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Leftover magic - Back to Basics

So sometimes we do not feel like cooking. But if you are like me, your eating out options are pretty narrow. The other night I made a corned beef with mashed potato and lots of yummy sauce, and on purpose I made a double batch of everything. This is what I did with the leftovers.


Looks yummy, doesn’t it? And it was, and gluten free, dairy free, nut free, take away free....

This is what I did. I had a rummage in the fridge and found a carrot and some tomatoes, but really, any handy veg would have done, and cut that up into smallish chunks, then I cut up all of the leftover corned beef into bits small enough to fit in my mouth, then I mixed the meat and veg into the leftover sauce.


I popped that mix into the bottom of my trusty range of ramekins, loosened up the potato with a little water and spread that on top.


Then I popped a little plastic shower cap on each (I have some great re-useable ones I bought from Aldi) and tucked those into the freezer. Now, on a night when I don’t want to cook I just trundle to the freezer, take one out, take off its shower cap and pop it into the oven, slow at first, ten minutes at 100 degrees C so you don’t shock the ramekin into breaking, then turn the heat up and cook until golden.


Mmmmmm! Leftovers perfection.

If you want to know how to cook my corned beef, go to the post and have a look, it is in the Back to Basics section.

Have a great day!

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