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Old Fashioned Comfort Food
Tue 9-Dec-14
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I suppose if you compare this recipe with any other banana breads/cakes, then that may give you an idea of just how much you need in it!! A bit trial and error, really.

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Wed 10-Dec-14
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That's right Val, I routinely use less sugar in any cake making now.....husband's never complained!

Now Eileen's posted the recipe and reminded me how much we used to enjoy it, I'm going to make a bacon and bean hotpot in the slow cooker overnight, to eat tomorrow.  We bought a gammon joint at the weekend, I boil it and husband slices it for his sandwiches, so much cheaper than buying prepacked sliced ham.  Husband's cut the end off it for me, I'll use that in the hotpot. 

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 10-Dec-14
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We do the same, Sue, with gammon. We can slice it a bit thicker too, if wished.

I bought some small (3 for £10) gammon joints in Sainsburys this morning. The Rotary President has asked if we can do a light lunch for the older folk in town next Wednesday, while the local senior school play music (as practice), and I decided I would cook gammon and make ham sandwiches. We have several ladies/wives contributing:

Egg'n'cress ; cheese'n'tomato ; corned beef ; tuna'n'cucumber ; ham sandwiches.

Plus vegetable soup. Sausage rolls ; Homity* patties ; all to start with.

*Homity - cheese, onion and potato.

Cakes - mince pies ; fairy cakes; almond cake; Victoria sandwich; coffee'n'pecan; ginger ; and anything else that arrives!!

I think I'll be busy next week!! eeek

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Wed 10-Dec-14
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I think you will be busy Val, I don't think anyone is going to go hungary big_laugh

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This looks very tempting now that the rain has set in...

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Sep-15
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It does, yes.  That's a useful site, Toni, thanks.

We're having comfort food tonight.....lamb stew with dumplings.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Mon 14-Sep-15
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Son told me today, the favourite Pudding from his Childhood, was sweet Macaroni.  Not made that for years.

Mon 14-Sep-15
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You are welcome Sue, I do like finding useful sites.  My Ma used to take two days to make a lamb stew - she could afford only scrag-end of neck so it was cooked very slowly on the hob at the side of the fire, all day long then, it would cool over night and the fat would be lifted off and the meat taken from the bones then the veg was added next day and the dumplings just half an hour before eating, it was bliss.  The wait must have fuelled our anticipation.

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Sep-15
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I loved the lamb stew my Mum used to make in the pressure cooker - we had a gas cooker and fire so she couldn't leave anything cooking like your Mum, TA.  She used scrag end too, so tasty.  Could eat some now!  I loved pulling the meat off the bones.  Yum.

Mon 14-Sep-15
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I think my Ma was nervous of pressure cookers!  We did have an electric cooker but she didn't like using it much other than for roasts on Sunday.

I'll try that again!

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Those meals do look yummy, Toni - just today OH was saying that it's time to take out the soup from the freezer for our lunches. Comfort food, indeed!

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I had a Heinz Roasted Chicken soup for lunch, quite a bit of chicken in it but no salt at all!  I need to get to the shops, I have only onions and potatoes in the veg cupboard and need some other things to make real soup with.

I was looking on the Tesco site for Potted Shrimps but they don't carry them.  I like them stirred through pasta as a sauce but I suppose I shall have to go to Waitrose for them, and I am not certain of the road home from there.

I'll try that again!

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Can D pick them up for you when he's out on his travels?

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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He could, but he would probably forget...roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

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