192/365 Today I… looked in the fridge

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…


About downmyfront

Interested in cooking and eating, books, theatre, crafts, thrift and upcycling.
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