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WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:09:10

Cooking a meal for dh, his friend and a couple of kids tonight, I have mince, vegetables, a cupboard full of stuff ... but I am missing inspiration.

I want to do something that I can put together or cook this afternoon, that I can just reheat or finish off later. The less faff the better, because I also have to cook a vegetarian meal as well.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 15:10:34

Shepherd's Pie is better than, say, spag bol from the viewpoint of do it now then just stick it in the oven later. Something like that?

colditz Wed 27-Jul-05 15:11:19

Actually, mince is really nice curried, which you could do now!

SaintGeorge Wed 27-Jul-05 15:14:25

Yum, mince curry. You could make a veg curry too then you would only have the rice to do for both meals later.

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:14:58

Mmmm, thanks. I'm just very short of inspiration at the moment! I also have half a ton of potatoes that I could use with it (I ordered three baking potatoes from Tesco; they delivered three BAGS of baking potatoes).

Windermere Wed 27-Jul-05 15:15:47

Moussaka? Although it is a bit of a faff. Dry fry mince, aubergine and onion until browned then add courgette, garlic, passata or tinned tomatoes and simmer for about 35 mins. Par boil potatoes for about 6 minutes. Do a basic cheese sauce of milk, flour, butter and cheese. Put together then when you are ready to cook cook in oven for about 25 minutes.

SaintGeorge Wed 27-Jul-05 15:16:18

Well in that case, I'd make the curries and serve them on baked spuds instead of rice.

Really fancy a curry now.

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 15:16:53

I've done that loads of times, wwb. Ended up with 7 kilos of potatoes once, instead of 7 potatoes - and 4 packets of 4 leeks, instead of 4 leeks.

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 15:17:19

Or chilli and baked potatoes?

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:18:08

I don't have any aubergines otherwise I might have done a moussaka ... ah, bugger it, jacket potatoes and curried mince is sounding like a good option!

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:19:08

Moo, the best was when I ordered 2 heads of broccoli and ended up with 2 kilos. That's an awful lot of broccoli

bundle Wed 27-Jul-05 15:20:10

can you get some wraps and do a sort of chilli enchilada type thing?

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 15:20:37

Did you post on MN about it? I think I did - "what can I do with 16 leeks?"

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:20:49

Right, garam masala at the ready; I'm off to cook.

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 15:21:30

I didn't post it, actually - that was remiss of me!

colditz Wed 27-Jul-05 15:24:58

Mmmm, curried mince and mash!!!!

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