Today I… made dinner from the ‘bottom of the fridge’- the term we use in our house for meals that consist of leftovers or stuff that needs using up.
I have my groceries delivered on Fridays which always includes lots of vegetables and salad and fruit for the week. While I was waiting for it to arrive, I checked out the fridge and noticed that we had a little stockpile in the salad drawer, possibly because we have been eating home grown vegetables from the garden.
With this in mind, I cleared everything out to see what I could use. The salad items- chinese leaf, spring onions, cucumber and beetroot went back in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch. I found an avocado, half a pack of St Agur cheese and some sour cream dip that has been open a few days. Roquamole! Snack for later in front of the TV- well, it is Friday…
I chopped up the following into small dice:
- 1 leek
- 3 sticks of celery
- 1/2 a yellow pepper
- 2 courgettes ( home grown)
and sweated them gently in some oil and butter before adding a can of chopped tomatoes. I let this simmer and thicken for about 20 minutes, then added a squirt of ketchup ( instead of tomato puree) and a tablespoon of Branston pickle. A teaspoon of sugar and a sprig of fresh thyme to season. This simmered for about another 10 minutes until I was ready.
I served this with some sausages and brown rice- it was delicious.
Now, pass me that dip…