Welcome to Yet Another Cooking Blog.

As you may have guessed, this is a blog about cooking - in particular my cooking. It has been mentioned to me several times that I seem a little obsessed with food, so I have decided to blog about my menus, my successes, my failures and anything else that springs to mind

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Week 49 dinner menu

Monday - Seafood linguine with lemon butter sauce
Tuesday - Braised oxtail in brandy and red wine, mash potato and roasted carrots
Wednesday - Chicken madras, brown rice, roasted spiced cauliflower
Thursday - Honey and mustard pork chop, apple gravy, new potatoes and peas
Friday - Chilli ramen noodle soup with gyoza and boiled egg
Saturday - Picky food - antipasti, home made bread, olives, bacon wrapped dates, Cocktail sausages, salad
Sunday - Haggis, mash potato and vegetables

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Week 48 dinner menu

Monday - Mince and onion pie, mash potatoes and carrots
Tuesday - chicken kiev, croquettes and sweetcorn
Wednesday - Chicken curry and sticky rice
Thursday - Freezer surprise
Friday - Yakisoba and gyoza
Saturday - Seafood linguine in lemon butter and salad
Sunday - Meatballs, mash potatoes and vegetables

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Week 47 dinner menu

Monday - Chicken madras and brown rice, spicy roast cauliflower
Tuesday - Honey and mustard pork chop, apple gravy and mash potatoes
Wednesday - Lasagne and salad
Thursday - Freezer surprise
Friday - Chilli con carne, brown rice and sour cream
Saturday - Spicy steamboat soup
Sunday - Rack of lamb, crushed new potatoes, redcurrant sauce and vegetables

Monday, 5 November 2012

Slow cooked lemon and thyme chicken

This recipe is for a whole chicken cooked in a slow cooker, which gives the most beautifully tender and flavoursome meat with minimal effort.

Tools and ingredients

3.5l slow cooker
1 medium chicken (approximately 3.5lb in weight)
1 lemon - zested and then cut into quarters
Fresh or dried thyme
1 onion - cut in half with the skin left on
50 ml water
Salt and pepper


1.  In the bottom of the slow cooker crockery, put the onion and lemon so that you create a trivet for the chicken

2.  Place the chicken on top, then sprinkle with the lemon zest, thyme, salt and pepper

3.  Put the water in the bottom of the pan to help create a little steam, then put the lid on and set on low. Leave to cook for about 8 hours.

At the end of this time you will have a chicken that can literally be taken apart with a spoon.  Be careful when taking the chicken out of the slow cooker, as it will break apart very easily.  I use two large slotted spoons to do this

Serve on a bed of rocket with a warm honey and mustard vinagrette and roasted root vegetables

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Week 46 dinner menu

Monday - Chicken fried rice
Tueasday - Cottage pie and vegetables
Wednesday - Bermondsey chicken curry and rice
Thursday - Spaghetti amatriciana and salad
Friday - Home made pizza
Saturday - Slow cooked bbq spare ribs, loaded jacket potato and salad
Sunday - Spicy sausage casserole and mash potato