Sunday, 4 March 2012

Meal planning - 5th March

Daddy continues to have fun in California although he assures me he is working really.

So it's just me and the girls this week so quick and easy meals are the order of the day:

Saucy Fish Company smoked haddock fishcakes with a salad

Pumpkin pasta with olive oil and salad.

Moules frites

Undecided. Something from the freezer.

daddy home so I am planning a takeaway

is going to be the first of our moving days so pizza night

This will be entirely dependent on how the move is going.

Tea time treats - scones

I'm not much of a baker but reckon with a bit of practice I could just about get by.

So I was delighted when Lavender and Lovage suggested scones on her Tea Time Treats challenge.
I've never really tried them before - well not for many years - and thought that after watching the Great British Bake Off I could give them a go.

I knew not to overwork it nor to twist when you cut them but other than that I was a bit of a scone virgin.

Given we are just about to move house, I was left with only the internet for recipe inspiration and so opted for one from the BBC. It was easy enough to make but they didn't rise quite as well as I would have liked.

I tried a second batch - this time of cheese scones. Again a BBC recipe but this time from Good Food. This one used oil instead of butter but I really didn't like the texture of them. This one is definitely going to need practice !