Hi guys. I have not had pizza this week. David doesn’t really like pizza. What’s not to like? I don’t know. (He does, however, like cheese on toast 🤔…. pretty much the same thing I think). So, I’ll show you instead what we have been eating this week. The cooking has been all pretty quick and easy. And guess what? We’ll be having takeaway pizza at book club next week… 😋.
Monday: leftover roast pork curry
I wanted to use up the leftovers from our roast pork joint from Sunday. I made up this quick curry and it was very tasty. Firstly I fried a chopped onion in a little olive oil, then added chunky pieces of the leftover roast pork and about a tablespoon of hot curry powder from a jar. I fried this up for a bit, then added a bit of stock made with bouillon powder with boiling water from the kettle and stirred in a tablespoon of tomato purée. I simmered it for a bit on the hob while I cooked the basmati rice, and added some frozen petits pois to the curry in the last couple of minutes. Yummy. I want to eat this again right now.. but it’s gone! Nada.
Tuesday: Nigel Slater’s garlic mushroom tarts
These were also very good and are a regular in the Waffle household for a meat free meal for a change. The recipe is from Nigel Slater’s “The 30 minute cook” book. The pastry is ready made puff pastry. The new potatoes were prepared by M & S and I popped them in the microwave for 4 minutes. Simples!
Wednesday: pre-cinema meal at Noodle Nation Maidenhead
I was very happy to learn that Noodle Nation is open again. They’ve had a refurb, looking good with booths rather than open benches now. I had the prawn and chicken pad Thai. It was delicious although I was slightly defeated by the portion size. Afterwards we went to see the new Aretha Franklin film for our girls’ night out. David was at home heating up an M & S butter chicken. The film was quite good but very long….
Thursday (tonight): salmon steaks with broccoli and potato wedges
Well this picture above doesn’t look that good does it? Mine will be better than this sparse looking plate. I like to cook the salmon in foil in the oven for 20 minutes. I used to add butter to the parcel, but it doesn’t really need it and is better for us without. We have fish at least once a week and really enjoy it. The wedges will be super easy straight from the freezer. Plus fresh broccoli.. another healthy addition.
Friday: ready made bacon and cheddar quiche with baked beans
This is just a really easy ready meal heated up in the oven when I’m tired on a Friday night. I like the sauciness of baked beans with the dryness of the pastry. If we’re not going down the pub I will have a glass or two of chilled white wine and chat to my Mum on the phone while this is in the oven. If I’m going down the pub, I’ll save myself for wine or cold lager at the pub.
I am so hungry now, all this talk of food! Hope you enjoyed my meals. I’m off to the kitchen now. Bye and Bon appetit! Xx