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.
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.
After a full day away I came home and started watching the third season of The Crown…
… while eating chocolate chip cookies I made at the weekend.
The next day I had grilled cheese for lunch because of a sudden melted cheese craving (love melted cheese!).
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!
Thursday I had a healthier lunch of burrata and avocado. Yum!
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!
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!).
Next we had a lovely beef and ginger stir-fry with rice and sesame broccoli (recipe to follow!).
After a lie-in the next morning I felt lots better and cooked us two courses for brunch. Both oeufs en cocotte with pancetta…
…and American pancakes with blueberries, lightly whipped cream and maple syrup! So yummy!
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.
In the evening I made puff pastry nibbles yet again, but this time with cheese, speck, philadelphia and chives (recipe to follow!).
I also made us Presa Iberico with crispy potatoes, aioli, romesco sauce and padron peppers. Sooo yum! (Recipe to follow!).
The next morning my boyfriend had to get up early for work so I stayed in bed and had avocado toast for breakfast.
I spent the day prepping dinner, reading and drinking hot chocolate.
And in the evening we had whipped browned butter (recipe to follow) with baguette and fennel salami.
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!