Sunday, 16 October 2011

Jules' Game Faggots, spiced red cabbage & roast potatoes - Weds October 12th

 Jules' Game Faggots
spiced red cabbage
roast potatoes
green beans

The only other meal of any note this week, I bought these faggots when I was in Wells-next-the-Sea recently on holiday, from Jules at  The Norfolk Deli , really delicious, firm solid meat, I fried them and then cooked them in the oven in some nice gravy.  Very Autumnal.

Dan's Pie with Autumn Coleslaw & Tomato Salad - October 10th Monday

Dan Lepard's Ham and Potato Pie (cold)
Autumn coleslaw
Tomato salad

This week has been rather boring food wise, but two meals have been rather delicious, Dan's Ham and Potato Pie that we had hot on Sunday we had cold on Monday with a shredded autumn vegetable coleslaw (onions, carrots, celery, red peppers, dressed with a light vinaigrette and poppy seeds) and a tomato salad, made with tomatoes from the garden with fresh basil and some balsamic vinegar.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Dan Lepard's Ham and Potato Pie with Marmalade Pudding - October 9th Sunday

Okay, okay.  I know.

The title of this blog is Lynne's Slimming Diary... ( editors note 1/1/2012:  hahaha I decided that so much of what I was eating was not slimming in the slightest any more, so the Slimming part of the title has been expunged. Just enjoy the dinners! )

So don't look then...

Dan Lepard's Ham and Potato Pie with courgettes and green beans
followed by
Marmalade and Syrup Pudding with vanilla icecream.
(Home made Grapefruit & Lemon marmalade from The Greedy Piglet recipe)

Ooof. God bless my belly as my Mum used to say.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Courgette Tarte , Tomato salad and Potato wedges - 6th October Thursday

I had some puff pastry left over in the fridge, so this was rolled and cut into 2 flat rectangles, spread with tomato and olive sauce from a jar (Sacla stir in pasta sauce) topped with courgettes also found in the fridge, and sprinkled with a rather nice washed rind cheese whose name I can't remember....(also found loitering in the fridge)

It was a use-em-up day :)

Lumaconi pasta shells with tomato and basil sauce -

From the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range, these Lumaconi pasta shells are massive, I want to try stuffing them like ravioli one day, but today was fast and furious.

Pasta tossed with a sachet of tomato and basil sauce with shredded fresh basil and grated gruyere cheese.

Egg and Tuna Salad - October 4th Tuesday

Hot day today, maybe the end of the Indian summer, so a salad seems in order

Simple HB eggs and canned tuna, with mixed salad and new potatoes

Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday Leftovers.. Roast Beef Bubble and Squeak - October 3rd Monday

Lovely Monday leftovers from Sunday's roast.

Cold rare roast beef
Bubble and Squeak
Garlic Mayo and Hot Horseradish on the side

Proper Sunday Roast Beef with all the trimmings - October 2nd Sunday

Rare Roast Beef
Roast Potatoes
Home made Yorkshire Puddings (No frozen ones allowed! )
lashings of gravy
Hot horseradish sauce


Grilled Lemon Sole with UseItUp Salad - October 1st Saturday

Delicious grilled Lemon Sole on the bone, just brushed with butter & olive oil and under the grill under golden. I don't skin mine, the crispy grilled skin is delicious I think.
Fresh Tartare Sauce
New Potatoes
UseItUp Salad - anything in the fridge that can go in a salad, chopped and put in a bowl! Frugal and it clears out the fridge in readiness for restocking tomorrow.
This one has romaine lettuce, shredded carrot, sliced and blanched runner beans, cucumber, celery and mustard and cress

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Nigella's Blinis with Forman & Field Smoked Salmon, HB Eggs, Creme Fraiche & Dill - Sept 29th Thurs

I was really lucky to be sent a pack of Forman and Field London Cure smoked salmon to taste - I will be telling you about it in detail on A Greedy Piglet, but in the meantime, I shall say this.

Run to the F&F website. Click on Buy. Wait anxiously for the postman. Eat. Repeat instructions.

Nigella's Blinis - little homemade buckwheat yeasted pancakes
Forman and Field Smoked Salmon
Hard Boiled Eggs
Creme Fraiche with fresh dill
Green salad