just like mum used to make one ...
With the cold winter ahead and the necessity for warming meals after a hard day, I thought I would share with you some simple, old fashioned hearty meals just like my Mum used to make from my childhood days. Most of the meals will include meat, so apologies to any vegetarians out there, I was brought up on a farm where eating meat was the norm, even my Mum was a vegetarian before she met my Dad, a farmer!
I know how many TV chefs harp on about how it is quicker to make a dish from scratch and cheaper than buying ready meals off the shelf, but I agree with them, and homemade does taste much better and is much better value for money, especially for those with larger families. We all try to come up with excuses to warrant buying ready meals (I dish them up when I am really pushed for time), but more times than not there is no excuse not to use good basic ingredients.
I often get put off by recipes in cook books as I rarely have all the ingredients they suggest in my store cupboard to hand, so most of the time I just cook simple, quick meals using few ingredients.
This really does taste better than it looks!
We like liver, but I understand that a lot people are squeamish with the mere mention of offal, I don’t particularly relish it in its raw state but hey you are not eating it raw.
How to make lovely Liver with bacon and onions
I use pigs liver because I prefer it to lambs, fryed in a deep stir fry pan after first sauteing a large onion, then adding half a pack of smoky lardons and then the liver, to cook as desired, then I just make up a thickish gravy mix and add, along with plenty of black pepper, no salt as there is enough in the lardons and gravy powder. Served with new potatoes on this occasion but also lovely with mash, baby carrots with their skins on and frozen peas, no fancy ingredients here, what could be simpler (going to Tescos and picking one off the shelf, I hear you say)!
Served in a Pyrex dish just like mum did!