Sausages and Mash Potato

Sausages and mash potato (or bangers and mash as Australians and the English call it) is such a classic meal! It takes me back to when I was a kid and Mum would cook this for us on a really cold day.

I do yoga on Monday nights so Alex has to cook and it’s so nice to come home to find dinner cooked as I am STARVING! (Imagine: Hungry Monster)

The trick to this meal is getting good sausages (I love Italian Pork) and I just cook them by frying in a pan, but you can also cook them on a tray in the oven. We had carrots and corn for vegetables but you can choose what ever your heart desires. The most important part of the meal (to me) is the mash, I love it to be smooth and buttery, as you will see below.

 

CREAMY MASHED POTATOES


Ingredients

2 large potatoes or 4 small ones
Milk
Butter
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper

 

Method

  1. Wash the potatoes, chop them in half and then put them in a large saucepan
  2. Cover the potatoes in water, add and pinch of salt
  3. Bring to the boil and then let them simmer until they are soft (break apart when prodded with a fork)
  4. Transfer into a sieve or colander and wash with hot water (NOTE: This is important as you want to remove any starch, otherwise you mashed potatoes will have the texture of glue, which is gross!)
  5. Transfer back into the saucepan and add a good amount of milk (At least half a cup) and a lot of butter (I’m talking 3 tablespoons and upwards)
  6. Mash like crazy with a potato masher until you arm hurts and there are no more lumps
  7. Add a dash of garlic powder, some salt and pepper to taste, mix again and you are done.

Please note that this picture was not of my meal, I got it from here

 

Meal Plan One

A Cheap and Easy Recipe Week

This weekend just flew! We had friends come stay from Vancouver and it was so good to see them again. It was crazy that I hadn’t seen them since January but I guess that is Island living, you don’t leave unless you really need to.

This week, the meal plan is primarily vegetarian as Alex and I feel like we need lots of veggies. If that doesn’t sound appealing, there is always the option to buy some meat and have it through the meals. On the plus side with this plan too, it was a cheap week! Most of the ingredients should already be in your cupboard and if not, they are not expensive to buy.

Meal Plan One

Meal 1Meal 2Meal 3
Bangers and MashCheap and Easy Meal Hearty Salad
Sausages and Mash PotatoBeet and Feta HashQuinoa and Carrot Salad
Meal 4Meal 5
Cheap and Easy Meal Hearty and Comforting Soup
Lemon Pepper Baked ChickenButternut Squash Soup

 

SHOPPING LIST

 

Cold Section
Butter (1)
Eggs (4)
Feta Cheese (2)
Milk (14)
Sour Cream (5)

Freezer
Option to buy frozen produce
of choice for meals.

Canned and Dry Goods
400mL can of Chickpeas (3)
400mL can of Tomatoes (5)
Breadcrumbs (4)
Pumpkin Seeds (23)

Meat
Bacon (2)
Chicken Breasts (4)
Sausages (1)

 

Fresh Produce
Vegetables of Choice to Serve With Meal
1 Small Butternut Squash (5)
1 Onion (5)
3-4 Medium Carrots (3)
Green Onion (or Red) (3)
2-3 Medium Beets (2)
Spinach/Greens (2)
2 Limes (3)
2 Large Potatoes (1)

Pantry Staples

Curry Powder (3, 5)
Garlic Powder (1)
Lemon Pepper Seasoning (4)
Olive Oil (23, 4)
Quinoa (3)
Rice (2, 4)
Salt and Pepper (1)
Stock Powder (3, 5)

 

 

Shopping List for Meal Plan One