“Pear, almond and chocolate crumble” from “Easy Meals”

Georgia: I’ve yet to warm to Rachel O’Rachel, but I warm to this pudding, for some reason. What’s her thing?

Kirstin: Simple and straightforward. I’ll show you the book.

Georgia: I’ve got one of them, but never cooked anything from it. So how is it organised? Five ingredients or less? Hmmm? Or fewer, surely?

Tom: Ouch! That’s because the supermarket gets it wrong too.

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“Pear, almond and chocolate crumble” from “Easy Meals”

“Sausage and lentil stew” and “Pear and cinnamon tart” from “Easy Meals”

Anna: We’re multi-tasking: blogging whilst rocking the baby to sleep. It’s the only thing we can do in the dark.

Peter: Not true. We could watch the Monte Carlo rally.

Anna: Technically yes. So, last night’s dinner. What did you think to it?

Peter: Initial impressions: Where is it?

Anna: What do you mean?

Peter: The portions for the casserole were small.

Anna: I thought it was just right. But you do like more than two sausages.

Peter: In retrospect it was quite filling. But on the plate it looked small.

Anna: There’s a solution for that. Serve on it on a smaller plate.  I liked the way the sausages just fell apart. That may have been because they had longer in the oven than the recipe called for as I had to keep the dinner warm while I fed the baby. But it was a great recipe – dead easy, really yummy and we’ll be doing it again as it’s perfect for the type of meal we eat in the evenings now.

Peter: The tart was nice. Simple and fresh.

Anna: I loved the way it filled the house with the smell of cinnamon. I’m a sucker for cinnamon.

Peter: This was a zero effort recipe was it?

Anna: Your mum made it and I think it was pretty easy. She did say though that she couldn’t toss the pears in the butter and sugar mix as the recipe called for because the mixture went solid. Instead she crumbled it on top, like a crumble in fact, and it worked very well I think.

Peter: It was a good meal. Hearty winter fare.

“Sausage and lentil stew” and “Pear and cinnamon tart” from “Easy Meals”