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 … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 45

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 34

Simple Sausage Casserole – with lots of veggies!   There were 4 sausages to be used, and a simple casserole called. Like the recipe I used a couple of weeks ago, I chopped the bangers into chunks and lightly fried them until golden, then added seasoning (salt, pepper, dried chilli flakes & mixed dried herbs), … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 34

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 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 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 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