27 February 2012

Leftovers are my Favourite Ingredient.

I've had a humdinger of a day, so far, with the old leftovers – I’m getting quite good at this, at least I think so!

A couple of days ago I was a bit over-enthusiastic in the dumplings department when making my darling’s traditional weekly Mince & Dumplings.  He could only manage 10 (what a wimp) which left 4.  He was therefore served them this morning for breakfast; cut in half and fried with bacon and an egg.  He liked it, I knew he would.

Yesterday the very same darling had roast pork with all the trimmings (which for him includes Yorkshire Pudding and Sloppy, aka Mushy, Peas).  The smallest amount of Yorkshire batter I can reasonably make, using 1 egg and a tablespoon of flour, makes 6 puds so I had 3 for breakfast with butter and maple syrup.  I liked that.

If you are feeling a bit on the poor side I heartily recommend making Yorkshire Puddings – they are quick and easy, delicious and versatile and make loads of food for so very little money – see here for my recipe which always works for me.  

Last night I couldn’t eat all my salmon so finished it at lunch in a salad.  I love M & S’s Roasted Garlic Mayo and was gutted to find the jar virtually empty.  However I calmed down, took a few deep breaths and employed a cunning ruse;  I made lemon vinaigrette in the jar, gave it a good shake et voila – a lovely creamy, garlicy, lemony, peppery etc. salad dressing.  

In other news I am proud to have been nominated by Jenny Eatwell's Rhubarb & Ginger as a Versatile Blogger  - thank you loads, Jenny.

It is now my happy task to nominate 15 bloggers who I think are both excellent and versatile.  This seems to be an exciting concept which I am glad to be a part of and I want to get right so over the next day or two I shall be getting my act together and will let you know.

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