A great night…

…and the food seemed to go down pretty well with everyone! As I said in my last post, our friends would eat anything I gave them but they did seem to really enjoy the meal last night, which is always a bonus!

I absolutely love the Halloumi Salad with Herby Yogurt Dressing! The combination of the creaminess of the halloumi and the sharpness of the dressing was really lovely. It’s something I would certainly make again as it would make a really nice quick and easy dinner with some crusty bread. The dressing could be used on just a plain salad too or even with chicken instead of halloumi. It would also go very well with onion bhajis as it is very similar to rhaitha which consists of yogurt, mint, cucumber and lemon juice

Now I need to go and search for my next new recipe to try…what shall I go for? Italian, Indian, Spanish? Who knows, but whatever I try I am determined to have fun with it!

I hope you are having a lovely, relaxing Sunday.

Jane x

how to make this tasty and very simple (has to be for me!!) dressing…

Decisions, decisions

Hello there and how are you today? Good I hope!

We have friends coming for a meal on Saturday evening and one of them is a very good cook, to say the least! The last couple of times I have asked them round I have not been 100% happy with my offerings (apart from a very nice vanilla cheese cake) so this time I am out to nail it!!

Now, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone else just myself. This journey is for me, but if I can offer up some good grub to people I love on the way, then that’s got to be a good thing, right?

I have already decided on the tomato and thyme cod for the main (tried and tested) but I just could not decide what to do for a starter. I usually do bread, dips and olives but they may be a little bored with that (if this is indeed possible?) So I trawled cookery books and the internet and have settled on Halloumi Salad with Herby Yogurt Dressing, sounds delish doesn’t it? I absolutely love Halloumi but have never cooked with it myself so I am very much looking forward to having a go!

Now, I could be getting a bit over excited here, but I may even throw an Avocado Salad in there too!!! I did originally decide on this but my husband pulled a face, though I know our friends will appreciate it. I love avocado even though, like halloumi, I have never used them in my cooking before.

I have so much to learn don’t I?

Anyway, wish me luck and I will let you know how I get on.

Do you have any dinner plans for the weekend? I’d love to know what you are cooking!

Take care

Jane x