Breakfast - One Slice of Toast with Peanut Butter and an Apple
I rarely eat apples, but when I do I tend to go for Golden Delicious or Royal Gala, and this Gala apple was absolutely delicious. Crispy cold straight from the fridge it went so well with the toast ... and of course a black coffee.
But it wasn't a particularly filling breakfast and after a spot of hoovering up a hoover-full of dog and cat fur ... why aren't they bald by now the amount of fur I've hoovered up recently they should be ... I needed a couple of little biscuits with my next cup of coffee before I set to to make tonight's tomatoey pasta sauce.
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Tomato and Pepper Pasta Sauce
1 pack of Passata
2 Onions, finely chopped
2 Carrots, washed and grated
3 little Sweet Peppers, deseeded and chopped finely
Sprinkle of Chilli Flakes
A good squirt of Tomato Ketchup
Salt and Pepper
Sauté the onions on their own for a few minutes then add the peppers and then the carrots and everything else. Fill the passata tub with water from the kettle to rinse it out and add that to the pan.
Bring to the boil and then simmer gently for an hour or so.
You can leave it chunky as it is or whizz it up as I did after this photo was taken.
This made four plastic takeaway containers of pasta sauce, one went into the fridge and the other three are now in the freezer.
Adding tomato ketchup to sauces is a genius idea. I think I picked it up off Jamie Oliver's lockdown recipes. If you think about it the ketchup is already a mixture of concentrated tomatoes and various herbs and spices, which when added to any recipe give a degree of rounded mellowness that I have never had before.
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Lunch - a Hummus and Salad Bun
...with the additional bits of tomato on the side.
The contents of the bun.
Dinner - Pasta and Sausage Bake.
With peas and Cheese
I have decided that I really do not like these Heck Meat-Free Sausages one little bit. Unusually for me they have gone straight into the bin. If I hadn't done that they would possibly have been used again and left on the side of the plate as these pieces were, now they are gone I will have no choice but to re-plan the menu.
I honestly would rather go hungry than eat them again. However the rest of the pasta bake was delicious and I will definintely be making my tomato sauces with passata from now on and adding a squirt of tomato ketchup.