This Week in My Kitchen


It’s been a relatively easy week but I’m ready for a nap.


That’s an issue of B12 deficiency though not my week.


I spent a lot of my spare time napping this week but I did get to go see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I enjoyed it. There were a few bits though that I felt were pointless or silly but overall it was a nice instalment.


We seem to have slightly dropped our trivia game but we still have fun and really that’s the whole point. Really these things are a bit of luck as you just can’t know everything.


I’m working on catching up on Master Chef. We don’t have any TV’s plugged into an aerial so I always end up having to catch up later. I’m quite enjoying the new season though as always it makes me feel like I should try harder in the kitchen. I really enjoyed their home cooking week.


Now onto the food


This Week in My Kitchen


Saturday – Carbonara

I knew I wanted rice or pasta and since someone had mentioned cheese wheel carbonara earlier that day I had Carbonara stuck in my head. I’ve never made a Carbonara before but it was actually pretty easy and I’m glad I have a recipe to hand now.


Sunday – CBGB – The Cougartown

Continuing on our CBGB Sundays this time we made The Cougartown, Baby spinach and vintage cheddar and something extra. I’m not giving away our secret recipe but it was delicious.


Monday – Coconut Chicken Curry

This was a packet base I had in the cupboard and it was quite tasty. It was probably some sort of Korma, to be honest. It came together pretty easily and that’s what I was after so I was happy.


Tuesday – Beef Stew

I know I did this last week but as I had an appointment to go to after work I knew the slow cooker was the way to go. All I had to do was make some couscous when I got home and dinner was ready. This time I used cider and stock as the base so it was a bit soupier but still delicious.


Wednesday – Bacon & Onion Pasta

This turned out better than I expected. I used up the leftover bacon in the fridge and fried it up with an onion and it made a very tasty pasta dish. I mean you can’t really go wrong with bacon and onion. I chucked in whatever grated cheese I could find and that made it a little more like a sauce rather than just pasta and bits.

A little bit on the side


Bacon & Onion Jam

I made this to go on some cider scones but I didn’t get around to making the scones. Fortunately, it keeps and it will go quite nicely on Scones or toast when I get around to it.  


Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

I wanted to bake something and muffins were the easiest choice with what I had. Also, they are probably the best for taking to work of the options I had in mind so that’s a bonus. I usually have a stash of choc chips and frozen berries so that was the obvious choice for flavours. I’ll probably be making more (different flavours) soon.


Banana & Bacon Croissants

Always delicious. I even managed not to burn the sugar this time. I have some ideas I want to play on this concept but for now, it makes for a lovely Saturday brunch at home.


More Pumpkin Soup

Same same as last week but this time I remembered that I had homemade chicken stock in the freezer. The stock makes a big difference to the flavour of the soup and this one was meatier. A smaller batch though this time so it, unfortunately, won’t last as long.

So that’s it for this week in my kitchen.


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