|The Goulash turned out yummy!|
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Time to change....
So here it is - our first post for our family eating blog...
Last Sunday I cooked for 16 (in my tiny oven it was a Crazy idea!). For the children (7 of them) we cooked a Spaghetti Bolognese. For the adults I did a big pot of Goulash and served it up with new potatoes, hot rolls and carrots.
The Goulash I cooked from scratch and spent ages perfecting the flavors, I used the BBC Good Food recipe and added extra everything, I amended the spices, herbs and peppers as I went along - to make the dish suit us. I enjoyed cooking it up and was I really thrilled when everyone had an empty plate.
Inspired by this experience and a new cook book I got for Christmas I intend to cook properly much more, waste less and teach the children as I learn too. This is going to be a lifestyle change for us - much more of the healthy goodness.
And we are doing all this on a budget - this is where the new book comes in, 'Save with Jamie' (by Jamie Oliver). It has been a real eye opener, made me believe it can be done without spending huge amounts of expensive meats and it has motivated me to make the change. I have read it from cover to cover already and I'm now armed with lots of tips to ensure we don't waste food any more.
I have created this blog to ensure we do all this - Now It is public we are committed -Committed to eating better, wasting less and enjoying food!
We also want to share our success, recipes and family fun along the way - and I say we as I am sure my two eldest will be guest blogging along the way.