Cheery recipes for a dreary January
What’s a girl to do on a dreary wintry day other than cheer myself up with something hot and tasty? With all the official partying over, January – bless it – can leave a lot to be desired so I’ve pulled these recipes together to cheer us all up and bring some colour to your plate. They’re also good value for money, because if you’re anything like me things will be a bit tight (and I’m not just talking about my post-Christmas waistline!). Hopefully these will help you through the long weeks till payday!
Gourmet Cottage PieArctic conditions are rumoured to be hitting us soon, so what better way to stay cosy than by cooking in the kitchen! This gorgeous Gourmet Cottage Pie recipe uses shin of Scotch Beef braised in red wine, cloves and much more.
Simple Scotch BrothScotch Broth sounds fittingly austere for a January dish, but it’s hugely tasty thanks to all the fresh seasonal veg such as turnip and carrots. Yum!
Roast Beef with BlueberriesThis is the superfood version of classic Roast Scotch Beef, starring blueberry sauce. These ripe tiny berries are bursting with vit C, so it will help keep you healthy when everyone seems to be under the weather.
Minted Lamb BurgersChunky chips go perfectly with these Minted Scotch Lamb Burgers – but if you’re being ultra good try teaming the burgers with a tasty salad instead. (Shine that halo!)
Beef Biryani You can’t beat a curry when it’s cold outside and this recipe gives you a brilliant way to use up your leftover Scotch Beef.
Lamb FajitasScotch Lamb is so versatile that it’s even brilliant teamed up with a Mexican Fajita recipe (when it comes to using really top quality ingredients, anything goes!). And the spiciness is just perfect on chilly (pardon the pun) days and nights.
Giant’s Meaty Beef BreadI’m planning a big long walk this weekend (hopefully all that rain will stay far away!) and this fantastically filling Meaty Beef Bread will satisfy my friends afterwards. As well as drawing on my own recipe book, I found the following recipes out there in foodland. They’re so good I just had to share them with you.
Lamb Vindaloo Tacos with Cucumber Raita This Lamb Taco recipe is mouth-watering magic… it’s Mexico meets South Asia on a plate. Enjoy!
Sausage Pasta SkilletThis is such an easy, tasty dish that I couldn’t leave it out of this week’s blog. And it’s all made in one pan. Less mess. And all made within half an hour. Result!
Roast Scotch Beef, French Onion and Grilled Cheese SandwichIf this glamorous sandwich doesn’t take my mind off dreary days, I don’t know what will! Try it. It’s amazing.
So that’s me signing off… and reaching for my fingerless gloves. Stay warm and take care out there.