of starting the winter ‘quick dinner’ stock up

yum, the bacon potato and corn soup experiment worked … even though I had to use beef stock ’cause had no chicken (seriously, 8 boxes of beef stock & consomme and no chicken? Can’t blame anyone else ’cause i do the grocery shopping) … think I might try it with ham bones next – and some dutch creams .. the nicola potatoes are good but you just can’t beat a dutch cream for yummy.

I can’t, unfortunately, just come home and grab a meat pie or a pizza and chuck it in the oven … and when we’re both getting home in the dark (not quite yet!) and it’s raining and freezing cold in the middle of winter (or, possibly, summer in the northern hemisphere – wow, you guys are having some seriously sucky weather at the moment! All my sympathies!!!) I really need some good, healthy, quick meals that we’re both not bored to death with.

So, soup as above is the first one – was very yum and will freeze up nicely – thaw, microzap, and chuck in some fresh chives / parsley (not for him, he hates it) and it’ll be a fabulous easy dins! Tomorrow I’m on the hunt for gravy beef and marrow bones to make up a nice beef stroganoffy stew in the slow cooker on Saturday (will be another experiment as I have not cooked stroganoff without onion before … may well be making the dogs day in the end!).

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