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Veggie pasta Bake, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

This is yummy! I made this as a lunch for myself, Boo and Moo, to use up some vegetables.

The vegetables are Brocolli, Carrots and Cabbage (although I guess you could use any combo of veg really)

I made a cheese sauce (for extra yummyness I added a big spoonful of dairylea with the butter and flour) and the stired in cooked pasta and the veggies, put in an ovenproof dish and sprinkeld cheese on the top. Baked in oven until cheese was golden and bubbling.

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Brocolli Soup, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

Here is a mini Christmas celebration meal I made for my Mum and Step Dad, Brocolli Soup and Cheese and Rosemary Bread (followed by Mince Pies – but they weren’t home made as I ran out of time!!!)

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I always cook my Chickens in the slow cooker and then, when I have taken the chicken out and carved the meat, I put all the bones back in to the slow cooker and top up with water, a couple of carrots, an onion and some herbs out of the garden. I leave it on low all night and in the morning I have a huge pot of Chicken stock, usually for making home made soup, but is also really nice for Risottos etc

This week I have made Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup.

Ingredients

 Approx 1.5ltrs Chicken Stock, 3  Sweet Potatoes (Peeled & Cut into chunked), 2 Small onions (Peeled & Diced), 1 Clove of Garlic (Peeled and Crushed), A hand full of lentils of your choice (Soaked/washed/cooked according to pack guidelines)

I drained the stock through a muslin cloth and left it to stand so the fat would seperate. After removing the fat I returned the stock to the slow cooker and switched onto High.

In a pan  par boil  the lentils for 10 mins (obviously depends on what kind of lentil you are using)

Then I put some olive oil in another pan along with 2 small onions, 3 Sweet Potatoes and a clove of garlic, put the lid on and left them to sweat until the onion was transparent (Make sure they do not stick/burn!)

Then I added the all of these ingredients to the stock in the slow cooker and left to cook for 3hrs.

Then Puree’d with a hand blender and served with Cheese and Herb Loaf!

Sorry for the awful photos! Forgot to take pictures once it was actually served!

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup by you.

Make 10 different types of Bread in the Breadmaker [05/10] - Cheese & Herb Loaf by you.

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Ingredients:

1/2 an apple

2tsp Wholegrain Mustard

2 slices of bread

50g butter

4 pork chops

How to make:

*Preheat oven to temp required to cook your pork chops (obviously different sizes/with bone/without bone/frozen etc all take different times so I will leave this part up to you!

*Put Pork chops in oven for half their cooking time

*Put one slice of bread into blender to make bread crumbs (place on one side until later)

*While chops are cooking put apple, mustard and 1 slice of bread in a blender

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*Blend together until mixture becomes a smooth paste

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*Melt Butter in a pan and then stir in bread crumbs until they are all coated with the butter

*Once Pork chops are half way through cooking time, remove from oven and spread a little of the mustard/apple mixture over each one

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*Then Sprinkle the butter coated bread crumbs over the top and return to oven for the remaining cooking time for the pork chops.

Here is a picture of the finished chops minus the breadcrumbs on top as I did not have enough bread last time I cooked it!!

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