A Week in Dinners

I like my dinner. In fact, I think about what’s for dinner from the time I get up. We have ours around 6pm, usually the boys and I, with Miss L supervising from her bouncer, and P reheating his when he gets home. I tend to do my grocery shopping…

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Cheesy Broccoli Bake (with added Pancetta)

You know the way the supermarkets do special deals on veg? Well, this led to there being an inordinate amount of broccoli in our house during the week, which in turn led me to googling recipes involving broccoli that would mean that I wouldn’t have to go to the shop…

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Pesto Chicken and Vegetable Traybake

Regular readers will know that I am all about easy recipes, especially those that involve as little washing up as possible. (Aha, cookbook idea “Bumbles of Recipes that don’t involve much washing up”, must remember that one, if you’re a cookbook publishing person feel free to contact me!).   I…

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Sausage, Butterbean and Leek Casserole

Sausage, Butterbean and Leek Casserole   What kids don’t love sausages?  I found this recipe a couple of years ago when I had extra sausages in the fridge and fancied something interesting.  Both boys love it, we’ve fed it to friends and family and I have shared the recipe link…

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Very Easy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

I tested this recipe a few years ago for Mummy Pages (their version with my photograph is here) and it has become a firm favourite in our house. I was skeptical as I had made the full on one before with homemade white sauce and would usually turn my nose…

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Chorizo and Chickpea Stew

Today was wet, very, very wet, and colder than it has been for a long time. We had a great day out and came home hungry and tired, we needed comfort food time but quick comfort food. This stew was ready by the time the potatoes to accompany it had…

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A Mumble on Dinners and Batchcooking Tips

My Mammy is a great woman for dinners. She reared us all on good homecooked food and whatever the day’s events when we were small one thing was sure, there would always be a hot dinner in the evening, no matter what. Mam didn’t work outside the home when I…

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