It’s been a grey, chilly day here in the Highlands. There is nothing pleasant about the dirty slush that covers the ground and nothing fun about walking on the ice that lies underneath. When I tell you that the above photo was taken at mid-day, I think you’ll understand just how sunless this Sunday has been. Definitely a day for staying inside.
And stay inside is what we have done. While D lazed on the sofa reading and dreaming about his next snowboarding destination, I was beavering away in the kitchen. So far as relaxation and cooking goes, it’s been a very successful afternoon! Here’s what I made:
Red Bean and Lager Chilli. Discovered a wonderful blog this weekend - Veggie Meal Plans – and this was one of the many recipes that caught my eye. The ingredients list was so very odd I just had to try it! Very glad I did, it’s really tasty. Now have a huge batch of it in my fridge ready for this week’s lunches.
Bran Muffins. My week’s breaktime snack.
Winter Salad. Yotam Ottolenghi is is my new favourite cook. A chef at the renowned Ottolenghi, his recipes feature weekly in The Guardian and I love them. This salad (the dressing in particular) is a winner. So pretty too.
Roast Dinner – chicken, gravy, spinach, minted peas and rosemary roasted sweet potatoes (will post recipe later in week). Yum, yum, yum.
It’s now 8pm and D and I have swapped places. He’s in the kitchen carefully monitoring a batch of tablet and I’m lounging on the sofa watching Men In Black 2. It has a talking pug in it. Does life get any better than this?