Despite planning to be super healthy and hit the gym a few times this week, things have turned out to revolve more around delicious meals, more so than planned. Having devoured a Thai red curry with a couple of the girls on Tuesday we then headed back to the flat for pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries.
On Friday night I headed up to Milten Keynes for a belated birthday meal with Poppy. Headed to Turtle Bay for some Caribbean delights and 241 cocktails mmm. Was great to get sticky fingers from my jerk chicken, and I ordered way too much and therefore had a little box to take home with me! We went on for some more cocktails in Be at One, yet sadly the bearded bar men were much too enthusiastic and the music was way too loud for catch ups.
Saturday night was couples cooking with the boy, Suzy & Rob at the boy’s flat. We cooked up a storm. For starters, bruschetta with lemon and basil soaked mozzarella, tomatoes, grilled and drizzled with olive oil! Here’s everyone lining up preparing (I was being the taste tester, and in charge of the cooking playlist on deezer).
For mains we cooked the Jamie Oliver, 15 minute meal – Cajun Chicken with Sweet Corn Salsa! Despite looking on Jamie’s website for the recipe, it wasn’t there however loads of other bloggers have also been keen on cooking this too, check it out right here. We didn’t use pollenta and also swapped the okra for green beans, which worked just as well.
A less fiddly version of this meal could be done with the chicken, mash and beans if you didn’t want to do with the salsa too, however it was a great little chilli kick that really complemented the flavours in the meal.
The top photo on the post shows the incredible roast my friend Gemma cooked for us today. Lauren and I took round desert, inspired by our trip to Leeds last weekend we baked a giant salted caramel cookie and here is how:
1 egg, 225g self-raising flour, 225g caster sugar, 125g butter, 1 tsp salt, 3 packs rolos chopped up, sprinkle of salt for the top, flan / large cake tin with greaseproof paper inside
1/ Cream butter and sugar, once creamed combine the egg.
2 / Sift in the flour and salt and mix well until doughy. Add the rolos.
3/ Spread out into a flan case and sprinkle salt on the top.
4/ Bake at 180 degrees for around 20mins.
5/ Serve warm and gooey mmmmmm…