Saturday, 11 June 2011

Friday - Nachos with all the bits

Nachos are a popular corn based food Mexican origin associated with Tex-Mex cuisine that can be either made quickly to serve as a snack or prepared with more ingredients to make a full meal. In their simplest form, nachos are tortilla chips or totopos covered in melted cheese and Salsa. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with melted cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeno peppers.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tuesday Night Thai Treats!

Courtesy of Groupon we went to Thai Erawan ( in Roundhay tonight.
Thai Erawan is one of my favourite places in Leeds - it's a very local, no frills Thai restaurant with tasty food and good service.  Although some of the stir fry dishes can err on the milder side, the food is fab and worth a trip out of the city centre for.

Mmmm...thai crackers

Spicy Yum salad and fish cakes to start - a bit eager and forgot to take the photo!

Pad Mamuang Him Ma Pran (chicken with chilli, oion and cashew nuts) - nice but needed more spice!

Pad Kee Mao (noodles with beef, bamboo, chilli and basil).  Def the best part of the meal!

All finished...fatties.

Monday, 6 June 2011

I missed off the pudding!!

Banana cake and cream

Monday Fish pie with the new family member

With the Maier-Barcroft family arriving on Monday (and new arrival Tom!!!!), Jo Chef prepared the fish pie the night before. The result is below - spot the name in the pie; very artistic auntie Jo!

Tom Fish Pie

Especially prepared for Michael- we know him too well
Someone ate all the leftovers, which should have been my lunch!!!
Guilty as charged

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Super Sunday - The Reliance brunch and dinner

Post camping food came courtesy of on North Street. The best place in Leeds for a leisurely Sunday? I think it probably is....We both had fish and chips!

Eggs Benedict
Deviled Kidneys
Fish and Chips

Saturday Camping Trip!!!! (with food pic's obviously)

By some amazing jedi mind trick, Joe persuaded me to go camping this weekend.  We went to near Kirkby Overblow, which was a lovely little escape from the city!

He did con me with stories of brilliant weather, and it was bloody freezing, but fun all the same.  And only we would go camping and then decide to make pasta and sauce from scratch on a one-burner stove.  Chaotic but a good laugh!

Beef sandwich from the Star and Garter - see below

Prawn marie rose - makes me think of Christmas!
It was pretty chilly so quite a lot of our time was spent in the pub eavesdropping on some great local chat.

The results of the jedi mind trick

This pub was closed :(

Cooking on a one-hob burner is hard enough - let alone when ours was broken!
But a kind fellow camper lent us his and Joe cooked up quite a treat!
Pasta with Blue Pig Company bacon, spinach and mushrooms.  Yum!
Retreating to another pub....(I took this photo as Jo thought I had poured the wine unfairly!)
A totally anti-camping dessert treat - chocolate fondue! Amazing marshmallows and brownies.