Nights in, The Crown and a lot of cooking!

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The third week of November feels like forever ago, but it was a nice week (apart from one blip) and I cooked a lot!

The Monday was pretty blah though. I worked, had leftovers for dinner and went to bed early.

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The next day I went to The New Forest with work and had a Pret breakfast on the train. Sadly this brioche egg muffin seemed nicer than it was.

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After a full day away I came home and started watching the third season of The Crown

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… while eating chocolate chip cookies I made at the weekend.

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The next day I had grilled cheese for lunch because of a sudden melted cheese craving (love melted cheese!).

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And for dinner I had crisps and dip in front of The Crown. Please don’t judge. And love that series! It’s still great even with a whole new cast!

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Thursday I had a healthier lunch of burrata and avocado. Yum!

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And in the evening I met up with Laura at a cosy pub. We had dinner and wine and a proper catch up. So lovely!

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But I didn’t feel to well the next day. Not hungover, more like something I ate didn’t agree with me. So I was pretty miserable and tired and couldn’t eat the whole day.

But managed to cook in the evening (with some help). First I made puff pastry bites with browned butter, chopped red onions, herbs, creme fraiche and salmon roe (recipe to follow!).

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Next we had a lovely beef and ginger stir-fry with rice and sesame broccoli (recipe to follow!).

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After a lie-in the next morning I felt lots better and cooked us two courses for brunch. Both oeufs en cocotte with pancetta…

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…and American pancakes with blueberries, lightly whipped cream and maple syrup! So yummy!

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In the afternoon we went looking at motorcycle helmets and gear and stopped by Krispy Kreme on the way home, so we had doughnuts and tea in the afternoon.

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In the evening I made puff pastry nibbles yet again, but this time with cheese, speck, philadelphia and chives (recipe to follow!).

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I also made us Presa Iberico with crispy potatoes, aioli, romesco sauce and padron peppers. Sooo yum! (Recipe to follow!).

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The next morning my boyfriend had to get up early for work so I stayed in bed and had avocado toast for breakfast.

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I spent the day prepping dinner, reading and drinking hot chocolate.

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And in the evening we had whipped browned butter (recipe to follow) with baguette and fennel salami.

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And pork belly slices with potato purée, carrots, wilted spinach and a creamy sauce. We also tried a failed pudding attempt which I won’t post until it’s successful!

 

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