Reheating porrage – zero waste food gone too far?
Wahee – on to day four without so much as a wilting salad leaf to be found.
And guess what I discovered – you can reheat porrage LOL!
Oh my, it took a leap of faith I can tell you, but then I thought – what difference is porrage to rice pudding. Except oats vs rice of course. Essentially it’s the same idea though – grains floating about in a bit of milk and chucked in a bowl.
How to reheat porridge
You see yesterday I made rather a ‘Daddy Bear’ saucepan full of porrage. I overestimated appetites (such is the way with a child in the house) and we had leftovers. Shock!
We’re not doing left overs this week, so I covered the offending dish and popped it in the fridge to contemplate its fate.
This morning it had set like concrete, but I just bashed it about with a fork to break up the lumps, tossed some more milk in and reheated it gently. I kept stirring and voila – perfect porrage.
I said nothing to Goldilocks and my one bear, but they ate it without complaint.
So what do you know? There is no need to waste porrage ever again. That’s quite a different story to soggy cornflakes, eh?!
There is half a tin of beans in the ‘fridge, along with a couple of tablespoons of salmon. Lunch will be scrambled eggs with salmon, baked beans and I’ll use up the remaining bread to make fried or garlic bread. Little Miss Green will be delighted – she loves anything resembling a transport cafe ‘fry up’.
For dinner, I’m going to be a domestic Goddess and make Shepherds pie. It’s going to be a credit crunch affair though and I’m taking a tip from Maise. I have just half a pound of mince, and I’ll be bulking it out with oats, pearl barley and lentils. It will be served with salad and some mange tout which are starting to go soft.
The cat’s doing well with her zero waste week too. She’s had most of a tin of salmon and some fresh liver. All is well in at Zero waste towers. Will we get to the end of the week without making a mess in the landfill? So far, so good.
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