Monday, October 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday








 Monday: Pizza burgers and fries     

Tuesday: Spag bol and salad

Wednesday: BLT's and potato soup

Thursday: Pizza and salad

Friday: Eating out
  
See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SRC - Kale Bubble and Squeak

Time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal.  This month I was assigned the blog Jane's adventures in dinner.  I loved looking through this blog, so many amazing recipes and lovely pictures and I was thrilled to find so many English recipes.  I was tempted by the English breakfast baskets as it looked like such a fun twist on a classic English breakfast.  However, as soon as I found the kale bubble and squeak  I knew I had to make itGrowing up in England, bubble and squeak to me means boxing day dinner made with all the Christmas dinner vegetable leftovers and served with the leftover turkey, Branston pickle and pickled onions, and as much as I love bubble and squeak it isn't something I ever think to make any other time of the year.   I really liked the addition of the kale and bacon and it was so nice to have bubble and squeak more than once a year!

Oh yes, I had never heard of putting an egg on bubble and squeak, but I love eggs and was game to try it.  Wow!  We both loved it!   We will definitely be doing that again.  Warm, runny yolk over the bubble and squeak was perfect.




4 cups cooked potatoes (I used red creamers)
2 cups cooked kale
2 tbsp fresh parsley 
2 tbsp fresh sage
2 tbsp fresh chives
1 garlic clove, minced
2 slices of bacon, diced
salt and pepper
poached eggs

Roughly mash the potatoes and set aside.

Fry the bacon,  add the potatoes to the pan along with the herbs, kale and garlic.   Fry until browned on the bottom and flip over in sections, fry until browned on other side and top with poached eggs.

 
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Menu Plan Monday








 Monday: Tacos

Tuesday: Roast chicken thighs, kale and bacon bubble and squeak

Wednesday: Cuban sliders and fries

Thursday: Beef enchiladas and rice

Friday: Eating out
  
See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, September 22, 2014

Menu Plan Monday








 Monday: Cranberry roast pork, roasted potatoes and green beans

Tuesday: Chicken curry, jasmine rice

Wednesday: Cuban sliders and fries

Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas

Friday: Eating out
  
See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Menu Plan Monday








 Monday: Stuffed peppers

Tuesday: Chicken curry, jasmine rice

Wednesday: Cottage pie

Thursday: Steak and ale pie, mashed potatoes and peas

Friday: Eating out
  
See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, September 8, 2014

Menu Plan Monday








 Monday: Ravioli and salad

Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork

Wednesday: Pizza and salad

Thursday: Beef enchiladas, queso and chips (didn't make it last week)

Friday: Eating out
  
See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SRC - Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal.  This month I was assigned the blog Flavors by Four  which is a mother and daughter blogging team.  

I always go straight to the dessert recipes whenever I get my assigned blog and this blog did not disappoint, so many great looking cakes and desserts.  I ended up choosing the Pumpkin Crumb Cake even though it isn't officially Autumn for another fortnight or so.  I just cannot wait for cooler temps and the scents and flavours of autumn, so this cake was just perfect to kick start Autumn, even if it was a little early!


Cake:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
12 oz canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk

Crumb topping:
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, cold and cubed


Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9x9 cake pan and set aside.

To make the crumb topping, place the oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon into a large bowl and cut in the cold cubed butter until crumbly.  Set aside.

To make the cake, in a medium bowl mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter and sugar and beat until combined.  Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and canned pumpkin.  Add in the dry ingredients, followed by the milk and mix until combined.   

Pour into baking pan, top with the crumb topping and bake for 50 minutes, or until cooked through. 

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