Things learned about leftovers and more
Things I have learned in the last few days:
1. Whilst chopping up your unloved box of “Black Magic” and mixing it with melted marshmallow and popcorn might seem like an excellent idea, it is not. The mixture of flavours tastes like flowers.
2. The pink ones in the packets of Polish marshmallows from Asda taste much stronger than other marshmallows and do not melt very well at all (see above)
3. Sour cream and chive dip mixed with a little extra milk and lots of black pepper makes a rather nice sauce for salmon.
4. Having leftover smoked salmon and prawns is brilliant.
5. Marks and Spencer’s woodfired pizza is superior. It also makes for a hassle free, if not entirely gourmet New Year’s Eve.
6. Do not start a conversation with Nanna whilst cooking the brussel sprouts. You will end up cooking them Nanna-style (ie overdone). Sorry Nanna – your cakes, sausage rolls and all other things are awesome but sprouts need a bit of crunch!)
7. Pret a Manger’s or Crussh’s expensive salad boxes of hummus, grilled chicken, seeds or nuts and salad can be replicated in a rather satisfactory manner from Christmas and NYE leftovers. Great way to start the new year frugally.
8. Cooking Christmas dinner is actually quite fun, as long as you have a little list.
9. ASDA might miss the turkey out from your Christmas grocery delivery. Beware (this happened to in-laws) Waitrose will miss out the sprouts, but have “reserve sprouts” in the van.
Happy New Year all.