Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday on my mind

Peggy lost her jumper somewhere in the parents' garden. She gets in under shrubs and I can' t find in anywhere. I got a fair way down the body of her new one today before actually counting the stitches on the needle for the first time since I cast on. Obviously didn't count too well then, because I was 10 stitches short. All unravelled now and we're back on the neckband. Guess she'll be wearing a towel to bed for another couple of nights.

COOK FROM THE CUPBOARD

BREKKIE: Porridge with craisins, coffee.

LUNCH: Baked beans on toast. There's shipload of little tins of baked beans in my locker at work. Is there anything else I can do with them but heat them up and serve them on toast?

AFTERNOON TEA: Tea and a slice of yesterday's carrot cake. Still moist and scrumptious. I also confiscated two red smarties from one of our patrons. He now knows that if you want to eat in the library you have to share with the staff.

DINNER: Friday was always going to be the most tempting day to NOT cook from the cupboard. A takeaway is pretty appealing on a Friday.
Stuck to my guns though and used the leftover rice from last night to make what we called "freggy rice" in a share house I lived in many moons ago.
Chopped onion and garlic softened in a little oil. Add a handful of thinly sliced mushrooms and mix over a low heat with whisked eggs (2 per person), salt, lots of black pepper and whatever greenery is still edible in the fridge. Tonight it was finely sliced silverbeet with lots of chopped curly parsley and tarragon from the garden. Then chuck in the leftover rice (I had about a cup) and warm through. Not quite fried rice, not even close to an omlette and fabulous comfort food. Goes well with a crisp white wine, but tonight I enjoyed it with a beer. The dogs got a small spoonful each in their bowls as well.


SUPPER: Tea

6 comments:

amanda j said...

I am so envious. I hate baked beans and eggs, so there are two huge gaps in the 'on toast' genre.

Are you really still eating from your cupboard? My family would be dead by now.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I'm sorry - all I can think of in reply is a Monty Python quote "I'm not dead yet...."

As for baked beans I haven't had them plain since an ex taught me to fry up some spinach, corn and mushrooms then add the baked beans. Not much use for work, I know...

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Sorry - forgot to say you could always take a couple fo taco shells into work and break them up (or some corn chips), layer the beans over then some cheese, nuke and voila! "Nachos"!

(Please note quotation marks)

Jejune said...

I'm not a huge fan of baked beans, but Dotter takes those little tins to school for lunch (cold) - they're good if you have diabetes!

I like the sound of your freggy rice, must give that a try sometime.

And bummer about having to restart Peggy's jumper, poor little sad towel dog ;)

Kate said...

OK, sorry about the gap in transmission. I've sent you some more details re the berets to your email address so i could use links etc. Happy stitching!

And I've started up Eat from your Pantry too. Thanks for blazing the trail : )

Kate said...

Bugger - I didn't transfer your email address to my hotmail. Could you send yours to me so I can send you the stats for the berets? mine's kathrynthorne at hotmail dot com