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No money till payday almost empty cupboards? Here's a little something I rustle up when down and out
Member Name: quissue
Advantages: No waste just fat bellies
Disadvantages: just have to find uses for those bits that are tucked into the back of the fridge
I know not all families feel the pinch quite as badly as I have just painted it but there are times when there seems to be precious little to eat and payday seems to be taking longer and longer to get here so for those eventuallities I have conjured a few recipies out of thin air almost!
Here are a few examples of these.
Sounds delicious doesn't it and it is. Most people have a tin of some kind of fish in their cupboards wether as in this case it is Tuna, Salmon, Tinned Prawns or shrimps, or possibly sardines or pilchards. Although I have never tried the latter with this it may well work quite well.
Garlic either fresh or powdered or even garlick crushed
milk or cream if you still have some
Pasta about 500g
I know most people still have these lurking in the shelving somewhere.
To make you boil pasta,
chop onion garlic and fry these off till onion is opaque, and soft, add tuna or other tinned fish, milk or cream about 1/2 -3/4 pint, salt pepper drain pasta add to tuna mixture.
place in casserole dish and top with cheese grill for a short time until browned lightly you could also add a few breadcrums to the cheese to boost what leftovers you have.
Walla cheap but efficient meal will serve 4.
If you use cream you get better result but milk just makes for a thinner sauce.
Also another favorite of ours is homemade pizza
so easy to make as you need very little ingredients.
Providing you have flour fat and salt and milk for a soft pastry base you need little else
tomatoes can be tinned as I nearly always have these in my cupboard as an emergency item these are a must have
onion garlick to make a salsa sauce by choppin onions and garlick and cooking until soft add tomatoes and fry off until sauce thickens . quick easy salsa sauce.
then make basis by rolling out pastry mixture, (I am not boring you by telling you how to make pastry) taking it as everyone knows that one. By rubbing fat into flour and adding a little milk to soft dough stage yar. Roll out pastry into 2 circles 8" across Then spread salsa over bases add a bit of cheese and anything else you have lying around that would do as a topping and bake in oven at around 200 degrees this is so easy the kids could do it. Till cooked through.
Making a fun tea and a very tasty one at that.
I hope you enjoy just a couple of my ideas for something to eat out of very little in the pantry.
Another is spanish style omelette which if I have eggs I generally have I use up all the odd bits of onion ham cheese tomatoes what ever else I find generally goes in too and make a big frittata style beauty that feeds a hungry crew, in my house quite happily munching on left overs without it seeming that way.
Summary: Always a use for the odd tin of this and that and the curled up piece of cheese lurking.