Lockdown Larder – Day 23

Fusion Kebabs - with a side of Lamb Koftas   Tonight’s dinner fell definitely into Fusion as a menu option. We used the leftover Mexican ASADA beef, made spicy lamb koftas, and some Lebanese-style pita breads, and threw together a few salad accompaniments. The reason we had two meats is because there wasn’t enough beef … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 23

Lockdown Larder – Day 22

Mexican Beef ASADA wraps   Of Beef ASDA as my son called it. Hubs found the recipe a couple of months ago, for marinated skirt / flank steak, and we finally got around to cooking it tonight. This was my first attempt at skirt steak, a flat, sinewy cut of beef. Jamie Oliver also does … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 22

Lockdown Larder – Day 21

Quick-Pickled Red Cabbage – and a crème caramel   We had leftover hotpot for dinner, and this time, with some pickled red cabbage. I always thought this needed weeks to mature before eating, but I found a recipe that promised otherwise – and I had most of the ingredients. #Winning After shredding a colander-full of … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 21

Lockdown Larder – Day 20 (Tuesday)

Old-fashioned Hotpot with a suet-crust pastry lid   This is classic North England food, and perfect for a cold day. It was just missing a generous helping of picked red cabbage on the side, but we made do with HP Sauce instead 😊 I don’t have a recipe for this. I’ve made it so many … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 20 (Tuesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 19 (Monday)

When you want a takeaway for dinner but everywhere is closed… If today was a normal day. I’d have called it a takeaway night. You know when you’ve had enough of cooking elaborate food and just want to eat something? That was tonight. There was no outstanding reason. I didn’t sleep well last night, which … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 19 (Monday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 18

Sunday Roast Chicken & veg - with soft no-knead bread rolls   Tonight’s dinner was a small, organic free-range chicken from Bostock Brothers, courtesy of yesterday’s delivery of groceries. The chicken was roasted with a fresh lemon quartered inside it, and another tray of the roasted medley of vegetables that were so successful a … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 18

Lockdown Larder – Day 17

Leftover Steak & Ale Pie – with Gratin Dauphinois (thank you, Delia!)   Easy dinner tonight, with the remaining half of the Sublime Steak & Ale Pie from Friday. I reheated it in the oven (covered with foil) with a little water to reinvigorate the gravy. Then when it was hot, I removed the foil … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 17

Lockdown Larder – Day 16 – Good Friday

Sublime Steak & Ale pie – with homemade flaky pastry It’s a public holiday today in New Zealand. This meant I could indulge in a lazy morning, and then tackle something complex for dinner. Ever since watching the most recent episode of Britain’s Best Home Cook, where one of the contestants made Steak & Guinness … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 16 – Good Friday

Lockdown Larder – Day 15

Pork Chops with Apricots (and more roasted broccoli)   I don’t have a good track record with cooking pork chops. Nine times out of ten they end up dry and tough. If I take them off the heat early, in the hopes of still being tender, it’s usually to find they aren’t cooked through, and … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 15

Lockdown Larder – Day 14

Kinda Mexican Wednesday Enchiladas and nachos – an unusual, but good combo. I’d been working on financial planning spreadsheets most of the day, and wanted something simple to make for dinner. I had a little fresh minced beef left from burger night, not enough to make a pan of chilli, but enough to act as … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 14