And there it wasn’t………….

I would like to share my dinner with you.
Nothing fancy you understand, just a basic spaghetti bolognese recipe.

2 cups pasta quills            approx 10p

200g minced beef             approx 80p
1 chopped onion                approx 10p
2 chopped tomatoes                       20p
1 teaspoon italian herbs              pence
I stock cube                                    less than a penny
2 cloves garlic                                pence
2 inches tomato puree                     3p

finely grated cheese to garnish    10p tops

My method of cooking the pasta is to put it in a covered pan with cold water, bring it to the boil, then turn the heat off and let it ‘do’. Usually works and it’s ready by the time I’ve done the sauce.

I cooked the beef in a covered pan with a little water, then drained off the fat before adding the other ingredients. As it all cooked, the juice from the tomatoes wasn’t quite enough to make a sauce/gravy/stock, so I added a little more water to stop the mix catching on the bottom of the pan or becoming too dry.
It smelt lovely!

I dished up, put my little heap of grated cheese on top, and got the camera for a picture.

After we’d eaten, I settled down with the SD chip and a message appeared asking me to format the disc before use.

WTF  ???????

I knew the chip had loads of photos and other things on it, but the whole thing had been wiped clean! Hubby put it in my old laptop, and we got the same message. He put it back in the camera to view, and the messsage said NO FILES FOUND.

Double WTF ????????

I have no idea how or why it happened, but Hubby said sometimes there is a little ‘glitch’ and things go screwy.  Yep. Cock Up is a two letter word. ME!
We therefore downloaded a free recovery package which has retrieved what was on it. These then have to be saved somewhere else, and that is what is happening now in the background as I type this post.

Sorry, no picture of today’s absolutely scrummy meal, but here’s the one I cooked when we stayed with MOH. Not quills that day but spaghetti, and I’d added a chopped carrot to this one as well.

spag bol
Today was the first time I’ve ever used tomato puree, as I usually opt for tomato ketchup (which I don’t buy anymore). However, at 37p for a big tube that gives at least 12 helpings, it was more practical.
Also, we dumped our pathetic mini cheese grater as I kept grating my fingers, and it took ages to grate enough cheese for a meal.
mini graterWhilst housesitting, I used our host’s which was brilliant and we managed to get one which was similar. We also used less cheese which has got to be good for the diet!

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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10 Responses to And there it wasn’t………….

  1. scifihammy says:

    Agh! Technology is far too ‘clever’ for its own good – removing your photos like that!
    But on the bright side, when I read your title, I assumed Maggie had eaten your supper – so it could have been worse! 🙂

  2. Barb Knowles says:

    When you said you’d share your dinner with me, I thought you’d bring it here………..

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