Archives for October, 2013

Baked Beans on Toast!!

Three weeks since the arrival of our baby boy and the tiredness has well and truly hit home.  We’ve had cornflakes twice for dinner this week, failing that it is beans on toast, scrambled eggs on toast, and pretty much anything else you can fit on toast.  It’s too late to get organised now and start stocking up on old reliables for the freezer, like beef casserole or lasagne (expectant parents take note now!).

Plan B. Terry’s 10 minute meals! Well, if Jamie can do 15 minute meals! With just a handful of ingredients (you can substitute or omit based on what is in the kitchen cupboard) , here are a few quick dinners you can knock up in a few minutes.  Pukka!

Ravioli with Blue Cheese sauce and Toasted Walnuts

Tagliatelle Carbonara

If you have a little bit more time, you could always try an authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara by Antonio Carluccio

 

Tagliatelle Carbonara

Tagliatelle Carbonara
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Recipe type: 10 minute meals
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Serves: 2
 

If you have a little bit more time, you could always try an authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara by Antonio Carluccio http://www.antonio-carluccio.com/Spaghetti_alla_Carbonara
Ingredients
  • 200g of tagliatelle (dry or fresh)
  • 2-3 rashers or 1 pack of bacon lardons or equivalent of pancetta
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 100ml cream
  • Handful frozen peas
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan (plus some shavings to serve if you are bothered!)

Instructions
  1. Place the pasta in a pot of boiling water and cook according to instructions. When almost cooked add a handful of frozen peas for the last minute.
  2. At the same time, chop the bacon/pancetta into small pieces and fry quickly in a hot frying pan.
  3. Beat the eggs and mix with the cream and 1tbsp of grated parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain, return to the saucepan and add in the egg mix. Stir well to coat the pasta. The hot pasta will cook the eggs.
  5. Add the bacon and serve on a plate with some fresh shavings of parmesan

 

Ravioli with Blue Cheese Sauce and Walnuts

Ravioli with Blue Cheese Sauce and Walnuts
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Recipe type: Easy
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Serves: 2
 

To simplify further, you could leave out the rocket and the pesto. The blue cheese sauce can be used to top other pastas also.
Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Ravioli (shop bought)
  • 150ml single cream
  • 50g blue cheese
  • 1tbsp good quality pesto (shop bought)
  • Rocket
  • Handful walnut pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
  1. Toast the walnut pieces in a dry pan or hot oven for a few minutes.
  2. Place the cream and blue cheese in a saucepan. Heat until the cheese has melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the ravioli in a saucepan of boiling water and cook according to instructions.
  4. To serve, place the ravioli on a plate, top with the sauce and dot some pesto, toasted walnuts and rocket around the plate.