Monday, 16 July 2018

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe


Sweet and sticky this chicken is really moreish.  Little Miss gobbled the lot and asked for seconds.


Ingredients:
Chicken Breast
Onions
Garlic
Tinned Pineapple
Parsley
Brown Sugar
Chicken Stock
Soy Sauce
Sesame Seeds
Cornflour



Sling the chicken into the slow cooker.


Add the tinned pineapple including the juice.


Then four stock cubes.


A generous sprinkling of brown sugar.


3/4 of a bottle of soy sauce.


Plenty of sesame seeds.


And a good dollop of cornflour.


A handful of chopped parsley.


The finely dice the garlic.


And chop the onions.


Fry them until soft and add tot he slow cooker.


Give it a good stir and cook on low for about 3 hours until the chicken is cooked through.


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Friday, 13 July 2018

Fitted Crib Sheets Sewing Project


I've got one of those bedside cribs for Little Pickle.  The mattress is a really unusual size so we're in need of a custom fitted sheet.


Start by measuring the crib mattress - length, width and depth.  Mine is 22" x 36" x 2".  So my fabric needs to measure 22" (width) +2" (depth) +2" (depth) +2" (hem) +2" (hem) = 30" x 44".  


I've folded my fabric in half to make it easier to work with.  I've cut a 4" square from each corner.


Each side of the square is brought together and sewn.


I've also overlocked all the edges.  You could hem them if you don't have an overlocker.


Them I've pressed the hems over by about an inch.


Next I've pinned a length of elastic along the shortest edge of the sheet.


I've secured the ends of the elastic as I've sewn the hem in place.

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The fabric is a brushed cotton jersey from my stash.



Monday, 9 July 2018

Cottage Pie Bach Cook Recipe


Comfort food at it's best, a deep filled meaty cottage pie topped with soft cheesy mash.


Ingredients:
Minced Beef
Cheese
Potatoes
Onions
Butter
Plain Flour
Beef Stock
Oil
Parsley


Peel and chop the potatoes.  Put them in water to boil.


Chop the onions.


Fry in oil until soft.


Add the mince until brown.


Add the stock cubes.


And some flour.


Then the parsley.


Divide the mince and onion mixture into tin foil tubs.


Grate the cheese.


Drain the potatoes.


Add butter


And cheese


Mash well using a mixer.


Spread the mash on top of the mince mixture.