the kitchen!

  6. Lucky you. My boyfriend can't even do pasta and sauce.... weirdly the only thing he can cook (and he cooks it far better than I ever could) is poached eggs?! Which at least means I get breakfasts made for me!