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Ingredients game. [May. 18th, 2005|02:14 pm]

Hello. Let's play a game. All you need to do is:

  • Either reply to this post with an ingredient,
  • or reply to someone else's comment, quoting the list of ingredients already in that comment and adding one more,
  • or reply to someone else's comment with an idea for a recipe using the ingredients in the comment you're replying to. You can assume that in addition to those ingredients you also have things like flour, oil, water, salt and pepper, standard dried herbs, vinegar, etc. No hard rules on this one, just be reasonable.

I can't stop you from adding ridiculous ingredients, but you probably won't get any followups if you do. You can play as many times and in as many branches as you like.


[User Picture]From: billyabbott
2005-05-18 02:33 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine did that in our "grub on a grant" course at school...did black pudding with mash and onion gravy for 3 or 4 hungry people for 2.50

bacon would have been a luxury :)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2005-05-25 01:57 pm (UTC)
I made onion gravy last night to go with sausage and mash for me, doop and Bob. It had 125g of chopped bacon in it - the bacon was some mis-shapes I got at the market and froze in portions, 900g for £1, so the bacon cost was all of 14p. Requires pre-organisation and freezer space, though. Frozen bacon is really easy to chop!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2005-05-25 01:58 pm (UTC)
PS Tell me more about this grub on a grant course!
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[User Picture]From: billyabbott
2005-05-25 05:14 pm (UTC)
At school in my final A-Level year we did a couple of option classes - 2 hours a week doing random stuff. The only one I remember was Grub-On-A-Grant, named after some random book of "How to cook if you are a student" that was popular at the time.

The aim was to teach us the basics of cooking, and how to cook good food cheaply. By this time I rather new how to cook (I cooked about half the meals at home during holidays as my mum wanted to make sure I knew how to cook, and I liked cooking) and wanted to show off my l337 skills. I failed mainly - I overspent on the "cook a meal for less than £1.50" challenge and ended up with harldy any food, I burnt the onions in a quiche and ended up with it being an unattractive great colour and ate a chunk of creamed coconut for a bet, causing me to be violently sick and still unable to eat things which remind me of the taste (although I'm getting better).

We did use to have fantastic games of lard baseball - wrap a piece of lard in clingfilm, throw it at batter, batter used a frying pan to thump it down the kitchen/lab. After a while the lard goes semi liquid and the ball explodes on impact with hand or bat, leading to an element of danger that made the game worth playing.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2005-05-27 01:58 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a very good idea. More sensible than the "home economics" classes where they teach you how to make a christmas cake.

The book was probably Cas Clarke's "Grub on a Grant" - new edition - vegetarian version. I remember them as being pretty good. I got my carrot and lentil pate recipe from the vegetarian one.
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