Sweetcorn fritters are an old childhood favourite of mine and I am so pleased to report a new fav of little Miss G’s. For Grace, fritters are an easy to handle, nutritious and delicious lunch or dinner that fill her tummy and create a very happy and content bubby. Watching Grace happily nibble away blissfully unaware on a good serving of vegetables also has me feeling over the moon. And why wouldn’t she, the bright yellow happy kernels of lovely sweet corn are sweet and juicy and ensure the fritters are kid friendly.
In the lunch box today are pear, cinnamon and almond muffins, a scrumptious celebration of all things winter! Apples and pears this time of the year are wonderfully bountiful, the fruit shop shelves seem to be groaning under the weight of these gorgeously green, crisp and juicy winter seasonal delights and I am more than happy to lighten their load and take a good stash home for us to nibble on. Somewhere along the line though my eager greediness doesn’t quite match our actual appetites and more often than not I am left with not so perfect fruit. As the case was this morning; my once triumphant looking bowl of lovely pears were now a shadow of their former selves and with a slight sense of guilt and not wanting to see them go to waste I decided to make my favourite batch of muffins and fold through some lovely pieces of pear.
Dinner time at our place is hectic. Most days when 5pm rolls around I am scrambling like a mad woman trying to prepare dinner, bring in washing, bathe the bubby, do a quick tidy up of all the day’s activities and finalise whatever business I can before COB. And when I’m feeling as though I’ve run a marathon and just want dinner to be on the table already I reach deep into my cooking arsenal and haul out my list of easy peasy dinner recipes that I know are absolutely delicious and can be cooked and on the table in less than fifteen minutes. Most days these recipes are my saviour and I hope they can be yours. Today’s divine dinner is pea, ricotta and herb rollini.
Today Grace and I are enjoying the perks of a lazy long weekend by retreating inside to escape the dark drizzly wet weather and spending all day long in our pj’s, playing, working, snuggling, watching movies and eating raspberry pikelets. One of my most favoured childhood memories is waking up to the scrumptious aromas of pikelets slowly sizzling in the frypan, my mum would often sneak out of bed half an hour before us kids to get to work on a batch of our favourite cakes to fill our lunch boxes and hungry tummy’s. Those mornings I would scramble out of bed and race to the kitchen filled with excitement and eagerly anticipating lunch time.
To me, a big part of what creates a home is the presence of wonderful leftovers nestled snugly in the refrigerator. I am the type of person that is thrilled to open the fridge door and be greeted with leftovers, in fact most days I knowingly over cater just to ensure my fridge is fully stocked with lovely leftover delights that can be whipped up into delicious dinners, lunches and snacks with very little effort. I rest easier knowing a wonderful pizza or melted sub is no more than ten minutes away. And of all leftovers chicken is an absolute must have and one of my personal favourites thanks to its superb versatility and universal adoration.