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Lockdown Larder – Day 33

Curry Night! Mango Chicken with Nadia Lim’s flatbreads   Thanks to the groceries arriving, we had all the ingredients for the Mango Chicken Curry recipe that I found. When we get Indian Takeaways, this is my current favourite, and I had high hopes for recreating the dish. To go with it, along with plain basmati … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 33

Lockdown Larder – Day 32

We have mushrooms! Pizza for Sunday dinner!   The groceries arrived today. I was SO pleased to see there were fresh mushrooms. Still no fresh garlic, and still none of my favourite yoghurt (or any yoghurt), but plenty of everything else. I held up the bag of ‘shrooms. “We shall have pizza tonight,” I declared. … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 32

Lockdown Larder – Day 31 (Saturday)

Leftover chilli with cheesy-potato wedges – and baking! It’s a fact. Leftover chilli or curry is the BEST when reheated the next day. All the spices have had time to settle, and embed themselves into the food. It made dinner prep super-easy. I found some large potatoes to go with the chilli. Wedges are quick … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 31 (Saturday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 30 (Friday)

Slow-roast-meltingly-tender pork shoulder   Simple food. No fuss dinner. A small piece of pork shoulder from the freezer, roasted all afternoon until it fell apart with a fork. I cooked it on a wire rack, so that the fat would drain away, and liberally sprinkled it with a dried garlic and herb seasoning and a … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 30 (Friday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 29

Chilli & nachos & YOWZA chili-cornbread (SPICY)   Nothing fancy tonight, just a huge pan of chilli, a tray of nachos – and a small loaf of chili-cornbread. The cornbread was the adventurous part of the meal. Last time I made it, hubs called it chilli-cake, because it was the texture of a heavy sponge … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 29

Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Steak & Garlic Mushroom Pie with Tri-Colour Mash   After yesterday’s fry-fest, I wanted veggies tonight. We’re running low on fresh veg though, so I had to use what was left. I found a family-sized steak & garlic mushroom pie in the freezer, and we had that with what I proudly call tri-colour mash. Mashed … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 27 (Tuesday)

#Failure Tuesday - Southern Fried Double-Coated Chicken   We’ve had great success with Popcorn Chicken recently, and decided to expand our fried chicken repertoire. Sadly, this was not such a success. I used the recipe from a nearby brewhouse, which sounded amazing. Using boneless chicken thighs, you marinade them in seasoned buttermilk for a few … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 27 (Tuesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 26 (Monday)

Brunch for dinner? Best laid plans etc etc   Dinner tonight was an adaptation of a brunch dish I’ve eaten in a café. Chunks of sausage, fried up with chopped capsicums, and potatoes, with a poached egg on top, and a jug of Hollandaise sauce on the side. The sausages in the fridge turned out … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 26 (Monday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 25 (Sunday)

Bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed chicken breast   This was based on several recipes I’d seen online, adapted to the ingredients in my fridge. Starting point was 3 x large chicken breasts, a pack of streaky bacon, and a packet of locally made cream cheese with chilli flakes and garlic. I slit the breast pieces open, as though … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 25 (Sunday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 24 (Saturday)

Quick fish ‘n’ chips ‘n’ mushy peas   I spent the afternoon on Zoom with friends, and even though I’d earlier retrieved some chicken fillets from the freezer, I wanted a simple, no-fuss dinner. Frozen hoki fillets in a lemon-pepper crumb were perfect. I did home-made chips, and warmed a can of mushy peas to … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 24 (Saturday)