Friday, 1 February 2019

#KitchenClearout January roundup and February linky


OK, where did January go? It only seems a few days ago that it was the Christmas holidays and now, it's only a week until the February half term holidays. No complaints about that, but nevertheless, time is going shooting past lately. Ah well, that does mean the summer is getting nearer, with some nice sunshine and lazy days on the way - that sounds great to me at the moment !

So, this month, what have we all been clearing out of our kitchens?


Galina from Chez Maximka started things off with some Flatbread made with Brine - a fabulous way of using up the brine from a jar of pickles, which, I must be honest, is something I usually throw away. Definitely worth trying out, as it looks delicious !


On to a sweet recipe next - Brownie-style cookies were a very tasty way of using up some brown sugar and cocoa powder from the baking cupboard. I have everything I need to make these again so the kids may be in luck this weekend !


I wasn't sure how this would turn out but it was actually very nice and made a nice change from the usual cottage pie with minced beef. Fish finger pie, with potato-topped fish fingers, baked beans and red peppers,  was very popular with the whole family and used up some leftover boiled potatoes. Perfect !


You can't go wrong with Chicken Stir Fry - it's always a great way of getting the kids to eat veggies without complaining if you give them a pair of chopsticks each ! This was a great way of using up some leftover roast chicken, a pack of noodles from a recent Degustabox and all sorts of veggies from the bottom of the fridge.


Hogslop is not a very encouraging name for a recipe but it turned out really nice and was a great way of using up some cooked potatoes (again - why do I always seem to cook too many ?!). This was inspired by a #readcookeat recipe from a book, which is always great fun too.


Feeling inspired and fancy joining in? Have a rummage through your kitchen cupboards, spice rack, freezer or fridge and see if there's anything that needs using up, then come and share your creations with us. Or if it's way past its sell-by date, throw it in the bin and come and tell us what you found ! It would be great if you could add my badge and a link to this post for anyone else who wants to get involved.

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6 comments:

  1. I desperately need to do this! I'm so bad with my kitchen cupboards and fridge freezer, I end up with loads of things out of date 🙈

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    1. YES !! I need to have a good sort out again, mainly for the space, but also for using up and/or throwing out things that have gone well past their best before dates There are always some surprises at the backs of the cupboards !

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  2. Really want to try those cookies

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  3. Those brownie cookies look TASTY! Wow - some fantastic ideas for cupboard clear outs x

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  4. Sorry I didn't join in last month - we had the dreadful cold that was going around and neither of us was feeling terribly creative in the kitchen!

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    1. Oh no, hope you're feeling better now. Off to see your recipe right away - sounds perfect for the cold weather :)

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