You may have noticed that last weekend; I was a little quiet on the social media front. Basically because I was away in a rural haven with my best pals, literally in the middle of nowhere (Pant, in Shropshire, to be precise… and yes, there is an actual place called ‘Pant’!)
The kitchen had an fan-assisted oven, gas hob and microwave, toaster, kettle, so was pretty well equipped. It was also completely open plan to the living (ahem, drinking) space, so the cooks didn’t feel at all excluded from the group shenanigans.
I thought I’d give you a little insight into what food we scoffed during our stay. All 7 of us girls love food and aren’t that fussy, so…
The ‘wish list’ looked like this:
- Easy recipes
- Crowd pleasers
- Minimal washing up
- Cost effective
- Filling, healthy(ish) and tasty
The ‘black list’ was just:
- Nothing too spicy
- No prawns
So, below is what we came up with.
We decided there was no way we would eat breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, so we went for bigger breakfast and brunch options, an evening meal each night and a few snacks in between.
Free range eggs, avocados, bacon, a few sausages, Bloody Mary ketchup (from Aldi, it’s lush), wholemeal bread, yoghurt, mixed berries, bananas, tea/coffee and juice.
We ate all of the above in differing forms, depending on who fancied what and when.
Poached eggs on toast, bacon/sausage butties, fruit with yoghurt, scrambled eggs with bacon and avo. All bloody lovely.
Night one: easy Rendang curry with chicken, sticky rice and buttered naan bread, you can catch the recipe here!
Night two: crispy baked chicken thighs with chickpeas, roasted veg and homemade tabbouleh, inspired by the one-pan chicken dish I ate at a recent cookery class I went to.
Night three: smokey chilli con carne with homemade guac, sour cream, grated cheddar and basmati rice. Which I made too spicy, oops, sorry, girls!
Wholegrain pitta with hummus, toast with shed loads of butter, fruit, Doritos, Quavers, birthday cake. <3