Savory rice…

I love savory rice, it’s so versatile I can use up any veggies I have in and it always tastes good! One of the best things about this dish is that it can be eaten hot or cold making it ideal for dinner one night hot then the leftovers as lunch the next day!

•500g rice
•1 onion
•2 stock cubes(I use chicken)
•1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
•seasoning
•10g butter
•2 cloves garlic minced
•teaspoon oil
•any other veg (this time I used asparagus, celery, carrots, mushrooms, peas, sweetcorn, cauliflower and courgette)

Heat the butter and oil in a large pan. Chop all the vegetables to around the same size. Add onions and carrots first, cook for a few minutes and add the rest of the veg, stock cubes, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Put a lid on and leave to soften until cooked. Meanwhile put the rice on to cook according to packet instructions. When the rice is cooked, drain well and stir into the vegetables. Season to taste.

Goes well with meats, fish, or just by itself.

Serves approximatly 10 people.

Enjoy!

Emma-Jayne xx

 

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Look what I found…

  • Food in a jar? I’m loving the idea and I keep pinning different ideas… So, what better than chili and cornbread with the cooler weather we’ve been having this week?

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  • As we are now in August, and the “back-to-school-feeling” is upon me I’ve been trying to make things a little more organised around here…

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  • I LOVE this potato salad, every time we go on a picnic, Dan asks me to make it!

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  • I’m lusting after these right now, so hopefully when we go shopping at the weekend I’ll be able to nab them!

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  • I really like the smell of vanilla, and I love beauty products and making things…mix it all together and you get this yummy looking body scrub!

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  • I’m in the process of updating my wardrobe, so this fab shoe storage would be a really good thing for me to try out!

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Hope you enjoy browsing them! I certainly did and I can’t wait to try some of them out!

Emma-Jayne xx

Sausage Pasta Hotpot…

sausage pasta hotpot
This is a recipe that my nan passed onto my mom and then she passed it on to me! Its really yummy and really filling. Plus its cheap, and easy to make using mostly store cupboard ingreadients!

You will need:
.500g dried pasta
.2 tins chopped tomatoes
.1 tbsp tomato puree
.1 onion, finely chopped
.3 cloves garlic finely chopped
.1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
.mixed herbs (optional)
.8 good quality sausages
.2 stock cubes (chicken or vegetable)
.2 courgettes, sliced
.1 tin of sweetcorn, drained

To make it:
Soften your onion in a little oil. When soft, add the garlic and tomato puree and cook for a few minutes. Then add the tinned tomatoes, stock cubes and Worcestershire sauce. (At this point the sauce can be blended to make it smooth and then put back in the pan, but I usually just leave it chunky). Add in the courgette and sweetcorn and leave to simmer stirring frequently. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to packet instructions, and either grill or roast the sausages. If they are good quality there will be little or no fat. When everthing is cooked, drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Slice the sausage (I usually hold each one with tongs and use kitchen scissors so I don’t burn my fingers) add to the pasta and sauce and combine well. season generously with black pepper.

Serves 8

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Meal Planning Update…

it worked! well pretty much…we swapped the chicken to wednesday, and had the shepards pie on monday and tuesday as we were busy tuesday and had the chicken curry sunday because we were at my moms for her birthday on friday. but other than that it worked really well!!

sooooo this weeks meal plan is:

saturday- steak, mash, cream and mushroom sauce and vegetables

sunday – Roast chicken, dauphinoise potatoes and veggies

Monday – chicken dinner

Tuesday – filo parcels

Wednesday – beuf bourginon

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – chicken soup

Emma-Jayne xx

something nice for tea…

when we really can’t be bothered to cook one of our standbye meals is cheesy mushroom pasta. its so easy to make…

you will need:
pasta
cheese spread
butter
mushrooms
garlic
salt and pepper
meltable cheese either sliced or grated

what to do:

cook pasta in boiling water until tender
drain pasta
put butter in the pan to melt
add mushrooms and garlic and saute until cooked
mix in cream cheese and seasoning
put in bowls, top with cheese and microwave until melted.

thats it! so nice and easy to make. its also yummy with other vegetables and bacon added. or even just the cheese. enjoy!

Emma-Jayne x