Friday, March 27, 2020

Not a vegetarian but.....



I don't eat a lot of meat.  Our menu this week has been the following:

Monday: Potato, onion and cheese "quiche," garden salad and garlic bread

Tuesday: A repeat of Monday.....it was that good!!

Wednesday: Cauliflower with cheese sauce and garlic bread...…..on a roll with the garlic bread!!

Thursday: Cauliflower and sweet pepper soup with bread.

Friday: Baked fish, garden salad.

So basically, so far this week we have had no meat, other than some fish today and we are fine with that.

The Potato, onion and cheese quiche was super simple to make.  I used a store bought pie shell, but you could make your own. 

Ingredients:

Pie Shell
Two medium potatoes, sliced very thin (I used the side of my box grater)
One large onion, thinly sliced
Big chunk of cheese, grated.  I use an old cheddar.
4 eggs whisked in a jug with enough milk to make around 1 1/2 cup of liquid
Salt and Pepper.

I don't blind bake the crust, just take it straight out of the freezer and fill.

I start with a sprinkle of cheese on the base of the pie crust, then layer with potatoes, onions, seasoning then cheese.  I managed three layers, finishing with cheese.  Carefully pour over the eggs and milk mixture .

Place on a tin foiled lined cookie sheet (in case it bubbles over!) and bake at 375 oF for around 45 to 50 minutes.

I served mine hot with a garden salad.  Add what ever seasoning you like.  I prefer things quite bland, so spice it up to your tastes.

Cauliflower with cheese sauce and garlic bread is such a simple supper to make.

Pre cook your cauliflower florets.  Too make a cheese sauce, it's super simple:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of margarine/butter
1/4 cup all purpose/plain flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper
tablespoon mustard (optional/your choice)
couple cups of grated cheese

Melt the marg; stir in the flour and keep stirring for a minute or so to let the flour "cook." Add milk slowly, whisking it in and bringing it too a boil.  Turn off the heat and then add in the seasoning, mustard and cheese.  Continue stirring until it's all combined. If any of that doesn't make sense, here is a more detailed recipe for you: https://www.allrecipes.com/article/cheese-sauce-made-easy/ 

Place your cauliflower in a casserole dish.  Pour over the cheese sauce.  I make bread crumbs from the crusts off loaves of bread.  I generally use one crust, made into bread crumbs, mixed with some grated cheese, put too one side.

Bake the cauliflower at 350 of until warmed through; around 20 minutes.  Add the breadcrumb/cheese mixture on top and cook for a further 10 minutes.  At this point I usually add the garlic bread to cook at the same time.

If you pre-make this dish and then pop it into the oven cold, you will need to bake for a few minutes more so it is fully heated through.

I will do a post for making soup.  I did pick up a couple of cauliflower's on the reduced bin and a couple of sweet peppers, there, so that is why I made what I did this week.


3 comments:

Margie from Toronto said...

I've been trying to get some pie shells but the frozen food section has been a bit decimated in my neck of the woods - maybe next time.
My issue is the opposite - I've got lots of meat but not much fresh veg left - still have frozen and canned so I'm trying to alternate between he two.
I did make a vegetarian curry last week and put a few servings into the freezer for later.
I'm going to do a bit of baking today as I need to use up some buttermilk - although not too much flour left - that is definitely on the search lis for my next trip out - won't be until he end of next week though.
Stay well,

Chris said...

I am also trying to eat less meat. Usually it's just chicken or fish but last night I dug a rib steak our of the freezer. It was so good, quite a treat, and I will have the leftovers tonight!

Elaine said...

I love your recipes. Thanks for coming back to your blog.

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