I spent yesterday afternoon in the kitchen and here are some of the results.
A batch of pastry used to make 12 mini meat pies
and 3 meal-sized pies (pastry tops only)
Trifle – using leftover sponge from when I made a Dorothy the Dinosaur cake 6 months ago.
Zucchini and carrot quiche – to use up some of the eggs we have in abundance.
Banana cake – more eggs
Lemon Delicious – eggs and lemons
It makes good economic sense do do a batch of baking while the oven is turned on.
I also made refried beans in the slow-cooker, lasagne sheets (more eggs), spreadable butter, chopped up chillies to dehydrate them and picked 2 kg of cherry tomatoes from the neighbour’s garden. They are now frozen waiting for me to have time to make tomato sauce.
The freezers are full and we have plenty of food for the days when I don’t have the time or energy to cook a meal from scratch. Do you do a big cook-up in one go?