A rare night of not cooking..

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Last night I rang Gav…. I said “can’t be bothered to cook, go get some wine, pick up some food too” (with maybe a few pleasantries slotted in also)

He came home with wine (2 bottles) and a pizza and garlic bread combo from the Co op. Normally I’m not a fan of ready made pizza but the Kashmiri pizza from the co op is my guilty pleasure. Nom! Only problem was, I had to share!!

  

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Ah, good old Carbonara

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A Friday night fast fix was required last night and so I opted for a spaghetti carbonara.

Gavin happens to love creamy pasta dishes and so I was on to a winner before I even started!

As you would expect from a carbonara it took very little time to prepare and cook. The only slight problem I had was that I added the eggy cream mix whilst the pan was too hot and so the eggs scrambled slightly, regardless of this it was a tasty, creamy, sweet dish.

Easy peasy.

*Taken from the pasta cook book.

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Spicy Italian Crescent Ring: Its a Feast!

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Last night we had a naughty night indeed (well I say that, but half of this is actually still in the fridge so we weren’t all that bad!)

This large gem is a recipe courtesy of our little friend Pintrest     

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Despite its rather awe inspiring appearance this dish is actually very simplistic and requires only a little “building” before popping in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

Its also a dish which could be very easily modified in regards to the filling. On this instance I stayed true to the recipe requirements but in the future I quite fancy the idea of a Mexican version…..oh NOM!

This resulted in being a terribly indulgent meal, meaty, cheesy and lovingly spicy! The only critiques I have is that it was a tad dry, but that’s no real issue as it was an excuse to get out the dips! It was also really rather stodgy and portion restriction was quite seriously required!

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It requires: Puff pastry, mixed continental meats, a light cheese such as Gouda and some hot chillies.

Simply: Cut the pastry sheets in to rectangles, layer as the picture displays, add the ingredients, wrap and cook for 20 – 30 minutes at 180 degrees.