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    Thanks Rebbonk, there's some great looking recipes there.

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    cooked,mashed potatoes freeze well.I put them into strong handy size freezer bags.
    I'm a lazy cook.

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    That's another good one, thanks Cathi.

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    Spotted this on gransnet this morning...

    Leek, egg and potato casserole

    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cook time: 5 minutes
    Serves: Depends on quantity of ingredients used
    Ingredients

    Hard boiled eggs (one and half for each person)
    Potatoes (boiled and mashed)
    1 large leek (chopped and poached in milk and strained, then mixed with mashed potatoes)
    Half a pint of milk (for the cheese sauce)
    30g cornflour
    30g butter
    30g cheddar cheese
    Seasoning

    Method

    Make cheese sauce with the milk, cornflour, butter, cheese and seasoning.
    Put the mashed potatoes and leek around a large ovenproof dish.
    Take shells off the hard boiled eggs, half the eggs and arrange in the centre of the dish surrounded by the potato and leek mix.
    Pour the sauce over the eggs. Sprinkle with grated cheese and put under the grill until the cheese has melted. Garnish with parsley if you wish.


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    Ooh, another good one. I actually taught myself how to make cheese sauce recently, so I might give that a go at the weekend.

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    I've tried a variation of your casserole recipe this weekend, Rebbonk. It's sort of a reverse pie, which involves filling a large pie dish with mashed potatoes (thanks for the idea of freezing mashed potatoes, Cathi) with a depression in the middle filled with leeks & bacon bits, and the whole lot covered with cheese sauce.

    It's goes very well with the carrots I dug up from my allotment during the week.

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    Interestingly Lex, tomorrow I'm doing Mash with bacon bits and cabbage. It'll be done right way up and the mash crust nicely (I hope!) browned. I might even grate some cheese on top....

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    Sounds great Rebbonk. How do you do your mash? I usually mix it with milk, butter, salt, pepper & nutmeg.

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    I usually just use milk and butter. Mrs R complains bitterly if I use pepper (she has digestive issues down to her scleroderma) and I'm not supposed to have salt due to a past history of high blood pressure. - Though I will admit to sometimes cheating.

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    This looks quite appealing and versatile Lex Link


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    Those look goof Rebbonk, I'll give them a go tomorrow.

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    Well Lex, if your meal was anything like mine last night you'll be very happy. Even Mrs R couldn't complain at ours!

    Incidentally, Jamie Oliver (not that I'm a fan) is allegedly releasing a book containing 5 ingredient recipes.

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    I did a slight variation of the recipe - didn't have all the ingredients - and really enjoyed it

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    A bit of good news for me. I have a dandelion problem on my allotment, and glyphosphate is really goog at getting rid of them: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42135437

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