South Indian cabbage with basmati. One of our very favourite meals – cheap, quick, nutritious.
Breakfast was taken at Fudge, which is at the top of our road. We had been heading over for a walk along the Humber estuary at the Hessle foreshore, but the car (bless it’s little alloy wheels) had other ideas, and died on the way. RAC got it going and followed us to Greg, the trusty Garage Man, who has replaced the alternator. So as a consolation, we had breakfast out – steak/philly sandwich for me. Nom.
That filled us up a bit, so we made a big potful of roast veg in the afternoon: a big butternut squash, three red peppers, a sweet potato lurking at the bag of the veg drawer, a big aubergine, a courgette, couple of red onions, garlic,chilli flakes, some chopped herbs from the garden. I do my roast veg in the Remoska, as it saves putting the big oven on, and they actually cook quicker. We ate it with rice, and it made another six portions – one is in the fridge to have with (probably) sausages tomorrow, and two went into the freezer.
You can do a lot with roast veg: have it with rice or pasta. Add chopped chicken or pork, or chorizo. Add some chickpeas or lentils. Cheap and delicious.
I’d made a visit to our wonderful local butcher, T L Norman of Princes Ave, Hull, on Friday afternoon, to get some eggs, and a piece of steak for Sunday night. We bought a set of serrated knives in Aldi a few weeks ago – nice and sharp, with red handles that almost (but not quite) match the red handled cutlery we already have. And they needed to be tested; what better than a nice piece of ribeye?
I made a return visit on Saturday, as we thought we would fancy bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast on Sunday, but as it happened we didn’t. I’d made a Finnish rye loaf with caraway seeds on Saturday evening, and did the final knock back/prove/bake on Sunday morning, and we just had fresh-baked bread and marmalade for breakfast. Actually, Pete didn’t even bother with the marmalade.
We had the steak late afternoon, with a baked potato and frozen peas, and extremely nice it was too. Later in the evening, I had three oatcakes with Marmite and an apple.
There was also a blackberry cake, which I shall relate to you in another post.
So, not much using up, as such (although the rye flour heap is slightly diminished) but very nice food all the same 🙂