' Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.'
Monday, 9 May 2011
I just had to take these shots to prove that I'm not the type of girl who writes about saving money and then dines surreptitiously on ready meals from M&S each night. It's sure to warm the cockles of the hearts of all you thrifty chicks and dudes out there. But vegetarians look away! What you see is some of the remains of a slap up meal being put to good use by Mr Lovelygrey. No, the flesh and bones being boiled in the saucepan isn't footage from the next Hannibal the Cannibal movie but part of the simple process of turning leftover chicken carcass into delicious stock, a vital ingredient in a future top notch soup. Simply simmer the remains in water with seasoning, an onion and a carrot.
The extra yummy gratin put pay to the remainder of a pot of cream that had been bought for pouring over dessert. Just add potato, onions, leeks and chopped bacon, then bake in the oven for a sumptuously moreish supper. And there's even more to come. Surplus cooked vegetables will be quickly whizzed in the food processor and given a new life as, the traditional English dish, bubble and squeak. As she lived through the wartime years when 'Waste not, Want not' was a national mantra, I'm certain that this delicious way of using up surplus vegetables from a roast dinner is indeed food fit for our Queen!