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Monday, 7 January 2019
In My Kitchen: January 2019
refried beans to which I added the remains of Lorraine's puttanesca spaghetti. I baked some spring rolls from the freezer, cooked up corn on the cob, sliced some cheese on sourdough bread and added in spinach. It was lovely and easy to whip up in the busy days before Christmas.
white elephant gft exchange but we had really nice presents). I had to put aside all my Catholic guilt to "steal" this present of panettone, a puttanesca mix and a sad fish club badge. I have yet to eat the foods but am looking forward to them and can attest that Sylvia has enjoyed the badge, when our cat isn't batting it around the floor!
gnocchi meal that I posted but not quite. I fried the gnocchi, added the steamed asparagus and cherry tomatoes in the frypan. Once cooked, I stirred in some cashew cream. It was delicious. I was pleased that the red and green vegetables looked quite festive.
East Elevation when I met some old college friends there before Christmas. It was fantastic to catch up, though amazing to hear how much their kids are into their mobile phones. One of my friend's kids was the only one in her whole grade 6 year not to have a mobile phone! I am finding it scary how many of my friends have kids at high school now and even leaving school. They are all growing up so quickly.
cheesemas tree, lots of chickpeas left from making vegan royal icing from aquafaba for our gingerbread house, and lots of nut roast leftover from Christmas dinner. I also had apricots from Coburg Farmers Market. It wasn't a bad effort considering I couldn't be bothered going to the shops.
haggis nachos and bought some Edenvale sparkling rose (non-alcoholic). Our neighbour visited for a drink and brought some cherries to eat with panforte. Then Sylvia and I went to the city to see Ralph breaks the internet and watch some family fireworks. It was great having some leftover haggis to start the new year. We had quite a few haggis sandwiches.
We had leftover chips so I chopped them up and added about a cupful to a batch of overnight sourdough bread. The bread smelled amazing when it came out of the oven but the taste was not hugely altered. I did feel happier not to waste the food. I would like to try some other recipes using leftover chips if I have more another time. Omelette? quiche? Any suggestions?
I had hoped that the pizza might have been made by Sylvia who was asking for it but she was too busy with a friend visiting. So I made it when I got home. As I had beans leftover from the haggis, I roughly mashed these for the pizza, added some corn and red capsicum as well as a bit of smoked paprika and tabasco to the pizza sauce. And then I topped it all with cheese. A lovely and easy tex mex pizza.
I am sending this post to Sherry of Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen event, that was started by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 13th of the month. Or just head over to her blog to peek into more kitchens.