Yesterday evening was the first for a week that I got home at a reasonable time and could relax. Motorhome reorganisation can wait. I wanted some proper homecooked nosh. Now before I start givng away my culinary secrets I have rather a big confession to make. Food was thrown out when I left Lovelygrey Cottage. I tried to use up as much as I could before I went and gave lots away but still there was stuff over. There is a big cloud of shame overhead and it's really made me rethink the whole store cupboard thing. As part of the guilt assuaging process the motorhome cupboards are bursting with ingredients to use up. Normally I wouldn't want to be carrying many dried goods and bottles. Best crack on with using them up then!
Chop up an onion and dice a carrot and fry on a low heat in a really generous glug of olive oil. After all there are two of those in the cupboard. Add the last remaining rasher of chopped bacon in the fridge and a clove of crushed garlic. Slowly fry for about ten minutes and then add a pack of good quality sausages.
Once the sausages have browned and the onion is nicely caramelised chuck in a few handfuls of puy lentils. Make sure you scatter some all over the floor as well. After all sweeping is good exercise. Add a tin of ludicrously expensive organic chopped tomatoes bought from a fancy deli shop on the way home and enough water to cover the lentils. Season with salt, pepper and more paprika than you think is wise. Cook until lentils are soft, topping up water if necessary. Washing a bowlful of this done with a nice glass of cider is, of course, obligatory!