Chimichanga? Delicious fried burrito full of homemade refried beans, homemade green rice, homemade salsa, homemade guacamole, iceberg lettuce (the only time it is acceptable), sour cream and cheeeese. Lots of work, a bit scruffy, SO good / Peanut butter butternut squash soup - with lime and chilli and ginger and yoghurt and lots of coriander. A Hugh recipe and veritable soup porn.
Grilled harissa chicken with batata harra (my new favourite thing - little cubed roast potatoes with roasted red pepper and chilli and garlic - they go with everything) / The Guinness and beef stew I made for the current issue of Oh Comely, here with garlic fried cavolo nero.
Courgette and lots of Cheddar cheese soup - originally a Jamie recipe, rather violently butchered by both mine and my Madre's poor memories - still good. Put enough cheese in anything and it will be delicious though. / An actual Jamie recipe, spicy pork goulash. Totally delicious. Cue unattractive drooling.
In the interest of full disclosure, R made the peanut butter soup (he knows me well) and Madre made the goulash. She has got into the (truly excellent) habit of sending me back to London from visits home with Tupperware boxes full of stew. She is concerned that I might fade away. This is obviously hilarious. No way I'm complaining though, not if there is goulash on the cards...
All wonderful meals. Do follow the links if you are a big piglet like me. Also, do let me know if you've eaten anything particularly scrumptious that I should try. I love new recipes. And new eateries. My only recent recommendation is the Stratfield (Westfield-Stratford City, obv) Franco Manca which is surreal, eating in mall food courts makes me feel awkward and 13 again, but the pizza is just as good as the more atmospheric branch in Brixton. Their sourdough pizzas are the best I've had in London. So good and so reasonably priced. It is love.