Tuesday, 28 March 2017

I Managed Monday

I had a meh Monday.  I tootled around and faffed and while the house is marginally cleaner than yesterday and the ironing is very slightly less, I can't take it as a win.

One thing I can take as a win is dinner tonight.  The gluten free sausages and frozen mixed veg were nothing special, but I did a sort of version of potato bourgeoise and the men almost inhaled it.  Unfortunately it's one of those 'make it up as I go' versions' and the basic measurement is 'some'.

I had bought a rotary grater, a little like this...


... but mine is cheap white plastic and has three drums, one of which is a sort of slicer thing.  I used up the last of the potatoes by slicing them incredibly thinly, quickly and easily with this (and it washed up nicely as well) and layered the potato with some onion sliced in the same way.  I poured some stock over it, covered it and bunged it in the microwave for twenty minutes.  It would have been fine then but I cooked it for another ten as DH hadn't got in then.  DH and bear both insist that I do this again soon.  It's incredibly flattering.  Next time I may add a tiny taste of garlic or herbs, but it worked well.  I got the original recipe from Hardup Hester but used the microwave for a change.

I'm desperately trying to run down the freezer as I'm not sure how safe it is now.  The seal is very limp and the frost is building up inside.  It may make for some interesting meals.

8 comments:

  1. I like "some" as a basic measurement! That's often how I give my recipes, too. It sounds like a winner, if the family liked it! Your freezer sounds a lot like my fridge! The seal doesn't seal! I really need to buy a new fridge!

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    1. I know - I have to bite the bullet and pay out for one! Also, 'some' works really well as a measurement for most of my cooking. Thank you for commenting LM x

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  2. I love potatoes cooked like that. Never tried them in the microwave though....what a good idea-x-

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    1. I'm using the microwave more, initially to try and save money, but I think it works. Frittata works well in the microwave as well. Thank you for commenting LM x

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    1. I am sure it is. Thank you for the recipe, bear almost inhaled it, and thank you for commenting LM x

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  4. Sounds yummy. Might just have to try it. I'm still trying to use up freezer and cupboards. Tonight is some chicken pasta thing lol.

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    1. Chicken pasta sounds good. The trouble with using up cupboards and freezers is that it's fate that you see an offer that would be criminal to ignore and stock up on eleventy ten tins/packets/boxes and you're back where you started, at least for me! Thank you for commenting LM x

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