Monday

This Stupid Pumpkin

We keep cutting pieces from the cooked pumpkin but I swear that it grows in the refrigerator. Hubby is making something for dinner as we speak and darling daughter came in and asked... more pumpkin for dinner. He said no, but I'm sure that he will toss a little of the pumpkin into "whatever it is" just to use it up.

I offered to make pumpkin dessert bread but got an overwhelming NOOOO!  I guess the best thing to do is to just cut it up and put it in the freezer! That will be end of ONE pumpkin... I think that there are three more sitting on the steps outside. The trick I think is to cook it all and then freeze it and then get it out about once a month and sneak in a dish so that no one groans!

Sunday

10 Awesome Vinegar Uses You Should Know About.


I'm not all that fond of cleaning up the kitchen, so I'm always in search of ways to make it easier. Lots of pretty simple little tricks but I'm sure that there are lots more. I'm going to give these a try and then go searching for more.





Sick of Pumpkin Soup

We were all quite excited to move to the country and have an honest to goodness garden that someone else planted for us.  We have just cut up our first pumpkin and we have had pumpkin curry and pumpkin soup and we are pretty tired of both. The only problem is there is still half a steamed/baked pumpkin in the fridge. I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to make a few loaves of pumpkin bread. Now here's hoping that I have some pumpkin spice in the spice drawer!!

Saturday

Crumpets... Just Toast and Eat

Okay, toast is pretty much like this, but crumpets well toasted and dripping with butter is even better!

I actually thought of trying to find a recipe for them, but then decided that it is probably easier just to buy them. There is one drawback though. I don't always want a crumpet for breakfast. Like this morning for example. Hubby came in and asked me if I wanted one too?? I said no, that just didn't feel like it, so he ate mine as well. That left one and my daughter just ate that one!

Friday

Have I Mentioned This Before??

Part of the reason that I don't like to cook is the fact that I don't know how to time things. My solution... find 7 dishes that I can make with my eyes closed. If there comes a day when I want to try a new dish... I will give it a go but no promises lol. My family knows full well, that I don't like to cook! If they get fed at all, they are grateful lol. And just in case you are wondering my family is all grown up and they know me well and generally grab control of the kitchen before I venture in!!

Simple/Easy Menus... Where I Get My Best Ideas!!

 Those paper menus that serve as place mats... tuck one into your handbag and when you get home check to see how many meals that you could...