“Luck excite in the leftovers”
To do hair colouring and cooking at the same time, wasn’t really a great idea … but I did it – will I do it again .. even if I’m very multi-tasked -NO!!!!!
With me taking off in a couple of days … I decided that I have to make the best of what I have in the larder cupboard and freezer and it turned out pretty good, with some small Wivi touches.
Had loads of a little bit of everything in the freezer, fridge and cupboard .. mostly from open packs and jars. The only fresh products I used is the onion and garlic.
From the freezer, I used the meatballs, Italian herb mix, diced bacon, grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese. What I found open in the fridge was a jar of ready made pasta sauce and one pack of crossed tomatoes.When I buy Parmesan cheese the piece is far too big for me to use at once – so what is left over I cut in pieces for single use and freeze. Works fantastically!!!
The pasta sauce that I found in a glass jar was a very tangy … loads of vinegar in it .. can’t remember when I opened it and for what, but it was still in its use by date (I think), so I add some honey to it and it became great.
Meatball Pasta Bake, serves 4 person
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 – bake for 20 min.
400 gr meatballs (cooked)
100 gr bacon, diced
240 gr (8 oz) spaghetti or tagliatelle
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic clove, crushed
Italian herb mix (used frozen)
500 ml pasta sauce
15ml (1tbsp) honey
50 gr (1/2 cup) Parmesan cheese, grated
200 gr (2 cups) Mozzarella cheese, grated
50 gr (1/2 cup) Cheddar cheese, grated
Chopped parsley or basil.
- Cook the pasta to instructions – al dente.
- Fry onion and garlic in some olive oil + add meatballs and sauce.
- Stir in the well drained pasta
- Transfer to ovenproof dish
- Scatter the grated cheeses on the dish and bake for about 20 min.
Under normal circumstances, I would serve it with some crisp lettuce with a little bit of dressing, but I didn’t have any lettuce at home.
So the end result of this Sunday adventure was that my pasta was overcooked … my hair became a little too dark … but the dish is something I will do again. This a quick fix dinner, about 30 min. Never done pasta bake before.