Beef satay recipe: from scratch

I am a huge fan of beef satay and have finally settled on a recipe I love:

Frying steak

Stir fry vegetables

2 tbsp peanut butter (I use 1 smooth, 1 crunchy)

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Worcester sauce

Few drops Tabasco sauce (add lots if you like it spicy!)

1 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 beef oxo cube


Stir fry meat and veg. In separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients and dump on top of the beef. 

It will be rather solid and I add some boiling water to help it melt and make a nice sauce for the beef. 

Then pop it on top of rice or noodles and you have a delicious meal!

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Tesco party food | Tesco orchard member | Tried For Less

You probably know by now that I’m a Tesco orchard member so every campaign they have, I would love to participate and blog about it and share. 

This month, it’s all about party food or dessert / pudding and I have chosen to try out their party food. I was sent Tesco £5 voucher and this is what I bought. 

Tesco party food were 3 for £5 as well which is a very good value of money. On Christmas Day, we hosted the dinner as my inlaw’s came over for a Christmas celebration and having the Tesco party food as an appetiser was lovely. We have it while having a drink of wine and etc before having Christmas dinner. It’s also perfect to have it while watching film. It made the day relaxing. My inlaw’s thought that the Tesco party food was lovely too so it’s good. 

I only cook the hot & spicy prawn and the chicken bites and just enough as a finger food. I have still got the tex mex selection to cook for new year which is good. Thank you Tesco for the free party food taster. #triedforless 

This is our appetiser before having the turkey and you can imagine how full we are by the time the main meal we’re served lol

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all a prosperous and a happy new year. Good luck for the year 2017 guys ❤❤❤

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Irregular choice sale

By now you all know my love of irregular choice and it just so happens that they are on offer in Schuh at the moment, so I thought I would share a few of my favourites!

Pearly dazzler reduced from £75 to £44.99

Cheshire Cat: Alice collection here’s a riddle, reduced from £110 to £74.99

Fancy that hyper crochet reduced from £69.99 to £49.99

See the full collection here

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Crochet fox scarf

My friend asked me if I could make her a particular fox character scarf:

I am not normally one to buy patterns, I am still a fairly new “hooker” and I am normally worried that I will find it too difficult and will waste my money. But in this case I took a risk since it was only $2.99 and all the reviews said “easy”. 

Being in the uk the suggested Red Heart Super Saver yarn isn’t very available, so I purchased Stylecraft Special Aran in 1005 cream and 1711 spice. I used 1/2 ball of cream and only just under 2 of spice. 

The head was pretty straight forward, although I think my counting went wrong and it’s slightly smaller than it should be. 

Then the main scarf, which I stopped slightly before the instructions said to, I had a feeling I was going to run out of this colour and in the end it was very close and I think I would have done. 

In the end I was 100% pleased with my foxy fellow and I hope it’s new owner will be just as pleased with it. 

Pattern available here