Monday, 22 October 2012

Nothing Wasted ....

Hello there ...
Just a quick 'hello' ... just like to check in with my Blog Girlie's .. and boys of course..
Its part of my evening relaxation .. seeing what you've all been doing with your day ... a nice part of my day.

Anyway 'Waste Not Want Not' as they say...

We had our sausage casserole for supper yesterday .. and very nice it was too.
After I has taken the sausages out of the casserole.. and given us both a good helping of the sauce ... there was still lots of the sauce-y stuff left ... lots of rich tasty tomato based sauce.

Too nice to waste. 

 So I pulled a little lamb mince out of the freezer and fried it up with some onion ... I found the end of a cabbage and a few peas.

 Added the mince mix to the casserole (and a few leftover cooked potatoes) ..and gave it a good heating through.
I had a lump of pastry in the freezer so I pulled that out this morning and it defrosted nicely in time to be rolled out and put on top of the casserole/pie

And very tasty it was too ...
 Just looking back at photos/posts seems I always use the same roasting/casserole/pie dish ... well i do ... its not that I haven't others but this one seems to be the right size shape... and ...well.. handiness.
 Is it me or do you use the same equipment ... does it sometimes just taste better from a particular dish or pan?



  1. I do love a pastry pie!
    Funny you asked that, as I have an old smoked glass casserole dish, it was a gift in 1979, I use it so much, it's a good size and it has a lid.

  2. anything with pastry is good to my mind....


  3. One of my favorite things to do is use up leftovers by inventing new recipes. When ever the Hubby asks, "what's for dinner" and I say, "something I invented", he gets all happy inside. It is amazing the great meals that come from left overs :)
    I totally agree with the 'waste not, want not ' saying. It has always worked for me.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

  4. Making something out of leftovers is great! These kind of meals are often the tastiest! I use individual little ovenproof dishes when making my shepperds pies, and these are dishes I constantly use, over and over. I also have some high sided glass dishes I always use for making my pasta bakes. It`s a matter of familiarity, I guess.

  5. I love making stuff from left overs. My husbands boss tells him that he is better fed at dinner time than he is all week, it's only left overs from meals. A favourite of my husbands at the moment is chicken soup made from a Sunday roast chicken.


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