Month: August 2015

UnFussy Chicken & Pesto Pasta

UnFussy Chicken & Pesto Pasta

So today is one of those days I need to accept my limitations. Work is full-on, hubby is working away, kids are busy and I’m exhausted. So suffice it to say, dinner tonight is a bit Unfussy.
It is also not particularly ground-breaking in terms of technique, ingredients… well… anything really but as I was standing stirring the chicken in the pan and staring into space it occurred to me that others probably feel a bit like I do sometimes and that making a grand culinary masterpiece on a Tuesday night isn’t really in everyone’s repertoire so here we go…

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OMG Delish Sticky Pork Spareribs

OMG Delish Sticky Pork Spareribs

I drove past our local butcher (where I must confess… I rarely shop…) on Tuesday and saw a special on pork spare ribs; ‘must remember to go back and get those at some point’ I thought and wow, I did remember!
Yesterday was my day off work so I knew I could dedicate a bit of time to marinating and preparation so I bought 2kg of the ribs. Now to find a recipe – originally I thought I’d do them American BBQ style however I have done a lot of those flavours lately. The other flavours that (to me) goes beautifully with pork are Asian. I did a quick search and came across Donna Hay’s Sticky Pork Spare Ribs… that’ll work. I bought 2kg of the ribs but just wanted to try this on half (maybe the others will get the American BBQ treatment after all!) so I halved the original recipe’s quantities.

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Beef Brisket and Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Beef Brisket and Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Wow what a week! I haven’t blogged many (um… any) meals this week as it really has just been me and the kids home. My husband has recently started travelling for work and he is away the first half of each week so I really only get to cook up on the weekends.

I met a friend at Costco on Wednesday and saw a big bit of beef that would do well slow cooked and turned into brisket – I couldn’t wait until Saturday!

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