In here we have: a Thornton’s chocolate, salad, halloumi stuffed pepper, beer, balsamic vinegar, Fuji apple, apple + blueberries, crudités + homemade tortilla chips with hummus + spicy bean dip, far too many Miniature Heroes consumed in bed at the boyfriend’s house, and Bolognese tortellini baked with halloumi, cheddar, pasta sauce, peppers + peas.
To make the halloumi stuffed peppers: deseed however many peppers you would like to have stuffed. Stick them in the oven. While they’re in the oven, chop up some halloumi, and make some couscous. (We put some Quorn mince in, but I wouldn’t really recommend it. It was flavourless and very dry. Use real mince if you’re a carnivore, or otherwise just go without!) Take the peppers out of the oven before they’re fully cooked, and cram the couscous and halloumi inside. Put them back into the oven for a few more minutes, until the pepper and the cheese are how you want them to be.
To make the baked tortellini: (This is really not an interesting recipe. Don’t get your hopes up.) Get a packet of tortellini. Cook according to packet instructions and drain, then pour into a casserole dish. Empty a jar of pasta sauce over it. Add chunks of halloumi (because you have it leftover from your stuffed peppers, of course). Mix in some red peppers, peas, and whatever variety of vegetables you might have lying around. Put in the oven for five minutes or so. Take out, put some grated cheddar on top, stick it back in until the cheddar has melted. We had homemade cheesy garlic bread with ours – to make this we toasted some bread, mixed chopped garlic into butter and spread that on, topped it with a little bit of cheese and then finished it under the grill.
Have you ever tried halloumi?
Am I the only one still eating leftover Christmas chocolate?