Friday, 22 January 2021

Ruby and more soup!

Ruby on her walk today, was 'smoking' an even larger cigar:

More soup made this morning. Today I used 4 medium to large carrots, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 2 medium potatoes, 1/2 a courgette, 1/4 cup pearl barley, 1/2 cup split red lentils. A can of tomatoes was added and enough hot water to just cover the vegetables.

Once cooked, I added two stock cubes, 1 teaspoon dried tarragon, lots of black pepper, 1/2 a shallow tub of garlic cream cheese and two sliced bockwurst. It was thickened with cornflour:

We would normally eat 4 ladles of it each for lunch. This time, I decanted 7 ladles into each of the bigger pots. The other two ladles plus the remainder went into the little pot. We shall have both larger pots over the next two days.

The smaller pot will be frozen to have meat added to it and serve with noodles or rice for a cheap meal.

Thursday, 21 January 2021


 DB falls into the second category of recipients to receive the vaccination. He was phoned up of Monday by our surgery and invited today. Our surgery is giving them but at another practice. He has had the Pfizer version and we wait to see if any common side effects occur.

He was quite surprised to be invited so early but we have both decided to have it, so off he went. He said it was very well organised but very cold. Although indoors all the windows were open but he had been warned to wear a winter coat.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Make two eat one

Having planned on making lasagne for a meal to share at Christmas, obviously, that didn't happen. I had bought fresh lasagne sheets and they went into the freezer. Today I minced 400g beef, two small carrots, 4 medium mushrooms and a whole onion.

Once fried off, a can of tomatoes was added with 1/3 can water and was cooked for 25 minutes. Basil, thyme, a beef stock cubes, garlic puree, tomato puree, black pepper and a good dash of Worcestershire sauce went in. The sauce was finally thickened with 3 tablespoons of oat flour.

The meals were made in one medium tray and two small freezer dishes. Meat sauce, pasta, cream sauce, parmesan, repeat. They are sitting on the kitchen windowsill, next to a slightly opened window to go cold:

We shall have the blue dish tonight with a side salad and freeze the other two for later use. 

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