It was my turn to make the weeks big pot of soup on Monday. The ground was too icy to be able to pull any of the Leeks up without damaging them so I opted to use up the last of one of my bags of white onions and some odds and sods from the freezer and fridge. The broccoli stalk was a whopper, I always save them for soup making.
I also added the last white potato from the cupboard and a few homegrown cloves of garlic from the freezer, freezing them has proved to be an excellent way of storing them and the skins slip off so easy when you cut into them. Next time I need some potatoes I'll bring the bag in from the workshop, but it's nice and cold out there so they can stay outside for a while.
Off the shelf I grabbed some lentils and some mixed herbs for added flavour and of course some of my vegetable bouillon powder.
It made a lovely pot of soup ...
... which of course I whizzed up nice and smooth :-)
Alan had some crumbled up Stilton in his for lunch and we both had some toast for dunking.
I had a bit of a brainwave with the last portion of last weeks soup!!
I left one portion to drain through the sieve ...
... then the liquid off it was added to the other portion.
And made a nice lunch on Saturday, with a fishless finger bun each.
And then on Sunday I used the larger part of this pastry ...
... to make us a pasty each.
Adding two slices of corned beef, one chopped up small and stirred through half the filling, and one laid flat on the pastry to Alan's and some grated vegan parmesan style cheese to mine.
With some Bisto gravy it made for a very tasty and very filling late lunch. It was so filling we didn't have any tea and just had a little snack at suppertime.