As a treat this week we brought a Saturday newspaper to do the crossword in front of the fire over the weekend and to have something to light the bonfire not having had any papers for a couple of months!
In the Telegraph magazine there was an article by Rose Prince that starts - "Everyone is talking about little and often - short shopping trips to buy what food is needed rather than car-bootfuls that are not." And she gives some store cupboard recipes - yet again other peoples store cupboards seem to full of posh stuff we never consider! There were two recipes I liked; I was about to do my signature dish of Cumberland sausage casserole and one of hers fitted the bill for some plain sausages tucked away from Xmas and some tinned beans I had picked up on Saturday. Put the cumberlands back for another day!
White beans, pork sausages(or sausage meat) and crispy breadcrumbs
Garlic, carrot, onion, celery base saute lightly;
add dried rosemary and thyme before adding stock and a tin of chopped toms.
De-skin pork sausages and fry crumbling the meat. Pour off any fat and add to the sauce.
Stir in a can of haricot beans. Simmer.
I added a bit of tomato puree to increase the colouring and popped mine in the oven for 20 mins as I was preparing veg.
The topping was bread crumbs browned in olive oil and garlic with fresh parsley but as my last garlic clove needs to last all week I just did the bread crumbs in oil and added some chili flakes. I put on top of casserole and left in oven for a few minutes.
It was very filling and half was enough for our evening meal with a baked potatoes and veg - rest will be for tomorrow.
The other recipe I liked was pea soup with bacon, mint and paprika - I will pop in my scrap book for another time.
I shall need some pound stretching this month as we did the accounts today and after the car tax is paid I only have £130 for groceries maximum this month. Store cupboard meals in will be!!
Are you busy with your summer hedge cutting? We have about 50 feet of well established hedge down the front drive and round to the where th...
All the media especially TV have these supersavy spending advice things but how are mere mortals suppose to cope? I was doing my on line sh...
Frugal in Essex/Retireewannabe's post today on eschewing branded products especially household ones made me smile today. I have had a t...
Just had to nip out on an errand and decided to stop for a coffee. We have popped into this local independent place a few times in the l...