Cooking when away from home
We’ve just been away for a few weeks visiting with my daughter and her family, and as we drove approx 1500km, I could afford to throw a few extra things into the car to take with me, like my recipe book! Do you do that sort of thing too?
Not like my current challenge to see if I can travel for a month overseas with only carry-on luggage – not looking too good at the moment I must say!
The upshot of having some of my favourite recipes with me was that my daughter got to try some new ones and loved some more than others!
Serves 4 and takes about 20 minutes to cook
The Chorizo Bolognese was a firm favourite. It might be that the first night we arrived I cooked this for them and they were both worn out from a day of work and parenting so anything would have tasted good! The original recipe came from Woolworths Online (credit where credit is due).
- 375 g chopped Chorizo
- 1 brown onion halved and sliced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
- 400g tomato passata
- 400g pappardelle (or other long pasta)
- 2 whole tomatoes halved and cut into slithers
- chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves (I used dried)
- Roughly chop chorizo in a food processor or by hand. Place in a cold frypan with the olive oil over medium heat. When the chorizo starts to sizzle cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing, until the fat has rendered.
- Add onion and saute until slightly softened for a minute.
- Add the thyme and toss, cooking for 1 minute until fragrant then add passata and cook for 6-8 minutes until reduced.
- Meanwhile, coo0k the pasta to packet instructions then drain, reserving 1/3cup of liquid.
- Add the pasta to the sauce with the reserved cooking liquid and toss to warm through. remove from the heat. Top with tomatoes and parsley to serve.
Very delicious and quick to make! My daughter has now added this to her mid-week lineup due to is ease and tastiness.
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It’s not too hard a challenge and I can assure you it’s not just for ‘proper’ cooks – as I say every month!
It’s also fun looking at what others are making and how they do things, where they get their inspiration from….
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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