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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Meals and Recipes

 

38 comments:

Tags said...

What no eggs and bacon?

yvonneh said...

certainly NO BEANS

Tags said...

What no more gruel even?

yvonneh said...

Just some lovely spicy bread pudding with custard

Tags said...

mmmm! Yummy.

tags said...

Are there any left overs or bubble 'n squeak today please Miss?

bob stevens said...

As winter is seriously here tonight I have made a chilli and a spotted Richard to warm the cockles of the heart.

tags said...

Save some for me please.

bob stevens said...

The way the snow is falling right now (10cms in the last 30 mins.) I shall have to make other reserved dinners.

yvonneh said...

Bob
Do you do a delivery service please

Tommy said...

Take out would be fine.

tags said...

Yeah, make that two to go please.

Johnb said...

I'll have a pastrami on rye sandwich with everything on it,...but hold the mayo, to go please.

bob stevens said...

Yvonneh,funny you should ask for a delivery service, I am told I make a mean ministrone soup, I deliver to 2 elderly friends in the village about once every 2 weeks, they tell me it's better than meals on wheels. Perhaps when you are in the locality of Banbury I could tempt you to call in and dine with us, or any other Cuckooite come to that, you would always be made welcome.

tags said...

You and George K. make a fine pair, delivering food to the needy,
that's really good of you guys.

What's today's special on the menu??

yvonneh said...

Bob
Thanks for the invite, we dont go anywhere much though since Ken broke his hip,we are trying to get some help with aquiring a car that will take a wheelchair with ken in, but there is always an invitation for anyone to pop by as we live near Gatwick airport, nice to have a cuppa and chat before you fly and when you come back. Cant say that my ministrone is as good as yours as I never make it but my veg soup, pea and ham and tomato aren't bad

Del said...

All this talk about food, has anyone considered the inconsistency of sausage skins? For years I've been cooking bangers under the grill, six at a time. No matter that I position them in the same place, three on top, three below, one of them always explodes before the others. I've tried to win serious money by placing bets on which one will erupt first but, if the middle one of the top three explodes this week, it will probably be the left hand one of the bottom trio that blows its top. Why? Answers on a postcard please. Del.

Ted baker said...

Hi Del that was realy funny i could'nt stop laughing and still am. it 6.30am.Thats what i like about this site a lot of humour. Keep it coming. by Ted

jim davis said...

Why doesn't someone invent square sausages, or make sure the animal is dead before being put inside the skin. When I put them under the grill that's fine. But every time I try to turn them over they roll back again as though something inside does not like the heat. The burnt hands I get trying to cook sausages they should come with a health warning. Plus Richmond sausages are racist, and I don't know how the are allowed to get away with it. The other day I saw a packet that was labelled, PORK SAUSAGES, IRISH RECIPE 8 THICK SAUSAGES if I was Irish I would sue them for millions of pounds for hurt feelings.

bob stevens said...

Sausages,one of my favourites.
They are not anything like Tommy made or sold at Dewhurst's or like we used to buy at Hawkins from Freemans in Southall.
Today the skins are made from plastic and unless cooked slowly will burst, I find if the sausages are placed in boiling water, then simmered for about 5 mins, and then slowly cooked under the grill or fried they keep moisture and should not burst open.
Hope this helps to enjoy the perfect meal.

bob stevens said...

Yvonne, can't you get assistance for transport for Ken from Mobility? I hear many people have an adapted vehicle through social services.
Go for it Cuckooites deserve it.

yvonneh said...

Hi Bob,
Good idea, but our welfare system operates an age discrimination policy, if you are 65 you can claim mobility component of the disability allowance, which entitles you to a car every three years, taxed, insured and serviced. Over 65 you are only entitled to the care part, Ken got the care part before he was 65 but they would not give him the mobility because at that stage he could walk. So we have had to go cap in hand to SAAFA as ken served 17 years in the REME
but the british legion in this area wont help, even SAAFA were surprised as they say the british legion is awash with cash.
Never mind, we battle on. |Perhaps we should take them on in the european court for discrimination on age. Anyway thanks for caring.

yvonneh said...

Jim,
when we were in the army we used to have square sausages, they were out of a tin, that was the only meal we rushed to the cookhouse for, saturday evenings square sausages, black pudding, bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes mushrooms fried bread and lashings of toast. |Wow I could never eat that lot now. You can always make your own square sausages, or alternatively do as Bob says, that seems the only way to stop them splitting, you could also try them on a lower heat.
when I grill mine, my smoke alarm goes off it only happens with sausages though.

