Dropped Stuffing

Hubby fancied stuffing with his pork chops the other night, and the only way I have ever cooked it has been in the oven fifteen minutes or so before I’m ready to dish up.
We have a full size cooker on board, but apart from the four ring hob, I have never used it.

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my cooker

It’s not that I’m afraid to, but meals for the two of us I can do using the hob and microwave, just as I did in the cottage.

Sure, I miss batch baking for the freezer, baking cakes, casseroles or making lasagnes, but I don’t have a freezer now, cakes are restricted (sort of, sigh), ‘casseroles’ are no more than stews cooked in the pressure cooker, and quite honestly it’s cheaper to buy a ready made lasagne, if we fancy one, that can be cooked in the microwave.
Besides, it also makes it a novelty for me to cook a full roast when we visit MOH!

So how to do Hubby’s stuffing then.
paxo This is the VERY POSH stuff, definitely more than 15p a box!

The veg was put in a saucepan, and the chops cooked slowly in some water in the frying pan. No roast spuds to worry about as he wanted mash, so that was no problem.

I’ve made sage and onion bread stuffing from scratch using a couple of slices of crumbled bread, some grated onion and a sprinkling of sage, added a little hot water and an egg, then rolled the mix in flour, shaped into balls, and cooked on a greased baking sheet in a hot oven for 15 minutes or so.

However, not all that long ago, we discovered ‘own brand’ packet mixes for 15p in the supermarket, which was sufficient to make 8-10 stuffing balls.
I therefore cheated and used a packet mix, adding an egg and a little flour.
I heated a little oil in a pan,Β  took a teaspoon of the mixture and ‘dropped’ it into the fat.
There was enough to make 6 large craggy dollops, which I covered with a lid. After five minutes or so, I took the lid off to turn them over, and was pleased that the flour and egg had made them go all crunchy on the outside. I covered the pan again and they were ready by the time I served up the rest of the meal.

Another successful experiment in the boat’s kitchen.
Hubby doesn’t think I noticed the six packets of stuffing that he bought todayΒ  πŸ˜‰


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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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8 Responses to Dropped Stuffing

  1. Ady says:

    Don’t deprive us a look of the delicious treat after you had our mouths drooling while reading !!! πŸ˜€

  2. scifihammy says:

    That is my fav stuffing πŸ™‚ but I can’t get it here any more.

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