Thank you all for your comments - I was very excited to see you'd all been here! (easily pleased?)
Please see below the recipe for leeky celery parsnip pasta. My tip would be to leave out the parsnips as they'd have been nicer on their own!! (A tip for me might be - learn to organise your finances.)
Cut parsnips and put them on a tray in the oven at 180 degrees with a little brown sugar. Leave in the oven for a half hour trumpet lesson plus a little extra 'forgetful' time.
Chop up the leeks (I did horizontal chops)
Chop up the celery (- not normally a huge celery fan which is prob why it's still in the fridge in the week before pay day but am pleased to say it was good in this)
Chop up some garlic
Fry them in oil if you have it.. if not it seems water works!!
Chuck in your best tin of 'value' tomatoes with any herbs you have...think I also put in some chilli flakes.
Then remember you've started parsnips(whoops), so take them out of the oven and chop them up and chuck them in.
Then cook your pasta, and mix it all together.
Brownie night tonight - and it was our most successful one yet this year.
Our numbers have almost trebled this year, and we have no new leaders yet so it's all been a bit 'by the skin of the teeth' so far but tonight it seems the formula is working. We may just have cracked it!
We kept things simple and stuck to doing the last of the seasons badge. So far the girls have learnt about hibernating animals, made posters of fireworks/stars and done leaf rubbings.
This week we did the final bit which was learning about seasonal veg and fruit then cooking with them. The kids are only 7 yrs old, so we made fruit salad with apples and pears (and some non-seasonal... non-UK even fruits).
Cutting the fruit up (with blunt knives after we'd cut it up into bigger bits for them) and adding the juice took a fair while, and we then let them eat it. Some kids asked to take it home - which was also fine!
After that we just played some games. Easy peasy... and a winner.