Ted baker said...

Hi there. we buy our sausages from tesco we only buy the cheap one's 49p for ten,a pack for me and the wife and a pack for the dog. They never burst. realy tastyMy favourite. food is a large lump of beef cooked slowly for about 3 hour's. It just fall s of the fork. We pay about £15 for it so me and the wife and the dog Samson it it the sam day. Iknow its nothing to do with food but why are 9 people a day old ones dying of the cold it does not make sence to me. Ive been in some of there houses and there still sitting around one fire. even if they have cental heating. Which is turned off. In this cold weather mine is never turned of. i turn it down during the night. but when my wife go's out i turn it up.You cant take it with you. I know i should turn it down as i suffer with Asthma. I nearly went last year, but i bounced back. this year ive been ill 3 times but not as bad as last year. if i see some one sneezing, i keep right away from them.by Ted

bob stevens said...

Ted.I cooked last night pigs trotters, be4 any cuckooite goes (oh god no) if you have a local butcher they will either give them to you free or ask for j a nominal charge, say 20pence afer all they only strip them from the bone and use in sausages.
They are realy tasty, wholesome and nutritious and perhaps free.
How to cook them
Place a small amount of oil in a pan and brown the trotters all over
place a few sprigs of fresh ginger a couple of crushed garlic cloves
40 ml of apple juice
75 ml soy sauce
40 ml cider vinigar
20 g of caster sugar 2 large red chillies and some ground pepper.
Let this simer in the uncovered pan for about 1 hour, the sauce will thicken and serve these with some noodles or a mashed potato.
Very cheep filling meal for pensioners.

Ted baker said...

What pig trotters i never did like them even as a kid.Im not a pork person. thanks for the tip. funny thing though my other dog which is not with us now didnt like pork either.Bit of the jewish in us.shalom the kipper?

jim davis said...

I don't have any problem with them splitting Yvonne just rolling about. But going back to Ken, you said you should take then on in the Courts for discrimination, I am sure you were only joking but why not try. Seriously find a No Win no Fee solicitor in your area and have a word with them. They will not take the case on unless in their opinion they think you have a good chance of winning. If they do take It you will be asked to sign an insurance form. That is nothing to worry about because it will incur no cost you. By them taking the case you can pretty much assume you will come out of it with something. Because the other side will know you have solicitors working for you and will worry about their cost mounting up if you are successful. So for them giving in could be the cheaper option. Think about it if you won and it was reported it could open the door for a flood of other people in Ken's position claiming. So they might think keeping it quiet Is their best option. I do not know the law on this one Yvonne but it will cost nothing to give it a try.

Val B said...

Bob I'm impressed with your cooking prowess. I've never had pigs trotters in my life although I know my sister Edna has cooked them, however, I'm the sort that will give any food a go, so I might be following your recipe before too long.

bob stevens said...

Suggest you cook them well until the meat falls away from the bone, if you savour the meat on the bone suggest you wear a bib and have plenty of sevietts at the ready.
Enjoy

yvonneh said...

Hi bob,
you forgot the pickled onions and wallies with your trotters, I go a bit further after boiling them I put them in the oven to crisp off, high heat, delicious.

bob stevens said...

Yvonneh, does that dry all the lovely sauces and juices?
Tomorrow I am off to Betts in Banbury, will come back with some trotters and guess what, tomorrow night trotters, mash and curly kale, I will try your suggestion of crisping in the oven.
Thursday I'll comment.
Do other Cuckooites have any favourites from the estate days?

Tommy said...

Bob we are all waiting for your report how the trotters turned out,you have left us all hanging?

tags said...

It's Friday...got any Cod 'n Chips and pickled onions?

bob stevens said...

Tommy, they were delicious, after simmering in the pot ith the sauce I placed them into a hot oven for 15 min's then poured the sauce over.MMMMMMM sticky beard after eating though.
Cheers.

jim davis said...

What a relief to see you name on the last commet Bob. For a moment I thought it was Yvonne with the sticky beard.

tags said...

Do they have 'em in England?

Whole roast "Pig-Outs"?

Like barbecued pig done in what likes a big old rusty oil drum roasting on a spit over an open fire, I'm talking about a big old pig, not a teenie weenie piglet.

Maybe we could have one up on Horsenden Hill... Bob could be the Chef, we already have butcher and now we've even got a Baker or two.

All we need now is a Vitner or a Publican.

yvonneh said...

glad you liked the trotters done in the oven it gives them that little bit extra bite, hope you remove the nails first.

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