Cooking for a large family…

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…is usually a family affair.

We are most definitely a family of foodies. We do love food (so much so that I’ve put on a stone over the winter months. Time to hit the gym again!) and we are extremely fortunate to have a pretty sizeable kitchen.

Fortunate to be big enough to withstand all the hustling, bustling bodies going back and forth which like to join in when there is a meal to be made.

Here is a glimpse of mealtime preparation in our household:

 

Isobel helps Dad make two trays of focaccia
Isobel helps Dad make two trays of focaccia plus two bowls of tzatziki

 

Here she is being very helpful indeed (picking the dough off her fingers)
Here she is being very helpful indeed (picking the dough off her fingers)

 

Meanwhile, Paddy got on with making two dishes of spanakopita
Meanwhile, Paddy got on with making two dishes of spanakopita. First you must grease the baking dishes…

 

Then you cook up the meat and spinach
Then you cook up the meat and spinach

 

Finally, you layer and butter the filo before putting it all together ready for the oven
Finally, you layer and butter the filo before putting it all together ready for the oven

 

Meanwhile, Eddie gets on with the pasta...
Meanwhile, Eddie gets on with the pasta… (Did you notice Isobel’s outfit change?)

 

Spaghetti, to be more precise
Spaghetti, to be more precise

 

Lots...
Lots…

 

...and lots...
…and lots…

 

homemade spaghetti
…of lovely homemade spaghetti

 

Dinner is served!
Dinner is served!

 

Anyone want to join us for dinner?

 

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