Sorry for the radio silence. Life, work…it gets in the way of the fun stuff sometimes. Plus, with D away last week my meal planning was very loose to say the least. I think that I ate pasta in some shape or form pretty much every day. What is it about cooking for one that I find so very gloom inducing?
There has been some cooking going on. My first attempt at homemade pizza – I mean every element made from scratch – went very well and I am looking forward to trying it again. Bread making in general is becoming more of a regular feature in my kitchen as I begin to lose my fear of yeast. Partly because I have realised that my Kitchen Aid’s dough hook can do all the grunt work. I thought that this might lessen the smugness that arises from producing a freshly baked loaf – but nope. I’m smug and I don’t have to get my hands too dirty. Win, win.
This week, very excitingly, we are off to Nottingham for a couple of nights. One of which will be spent at Restaurant Sat Bains. This is a joint birthday present from my parents and we are thrilled about it – it is somewhere that we have wanted to try for a very long time. We’ll be spending a second night in Nottingham and probably dining somewhere slightly more cheap and cheerful. I.e. basically anywhere.
Thus the weekend remains a little vague in terms of meal planning – Saturday night it will most likely be a freezer dive when we get home and Sunday, probably a roast. The other three meals are as follows:
Aubergines baked with mushrooms and ricotta
Salmon with pasta pesto
More meal planning fun over at Mrs M’s.