Friday, 4 January 2013

What do you do with leftovers?

Friday 4th January 2013

Someone did say that you should cook what you like as you will be left with the leftovers.  That's fine until other people bring things into your house that you wouldn't buy to start with!  When the family came on Tuesday, we had said that we had everything that we needed and they didn't need to bring anything, although if they wanted wine they should bring that (as everyone was driving home that night, that was not really practical).

So how come we have been left with a box of 12 mince pies, a large box of biscuits and half a lemon cheesecake?  We delivered the biscuits to the village coffee morning and we hope to give the mince pies to a neighbour with a teenager who eats anything.

Tonight's dinner was a quick meal to accommodate my husband having to leave by 6.30pm for a meeting - tuna, sweet potatoes and veggies.  Aldi sell bags of frozen tuna in individual portion bags, although they are quite small and we tend to go for one and a half each. 

Sweet potatoes are good as wedges, and they can cook at the same time as the tuna.  We have found that the easiest way to prepare them is to put the oil and mixed herbs into a plastic bag, add the chopped sweet potatoes, toss around and then pour into a baking tray.  [500g sweet potatoes, 4 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp mixed herbs]  Cook for 20 minutes at 180 C.

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