The fantastic feast that we would like to share with you today really epitomises our ethos on food and cooking; a simple yet delicious home cooked meal concocted using the cupboard staples. That’s more than enough fancy language though so allow us to tell you about our amazing three course dinner!! I will add that by we, I actually mean Meg as she was the creator and cooker of this fantastic feast!
For starters Meg created a wonderful mushroom and onion tart and although it was a starter we had to go back for another slice… or two! Even though this tart was created as a starter it would also be perfect as the centerpiece as part of a main meal with baby potatoes and rocket. Either way the recipe is here and is open to your interpretation.
Our main course consisted of two main components which we served with peas. The first of these components was chicken breast cooked in a tomato and basil sauce. The sauce was, of course, cooked completely from scratch and was made using items that you would normally find in the cupboards. Again, whilst the sauce was perfect on the chicken it could also be used as a delicious pasta sauce. This is a healthier and much cheaper alternative to a jar sauce and we’re sure you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make. Check the recipe here.
The second component to our main course was (checks the spelling) Hasselback potatoes and trust us, if you have never had Hasselback potatoes then you definitely need to try the David Hasselhoff of potatoes, which are Hasselback potatoes!! It is the perfect potato side for any meal and it’s perfect for even the fussiest eaters because who doesn’t like potatoes and cheese!! The first time we had this was with steak and this time we had it with chicken so it can accompany most meals and once you’ve found the recipe here, you’ll see for yourself how simple it is.
Lastly but perhaps most importantly, dessert. For this Meg opted to make use of our new toy, the slow cooker, and produced a delicious mixed berry crumble. As we are still getting to grips with using the slow cooker, we were really impressed with how well this turned out and as full as we were after our fantastic feast we still found ourselves tucking into seconds!! The only regret that we have is that we didn’t have ice cream in the freezer but you’ve got the opportunity to be prepared so don’t crumble under the pressure and find the recipe here.
It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Three simple courses of delicious food put together using mainly cupboard staples that transformed into a fantastic feast. As with all our recipes, the ideas we have shared here can be adapted so easily to ensure that your fantastic feast is just the way you like it. Looking forward, we have some more amazing slow cooker ideas to share with you over the next couple of weeks and we (and by we, we mean Aaron) are looking forward to sharing with you our Greek night that we’re planning this weekend. Until then though, happy Hasselback-ing!!