Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rain...rain...go away

Hi Folks...it's been a bit of a wet weekend literally..rain like stair rods...miserable damp and dreary but we were all cosy in the kitchen yesterday batch cooking and stocking up the freezer with lots of winter warming grub but even there we can't get away from the dreaded prep...
just like crafting there is one tool I can't live without in the kitchen...my Pampered Chef chopper...this boy doesn't half make light work of cutting through a turnip (or neep if you live in my neck of the woods)...just like a knife through butter in fact...
 cooking the filling for one of my absolute favourites... Steak Pie...
 a huge pot of mince and veggies for one of my favourite winter warmers...Mince Tatties & Skirlie... (translation required perhaps....Skirlie is like stuffing but made in a pan with oatmeal...chopped onion...dripping or oil and lots of salt and pepper)
and last but not least...when I fancy a bit of Mexican spiciness...a massive pot of chilli...
While all the pots were simmering away...we managed to sneak back to the cubbyhole for a little play...I'll see you all tomorrow to share some Hero Arts Christmas Clean & Simple Cards
Hugs Kath xxx

21 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, we have frost here today, first of the year but at least the sun is shining - makes so much difference. All the prep is worthwhile - not sure was skirlie is, but loving the look of your winter warming dishes. Crafty hugs, Anne x

trish said...

Hi Kath, your pots of food looks so tempting, perfect for a cold wintry day allthough it doesn't seem too bad today. Have a good day you'll get back to the crafting now.

wendyp said...

Mmmm ... all look delicious. Excuse my southern ignorance, but what is skirlie? Sunny but very cold here today, you might just have inspired me to get my freezer filled with some warming winter dishes. WendY x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love a day of batch cooking...the filled freezer draws are as satisfying as any prepped and kitted workshop!

Linda said...

Mmmm .... yum! What time would you like me for tea? xx

Rita said...

Kath, you beat me too it. That's what I'm doing to-day as I have family coming for a week, they arrive to-morrow. Hugs Rita xxx

ps, could you share your Skirlie recipe please. xx

Susan Flynn said...

Mmmm I'm drooling now Kath x

hotpotato said...

It all looks scrummy and is making me hungry!

Paula (PEP) said...

that's one intriguing kitchen gadget - never seen one of those before. Thanks for translating - I can do the French cuisine lingo (professionally trained in my youth) but this looks intriguing.
Paula (PEP)

Alexandra said...

I don't think I've seen this gadget for cutting neeps. Anything that can cut through them is a must have. Where can I find one? I usually end up cutting chunky slices off but it's hard work and turnip's my daughters fav' veggie too. My belly's rumbling now after seeing all those lovely pots on the go, good job we can't smell them too, I'd be drooling like a retriever.lol

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Kath I can almost smell those gorgeous dishes through the screen, how delicious everything looks, your home must of smelt divine...Melx :)

Linny said...

We call them swede in the south.
Love the look of all those meals, even though Im in bed with a sick bug.....lol

Sheilagh said...

Hi Kath, What can one say Yum! Yum! and Yum again

Sheilagh said...

Hi Kath, What can one say Yum! Yum! and Yum again

Stamping in Pink said...

Made to make the mouth water lol! hugs Karen

May said...

O my.. I'm drooling Kath... lots of yummy food... Hugs May x x x

Kat said...

Been a bit changeable today Kath. Hubby was lucky to get the dogs out for a big walk this afternoon without getting wet!

I'm glad I've not long had my tea. Saves me drooling over my laptop at your pots of food lol!

Kat xx

pcm said...

looks delish!!!

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath wish I had been in your kitchen I bet the smell was great. You always make me hungry when I see your cooking. Hugs x ChrisB

Paper Junkie said...

In my neck of the woods it's called a swede! Tastes just the same though - great!
X

butlersabroad said...

I've been doing a bit of batch cooking too int he last week as it got so cold here in Michigan. I made my absolute favourite winter warmer... leek and potato soup, yummy. I'm partial to neeps too, and as I'm originally from Durham and my husband is from Cambridge we always have that swede versus turnip discussion!! To settle matters, we both call them neeps!

Hugs
Brenda

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