Hello pretty blog people. It’s after 9pm on the night of the test. I’ve got a couple of forget all the mistakes I made beers in me, a couple of I’ve missed you Mrs P kisses on me and a desire to post all round. So what we do on a night like this is give you the scenes that weren’t good enough to make the actual feature, but can fill the extras portion of the DVD if we put enough of them together.
TRY A LITTLE LENTILNESS
Oh she may be weary. And young girls they do get weary, eating the same old Bolognese. But when she gets weary, try a little lentilness.
This was supposed to be part of my get a guy to cook an easy meal series, a testament to how I cooked my way into Mrs P’s heart. But I wasn’t happy with the photos or the recipe, which I cribbed from a Ripe Deli recipe for Moussaka but switched mint for thyme and some of the mince for lentils. Paired with cabbage in place of pasta, I thought it was a nice way to kind of have a Bolognese with a really low starchy carb content. We like it for dinner, but I didn’t like it enough to devote a whole post to it.
TRY A LITTLE PAPAYA PIECE
This was another substitute cabbage for pasta deal, using this Papaya Pieces recipe here. Now, we really enjoyed this pasta, but I wasn’t a fan of the photos. Don’t let the quality of this photo stop me from recommending the delicious simplicity of the recipe to you though.
TRY A LITTLE QUINOA INSTEAD OF RICE
Another easy get a guy to cook meal, while also being low on the starchy carbs. Brown your chicken with garlic and canola oil, give the whole thing a good dusting of garam masala, chuck in 450gms of quinoa, a litre of chicken stock, and let it cook for ten minutes. Take it off the heat, leave for another ten minutes, fluff it up, garnish with coriander, and you’re away. I quite like this with kewpie mayonnaise myself. Still not a pretty picture for me, so it gets lumped in here.
TRY A LITTLE WAZ HERE AND LOVELY JUBBLY THERE
This is a Jamie Oliver recipe. Basically it involved browning some chicken, boiling some potatoes (yeah SEG and other non-Irish potato-phobes, boring I know, just sub in some Kumara/sweet ones instead) and steeping some pierced cherry tomatoes in boiling water (and pinching the skins off). Then the whole lot is put together in a roasting dish with some fresh oregano, which has been bashed with a mortar and pestle with some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and some red wine vinegar. Cook in an oven for forty minutes. All the food comes out like a oregano femme fatale has worked the chicken, potato and tomato party and left her intoxicating aroma everywhere. Good stuff, just not good enough on its own, so here it is with the miscellany.
Lastly, thank-you to those of you who have been good to me while I’ve been less than present for you. I do check in on the blog during breaks and it means a lot for every amazing person out there who takes the time to read and for some of you takes the time out from producing amazing content on your own blogs (and/or in real life) to post comments on my blog. Most of all thanks to Mrs P who puts up with all the study brooding. Good night blog land. It’s after ten now and I need Mrs P to proof read the post. See you all tomorrow, where I’ll hopefully make a start on some of the awards that have popped up recently.