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Win a Chocolate Hamper from Thorntons

Meal Plan 7th January 2013 - 13th January 2013

All back to work and school this week so easy meals it is!

Monday 7th January 
Braised Beef and Mushrooms

Tuesday 8th January
Chicken Kievs with Veg

Wednesday 9th January
Fish and Chips

Thursday 10th January
Bacon and Pea Orzo Risotto

Friday 11th January
Homemade Pizza

Saturday 12th January
Eating Out

Sunday 13th January
Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato Mash and Cauliflower Cheese

Fresh Cherry Crumble Cake

A warm slice of this certainly perks you up on a grey and drizzly January morning.....who said New Year was meant for diets!

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Fresh Cherry Crumble Cake by Beth Sachs January-2-2013 A fruity cake perfect with a cuppa Ingredients 140g Self Raising Flour1/2 TSP Cinnamon50g Caster Sugar1 Egg4 TBSP Milk85g Butter, melted250g Fresh Cherries, stoned For the Crumble topping25g Plain Flour25g Caster Sugar25g Butter, diced Instructions Step 1: Preheat the oven to fan 160C/ conventional 180C/gas 4. Grease and base line a 20cm round cake tin, about 5cm deep. Sift the flour, cinnamon and caster sugar into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, milk and melted butter, then combine with a wooden spoon or electric whisk. Beat well to make a thick, smooth mixture. Spoon into the tin and spread evenly.Step 2: Scatter the cherries over the mixture and gently press them in. Step 3: To make the topping, tip all the ingredients into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fing…

Meal Plan 31st January 2012 - 6th January 2013

The decorations are down (I get bored of them by Boxing Day but I'm made to keep them up until New Years Eve) but thankfully this household is still on holiday until next week which means plenty of time for baking and creating in the kitchen and trying out all my new kitchen gadgets and utensils. We have my FIL's 60th Birthday tomorrow so are planning a meal out with the family over the weekend but other than that it will be all home cooked as per usual. 
Along with learning how to crochet (I can hear the sniggers).....I will be trying even harder this year to be more frugal in the kitchen, wasting as little as possible and also using my garden more to grow different fruits and vegetables. What are your culinary related resolutions this year?
Monday 31st December Buffet at the neighbours
Tuesday 1st January Curry at my Mum and Dads followed by a refreshing (*cold and windy) New Years Day walk
Wednesday 2nd January Sticky Glazed Gammon, Macaroni Cheese and Brocolli
Thursday 3rd Ja…