Cooking and sewing
(picture from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog)
Honey Glazed Chicken: link
This was very easy to make and so yummy. I didn't use the barbeque, cooked the chicken legs in the oven. Probably lacked the extra smoky smell from the barbeque - but just as nice. As it is winter here, I had this with roasted brussel sprouts (tossed in honey and dukkah) and cauliflower cheese. But would be lovely with a salad.
(picture from Pioneer Woman Blog)
Crash Hot Potatoes: link
This is a great recipe and would be fun for kids to make. I modified the recipe (as I tend to do with most recipes), I added bacon, feta cheese and cheese with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs - you could really add anything to these crushed potatoes.
Even though I am trying to reduce my cookbook collection I bought these on the weekend from a small bookstore that sells excess books. With my mothers side of the family Scottish I thought I should own a cookbook from Scotland - however I had to laugh when I found this recipe "Loin of wild boar with bog myrtle". It suggested I obtain the boar from the butcher!! Other recipes include "Roast young grouse", "Grey partridge with lentils" and I certainly won't be making "haggis with clapshot cake" or "black pudding with potato and apple". But there were recipes that sounded really nice and I could buy the ingredients.
The granola I made last weekend is almost all gone - my youngest son just loves it with yoghurt. I eat mine with stewed apple. Will make more this week! Isn't it wonderful to make food that is loved by the family.
Besides cooking, I have also been sewing and made 3 "wheat packs". The first 2 (cats - below) are for my eldest son and the flowery one was the one I was going to keep - but I ended up giving it away!! The 2 cat ones are filled with just pearl barley but the flower bag contains pearl barley and lavender and as a result smells really nice when heated. I thought the lace made it a little more feminine. Need to buy some more fabric as I am running low.