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managing disappointment

January 28, 2013

I went for quick walk this morning, because it wasn’t raining and the weather forecast was for more rain later. The weather forecast was right and more rain and wind arrived in due course. Very disappointing. I felt that we probably ought to have a warming, hearty soup for dinner maybe with potato wedges, but this suggestion was met with a fairly lacklustre response from Rella, who admittedly was between shifts and was studying for a maths test tomorrow.

So I looked at the ingredients in the fridge and decided that it was possible to have a vegetable mixture (I hate the word stew) with quorn fillets I discovered in the freezer. The contenders for a good vegetable mixture were  three  carrots, a leek, half a pepper, a courgette, several tomatoes and some cold potato wedges.

I washed and chopped all these things up and then put the carrots and leek into  pan with some olive oil and cooked them until soft. Then courgette, pepper and tomatoes were added and the lot was cooked slowly with a lid on for half an hour. It was looking a bit thick, soupy even – because the chopped up potato wedges had disintegrated – so I added a half a carton of chopped tomatoes with herbs and swished out the carton with a bit of water and added that.saved-dinner

The rest of the chopped tomatoes I spread onto 8 slices of sourdough bread that I’d bought from a local bakery, but which was a little disappointing,  sprinkled with pepper and dried herbs and plonked slices of mozzarella on top and put on a baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes. To the pan I added the frozen quorn fillets, some salt and a lot of black pepper and simmered it for about 10 minutes. It needed something green so I added frozen peas. Not a bad meal, really.

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  1. January 28, 2013 10:55 pm

    Sounds like you were resourceful and were rewarded with a nice meal. And, I learned something. I didn’t know what Quorn was so looked it up. Our family eats a like of ‘fake meat’ and have for several years.

    • January 29, 2013 10:26 pm

      I thought Quorn was everywhere, but it turns out to be a trademark. You live and learn.

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