A Use-it-up meal!
Yesterday I blogged about meal planning for the week.
We don't stick to the actual meals rigidly; but I try very hard not to buy anything additional for the week.
The veg box delivery came this morning, so I took out everything from the fridge and store cupboard leftover to make a use-it-up meal. Usually we would have 'using up stuff' for an evening meal or freeze for later use - but as the weather is mizzly I just didn't fancy a salad for lunch today.
This was our lunch today.
Left over from our large veg box last week:
3 spuds, 2 leeks, a broccoli stem, 1/4 of a swede, a sweet potato, 3 onions and some garlic
I decided this would make a nice veg shepherd's pie.
To these ingredients I added:
2 tins of white beans, some olive oil and a veg stock cube
I started by preparing all the veg, peeling and chopping the spuds finely and microwaving the sweet potato. Then I drained both tins of beans.
While the potato simmered, I put a little olive oil in a large pan and cooked the sliced leeks, onions, garlic, chopped swede and broccoli stem before adding the stock cube and some water.
The veg was popped into an oven-proof dish, and I mashed the beans and boiled potato together to mash mash for the top before putting the whole dish under the grill to brown.
I microwaved and mashed the sweet potato - skin as well, before adding it to the veg mix to thicken the stock.
To the water saved from cooking the potato I added a garlic and herb stock cube and 2 tbsp flour. I whisked this to make a lovely garlic sauce.
We ate the veg cottage pie with garlic sauce for lunch and didn't need a meal at supper time, I can tell you!!
Have you made a delicious meal recently? What was it?