In fact, a lot of the time, it’s a very fine base for a meal. It does depend on the nature of the convenience food of course. Findus Crispy Pancakes have their place, but you can’t do much else with them. Okay, you can put them in a sandwich as a friend used to do but…(mind you a fish finger sandwich is a triumph of trashy deliciousness.)
Wednesday night’s dinner had to be a fast and easy one as I was very late making it out of central London to East Croydon. Soup was the order of the day but me being me, I couldn’t just leave it alone. I had to fiddle. So;
Mucked About Mushroom Soup!
They had to become mine so on the way home I stopped off at the Coop and bought two packs of them, plus some mini baking potatoes. I have a great deal of time for The Cooperative and they didn’t let me down. (Their fresh beef meatballs are so good they negate the need for me to ever have to make any. I still do but, hey, I never do things the easy way.)
I tell you now, I will be buying many more packs of those sossies before the season of burning twigs ends.
Sausage and Apple Muffins
2 cups plain/all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt (I used 1/2)
1 large egg or 2 small
4 heaped tsp apple chutney
3 small Braeburn (sharp dessert) apples, grated (not skinned)
1/3 cup oil
1 cup milk
Cooked sausages of your choice – but good, meaty ones. Mayhap Bonfire Bangers! If you are anything like me you will have to cook double the amount you need as you will eat them. *ahem*
Put all the ingredients except the sausages into a bowl and mix until just mixed.
Put a sausage half in each muffin tin (I used silicon moulds as they do not stick and were the right size)
Pour over the batter.
Cook at 350F / 180C / gas 4 for about 30 minutes or until they test done. (a toothpick comes out clean of batter)
A really good recipe to play with. Use different sausages, herbs, a different type of apple….You could use veggie sausages too, add in grated cheese, all sorts of things! I’m thinking feta and chorizo…