Last weekend OH and I were away in the campervan for a few nights. It was lovely but it meant I didn't plan my food and meals for the week. And my eating really suffered ie I ate far too much rubbish!! So this morning I was determined to get ahead for next week (and beyond) and use up all the bits n bobs lying around my fridge and store cupboard. Here's my lovely full fridge as a result.
So what can you do with...
6 bendy carrots?
Half a bag of sprouting potatoes?
A small bowl of cooked brown rice?
Turkey sausages and turkey breast mince?
2 wrinkly apples?
4 scruffy spring onions?
Firstly I chopped up all the onions and grated the carrots. Then finely chopped the spring onions discarding the scruffy leaves. I mixed some onion/carrot/spring onions with tuna and mayo to make a wrap for my lunch! I used about half and there's half left in the fridge for tomorrow's lunch.
I browned the turkey mince with 2 onions/1 carrot/spicy seasoning and added a carton of chopped tomatoes and a carton of cannelini beans. I put it all in the slow cooker and cooked it on High for 4 hours. 5 portions of turkey chilli con carne done.
I chucked the rest of the carrots, 1 onion and about a cup of red lentils in some veg stock and simmered for about 20 mins. Then I added the brown rice and turned it off after it came back up to the boil. Lentil and rice soup for work lunches.
I mashed 2 of the boiled potatoes with half a bag of cooked frozen cauliflower to make Mashed Cauli Potatoes (it's a real thing apparently) It actually tasted rather nice. It's supposed to be a healthy low carb/low calorie version of mashed potatoes. I'll be using it as a topping to some turkey chilli con carne to make a spicy cottage pie thingy.
I browned the sausages and onions in my wok and added half a can of Stella Cidre. I quartered the apples and chucked them in too. I added some veg stock and simmered it all for about 25 minutes.
I divided it into 3 portions (one is for DS)
And I sauteed the rest of the potatoes to have with my bargain beef joint that was cooked overnight in the slowcooker.
Tonight OH and I are having peppered (bargain) fillet steak in a whisky 'cream' sauce with oven chips and purple sprouting broccoli from my own garden 😊 Then we're going to see Trainspotting 2 at the cinema. I actually only watched the first Trainspotting film last year for the first time so I haven't been waiting that long for the sequel!