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Friday, 3 April 2020

Use It Up

Some of my fridge and cupboard supplies are dwindling and I've still got another 11 days before I really want to go out shopping. So in the spirit of 'use it up' today I made a couple of Corned beef hash meals.

I used one large onion out of the 6 I have left. This was sliced using my
mandolin and sauted  in a small amount of oil. Three chopped cloves of garlic was added. Once everything was golden I added a tin of corned beef.  I boiled 3 large potatoes and the last chunk of butternut squash in a pan,  once soft I mashed them  with some mayonnaise, as I'm getting low on spread. This was added to the corned beef mixture, together with a dessert spoon of tomato sauce, you need to give it a good beat and season. I had half a tin of baked beans in fridge that went into the bottom of 2 pyrex dishes. The mixture was piled on top and grated cheddar added.

Next I used half a smaller onion, a chunk of cabbage and the last 2 carrots to make a big bowl of coleslaw. I added a small bit of red pepper to give it some additional colour.

I have a crust less quiche I made yesterday and 6-7 prepared meals in the freezer that need using so I have tubs for my next batch cook,  so I think I'll make it through without having to go to the shops early.

The fruit bowl has been filled for the last time. There was a couple of sad specimens so I chopped them up and added them to a   quick fruit salad, together with half a tin of peaches and a small bag of blackberries from the freezer. I often freeze the remains of a tin so it doesn't waste. Bye for now. Tx

18 comments:

  1. That's great Tania, plenty to keep you going for a while, I have had a request for corned beef hash, luckily I have a tin in. I love a fruit salad for breakfast with yogurt and seeds. I very often add tin peaches and then fresh fruits. xx

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    1. Hi Marlene, it's a case of looking in the cupboards and see what I've got. Although I hate the situation that has brought this about, I am enjoying getting my thinking cap on to make our meals.

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  2. Nice! I have been adding a tin of haricot or other beans to each stew/casserole meal so that the meat goes a little further. Stock of these tins (which were 50p each) all gone now so its time to add lentils!

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    1. Hi Trish, my stock is dwindling. I do have plenty of mixed beans and butter beans. I think I'll be making a 3 bean chilli soon with lentils to thicken. I've had it as a topping on a baked potato in a restaurant but not made it myself.

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  3. Brilliant 😃 I think we're all going to discover new favourite meals. Loving leftovers here at the moment.

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    1. This situation does get the old grey matter working to produce meals from what we have.

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  4. Well done Tania, I've not had a corned beef hash type thing in ages, husband's not keen so I don't often make it just for myself. This virus thing is certainly making us think more and come up with lots of meal inventions!

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    1. Corned beef hash is one of the family favourites. It's a great store cupboard ingredient. X

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  5. You're doing brilliantly and your food sounds really delicious!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Joy. I'm trying to keep it healthy too.

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  6. Your meals sound delicious and so satisfying to use what we have.

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    1. It is satisfying, each day I don't have to go to the shop and mix with people even at a distance is great by me.

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  7. Great way of using things up. Your meals sound wonderful.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, just trying to avoid shopping for as long as possible.

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  8. It's incredible when under pressure what we can make meals out of. I have some corned beef in my cupboard, our recipe is put chopped carrots, onions and potatoes in a pan with a stock cube and water. Simmer until cooked then add cubed corned beef and thicken with either cornflour or Bisto. My OH is brilliant at making this. He loves it. We always made it when we were camping in one pan. Sometimes I will cook some pastry to go with it but not necessary. Stay safe.

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    1. That's sounds great too. I am a fan of one pan meals. The less time I spend in a shop ana near people the better I feel. So making meals from what I have indoors is a bonus.

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  9. I like your frugal cooking and using. Mmm, the fruit salad looks delicious! I should start making some as I would be more likely to eat fruit this way (I am a big veg eater but not so much fruit!)

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