“What’s for tea Mum”, does that sound familiar? The little darlings are home from school & of course they are STARVING.
To day we are going to delve into the fridge & the store cupboard to see what we can find in the way of leftovers, to make a filling, healthy, nutritious tea time cheat, with enough left over for your supper. You can also sneak in some veg, Sweetcorn, spinach, peas, whatever. The kids won’t notice.
Ah. I’ve found half a packet of Macaroni – best before date approaching -, Oh & joy of joys the best cheats standby ever, a tin Campbell’s condensed soup, Tomato, that will do nicely. Now, turning to the fridge, lurking at the back I find four, cooked sausages, some cheddar cheese & a small hard lump of Parmesan. There’s half a yellow pepper & some sad looking herbs in the salad drawer. We are well on our way to a feast.
MACARONI & SAUSAGE BAKE.
Serves 3/4. Contains Gluten & Dairy. Time taken 20 mins + 20 mins Cooking. Oven 180c Gas 4, 350F
200g Macaroni. Cooked
Leftover, Cooked, Sausages, Cooked Chicken, Ham, Bacon, Cooked Flaked fish etc
Tin of Cambell’s Condensed Tomato Soup
1/2 Tub Mascapone Cheese
Chopped Peppers, Sweetcorn, Peas, Cooked Mushrooms etc
Chopped Herbs – Fresh or dried.
Place the cooked Macaroni in an oven proof serving dish, add the chopped meat & veg. Season, add the herbs & mix together.
Beat together the soup & mascapone cheese & pour over the top of the macaroni mixture.
Sprinkle with the grated cheese & bake in a pre-heated oven until golden brown.
Serve with steamed veg or Salad.
So, there we are. Get the kids to help you make this quick, economic meal to use up those leftovers. You can of course, use different condensed soups & leave out the meat all together, adding more vegetables of choice, if you have vegetarians to cater for.
All that’s left for me to say is dig in & enjoy