I’ve been baking and cooking a whole lot the last week or so, Yesterday was insane, but it started last week. St. Patrick’s day found me with green cupcakes.
The batter was green. Not quite as green as I would have liked, but the amount of food colouring I had already used was a little insane.
Green icing to top them, and add in a few sprinkles and voila! Cupcakes that make everyone happy are born.
Yesterday though, was as I already said, insane. First off, the back story and reasoning behind it. The 26th (today) is Friday at the theatre, so party night. We’ve even got a theme, English Pub Night. So of course I had to think of something to make. My thoughts instantly went to Fish & Chips, but that would be really quite expensive, so I vetoed it. Next, Bangers and Mash… once again, too expensive. I then really drew a blank, so I did some research. Pork scraps seemed too difficult to make, I wasn’t really keen on just getting a bag of crisps, and then I stumbled upon Ploughman's Lunch. It then sent me after Baps, but deciding against making bread, I took a break and really had to eat something, all the research had me famished. On the docket: Cottage Pie.
What do you need?
Onion and garlic.
Minced (ground) beef.
& Mashed potatoes.
Put it all together, and what do you get? A glorious meal, with 6 portions in the freezer.
Then later that evening, as I was doing more research, I stumbled upon Sunday Roast. It's not new to me, not new at all, I had just forgotten about it. With that came the memory of wonderful roast beef, lots of gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, and Yorkshire Pudding. I had it, my idea of what to bring to the theatre. Unfortunately I wouldn't have the bucket of gravy to go with it, but I'm okay with that.
They’re light, fluffy, and absolutely wonderful. Even later that night I looked at the two apples I had in my crisper, and decided to make apple crisp. No pictures of that though, it got eaten too quickly, and then put in containers for leftovers even quicker.
Like I said, I kind of went insane with the cooking. Oops. Good thing I have a good sized freezer and housemates who like to eat.