~ Menu ~
Leftover Haluski in a Creamy Tomato Sauce
Crunchy Fried Pappardelle
Glass of Secret Red
1 Square (honest) of Caramel Chocolate
I bought some fancy pasta the other day; Pappardelle made by The Bay Tree - it was pretty and called out to me and, in any case, I had a cunning plan.
I wanted to try Haluski which is an Eastern European “peasant” dish of egg noodles tossed with onions and cabbage that have been cooked in butter. I had it for dinner last night and it was a heck of a lot tastier that I expected.
Haluski for 2
1 thinly sliced medium onion
(I think red onion would make for a prettier dish)
2 good handfuls of thinly sliced cabbage
225g wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 generous knob (if you can imagine such a thing!) of butter
~ Melt the butter, add the onion and cook stirring from time to time till tender and starting to brown.
~ Add the cabbage and cook for another 5 or 6 minutes, its nice if this too is starting to caramelise.
~ Stir in the noodles and heat through.
That’s pretty well it. Some versions have caraway seed added but not mine, I can’t stand them. After tasting the Haluski from the pan, as this was to be my entire meal, I doctored it a bit with some leftover Serrano ham, some Gran Padano and a little smoked black pepper from Nature Kitchen. Nice dinner.
I couldn’t eat it all, as is so often the way, and this happily lead on to today’s lunch.
As you know I do like a bit of crunch with my meals so I fried a few pieces of the leftover pappardelle in olive oil to crisp and heated the rest of it up in a mixture of my favourite bought in pasta sauce and double cream. The fried pasta came out exactly as I had hoped and imagined, crisp but with a bit of chew, and went so well with the sauce I might do it again but fry the lot!
Lunch pudding was a single
’s 70% Dark Ecuadorean chocky with crystals of slightly salty caramel in it. I have written about this make of gorgeous
chocolate before , it is not just any chocolate, it is Lidl’s finest! I couldn’t decide whether to have any or not,
on the one hand I had just eaten a lunch high in calories and fat so didn't deserve any but, on the other hand, what did it matter after eating all that
bad stuff. So I compromised. square of J.D. Grosse
Help ~ I Think I’m Evolving!
Actually I think I should stop compromising and start being more abstemious! I may be evolving if this cartoon, which I’ve had in my wallet for years, is anything to go by!