We were back at Panchos on Friday evening for Burrito goodness. There was a party going on upstairs which meant seating was limited. There were two random seats left down stairs but there was no table so we would have had to eat off our laps. Instead, since we were all wrapped up in our winter coats and new Christmas woolies, we decided to sit outside and eat dinner in the cool winter air.
We had a few quizzical stares from passers by but it was lovely and made me so excited for more outdoor eating in the spring.
Good because I love to eat, but bad for my wallet and heart health. So much cheese!
Husband and I shared a platter at Nando’s. Medium spice with peri-peri chips, every time.
We had a cheeky Five Guys one evening when we went to the Trafford Centre to pick up some shoes.
Baked Camembert shared with a friend.
Food not pictured – the fish and chips that followed the Camembert. TWO trips to Panchos for burritos – the picante lamb is delicious! An original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut which never disappoints but I was sad to see their drink and a doughnut deal only gets you one doughnut now instead of two. And finally, two cupcakes. Although they were for charity so those calories don’t count, right?
We loved seeing Back to the Future at the Victoria Baths this summer, so when I saw that the Village Screen were returning with Christmas films this season, I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale. I’ve been looking forward to this night for weeks. Can you believe I’ve never seen Elf before?
We didn’t get to indulge in the food offerings last time but I more than made up for it on this trip. I had the most deliciously indulgent mac and cheese from Mac Daddies and a festive doughnut filled with jam and mincemeat.
I absolutely loved seeing the place decked out with Christmas cheer. It was however, bloody freezing and I’m so glad we brought a blanket to snuggle under – I know they tell you it’s going be cold when you book but jeepers, it was icy.
In fact, it was so cold that by the end of the film it snowed inside!
It was such a magical evening and I am eagerly awaiting the next time we get to visit.
As the website name suggests, the recipe for them really is simple and incredibly forgiving. It might just be me and my unrefined palate but we ran out of Dijon when I made these last week and I used horseradish instead – it was just as tasty. I’m pretty sure I’ve used English mustard in the past too, because we don’t tend to keep loads of different types of mustard on hand
450g turkey mince
2 spring onions, sliced
Pinch of dried thyme or 1 tbsp of fresh, finely chopped
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of oil to fry the burgers in
Use hands to mush ingredients together
Form into four patties
Heat 1 tbsp of some sort of oil in a pan
Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through
The Sainsbury’s local that we frequent has recently gone a little security tag mad. It’s an interesting insight into the local shoplifting population’s preferences – black tea, good chocolate, clean teeth and safe sex.
The four-pack of almond Magnums I bought didn’t have a tag on them. I guess they can’t handle ice cream in the winter like I can. Softies.
Luckily just as I was leaving the car park and not somewhere along the M60!
Since I work miles away in east Lancashire I’ve had to take the day off, so I’ve put myself in bed until the garage calls to let me know I can collect the car. I’ve had the fairy lights on all day and I’ve burned through my data allowance watching Youtube videos. Unproductive seems to be the theme of today.
This weekend has been the first one we’ve spent at home in Manchester, just the two of us, in forever. It has been lovely and much needed.
Today we decided to head up the road to Monton. We spent a couple of hours walking the streets, imagining what it would be like to live in one of the fantastic gigantic old houses in Ellesmere Park. I would have one room for shoes and another one for dresses. And a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves.
I spied a couple of Qubek’s pieces just off Monton high street and made husband wait an age whilst I took far too many pictures.
We ended our afternoon with a cream tea at a tea room – good, strong tea but not so great scones. As a personal preference, I do not think any thing is made better by glacé cherries.