Cheesy creamy tuna pasta recipe – very easy!

Hello!

This is a really easy recipe that’s ever so moreish but also pretty unhealthy. It’s a treat so don’t eat it more than once a fortnight or you might have a heart attack (…it’s not that bad). I feel like if I had children I would make this every night as it’s so easy to do, but they would end up little waddling obese guys with nineteen chins each.

Here are the things you’ll need:

  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • ‘Some’ pasta – depends on how much you want to eat, really! Any shape will do but may I recommend Action Man Bow Tie (Farfalle). I’ve used Fusilli (spirals)
  • Crème fraîche (one small tub) or double cream if you just don’t give one (one pot, not one of the tiny ones but not one of the giant ones, you animal)
  • Cheddar cheese, grated (a ‘massive fistful’ is the best amount I can advise here)
  • Oregano and black pepper

Ingredients

Please note that there’s two of everything in the photo because I am really greedy, I mean because I was cooking for two people, I mean because I was cooking for two people and also wanted a second tea later in the evening, I mean LEAVE ME ALONE MAN I JUST FELT LIKE MAKING THAT MUCH OK.

1. What you want to do first is get that onion (just the one will do) and chop it finely. Not mega finely, just the standard onion chopping amount.

There is a picture of chopped up cheese here, because I realised that we don’t actually have a grater and it needs to be small bits so that it’ll melt into the sauce at the end.

Cheese and onions

2. Put some pasta on the boil. Come on, you know how to do this.

Pasta

3. Start frying the onions at a medium heat in a bit of oil. Ssssssssssss. That’s what noise it should be making at this stage.

After 3 or 4 minutes, grab your oregano shaker and sprinkle a fair amount into the pan over the onions, enough to coat them nicely (see image). Stir! If you don’t like oregano then don’t put any in, but know that you are a fool.

Onions
Onions
Cook the onions with the oregano for a couple more minutes.

4. Grab your crème fraîche (or double cream if you are being well decadent, I love you) and put this into the pan with the onions. Stir! You might want to turn down the heat a little at this point, as crazy bubbles will start erupting like volcanic lava and you’ll get a crème fraîche splattered face (the more I use French accents in “crème fraîche” the more of a dick I feel like).

Sauce
5. Mush the tinned tuna up a bit with a fork while it’s still in the can and plop this into the pan too, followed by however much sweetcorn you want in there. Stir!

Sauce

6. Now’s the time to make the really important decision of whether or not you feel like adding a bit more oregano. It’ll be tough but just use your nouse and go with it.

Sauce
7. Throw that cheese into the mix! The best bit! Stir it in and wait for it to melt into a gloopy, gooey, cheesy, creamy mess. Nearly done!

Cheese

8. Add some lovely black pepper and stir – the sauce is now done!

9. Drain your pasta and plonk it into a mixing bowl or casserole dish or anything big enough… now pour the cheese cream dream over it and mix it all together.

Cheesy creamy tuna pasta

YOU ARE READY TO EAT!

I hope you enjoy this calorie-laden fatfest as much as I do whenever I eat it.

Kris x

Glossybox UK January 2015 – What was in it?

Well, my last blog post was over a year ago so it definitely looks like I didn’t do as I’d intended and keep it updated (well done mate)… but I’m back and planning to keep posting stuff including illustration and design, beauty product reviews, crap that I buy, recipes and other bits and bobs. So if that sounds like your cup of tea (I know I like reading pointless crap about other people’s lives when I have nothing better to do) then that’ll be dead nice for you.

I recently received my January Glossybox (if you’ve not heard of them, visit their website here – they’re a monthly ‘subscription box’ service and you receive a box containing up to 5 beauty products, sometimes samples, but often full size), so I thought that a little review of the products within would be a good place to start.

SO! What the devil was in the box this month? I’ll TELL you!

Ooooh it was a good one:

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  • Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow (Full size, worth £10)

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This has lovely packaging with a little bike on it (not sure what bikes have to do with pearlescent face illuminators but whatevs) and I haven’t tried it yet but i’m sure it’s very nice. Good start to a review.

