Sometimes you get residence after an extended day, there are not any leftovers within the fridge and also you simply know you actually shouldn’t order out. And that’s after I attain for my useful checklist of go-to recipes and discover one thing simple to make that I have already got the components for within the pantry.
Certain, it sounds easy – as a result of it’s – however till I bothered to formalise it, really write recipes down as I made them, I used to be always wanting up the identical few recipes time and again, compelled to scroll previous the obligatory “humorous” anecdotes and worsening pop-up advertisements each single time. Now, as a substitute, I scribble down a shorthand abstract – cooking time, components, clear instructions and any notes on the way it turned out or potential enhancements – on to a recipe card and file it away for later use.
As an enormous nerd, I hold my playing cards on a digital Trello board, however any format will do, as long as you possibly can simply add to it, browse it, reorganise it and browse it. Tagging recipes primarily based on varied attributes – the kind of meal it’s, widespread components, what utensils it is advisable make it, flavour profile, no matter – will also be an important assist. Not solely does that make it simple to select a potato dish in case you’re craving spuds, as an illustration, however it makes different meal planning and ingredient purchasing a breeze.
So did I stumble backwards into doing mainly precisely what my mum did after I was a child, solely in a really barely extra digital means? Sure. Is it value doing? Additionally sure, as a result of typically it is advisable keep in mind precisely the right way to make that excellent omelette and don’t have time to type via the chaff of the web to get there.
Mum’s mashed potato and mince combo
Cook dinner 20-30 min
500g mince (beef, pork, hen or a mixture)
½ cup or much less of milk
Make mashed potatoes (lower potatoes into small items, boil for 20 minutes or stress prepare dinner for six minutes, add milk, season and mash). Put aside.
Stir-fry garlic, then mince meat, on medium-high warmth. When one facet is browned, stir to repeatedly prepare dinner raw facet.
Season with the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and pepper. Cook dinner till all meat is properly browned, then season to style.
Add in a pleasant layer on prime of the potato mash and serve (juices soak into the mash and make it even nicer). Add sliced shallots in case you really feel prefer it.
An absolute traditional. Serve in a sq. glass container for max nostalgia.