Not enough Left overs

I made sure I cooked extra veg yesterday so that we could have bubble and squeak today.
Hubby also ensured there would be sufficient left over by banning himself and MOH from the kitchen when I was dishing up as last year, MOH tipped everything on our plates (or should I say into our bowls) and we ate the lot!

The guys took the dogs for a walk this morning before the rain was due to hit, and I got to preparing our midday meal as we intended to be on the road by 2 pm so that we still had some daylight to check the boat when we got back.
I had one chicken breast, 4 stuffing balls, 2 bacon and cranberry rolls, and a bowl of cold sprouts and carrots to work with.
Hm. That wasn’t going to go far between the three of us.
So I got my thinking cap on.
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The problem with sprouts is they are nearly all water, so when I mashed them and the carrots, it was a rather sloppy mix for bubble and squeak, so I added a few extra ingredients.
I cut two thick slices off the granary loaf we’d purchased and after removing the crusts, crumbled them into the mix, added an egg, and some flour.
I then rolled the mix (still a bit sticky) into patties, rolled them in flour, and put them on a greased baking tray. There were seven.

Note: although they were tasty, these are better fried in a pan with a little oil as they go crispy on the outside.

There still didn’t seem to be very much, so I boiled some potatoes, more carrots and the parsnips I hadn’t used yesterday, and when cooked, mashed them all together and put them in a lined pyrex lid (MOH doesn’t have very much in the baking tin or dishes line, so I always have to improvise. He does seem to have a lot of lids, but no bowls).
When they got back, I asked MOH if he had any sausages in his freezer.
That was a No, but he had taken out a pack of bacon, and suggested I used all of that.
I’d seen it in his fridge, but as it was a large pack, thought it rather extravagant.
However, there were only 6 rashers in it, so I used them all on top of the mash mix and added a tomato for garnish.

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This is before I put it in the oven. The frilly bit is the greaseproof paper.

Together with the bubble and squeak patties, I baked it in the oven for half an hour/ 40 minutes, making sure that the bacon was fully cooked.

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If you make this, don’t expect it to cut like a pie. I hadn’t added any butter or margarine  as the juices from the bacon seep into the mash as it cooks adding to the flavour.

I put 2 rolls of bacon and some slices of tomato on everyone’s plate, then served up the mash with a spoon.
I was able to slice the chicken breast quite thinly, so made it stretch for the three of us.
The men had a bacon and cranberry roll, we each had a stuffing ball, though MOH had 2, and he also had three patties as he has a bigger appetite to us.

Our plates (and tummies) were full (as were our calorific score cards for all things bad).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Not enough Left overs

  1. Way to gomaking it spread out so evert had enough.

  2. scifihammy says:

    A little ingenuity goes a long way! 🙂 Well done to make a tasty sustaining meal for all three of you. 🙂

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