Lockdown Larder – Day 51 (Friday)

Homemade Steak & Cheese Pie   We had braising steak - and a couple of sheets of puff pastry - in the freezer, and a can of Guinness in the larder. We didn’t have any mushrooms, but we had enough meat to make a pie out of. This time I didn’t use a recipe. A … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 51 (Friday)

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)

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 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

Lockdown Larder – Day 12

Best-Ever (Smashed) Burgers After making these crispy, tasty little gems, I won’t ever go back to making ‘normal’ burgers. What’s different about a smashed burger, I hear you ask? Everything! The patties are smaller, and thinner. As thin as you can get. No flavouring, no binding ingredients – just good quality minced beef. They’re cooked … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 12