Monday, 20 November 2017

Bubble 'n Squeak





Hi folks

I just love bubble and squeak made from left-overs from the previous night's lamb roast.  All those lovely leftover baked veggies and scraps of lamb all fried up together make the perfect breakfast. So, we were shopping in Aldi the other day and lo-and-behold ..... pre-packaged bubble and squeak for $3 something per packet!  What the?!

Bubble and squeak is one of the epitomes of frugal living at its finest and now it has been commercialised. Fancy that.  I'm not surprised really I guess. We are now expected to pay for prepackaged leftovers! The world is mad.

So in the spirit of spreading a better message, here are some food photos that have been cooked from scratch at our place lately - you know how I love food photos.


Fried southern chicken with peach salad

Waldorf salad

Crispy skin salmon, chicken skewer, quinoa salad
and asparagus. 


Cooking from scratch not only saves huge dollars out of the budget, it is also a act of love and care for those for whom we cook.


Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM


13 comments:

  1. Mmmm bubble and squeak popped up again. Think that’s a sign for me to make some. Lovely looking meals Mr HM especially your salad.
    Couple of comments from our kids over the weekend. After having a cinnamon donut somewhere bought from Coles they both commented that my baked homemade ones were much better. They also had some packaged sausage rolls which they haven’t had for years. My daughter used to like them but not anymore. She is so used to homemade. They can see and taste the difference. That makes me so happy.

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    1. I am very happy that our 5 girls all now love to cook - they are good cooks too which makes finding room in the kitchen sometimes challenging!

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  2. I haven't had Bubble and Squeak for years. That brings back memories. That is so good that your girls can all cook. I never learnt when I was growing up....too busy playing sport etc :-(

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    1. My favourite bubble and squeak is fried in the lamb fat from the roast and mashed up roast potatoes, pumpkin ,peas and left over gravy

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  3. Looking at your lovely food is making me feel hungry!
    There are a lot of things on the shelves that shouldn't really be there, because they are cheaper and easier and tastier to make at home from scratch, but I agree Bubble and Squeak takes the potato cake!

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  4. always loved bubble & squeak, as the kids got older there was never much in the way of left overs. have seen the packages in the supermarkets for years now, they must've had leftover from all the lamb roast packages so decided they would do good redone as leftovers! lol
    love a good home cooked meal, it's great that all your girls enjoy cooking now. well done!
    thanx for sharing

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  5. Your post suggests to me that bubble and squeak might be something my husband would like for breakfast. He would be happy to have a cooked breakfast every day, while once a week is enough for me.

    I enjoy lamb roast too. We bought a side of lamb a couple of weeks back. It worked out so much less expensive than buying 'off the shelf' - if one can use that expression with meat purchases. As well as a lovely roast, there were sausages and chops etc and it has been the best lamb I have tasted in ages.

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  6. You are so right Phil, I want to cook nice food for the family, I also enjoy cooking and I want to know just what I'm eating.

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  7. I don't even know what bubble and squeak is, but I'm sure it's better if its homemade!! Your pics look delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. I always wondered what bubble and squeak was and never bothered to look it up...I'm not much of a cook but do manage enough chicken and other types of protein to portion for the fridge and freezer every week since I've gone frugal...I sort of do minimal cooking for maximum combinations...chicken with pasta...I buy sauce from a local Italian restaurant, extra pasta for cheese sauce with chicken and broccoli and so on...thanks to reading the frugal blogs I've picked up lots of batch cooking tips...

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  9. My mum always made bubble and squeak for Monday tea. We now use leftovers for home made soup.

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  10. Ha! Packaged left overs indeed! I love "real" Bubble 'N Squeak, especially with pumpkin, it's a great way to get a big serve of vegetables in first thing in the morning. Meg:)

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  11. Bubble and Squeak shaped into perfect patties in a cardboard box in the freezer is so wrong!! My siblings and I used to fight over who was going to get to make and eat the bubble and squeak after Mum had made a delicious roast dinner the night before. Nothing perfect about it but homemade and oh so very yummy!

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