Week two of #dryjanuary is done and I'm finding it far too easy 😏. Maybe I'll do a dry February too? A colleague at work mentioned he is having a 'mildy moist January' which I found quite funny (not quite sure what he means by that?)! I have to say, despite only drinking a few glasses of wine at the weekends I am feeling much better (and A LOT more productive) for not drinking anything at all. I'm sure by the time the 31st January comes around I'll be more than ready for a glass though.
The standard weekly cooking and baking was done over the weekend, including this fab recipe that I first published on the blog back in 2008. The kids LOVE Curried Mince and Peas and it only has 6 ingredients, probably all of which are already in your store cupboard. I usually serve it with rice and naan breads for a filling, frugal and tasty meal. It's definitely one to put on your meal plans if you're looking for new things to try.
In blog related news, you might have noticed I've changed my profile picture on my social media channels and blog to my actual face (I made good use of the airbrush function on PicMonkey)! Don't worry, there is still a scone there too, but I thought it was about time after 9 years of blogging that people could put a face to a name. So here it is! I probably should have brushed my hair but to be fair my hair is never neat and tidy thanks to the Cornish wind (rain, sun and mizzle too) so I'll leave it as it is. This is me!
It's my birthday on Wednesday (boo - not a fan of them especially as I'm nearly half way to 70!!) but that does at least mean it's my choice of takeaway...well, when I say my choice, the kids will only eat Chinese so I guess that's what we're having! We're also off to a local pub next Sunday for a belated birthday meal with family, so there's not a lot of cooking to do this week as I've already made the curried mince and veggie stew. A few nights off cooking duty will be most welcome....the house needs a serious clean so I'll tackle that instead!
Have a good everyone.
WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK
Caramelised Onion, Proscuitto and Grana Padana Pasta - recipe going on the blog soon! I posted a pic on Instagram here
Tuesday 17th January
Curried Mince and Peas with Rice and Naan Bread
Wednesday 18th January
My birthday so it's takeaway of my choice (but as the kids will only eat Chinese, that's what we'll be having!)
Thursday 19th January
Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Dauphinoise with Salad
Friday 20th January
Saturday 21st January
Smoky Sweet Potato and Butter Bean Stew
Sunday 22nd January
Birthday Meal at a local pub with the family