As it starts to get dark around 3.30pm these cold afternoons, I start looking forward to the tasty comfort food that so often becomes the focus of winter - warming stews, thick soups and of course lovely hot puddings! So, armed with a load of new recipes and ideas to try, I've been keeping busy in the kitchen lately...
Filling up the freezer with homemade lasagnes, ready for a quick and tasty dinner over the next few weeks.
Oh so tasty cheese and broccoli quiche.
My dad's birthday was a good excuse to try out this spiced Pumpkin cake recipe ;)
This Christmas chutney recipe was also made yesterday, smelling divine, it has to be left for a couple of weeks in the fridge - I'm looking forward to trying some.
I've also been doing some culinary crafting with Joshua - we made these for his Christmas tree at nursery -
Popcorn tree garlands!
Joshua also had a lot of fun this morning making some gingerbread men, so iconically Christmas!
|Caught! Sampling the dough!|
The slow cooker has also been on all day today, cooking up a tasty beef stew for dinner...I'm just contemplating whether to quickly add some dumplings in for the final hour :)