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.
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.
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.
Whilst 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!