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Use It Up, Don't Throw It Out
Tue 20-Jul-10
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mike.
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That's terrible, Shereen. The cheese and tomato flat bread sounds tasty.

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We had an unusual meal tonight (!) - spent the day at daughter's home and she has harvested a rather large number of courgettes - just like KateUK, with different shapes and sizes. Also some chard and kale. She told me that chard becomes bitter if it isn't used soon after harvesting.

I made some Cornish pasties for my stall recently, and froze them ready-to-cook before the event (this Saturday), but as I was loading them into the freezer, the tray slipped, and one of them fell into my hands where I promptly broke it in half doh . What a waste of potential income!

So, tonight, hubby had broken Cornish pasty, together with last night's delicious mix of vegetables in a gorgeous chicken jus, and I had haddock fishcakes (hubby isn't keen on fishcakes, but I love 'em). Served with jacket potato and the veg mix containing:

garlic, onion, yellow courgettes/light green round courgettes, chopped, and the chard stalks finely chopped - all gently softened in butter and olive oil. Then the chard dark green leaves, very finely chopped added to the mix.

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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bobquail said:

That's terrible, Shereen. The cheese and tomato flat bread sounds tasty.


 

It was lovely, bobquail. Just a Tesco one, but I herbed it up with fresh parsley and thyme from the windowsill and some thin strips of onions (there will always be onions).

I suppose I shouldn't give off too much. The Sunday chicken has given us roast dinner for 2, risotto dinner for 2, risotto lunch for 1, a lunch of double chicken sandwiches for 1, a cat dinner, a cat breakfast, a saucepan of gravy (half of which is in the freezer) and a tupperware tub with a dinner for 2's worth of the remaining best cuts from the bird.

Not bad for one large, free-range bird (that my butcher always says is called "Esmerelda")

Wed 21-Jul-10
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That's very good going, Shereen. I think roast chicken must be the one Sunday Lunch joint that stretches the furthest. Plus, it is an all time favourite.

I had to smile at Fiona - do you recall I mentioned last week that I had roasted a chicken but it appeared to be underdone? Well, my darling obviously does not cook or carve roast chicken often enough! She carved it on Friday and saw some relatively pink meat near the thigh bone. I always see pinkish meat there but is thoroughly cooked through, not raw and bloody. Those pinkish bits were snaffled with a baked potato and some coleslaw for a delicious summery meal on Monday.

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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Danny, you really need to educate Fiona! big_laugh  My favourite part of a chicken is the 'oysters' on the back - yum!  

Shereen, that was some chicken to have all those meals from, well done! welldone

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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wave  That is my favourite part too TA.  Nobody ever gets a look in .  I always snaffle them before the chicken reaches the table.    chef

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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You greedy guts, Danuta big_laugh (did you have that expression growing up?)

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wave  Cook's perks, Danny.

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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wave  Oh forgot, greedy guts?  Yes  we have the same expression, but do you know how big the oysters of a chicken are??   big_laugh

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Wed 21-Jul-10
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You tell him Danuta!  devil

I'll try that again!

Wed 28-Jul-10
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Yesterday morning I found some slightly out of date falafel in the fridge at home. By slightly  I actually mean just over a week. We bought them as part of a multi buy on Cauldron veggie products - we like falafel and these had pumpkin or squash in them. It would be a terrible shame to throw them out since we were looking forward to eating them, but they'd got pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten about.

They smelt ok when I opened the packet last night so I cooked them. Well so far, 20 hours or so later, no ill effects so it looks like I got away with it.

That reminds me. I've got chicken bones in the fridge which I need to make a stock out of. I should have done that last night too, since I was going to have rice tonight and it's usually better cooked in stock instead of just water.

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Sat 31-Jul-10
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I mashed up 3 very ripe bananas and put them in the freezer before I went to London. If I'd not done that G would have thrown them out before I got back. There will be banana cake at some point.

Sun 1-Aug-10
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Well done Shereen. welldone   

Mike, I did a similar thing last week, made a soup of tomatoes, roast red peppers, onions, garlic and lentils and ended up using the remains last night to concoct a meal for three with the addition of a few sausages " we are all still living.  toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

Sun 1-Aug-10
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Last night was left over soup, lettuce, cucumber, marrow, cheese, chicken and stock and a stock cube. Very tasty. I think some other things went in it but can't remember now.cheers

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You put cucumber in soup?  What does it taste like?  I've never thought you could cook with them, as a separate ingredient I mean - I know about pickling them.

I'll try that again!

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