The old saying says that necessity is the mother of invention. Tonight at the Kitchen Playground, it was necessary to use up some leftover (homemade) tofu and some leftover roast lamb. The result was a simple and tasty little dish that would work just as well with uncooked lamb, just increase the cooking time slightly [...]
Category Archive for 'Leftovers'
One of my first tasks on a Saturday morning, after getting home from the Farmer’s Market is to clean out the fridge. All the scraps of food that have accumulated throughout the week need to be cooked into something else to avoid wastage. Some scraps may be tiny as I make sure that nothing gets [...]
Welcome to Europe! Yes we did discuss that Russia is in both Europe and Asia but we cooked European Russian food. On the first day of term with swimming lessons fter school. What was I thinking? Fortunately, I had selected a salad which meant it could be done between work and school pickup, ready for [...]
Ahh Vietnamese food. It never fails to delight. Never. Every dish was hungrily gobbled and loudly praised this evening. The soup was magical. My love for pho is not unknown but I simply did not have the time to make the stock. I’ve found my quick substitute soup. The beef and Vietnamese coriander soup is [...]
I’m such a creature of habit in my old age. Changes to my routine, particularly where food is concerned tend leave me a little disoriented. Having to complete a 24 hour training course at work in 2 days and one evening last weekend thoroughly discombobulated me. No farmers market! Fortunately I had stocked up as [...]
Sometimes, the simplest of meals receives the highest accolades. Tonight was one of those nights. Some simple little prawn and potato patties made from $3 of prawns and 3 potatoes with a simple lemon chive sauce and a mound of steamed vegetables. The family feed for just under $6 and the plates licked clean. There [...]
Recently, First Born staged a large and rather noisy protest that he never gets to choose what we have for dinner and he never gets to make dinner. My boy loves a superlative. So we struck a deal that Wednesday night would be his night for cooking. We get home from swimming Tuesday nights and [...]
I love this soap becuse it was primarily made from the fat of the Christmas ham we were given. The rest of the fats were other assorted leftover cooking fats. So frugal. Makes me happy.
I’m sick of boston baked beans, nice though they are and the whole ham hock thing presents problems of ethical procurement that I just can’t be bothered dealing with. So imagine my delight at the concept of ham hockless Greek style baked beans. I used this recipe as my base and fiddled the amounts which [...]
Posted in 10 minute meals, Ankle Biter Cooking, Baking, Budget, Carnivorous, Leftovers, Light Meals, Lunch, Pasta, Noodles & Rice, Poultry, Salads & Vegetables, Soup, Starters & Snacks, stockpiling, thermomix, Vegetarian on Jan 25th, 2009
We have one more week here until Son and Heir is released into the wilds of the school ground. At the same time, Lil Miss is back at creche and I am back at work. It’s going to be busier than ever for our little family this year. In my usual obsessive way, I am [...]