"Monday night's Italian, Tuesday night is Thai,Chinese on Wednesdays, Thursday night is Mexican,
Curry night Friday night, Saturday night it's Viva La France,
Sunday of course it's a good old British Sunday Roast!"
Episode five of Mums Know Best
My ideal "World Tour" week:
Monday Italian - Comforting minestrone with local bread.
Tuesday Thai - Nigella's curry: red thai curry paste, prawns, mango and coconut milk! Mmmmm thick or soupy?!?
Wednesday Chinese - Whip up some noodles with typical sauces like sweet chili and soy sauce. Lashings of veg in a stir fry and maybe some peanut butter!
Thursday Mexican/Spanish - Paella with Anglesey mussles cooked in my special paella dish, so colourful and comforting. (Check out my lunch time tortilla below!)
Friday Curry night - I'm a cheat with pastes, but I would like to try and slow cook some mutton in South Indian spices - it's always my favourite at my local Indian restaurant.
Saturday Viva La France - A slow cooked comforting cassoulet with sausages and beans.
Sunday Good traditional British roast - Welsh lamb with roast potatoes is a winner in my house. My mum is a genius when it comes to Sunday Roasts... looking forward so much to a visit over Easter!
Fajita seasoning - make a big batch of your own.
Freeze tortilla wraps.
Pasta and rice goes without saying, but noodle nests are useful too!
Peanut butter, soy sauce and sweet chili dipping sauce - adaptable for Chinese or Thai meals
Tins of mexican mixed beans
New potatoes (tinned) saves time when making a Spanish tortilla (see below)
Indian and thai pastes - forget jarred sauces stick to pastes like Asia Spice Box
|Other storecupboard essentials are some good recipes books...|
My top foodie wishful destinations:
A proper New York bagel
New Orleans for gumbo
Morocco for traditional cous cous
Gorge on cake and pastry in French patisseries
A lunch time treat - Spanish Tortilla
|Eggs, tinned potatoes and an onion. I used up some mushrooms which were|
just past there best. A red peper would be nice too, to give it a bit of crunch.
|Fry onions and vegetables, remove to bowl.|
|Fry off potatoes, place in the same bowl.|
|Whisk the eggs with salt and stir into veg.|
|Fry gently for five mins, then do the "plate trick"... slip onto a plate then place frying|
pan ontop and flip... leaving the uncooked side to fry for another five mins.
|Two large lunch portions or serves four - six as tapas|
This episode is worth watching purely for Si in a tutu and biker boots while Dave tries to make a Pavalova!! Watch it here on iPlayer! Enjoy!