Thursday Night Tea Take 3

What’s worse than having to cook tea on a wet Thursday night when you can’t be bothered to eat let alone cook? Blogging about it! hehe! As this statement suggests today is wet, miserable and Becksie simply can not be bothered to cook let alone blog about some inspiring idea.

thursday night tea 3 (6)BUT……. it’s Thursday night and we have promised a mini series so cook, eat and blog we must. Becksie did admit it crossed her mind to make, serve and blog beans on toast but…… in the spirit of this mini series that is simply not enough (that said Becksie has to admit beans on toast is actually one of her favorite things in the world).

So after summoning up the energy may we present: baked sausage meatballs in a tomato sauce with wild rice. Sorry uninspired title but the energy was lacking.

thursday night tea 3 (1)Take enough sausage meat for the amount of people you need to feed and in a bowl mix it with a chopped onion, mustard, rosemary and garlic. Form meatball shapes and dip in a whisked egg and then roll in breadcrumbs. thursday night tea 3 (3)Place them in an oven proof dish with finely chopped (we might have been so lazy and done this in Becksie’s new bamix) carrot, celery and some more onion.thursday night tea 3 (4)Add a tin of tomatoes and a tin of mixed pulses. A good splash of red wine vinegar, a sprinkling of sugar, salt and pepper (tomatoes love sugar, salt and pepper) and a cup full of water. Mix up and bake for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile pop the rice on to cook (we had wild rice which takes longer than normal rice). thursday night tea 3 (5)

We served ours with some homemade guacamole for colour and to use up an avocado.

thursday night tea 3 (7)We are aware this is possibly the worst and laziest recipe EVER written but it’s a reflection of our food mood and evidence that when you are busy and tired cooking needs to be quick and simple – especially on a wet, cold, dark January day.

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12 thoughts on “Thursday Night Tea Take 3

  1. Ohhhh that looks lovely! I’ve never, ever, cooked meatballs but I will cook this recipe now. What is a baymix? Is it one of those baby food processor things? We got one of those ice lolly makers when you mentioned it and it’s lovely!! Its a lovely treat – except on days like this!

  2. Hahaha, I know EXACTLY how you feel! The out take is basically my mood yesterday! Must be a 30 January thing. But take some happiness from the fact that it’s FRIDAY TODAY which means weekend tomorrow 🙂 happiness! Keep smiling, recipe looks brilliant. Thanks for blogging even though you didn’t fancy it! Your little blogs cheer up the days of many xx

  3. well thanks for making the effort for us Becksie!…it looked a very good meal and I hadn’t thought of breadcrumbing meatballs so I will give that idea a whizz soon!…take care lovely Pugh family and stay warm and dry if you can! x

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