Paella

I made paella, my ultimate Saturday dinner. I think the last time I made paella was in middle school when I vaguely remember my friend and I making her mum ill with uncooked prawns…I skipped the prawns this time and it went much better. Also, I got this mediterraneanĀ bread from the co-op to have with it and MAN it was nice, so I guess co-op has its good points.

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Also a quickie plug for my brother’s new blog (we’re now a complete blogging family). He has a LOT of opinions on all things sporty and I expect there’ll be all sorts of posh food up there soon so knock yourself out (not literally please).

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Manual Mode

I’ve been converting to using manual mode on my camera this weekend, so Bonnie and I made the most of the morning sun to get some more practice using it.

Winter Stew

On the way back to Birmingham yesterday we made a quick stop at Bicester Village. Although it was pretty disappointing for shopping (mostly because I didn’t have any money), we stopped by Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts for some food, and WOW. There was loads to choose from and I felt kind of stupid choosing a beef stew to have before lunch time, but oh wow I didn’t regret it. It had beef, carrots and potatoes in, and a mustard crumble on top which I’m now going to learn how to make. Also James’ hot dawg looked pretty alright, and it had a comic on the wrapper. Anyway, here are some pictures.

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Pizza, again

 

I FINALLY got round to making some decent pizzas! The reason I actually made them was because I was trying to work out what the cheapest thing I could make for dinner was, and this is what I came up with. Instead of clearing out the whole fridge to fit my massive mixing bowl in so the dough could rise for three days, I just left it out in the kitchen for a day which pretty much worked as well. They cooked in a pan under the grill (see here for method). Also I ended up taking 45 pictures of it (ridiculous I know) so it took forever to whittle it down to the final two here (basically Abbie decided).

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