Going back to when i was single, living in a small flat, when it came to feeding myself, i was always a big fan of the great British spud. Roasted jacket-spuds, to be exact.
Easy,filling,nutritious,versatile,cheap, the list is endless.
Well now, in my 60s and my appreciation for them is still as strong, and i eat with them almost every day. It is said that jacket-spuds make better mash for obvious reasons.
Boiled spuds are, by definition, wet. If/when forgotten about whilst cooking you can end up with a soggy mush. Not so with jackets. A few accidental extra minutes or ten won't hurt.
So, i provide myself with a good helping of the fluffiest mash, and a empty jackets. Y'know? It pains me, it really does, to think.
Of my mother,when i was a kid, and countless other mothers, thousands, TENS of thousands, probably, standing at the kitchen sink, peeling spuds.
Cut a jacket spud in half,scrape out the middle, then put a piece of good strong mature cheddar between the two empty halves, then flatten with the palm of your hand, and you have the tastiest snack ever. Doesn't have to be cheese of course. ( same applies to the mash )And that feeling, of a gap filled will last for some time. Keeps me going until my proper meal-time.
Same obviously goes for the mash.
And for my packed lunch, at work;
I have a plastic lunch-box with sealable lid.
I put in a layer of finely diced pickled beetroot,
topped with a thin layer of Mclelland seriously strong cheddar.
Then i add whatever i fancy,
Then top that with cold mashed potato.
I used a lot of spuds.
Haven't eaten bread for over a year now, i used to be a coeliac.
But that's another story.
To think, of all the good food that has been thrown away over the years.
So come on you housewives, think on eh? Next time your peeling spuds.[-X
This not something to be edited or subjected to countless drafts, it's just me, dither, writing garbage, writing badly even, but writing.:tickled_pink:
Have a nice day y'all.
I might not be the most cheerful fellow that you ever knew, but i seem to be turning a corner.
Not sure that this is causing me to blog, or whether the blogging is bringing about this sudden upswing.
But it's only blogging, absolute piffle, not to be taken seriously and we shall see.:-|