My mom and I decided to start some travel food posts Many years ago my mother traveled around Europe and loved it. We both have a love for food and for traveling and because I love to cook my mom is always encouraging me to try and create new dishes or to try dishes I have not made or had before.While the first few dishes are going to be simple and easy one’s because my mom had a very limited budget but always we needed to look at what was on special. We were able to get 7kgs of potato for really cheap at the pick n pay which is our local supermarket.
The first country we decided to start with is England.This country is very dear to us as we have lots of family there some of which we have not met yet and some we have.
So welcome today to our first travel food blog. When my mom went to England she was eighteen years old and she went with her older sister. They were blessed with a trip oversees by my grandfather as they had not had an opportunity to travel as much as there brothers had. They decided to do a contiki tour which started in London and ended in Athens. At the time my mom was Three months pregnant with me.They spent about a month traveling.
We have decided to do the following dishes because they are traditional dishes in England.
Bubble and Squeak
Fish and Chips
Bangers and Mash
A pie dish
Bread and butter pudding
The dish we decided to do first is Bubble and Squeak. It is traditionally a leftovers dish were you can just throw all remaining cooked vegetables from a roast together. This bubble and squeak you can make from scratch.The main ingredients in bubble and squeak are potatoes and cabbage but you can add any other vegetable
Bubble and Squeak Recipe
500g chopped and peeled potatoes
Two tablespoons butter
Cook the potatoes in boiling water until soft. Once it is done put it in the mixing bowl with the butter, cabbage, vegetables and cheese then mash until smooth. Once mashed shape them in flat circles until all are finished. Heat oil in a frying pan and add as many as much bubble and squeek as you can. Then turn every five minutes until golden brown. Once done serve as a side dish.
So on Wednesday I decided to buy a braai.It was very spur of the moment but we often have power outages and so it will help. I bought boerewors and my son braaied it and added cheese on top to make it like a cheese griller.
So this week I decided to make my most favorite dish in the world and the result was once again amazing
Cook the macaroni as per instructions on the packet.While the macaroni is cooking. brown the mince and add the veg with the mince. Once mince,veg and macaroni is done. pour both into a casserole dish and cover with cheese and put in a preheated oven and bake for half an hour. Once done serve hot.
So we have had a rather hectic last couple of weeks.My mom got flu again and had to go to the doctor to be put on Antibiotics.She got better and then we think she had food poisoning boy was she not well. We had decided to try out a new restaurant at woolworths called the woolworths cafe and she was sick that night.
We also finally managed to get my SASSA grant approved after trying for a year and a half. I was accepted into hospitality college and then to our surprise offered a full scholarship. I am on my way to becoming a chef.Then to top it all of my best friends Dad suddenly passed away so i spent a few days being a really good friend.
Avo and cheese toastie
avocado cut into pieces
Two slices of bread
Butter bread and put avo and cheese on top of the slice and cover with the other slice and toast. Once toasted serve hot.
Tomorrow is Youth Day and one thing us South Africans love to do is Braai. So my mom brought us boerewors to Cook inside as we don’t have a Braai to use outside.
Meal outcome: it was awesome a real youth day Braai meal
1 boerewors (sausage) cut into pieces
1 tbs butter
Put the butternut into a pot with boiling water and cook until your able to mash it. In another pot Cook the macaroni. While both are cooking melt butter in a pan and add the boerewors Cook it for about five minutes one each side. And add it into the drained macaroni with the mashed butternut and grated cheese. Then leave to Cook for about five minutes then serve.
Optional: You can buy already made mashed butternut.
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So we decided to do a Throwback Foodie post at least once a week we wanted to do it yesterday but forgot.
Throwback foods, is a way for us to share with you. our most favorite food memories from growing up.
One of our most favorite Throwback Foods is Macaroni and Cheese. We love it and i think mosr people had it while growing up.
My mom and I have lots of awesome memories about our favorite foods and family traditions while growing up.
One of the family Traditions my mom remembers when gemrowing up was going to an Ice Cream place in the CBD of Durban and getting Ice Cream after dinner her father would load all five kids in the car to get Ice Cream at a place called Via Flaminia and she would always get the bubblegum flavored Ice Cream.She loved it until the one day the Ice Cream was really bad and she got sick and never had Bubblegum Flavor again.She has many foodie memories that we will share over the next few weeks.
Her Dad was always taking them out for pudding.
I remember my mom would every now and then do a Harry Potter night with me.I am Harry Potter fan I have all the movies and books. My mom would buy the Harry Potter sweets for me. She would spoil me with Hot chips, popcorn and Harry Potter Sweets. We would sit and watch Harry Potter movies till we fell asleep.
Macaroni and Cheese
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Cheese sauce (we buy already made cheese sauce cause I am still learning how to make)
Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about ten minutes. while the macaroni is cooking get the veg and cheese sauce and put it in an oven proof dish, grate the cheese. Once macaroni is cooked add it to the Mixed veg and cheese sauce. Cover it with the grated cheese and cook until golden brown.
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Today we went shopping for food at Norwood Mall and to use the free WiFi.We had planned to go to the SASSA offices but we overslept. So I am going tomorrow when Miss Bossy is back at work tomorrow she works six days a week with Wednesday being her off day.
So we decided to go to Norwood Mall instead but before we went we did a bit of blogging planning and specials planning. Miss Bossy likes to go onto Unilever Mobile Deals.
We were able to get a deal where if you buy 3kg Sunlight washing powder you get 400mg free data. We often get great savings from this sight.
I made a simple dinner tonight
Creamed Spinach and chips on rolls.
Already made creamed spinach
Cook the Spinach, cook the chips mix them and put them in the roll.
Since we having the Spinach Miss Bossy has not been having leg cramps.She used to wake up in the middle of the night screaming in pain.
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