Lockdown Larder – Day 44

The last steak & mushroom pie – and colcannon potatoes   It was with delight I found a third family-sized steak & garlic mushroom pie in the freezer, and that felt like a Friday night dinner. I usually make mashed potatoes with it, but I had some silverbeet leaves to use, so I turned the … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 44

Lockdown Larder – Day 43 (Thursday)

A lesson in sub-standard haloumi, a chicken fajita salad, and dessert pizza   Tonight, for once, we planned dinner around the dessert course. We rarely have a dessert, so this was a new departure for us. We would try to make a dessert calzone, and so it was important to have a light main course, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 43 (Thursday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 42

42 = the answer the life, the universe and everything = pizza! It was a good night for pizza. We had a couple of leftover frankfurters in the fridge, along with plenty of mushrooms, and enough mozzarella to sink a small ship. I used the Izzy’s Pizza recipe from before (see below), and left the … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 42

Lockdown Larder – Day 41 (Tuesday)

Leftover roast chicken + curry paste = delicious quick dinner   It was another busy day at my desk, an afternoon filled with meetings, and the increasing need for a quick to prep and eat meal. The leftovers from Monday’s roast chicken were perfect for a speedy curry, along with a generous portion of mushrooms, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 41 (Tuesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 40 (Monday)

The simplicity of a roast chicken   Simple dinner again today. It was a busy day for my day-job, with lots of meetings and actions to attend to, and lunch was a hurried affair, grabbing a selection of things from the fridge and then dashing back to my laptop. Lunch, for all its haste, turned … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 40 (Monday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 39 (Sunday)

Comfort Food   We had a storm blowing through, in a succession of downpours, and we didn’t see the sun all day. For whatever reason, I felt grey and gloomy to match the weather. Comfort food was required. The kind of meal that doesn’t need accompaniment, and will still be delicious for leftovers the day … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 39 (Sunday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 38 (Saturday)

Fusion Kebabs!   We have yoghurt! And chicken thighs! And salad! And fresh garlic! The groceries arrived today, with everything I ordered. I have filled the gaps in the larder and the freezer, and it was a delight to pick and choose what arrived, while we decided what we would have for dinner. The Chicken … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 38 (Saturday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 37

We wanted fish and chips… this was as close as we could manage!   Friday night used to be end-of-the-week-takeaway-night. Sometime fish n chips, or a kebab, or pizza. Not these days, though. Not yet. However, we had fish fingers in the freezer. And potatoes. We ended up with potato wedges (again!), drenched in lemon-pepper, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 37

Lockdown Larder – Day 35 (Wednesday)

Steak, mushroom & cheese in a Guinness sauce   This is actually a variation of the Rough, Tough Gentlemans Pie (from The Londoner blog - see below for link) that I made a few weeks ago. Son wanted to have a go at preparing it, but in a casserole format, rather than as a pie. … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 35 (Wednesday)