Saturday, 23 February 2013

Homemade Pesto

Hello Readers.

Yesterday I made Pesto.

This is my version:

Blend some basil leaves with a splash of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic paste, 3 chopped tomatoes. I would have preferred to have added some pine nuts but the only ones I had at home were from 2007 and were soft so I threw them in the bin. You can just pour the pesto cold over cooked pasta, or zap in the microwave for 2 minutes.
I went to Aldi today and bought some pistacio nuts for when I next make some pesto.

I hope to be getting a bit of baking done tomorrow and if I do, I hope to blog the recipes with pics.

Bye for now.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Here's a tip

Hello Readers,

What do you do with a biro that has ink but won't write?
I was clearing a drawer out in my kitchen and found a biro just like that and no amount of shaking or scribbling on a pad would get it going so as I was in the kitchen, I decided to run it under the hot tap for a few seconds and hey presto! It worked!

Bye for now.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Frugal Dinner (on Friday night)

Pictured above is what we had on Friday night.

Below is how I cook the Quorn Fillets, (yellow stickered from the freezer):

I placed the fillets in an oven dish with carton of Passata from Aldi at about 35p, 1 tsp value mixed herbs, 1tbsp of value honey,  1 tsp of dried garlic, paprika and chilli.  Baked in the small oven for around 30 mins at 180 *
I served it with some yellow stickered sprouts bought the other day, sweetcorn and some tex mex cheesy wedgy thingys from Asda.  Empty plates all round. I had enough to serve 5 so one plate is in the fridge for lunch in a day or two.
Frugal, tasty and nourishing.