yet another risotto

Actually, that’s unfair, because we haven’t had a risotto in ages. But we did last night. We bought a pack of chicken thighs in Aldi last week. Pete manfully skinned and filleted them on Saturday, and they’ve been stowed in the freezer (yes, for this was just *before* PumpkinGate) for stir fries or whatever; the…

butternut squash, red pepper and feta quichelings

I had a party to go to last night, and wanted to make a contribution to the festive board. Looking at the ingredients in the fridge and freezer,  I settled on squash and red pepper filo parcels. There was no feta in the fridge, but no matter – I hurtled up to Jacksons to buy…

chicken and red pepper risotto

We haven’t had a risotto for ages, for some reason.  The carcass of the last chicken we had, about three weeks ago, was stuffed in the freezer; I pulled it out and stuck it in the slow cooker to make stock, and there was a surprising amount of meat on it, which we put in…

lazy chicken team waste

So called, because it was cooked up with all the stuff left over from our camping trip to Wales with our friends. I had a pack of chicken thighs, so they were chopped up and browned off in some groundnut oil, then put in the slow cooker.  Then I fried off some onions in the…

chicken stir fry

Using up: spring onions, red pepper, the last bit of courgette, half a lemon The thing about a stir fry is you can lob pretty much anything in it, but you need to have it all ready before you start. So, as you may see, I chopped four spring onions, a red pepper, a small…

pasta bake with red pepper

Using up: a red pepper, mozzarella We’re off for a week’s holiday on Friday (hurrah!), so meals this week are going to be quite odd, I suspect 🙂 Here’s one of our standby meals; we eat this kind of thing often. Cut one red pepper in half, remove the seeds and pith, cut into thin…

red pepper and feta pasta

Quick, easy and delicious Sauté a chopped onion and a few cloves of garlic in some good olive oil.  Add half a jar of grilled red peppers from Lidl (these are utterly gorgeous), sliced up.  When the pasta is done, drain, add some cubes of feta and the vegetable mess.