A Saucy Post

Today I excelled myself.
From an old favourite recipe and by adding the last of some peppers, a handful of mushrooms and using the final of our 4 homegrown tomatoes, I made this:

spag bol spag bol 2 my spag bolIt would have made SW proud, consisting entirely of speedy and free food.

For two:
250g lean (5% fat) minced beef                                                                £1.80
2 small onions (no big ones left in bucket)                                                 .10
remnants of green, red and yellow pepper (bottom of fridge)                .10
half a dozen mushrooms (best before date 2nd Aug)                               .15
Home grown tomato plus one shop bought                                                .10
our tomato2 cloves garlic                                                                                                 minimal
2 stock cubes                                                                                                  less than 5p
pinch italian herbs (test for Hubby’s digestion)                                      minimal
1/3 packet cheap (20p for 500g) spaghetti pasta                                    7p tops

Photos:
top: 2 angles of Hubby’s portion
(he said it was so good he could have eaten twice as much)
bottom: mine (no extra salad this time as all the speed food is included in the mix)
Final: our largest tomato prior to picking (not the one eaten today).

Not too much sauce, but what there was dribbled down our chins or flicked up to our cheeks on the spaghetti. The pasta I cooked today is so easy, just drop it in boiling water, bring back to the boil, cover with a lid and switch off the heat. Done in 10 minutes.

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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7 Responses to A Saucy Post

  1. How did your “rooftop” garden do? Looks like you got good tomatoes. Do you have to move the buckets when you travel with the boat?

    • Our veg plot project did not go well I’m afraid, though we didn’t have to keep moving our pots as they were in the bow. We had just 4 tomatoes, our onions and garlic rotted in the soil (we think becaue they got too hot and dry) and our dwarf green beans were almost invisible. Next year we intend to revert to moneymaker tomatoes as we grew in the cottage garden, and probably try our hand at potatoes. There must be something we can grow aboard!

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