Weekend 11/12th May 2013

Sunday was my day off and what a great lunch for me!!!

ImageThis pan of loveliness turned into a clam linguine- I sautéed the clams in garlic, chilli, white wine and a handful of chopped cherry tomatoes, popped the lid on to make the clams pop open.  It was absolutely delicious if I say so myself! And one of the perks of having a different day off to Colin as this would not have brought a smile to his tum……

I had some butternut squash in the fridge which needed to be used up so I spent some time (probably way too much time….) looking at suitable recipes as an accompaniment for dinner.  In the end I brought several recipes together to make a really lovely side dish.ImageFrom 12 o’clock on the photo we have : rosemary roasted potatoes, pan fried sirloin steak, mustard sprouts, and finally the squash.  An absolute triumph across the plate, but my favourite was definitely the squash, roasted with sage and tossed with walnuts and stilton.  It would be great on it’s own for lunch, well if you made a bigger portion of course! Here’s the recipe:

Sage roast butternut squash

1 butternut squash, cut into 1cm thick slices

4-5 fresh sage leaves, torn in half

Olive oil

4-5 walnuts, roughly chopped

Small piece of stilton, or other strong blue cheese, crumbled

  • place the squash on a roasted sheet. Scatter over the sage leaves, season and splash with some olive oil.
  • roast in the oven at 200° for about 30mins until browned around the edges and soft.
  • put on a serving plate. Scatter over the walnuts and cheese and eat immediately.

Yesterday we had kebab night- spicy lamb kebabs with pitta bread and salads.  It was ok I guess, filled a gap! Tomorrow night I am late night so no dinner for me (pie and mash for Colin).

One thought on “Weekend 11/12th May 2013

  1. BARBARA THOMAS May 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Just looked at this with Emily. She says ‘Yummy’. I agree – very yummy!!!(Emily’s choice xx)

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