Yesterday a regular reader called Chrissie left a comment saying how she had made a couple of pasties out of little bits of leftover ingredients ... obviously great minds think alike because while she was doing that ... so was I 😄
In my case the leftover ingredients trawled from the shelves of the fridge were the ready cooked boiled potatoes from a few days ago, an opened pack of salmon trimmings and some wilting spring onions. They were all chopped and mixed together, and then I added a good dollop of red onion marmalade that has been in the fridge since Christmas.
When I'm filling a couple of pies or pasties I always compress the mixture and then divide it in the bowl to give me the visual of two halves, or however many portions I need. That way no one gets short-changed and if the pasties had actually been pasty shaped I could have simply lifted these semi circles out to wrap in the pastry.
But as I didn't want to use quite all of the roll of ready rolled pastry they turned out rectangular in the end.
It made for a very filling tea.
As I had had some of the Choppy Salad for my dinner with a bun and was not really that hungry, I gave the rest to Alan sprinkled with some salted peanuts and I just had the last of a cucumber sliced into crunchy discs.
The choppy salad was just about at the end of it's viable life just over a week after I originally made it. Any longer and perhaps it would have been chicken food ... or soup!!