Having discovered to my shock that the cornish pasties I’ve taken a shine to have a whopping 28 syns, even if I had one on my double syn day, they are still too high and therefore off the menu. Bummer. Never mind. Hubby had ‘mine’ today and I experimented with sausages.
The sausages I buy from the butcher in town are low in fat and extremely tasty. Looking them up and erring on the side of caution going by size and fat content, I’ve allowed 4 syns each, so today’s starter for ten was, well, a main course for eight.
I cut them up and cooked them in a frying pan. As expected, very little fat came out of them and they browned nicely. I put some tri colour pasta in boiling water to soak, and diced an onion, chopped some mushrooms and a handful of frozen peppers, then threw them into a saucepan with a little water and a stock cube and cooked until soft. I drained the pasta and added that too. It was still a little chewy so I cooked it for another five minutes or so in the mix before adding the sausage pieces.
Meanwhile in another pan, the wondrous tatty cake with all those lovely left over veggies from yesterday’s cottage pie was bubbling away and smelling rather divine.
You may remember this photo from Boxing Day (Dec 26th)
Hubby’s pasty took about 25 minutes to warm through in the oven, so everything as ready at the same time.
I have to admit for a chuck it together dinner, this was OK and I’ll do it again, especially as apart from the sausages, this was a ‘free’ meal because everything else is allowed.
The other day I had a bacon and mushroom jacket potato with a mass of veg which was also a ‘free’ meal and that came out OK too.
I confess to exceeding my syn allowance today though, but only by half a syn. It’s the first time I’ve gone over my limit other than my once a week ‘double up syns’ day, as most days I’ve been a couple under.
Sadly syns are not allowed to accumulate, so if I don’t use ’em, I lose ’em!!