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Would you like to help us test recipes for the Mumsnet Cookbook?

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CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Sep-12 13:02:59

Shhh .. don't tell everyone but we're working on a top secret new project in the form of The Mumsnet Cookbook and we need your help.

We'd like to get together a Mumsnet Cookbook cookery group to stop us from piling on the pounds help us test these shortlisted recipes.

Each volunteer will be allocated a recipe which they'll then cook for their family and give us some feedback on how easy, hard, good, bad, expensive etc they are and whether they'd make it again. All the recipes chosen were submitted over the years by Mumsnetters, so there shouldn't be any outlandish shock or particularly difficult to source ingredients - and they should all be pretty easy to make (we hope!).

As a thank-you, we'll be putting everyone who helps out into a prize draw to win a Bloomsbury cookbook.

And if that's not enough of an incentive, everyone who helps will have their *Mumsnetter nickname featured in the cookbook's acknowledgements.

Kittycatcat Mon 28-Jan-13 18:41:33

Catherine-pesto spaghetti done!
Couldn't be easier to make. Had to improvise with the bacon as my co op didn't have pancetta or lardons so just used rashers!! It was inexpensive, creamy and tasty and my 20 month old loved it 'mmmm nice'!!

gazzalw Mon 28-Jan-13 18:44:35

Catherine, the crumble is in the oven as I type.....DD with whom I made it is champing at the bit.....

gazzalw Mon 28-Jan-13 20:43:56

Oops, Catherine forgot to answer questions 6 (children aged 5 - 10) and 7 (very likely to cook again. Photo to follow.

Sorry, I've only just done mine - the coronation chicken was very tasty! I've taken a picture, what would you like me to do with it?

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 15:13:45

JammySplodger - have you filled in the survey? I'll PM you my email address.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-13 15:17:38

Who'd like to try this one - it's a slow cooker recipe?

www.mumsnet.com/Recipes/i/4964-Slow-cooker-mustard-and-bacon

Yep, I filled it out earlier. I'll look out for your e-mail.

blondieminx Tue 29-Jan-13 21:14:05

Hello, my friend kittycatcat sent me here... Recipe testing you say??? grin

am I too late to the party???

blondieminx Tue 29-Jan-13 21:18:35

PS I could try the slow cooker one? smile

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 11:18:02

blondieminx - have PMd you.
Anyone else want to try this too?

Slow Cooker Mustard and Bacon

NewYearNewBoo Mon 04-Feb-13 11:23:22

Me, I would like to give the slow cooker one a try please.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 14:05:07

Appleologies - yes could you do the Choc Ices for us. Have also PMd you.

Anyone else want to try them too?

www.mumsnet.com/Recipes/i/2777-White-choc-ices

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 14:05:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NewYearNewBoo Mon 04-Feb-13 14:25:09

Ooh would do choc ices too at least the dc would actually eat those grin

blondieminx Tue 05-Feb-13 06:42:40

Chicken is prepped ... Roll on this evening for the taste test! grin

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Feb-13 12:15:20

NewYearNewboo - yes do please do the choc ices and feedback please.

blondieminx Tue 05-Feb-13 21:15:14

The slow cooked chicken was nice but I think next time I make it I'll add some veggies like carrots and button mushrooms. And a spoonful of honey and a load of black pepper. Will do proper feedback thingy now! smile

I made those banana muffins at the weekend, they are AMAZING! grin

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 16:05:09

Appleologies/NewYearNewboo - have either of you tried the White Choc Ices?

NewYearNewBoo Tue 12-Feb-13 16:40:32

So sorry, lots of illness in the boo house, will be on it in the next day or so.

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 16:41:55

Oh poor you!

lucysmam Thu 14-Feb-13 10:56:39

have I missed out? only just seen this sad

KerzM Fri 22-Feb-13 20:42:16

happy to test

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 15:09:37

Back again - we'll have a lot of after-school recipes to test over the coming week or so, but in the meantime we're still after a couple of people to test this recipe

www.mumsnet.com/Recipes/i/2777-White-choc-ices

Any takers?

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Feb-13 12:14:58

And we also have this lovely sounding recipe as well

www.mumsnet.com/Recipes/i/5506-Sea-bass-fillets-with-tomato-and-olive-oil

Who's up for a fishy supper this week?

EstherRancid Wed 27-Feb-13 12:27:25

i'll do the fish one, Catherine

i'm under yet another a NC, is that ok?

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