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bagpuss



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 05 3:22 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I will make an attempt by posting a recipe

pasta and pesto plus stuff (This i find is a great storecupboard standby as I alway have at least pasta and pesto in the cupboard)

You need

pasta
pesto

and for more bulk add at least some of these

tinned tuna/chicken/ham/meat of some variety
onion (red or spring for preference)
leek
celery
peppers
mushrooms
spinach/other peppery leave type veg
cougette
lemon juice/white wine/white wine vinegar

for the simplist version of this dish

1 cook pasta
2 stir through pesto
3 add vegtables/cooked meat you desire

for the slightly more complex version

1.chop up the veg you have as you desire and any raw meat if wanted
2. soften any onions/celery other veg which needs softening
3. add a teaspoon of pesto and stir ( if you have lemon juice or white wine add it now, if you have raw meat you will also want to add it now and wait for a while before stage 4)
4. Add the rest of the veg over a appropriate time scale to cook each one e.g peppers need a while, mushrooms don't need as long spinach needs next to no time at all.
5. if you have cooked meat/fish add now

stir pesto through cooked pasta and add above mixture and enjoy

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 05 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I just thought there may have been some folk out there with children in the cupboards...

Anyway, I also use shin of beef frequently.
On Sunday I made on into a Bolognese which then went into a lasagne on Sunday, mixed with fusilli and cheese last night, and some left over for tomorrow. The only problem with it was that it took an hour to eat the lasagne - I'm not a slow eater, but my portion control isn't that good.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 05 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

for tea last night me and the kids had yorkshire puds and some sausages ( no reason why I couldn't have put them together as toad, but I didn't!)

I was off out so Himself needed a supper whilst I was gone. So using the left over batter and left over veg, I heated up an ovenproof dish with some oil in it, added veggies and poured batter over and left him to bake it until golden and crispy! Easy and I could have added anything to the batter that we had ( no more sausages left though....)

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 05 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I make that "veg in the hole" quite often, adding a good handful of herbs to the batter. It's a good way of using up leftover cooked veg, or soft veg left in the basket.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 05 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Adding chopped sage to the batter when making toad in the hole is good too.

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 05 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Browned off minced beef, with batter added makes a good alternative, or cooking off onions in the fat, while it is getting hotenough for the batter, putting in the sausage, until it reaches temperature and then the batter is another twist on the theme.

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