I do enjoy being in the kitchen, with the warmth of the Aga keeping the cold away and the dogs under my feet seeing who can get closest to the heat, whilst the wind and rain beats down outside.
Then I have to go out in the elements to take care of the livestock and no amount of wrapping up tightly in a hat, scarf and coat can make being in the rain enjoyable for me! Especially in the volumes we are getting right now. On day’s like these, there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of porridge to help you prepare for this or a thick soup to toast you from the inside before heading back in to sit in front of the Aga again. That reminds me, I’m out of Pam Corbin’s ‘souper’ mix (home made bouillon in a jar), so I’ll get some more of that done this weekend. This last batch lasted me for ever!
This is what we have been eating this week.
Monday: Cottage Pie (homemade in the freezer so a nice and easy tea)
Tuesday: Jacket potato bar (options of chilli, beans, cheddar, tuna mayo)
Wednesday: Chicken stir fry with egg noodles
Thursday: Diced pork stew with mash and seasonal veg
Friday: Chip shop fakeaway
Saturday: Sesame orange chicken, brown rice / freezer surprise
Sunday: Roast chicken and yorkshire puddings
Breakfasts: Oat based (porridge, pancakes, cold oats), egg based (dippy, scrambled or omelette) or cereal
SOTW: Harvest Gold soup,
Snacks: Flapjacks, hard boiled eggs and my famous steak pies (sooo delish!)
Please do let me know if you try any of these recipes or meal ideas, or if you would like to know more on how I manage my meals and planning.
If you are interested in seeing what we grow here on the smallholding, feel free to join in the fun on our Instagram or Facebook smallholding pages. We also dabble in YouTube which is rather amusing! Not the content, just that we don’t know what we are doing with it yet!