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Woke up this morning and thought hmmmmm pancakes. Googled American pancakes and threw these together with Nutella and golden syrup over the top. 

1) sieve 100g self raising flour into a bowl, add a dessert spoon of caster sugar and a dessert spoon of oats.

2) beat in 1 egg, pouring in small amounts of milk til the mix is a gloopy consistency.

3) wipe a frying pan with oil and heat, but not too hot. Ladle in the batter, and flip when little bubbles form all over.

Makes 4, serve with gooey sugary things! 

  
I’ve got annual leave for the rest of this week. Sod’s law that I’m held up with cold feeling sorry for myself. Whenever I have a bit more time for breakfast I try make something tasty, but this only took 15 mins. I munched half and I’ve got the other half for breakfast tomorrow. 

1) place 2 frozen veggie sausages in the oven (I used Linda McCartney)

2) in a Pyrex jug whisk 4 eggs, pour in a small tin of baked beans and mix. Place to one side.
3) in a frying pan, fry a chopped floret of broccoli. Once softened, take the sausages out the oven, chop, and add to the pan.

4) pour over the egg and beans mixture and cook on the hob for a minute or two.

5) finish the frittata in the oven for 5-10 mins on 180 degrees C. 

Chop up an avocado and sprinkle on the top. Enjoy ūüôā 

  
This mug cake actually has a layer of dark chocolate at the bottom because all my choc chips sank! Anyway it tasted lovely.

Whisk up 1/2 mashed banana, 1 heaped dessert spoon self raising flour, 1 egg and splash of milk. Mix in choc chips and microwave for 60-70 seconds. You might have to put it back in for 10 if it’s a bit gooey still. 

  
The thing I learnt with mug cakes is that the photographs on Pinterest are all lies. Despite that, this mug cake was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try out a different flavour.

1) in a mug place 2 heaped dessert spoons of Nutella, 1 dessert spoon of cocoa powder and 1 small-med egg.

2) whisk til smooth.

3) place in the microwave for 70 seconds. 

Try to wait a few mins before diving in as it’s boiling! 

  
Saturday was my birthday dinner party. I had 17 round the table, which is the most I’ve ever catered for. Here was the menu:

Tortilla, roasted veg with pine nuts, spicy rice with peppers and mushrooms, bean salad, breaded paprika cauliflower, marinated steak, baked Spanish chicken, fried chorizo, patatas bravas, garlic and chive mayo, and salad.

I chopped all my veg and chorizo, and marinated the steak and chicken the night before. I woke up early on Satueday to get things started.

Bean salad: 2 tins Cannelini beans, 1 red onion, 5-8 halved cherry tomatoes, dessert spoon of dried basil, dash of red wine vinegar.

Tortilla: slice 1kg of potatoes and 1 white onion. Fry in a pan on a low heat and cook with a lid on for 30-40 mins til soft. Pour over 12 whisked eggs and leave on a low heat to cook slowly. Finish in the oven. The tortilla takes a while to cook but be patient!

Salad: boil 4 eggs for 7 minutes, put in cold water and peel. Chop into quarters. Mix up a chopped lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and place the eggs on top. 

Roasted veg: butternut squash, red and orange pepper, courgette – chop and roll in olive oil. Season and bake at 180 for 35 mins. Sprinkle over pine nuts and bake for another 5 min.

Spicy rice: cook rice. Put chopped peppers, onion and mushrooms in a frying pan. Once cooked, add the rice to the frying pan – shake over paprika, smoked paprika, chilli powder and chilli flakes. 

Chicken: marinate in olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake at 180 degrees C for 35-40 mins.

Steak: marinate in olive oil, basil, and lots of black pepper. Fry for a minute on either side or to your liking!

Chorizo: chop chorizo and fry – no need to add oil as it cooks in it’s own fat! 

Patatas Bravas: chop 1kg potatoes in cubes and par boil. Drain and place on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season. For the tomato sauce, add a finely chopped onion to a pan on the hob, add a minced garlic clove, sprinkle in a pinch of sugar. Pour in 2 tins of tomatoes, season, add smoked paprika, chilli powder and cook on a low heat for 10 mins. I served the tomato sauce in a jug as not to make the potatoes too soggy! 

Cauliflower: par boil cauliflower, wait to cool. In a bowl mix breadcrumbs and smoked paprika. Roll individual pieces of cauliflower in in whisked egg and then egg crumbs. Shallow fry til golden brown. 

Mayo: I did cheat with the mayo – and just added chopped chives and minced garlic to the mayo!

I also served a ciabatta which was Tesco’s bake your own. I did make a lemon cake (see previous blog post) but no one ate it because my friend made amazing penguin cakes! 

 
I had a really lovely evening, thanks to all my chums for coming and sorry to the neighbours for making so much racket! 

Cheers!

 

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AKA whatever was left in the fridge… WITH AN EGG ON TOP = winning at life.

1) Fry chicken with cayenne pepper, paprika and jerk seasoning. Add chorizo, onions and spinach.

2) Soft boil an egg, chuck it in cold water, peel off shell.

3) Cook rice the magic Katy way Р 1/2 mug of rice, 1 mug of boiling water. Bring the boil in a pan, cook for 1 min, turn to simmer and whack a lid on. 10 mins later, perfect rice.

4) Mix chicken, chorizo and veg with rice, season with black pepper. Stick boiled egg on top.

5) Serve with boiled brocolli.

Bob’s your uncle. Or¬†Ian. Ian is actually my uncle. IMHO not enough people are called Ian any more.

 

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Everything is better with an egg on top.

1) Chop potatoes and boil in salted water.

2) Fry up chorizo, onions, green (or any colour) pepper, spinach, mushrooms etc.

3) Sprinkle over feta.

4) Fry a runny egg and place on top.

Last of the fridge in one dish. Yum.