  • Me Me Me Eyeliner in ‘Clay’ (Full size, worth £4)

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Not the most exciting product ever but it’s always nice to have an eyeliner lying around just in case. Could maybe be used as a brow pencil too, because it’s brown and there are a lot of eyebrows knocking around that are brown. Mine are. Glossybox recommend using it ‘on the waterline’ but I think they are mad bastards because that makes your eyes water AND makes your eyes look smaller. Who wants small watery eyes?! Not me.

  • Nicka K New York Colorluxe Powder Blush in Romantic (Full size, worth EUR 8.95)

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This is good, this one. It’s got some pretty weird (but good) packaging going on – it’s hard to explain, but you can see in the photos – the little pouff applicator sort of ‘squidges’ into the pot, which means that no blusher can escape after you’ve put it onto your cheeks. This is a bonus because the number of bags I own with pink powder in the bottom of them from blusher explosions is phenomenal.

It’s a lovely colour, a very vivid pink. Not to everyone’s taste I expect, but I like the slapped-in-the-face-repeatedly look, myself.

  • Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm Superfruits (Full size, EUR 5)

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Lovely stuff! It’s not too waxy or too sticky, the consistency is perfect and it tastes really nice. All in all: I would eat this.

  • Kueshi Natural and Pleasant Cosmetics Revitalising Face Toner (Full size, EUR 10.70 – what’s with all the Euro prices? I don’t have any Euros!)

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I don’t usually use toner, but this smells so so good that I’m going to give it a whirl. Is toner the one that makes your face feel all weird and tight? Anyway, this packaging makes it look a bit like nail varnish remover, which isn’t too good – the last thing you want is to get your products mixed up and have acetone burning your cheeks off.

  • HelloFresh £25 voucher – BONUS item! Ker-ching!

photo 2HelloFresh are a new-ish company who create recipes and send you all of the ingredients you need (apart from salt, pepper and oil) to create several (hopefully) delicious meals. I’ve ordered a Vegetarian box containing 3 meals for 2 people, which will be arriving on Monday – can’t wait to get my cook on! The boxes are pretty ruddy expensive for what they are so I probably won’t be buying any more after this first cheapo one, but it’ll be a nice little novelty!

Overall this month’s was a really good box; the best I’ve received for many months. MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE!

Kris x

 

 

Well hello there.

HIYA PALS!

Not posted in here since 2009, which was rather a long time ago. I think that I’m going to start using this blog again – hopefully it’ll encourage me to start drawing/painting again (I’m proper lazy with it and kind of have been ever since starting proper full time work). ALSO, I have a dead good 3 legged ginger cat now and people seem to like the little guy so maybe he’ll pop up now and again. Put half a Kinder Egg on his head yesterday and he looked snazzy.

For now, have these two Breaking Bad drawings I did a little while ago:

 hector jesse
DING!

xx

I never know what to put as the title.

Hello blogland!

Oh poor blog, how I neglect you. To be honest, I always forget that you exist for a few weeks until somebody leaves a nice comment on an old entry. Must write in here more!

Here are some things which make me DELIGHTED. Firstly, Jack Hudson‘s illustrations are bloody ruddy amazing and I can’t quite get over how much I love them.

‘White Noise in the Deep Sea’
Illustration that was influenced by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time novel by Mark Haddon.

& my favourite from his Flickr, which is “A childrens Story involving a girl who finds magical fruits that help her to save a small village in Austria”:

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Next up, these delicious bits by the equally talented Owen Gatley:

“‘Hansel and Gretel’, An abstract telling of the classic fairytale that was made into a concertina book.

His Flickr is also full of many delights, including pages from a really special pop-up book he’s made. Have a gander!

As for me, I’m currently working on a brand spanking new website for the wonderful Gideon Conn, an amazingly entertaining, funny and talented Manchester musician. I’m really pleased with it so far – expect some images soon!

Other than that, I’ve been putting my cat into a paper bag.

Jo Walker

I recently bought a copy of “The sea, the sea” by Iris Murdoch, recommended by the wonderful Megan Vaughan (looking forward to reading this on the plane to Prague!) and i bloody ruddy love the cover design:

It’s by Jo Walker, who doesn’t appear to have a portfolio site, which makes me very sad indeed. I did find this lovely cover, with yummy type, by the same designer:

I WANT TO SEE MORE!