Lockdown Larder – Day 45

A last-minute change of plan


Employee canteens. Love ‘em or hate ‘em? I’ve ben lucky to work for several companies that have provided onsite catering facilities, and they’ve all been pretty good. Simple, delicious food, and usually for the same cost as buying a sandwich.

Saturday’s dinner was a favourite from a works canteen that my husband used to eat at. Canned corned beef, chips and baked beans. It’s about as simple and homely as you can imagine, for a family from north-western England. And you know what? It’s fab. It’s one of those comfort dishes that hits every spot. Easy to prepare and cook. Three larder ingredients. Filling. And let’s not forget, cheap.


Anyway. We planned to have popcorn chicken tonight, but I had a committee meeting that ran late, and still needed to make time to exercise, and I was hungry. We were all hungry. Hence the change in plan.




The shopping arrived this morning, and since we now had plenty of eggs, I made French Toast with crispy bacon for brunch, served with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. Nom nom.





New Zealand is still under Lockdown restrictions. This blog intends to avoid the bad news about rising numbers of victims. It focuses instead on food, and the challenges of cooking fresh meals every day – with the ingredients from my larder. A much nicer message 😊


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