Some good ideas for frozen veg, thank you.
The frozen mixed veg & cheese fritters were delicious, I'll be making them again for sure.
Bit of a loose recipe, I didn't really measure or weigh anything. I made a batter with half SR flour, half gram flour (purely because I like the taste), 1 egg, enough milk to make a thick batter. I mixed in some spices and herbs (a good shake of SeasonAll, and bigger shake of dried chives and parsley), you could use whatever you like best. Then I stirred in about a mugful of the mixed veg, which I'd defrosted and cooked a bit in the microwave first, plus a big handful of grated Cheddar. Dropped heaped dessertspoonfuls into some shallow hot oil in a large heavy frying pan, flattening them down a bit. Left them cooking on a medium heat until the underside was brown, then flipped them over to do the other side. Drained on kitchen paper, then served warm with a bit of salad and blob of mayo. Husband really liked them too and asked if we could have them again.
For the winter veg coleslaw, I grated about a 1/4 of a small swede, 2 carrots, 1 large parsnip and mixed together, along with a finely chopped shallot. I suddenly had a brainwave and added a grated apple too, skin included. For the dressing, I stirred together a tablespoon of mayo, the same of Greek yogurt and, instead of the mustard I was originally going to use, a teaspoon of creamed horseradish. Salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice added too. Delicious, much nicer than shop bought ordinary coleslaw. On the subject of which, has anyone noticed that shop coleslaws nowadays seem to be all cabbage with just a few strands of carrot? Why, when carrots are so cheap?!
We've a new Lidl opened up in town last week, it's huge, as big as any of the major supermarkets. Went there this morning as husband had seen a particular type of electric saw for sale in there (I'm positive he has at least 3 or 4 electric saws already, why he needs another I don't know - he assures me they're all for different purposes and having this particular one will 'really help him out' *rolls eyes*). It was heaving so we didn't look all the way round. I wanted some ham, but also bought some sliced Maasdam cheese which they sell in big packs, a bottle of rapeseed oil at half the price of the major supermarkets, and pack of pork slices which were also cheap. I am not going shopping again until at least next week!