.............. doesn't always mean inedible! Tonight's supper was a combination of squishy, wrinkly and cheap. Here's the sort of recipe for Chunky Smoky Leek and Bacon Sauce with pasta twists
Take a bag of pasta from emergency stores as too much time spent knitting to make your own today; Get a heavy bottomed pan and scrape off the runny butter from the packet that someone left out overnight in the warm kitchen, put in pan. Delve into veg basket and rescue slightly elderly and wrinkly leek that is about 9ft long..................... top and tail and peel off the outer skin (rather rude looking), slice thinly and put into pan with butter over a highish heat. Enter fridge of doom............ discover 3 tomatoes at the back that have been frozen and thawed, when someone insisted on turning up the dial as things'weren't being kept cold enough' - frozen cold enough for you? Add in big squishy tomato from the bottom of the salad drawer and remove mouldy bit from half tomato left from sandwich maker the other day. Chop all roughly and messily on kitchen table. Mop up all the watery juice that got everywhere. Pile tomatoes into pan, stir round with leeks and re-enter fridge of doom to extracate ends of bacon bits from slicing up home cured bacon the other day; chop roughly into chunks and add to the pan. Leave to cook down decide it's looking a bit peely wally, so open the wine. After one glass, remember what you were doing and add a slug to the pan, then tip in a generous helping of smoked paprika. Pop lid on and have another glass of wine - this is a cork bottle, not a screw top, so might go off.................
Back to the fridge of doom to unearth cheesey ends in cheese box - bit of Double Gloucester and some pensioner parmesan, grate finely and mix together.
Put pan on for pasta, take your turns on FB Scrabble, then top up pan as it threatens to boil dry, get it back to boiling and cook pasta. Drain well, failing in attempt to keep hand out of way of boiling water. Portion out pasta into bowls, ladle on generous amount of sauciness, pile on the cheese and open another bottle.
Bon appetit :)
*actually this was very, very good lol
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Squishy and wrinkly.............
Posted by MrsL at 20:50