Feed Your Family For £20...In A Hurry! The Cookbook
00Halogen Roast Duck with stuffing.Duck is not just to have with Chinese pancakes. Its a delicious change to your Roast dinner and is as easy to cook as a chicken. I used a chestnut,cranberry and sausage stuffing (recipe on the website) to fill the cavity but you can just use a standard packet of stuffing mix if you prefer. I served it with the usual accompaniments, roast potatoes, mash, vegetables and a French onion soup gravy that I added some cranberry sauce to. Soup makes a superb gravy and as its already prepared, is a great time-saver. This will be a guaranteed winner with the family. You can adapt it to suit your families tastes so why not give this a try. Let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00King Prawn LinguineThis is my go-to 10minute meal when I don't feel like cooking. There's very little cooking involved so its my version of fast food. Switching my usual spaghetti for Linguine and my usual basic prawns for King Prawns makes this just a little bit special. The creaminess of the soft cheese pairs really well with the Linguine(little tongues) as its known making the sauce rich and silky. This recipe is for 2 people but can easily be adapted to feed 4. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Cheese,Bacon & Leek Slow Cooked BreadThis recipe came about after my sister had told me she had bought a lovely bread with leeks in, and it was so yummy that I was hankering after it lol. So I had a rummage in the fridge and violà this came about. Now, confession time- I meant to add the cheese into the mix so it would be fully blended at the beginning. but forgot lol. So I added it afterwards and apart from a bit that clumped at one side it worked out OK-proof that its a very forgiving recipe. Baking it in the Slow Cooker helped prove it and made the bread light,airy and moist. The top didn't colour but as its covered in cheese that didn't bother me but you could finish off in the oven for 10mns if you want a more even colour. I proved it twice but you dont have to if you prefer just doing it once, although it helps keep it nice and light...its massive too, which you can't really tell by the pics. You can use any toppings you prefer...swapping the bacon for tomatoes or the leeks for spring onions etc the choice is yours. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Biscoff PalmiersClassic Palmiers are made with brown sugar-( recipe on the website )- but I thought I'd combine them with my favourite biscuits These worked out really well. Not too sweet but very more-ish.These would be great fun for the children to do during Home Economics? or whatever the cooking at home/school term is nowadays. They can of course be tailored to suit your tastes-swap the biscoff for chocolate etc.Why not give these a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Sticky ChickenI love a fakeaway recipe but had no real idea of what I was making, so just added a bit of this n that, that I had in the cupboards till this came about. This is a bit of a mish mash of two recipes- sweet n sour and teriyaki. It's little sweet, a little tart and a little sticky. I left the sauce a little runny as I like that but if you want it more sticky add a little more honey. If you want a little heat add some chilli flakes. You can fry the chicken before putting into the SC to give a nice coating or finish it off on the hob if you want the sauce really thick and sticky but I thought this was just nice as it was. This is so versatile and can be adapted to suit you families needs. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback. x
00Crunchy French ToastHow do you make the classic French Toast better? Add a crunchy topping of toasted Cornflakes. Served with crispy bacon, a handful of mixed berries and a drizzle of honey you have a very substantial brunch that combines the sweet and savoury. It's definitely a weekend treat that the whole family can enjoy. Dont like Cornflakes? Swap for your favourite cereal. Don't like honey? Swap for Maple Syrup. Its a very versatile recipe that you can adjust to whatever your family prefers. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Sausage and Lentil BakeA super easy Sausage and Lentil bake that is ready in about 1hr. It can be done in one pan if you have a hob to oven dish but as I dont, I started it off on the hob, then transferred to the oven. This recipe is so versatile and can easily be adapted to suit you and your families tastes. It can also be converted to a vegetarian meal by using veggie/quorn sausages and stock. Its a good way to use up any vegetables you have in the fridge and even frozen veg can be used. You could add a few chilli flakes too if you want some extra heat to the sauce. Its entirely up to you. I'm sure this will be a family favourite in no time. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Macaroni Fish PieThis recipe came about whilst I was putting my shopping away and mentally ticking off what each item was for, and yes, I had the fish mix in one hand and the pkt of macaroni in the other and my thoughts collided "Macaroni Fish Pie " I immediately dismissed it as me being daft, but I mentioned it on the fb page and a lovely lady told me it was a thing! So of course I had to try it....and I have to admit I was blown away by it. Its creamy,rich and very filling.As I was writing it out I realised I didn't have mashed potatoes which is my usual go to topping,so added another twist and I topped it with what I did have-Frozen Roast Potatoes. This recipe is really so versatile you can tailor it to suit you and your families tastes. If you don't want to include the macaroni just leave that out or switch it for any pasta mix you do have. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00CranachanCranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert. It was originally a celebration of harvest, made following the raspberry harvest in June. The dessert of cream and fresh seasonal raspberries is bolstered by Scottish oats and whisky. It has been called 'the uncontested king of Scottish dessert'. I couldn't get raspberries so used mixed berries which works equally well Its a Scottish version of a trifle really.I've made 3 different versions of this well loved dessert. 1st with whisky, the 2nd with Pink Gin and for the bairns I used raspberry jam. Its so easy to do and so versatile. Why not have a try at this and let us know how you got on in the comments below We love to hear your feedback x
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