Here we are again ready for a party at Fiesta Friday #11.
I wonder what amazing meals will be brought to the table this time?
Do any of you ever try the meals that are displayed?
I myself have a scrapbook blog now. It’s not one I post on, comment, or follow people on, it is just full of re-blogs and not just recipes either.
You know you see something that takes your breath away or a story you want to remember, a poem, a picture or yes a recipe, but you don’t want to fill your regular (main) blog full of other people’s re-blogs? Then you think how will you find it again and generally lots of marvelous things for me then get lost in the ether and I pine thinking “aw I wish I had saved or tagged that somehow”.
Well now I have a way to do it and it is also enabling me to try some of the recipes at leisure as I still find many posts on food have method etc interspersed with pictures and it just becomes impossible to print out pictures with a few bits of methods, paper is expensive you know 😛
For once problem solved. So far I have baked biscuits from another FF post, I already posted about this and I can say they were simply divine and easy, I shall definitely be making these again, I couldn’t keep my hands out of the storeage box.
I also made Easy Indian Curry from Indu’s International Kitchen blog, which you can see the original here!
How did I find this?
Well, I am not an expert cook, so bear in mind the opinion is coming from that view point.
There were a fair few ingredients, which made it a little harder for me. However...when my husband walked in to the kitchen he stuck his head over the pan that was cooking and started waving his hands over the food, directing the aroma towards his nostrils and said “ahhh at last a proper curry”...LOLOL…
Well I can say that, that is a definite thumbs up from a curry lover and coming from a Bajaan background he has had a fair few curries. The children gave it an approximate 8/10 just because I probably over spiced it, but you can make it as hot or not as you like! I teamed it up with some rice & peas & of course naan bread, mmm yum, oh yes and some yoghurt for those burning mouths LOL.
Would I cook it again? I have no choice, I have been told it is a definite repeat. The family are definitley enjoying me testing out these recipes.
Next I made some Rosemary and olive oil bread from Sweet and Savoury by Shailja, you can see the original here!
I have always got nervous when it comes to making bread. I even have a bread maker which has been stashed away due to my misfortunes with it. There is nothing worse than waking up to the tempting smell of warm bread to open the lid and retrieve something that bounces on the floor and is inedible, purely due to my stupidity of course.
So, I read this one through and it seemed easy. I undertook the challenge and oh boy it was easy. I got anxious at the bit where you are meant to leave it to double in size, because in the past this has never worked for me.
It did work, woohoo.
I added some seeds to the mixture and had some fresh rosemary from my garden instead of dried. The loaf looked great and when I cut in to it, I was not disappointed. As you can see I had it with left overs but it made for a fine meal. Next time I am going to make a sweet version with honey. The kids loved this and so did I from the cooking to the eating, so it gets a 10/10 from everyone, woohoo, fabby!
Now saving this one until last, Ground lamb and green peas – Keema Matar Curry which you can find the original here!
Now this curry is why my scrapbook blog came about. I printed off the recipe for this curry, it was Fiesta Friday #8. I didn’t have my scrapbook blog at this stage. I had one single piece of paper which had no blog name on it. I cooked this curry, it was easy and oh so delicious one of my favorites.
I then thought, oh I don’t want this small piece of paper it will get lost, lets try and find the curry again. I have been searching all week. So this spurred me to make my scrapbook blog to ensure I don’t lose things now. I have spent probably over an hour trying to find this one again LOL. I give it a 10/10 and have at last scrapbooked it.
So there we go, I want to thank Novice Gardener for putting on the Fiesta Friday and also those who donate such wonderful entries, otherwise I would not have such amazing recipes to try nor my Scrapbook blog. I shall no doubt continue to try out many more recipes, woohoo!
I am away tomorrow (Sat) for a weeks holiday in Devon, which I am muchly looking forward to. I might leave some scheduled posts apart from the A-Z challenge, I won’t be off pat posting, but I will be able to comment/chat, so you don’t get rid of me that easily. I shall be checking in, grins!
Happy holidays and wishing you all a Happy Easter if I forget nearer the time.
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