One year 52 recipes

sometimes I get stuck in a rut with what I cook/bake/drink, so I thought this year I would make 52 new recipes

  • Potato salad. 
  • Red lentil and chorizo soup. 
  • Vinaigrette...I had to scour through lots of my recipe books to find a listing - maybe vinaigrettes are deemed bad for us now?
  • Chicken and spicy bean casserole, using a homemade stock from a leftover sunday roast. 
  • Pasta, pancetta, peas and cheese - simply delicious. 
  • Enchiladas. 
  • Chorizo and bean stew.
  • Paella...oh yum! This will be definitely be a regular dish. 
  • Hollandaise sauce. Normally I buy ready prepared but for P's birthday breakfast I thought I would make one from scratch - Wow! I was surprised by how much butter it uses so reduced the recipe by 1/3. It can turn in an instant too, my first attempt split. 
  • Venison Haunch - I cook venison frequently but always the exact same casserole from an Italian recipe because it is SO delicious. Simply seasoned with pepper, salt and thyme then roasted - haunch was equally delicious and will be making an appearance again. 
  • Lamb pie.
  • Tartare sauce. A classic accompaniment to fish that I had never tried!
  • Risotto alla Milanese.
  • Scotch Broth.
  • Rotolo di agnello con pecorino (rolled lamb with pecorino). Two firsts...butterflying a leg of lamb and cooking one. Melt in the mouth delicious. 
  • Game pie with port gravy. 
  • Cheeky Vimto.
  • A malted loaf. Mmmmmm.
  • Flapjacks. Not as simple as they seem, my first attempt ended up as granola, haha.