....you just have to use a bit of imagination.
Well the cupboard is not absolutely bare, but it is down to a bare minimum. Even the basics are running low. But I like the challenge of trying to produce meals from almost nothing.
You will see how I just use whatever I happen to have available.
So today I used some of the lemon marmalade to get the right consistency. I think this would have been good with choc chips, but as I didn't have any, I used sultanas.
I soaked some white haricot-type beans overnight, and then boiled them this morning. Unfortunately, I forgot they were cooking and they boiled dry and stuck to the bottom of the saucepan. Not to be deterred, and because I can't stand wasting food, I painstakingly removed all the burnt beans.
I chopped and fried two onions in olive oil with chopped garlic, added the mince, red pepper (chilli) flakes and salça (tomato paste), and then the rescued beans, and simmered for about 15 minutes, gradually adding a little water at a time so that it wasn't too dry. I served on top of jacket potatoes.
A very satisfying and cheap day's cooking!