Time-Saving Tuesdays – Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto

I’ve gone in a different direction today for my Time-Saving Tuesday’s post. I saw Sorted Food host a Question and Answer session on twitter recently so I asked them what their favourite Time-Saving gadget was in the kitchen and they said the microwave… so in honour of that here is my Homemade Microwave Tomato Risotto.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto Ingredients

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for the risotto. They’re quite easy to get hold of, I used Arborio Rice as that’s my preferred rice grain for risottos. There are two standout ingredients are Sun-dried tomato paste from Sainsbury’s which I use regular basis. The other key ingredient was a soft Brie style cheese from Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheese. It’s a cheese I bought from my visit to the Brecon Food Festival, a review on that event to come.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheese

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheese

The cheese is stunning, it’s soft and has a nice strong taste, but a cheese that anyone could eat even if you weren’t a cheese lover.  The recipe I adapted this from used Mozzarella but I chose to use the cheese from Pantmawr Farmhouse Cheese instead, but you could use Mozzarella.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Adding Onion, Rice and Butter to start the process

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Adding Onion, Rice and Butter to start the process

First thing you need to do is prepare all the ingredients, blitz the onions in a food processor, weigh the rice and butter. You can also measure out the vegetable stock at this point and grate or food process some hard cheese. The hard cheese I featured in the picture of the ingredients is not the one I used, this like the Pantmawr Farmhouse Cheese, was bought from the Brecon Food Festival. I was going to use it but I thought I’d use one cheese at a time. Put half the butter, the rice and the onion in a large microwaveable bowl.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Microwaveable dish covered and ready to cook

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Microwaveable dish covered and ready to cook

Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, remember that as I always say kitchen equipment varies in temperature and how they are used so use my times as a guideline.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Adding Stock and Tinned Tomatoes

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Adding Stock and Tinned Tomatoes

Take out of the microwave and stir in the stock and the tinned tomatoes.  Add some water to the tin of tomatoes once you’ve emptied them into the bowl, slosh the water around to ensure you have all the tomato in the risotto. The original recipe uses Tomato Passata but I didn’t have any so I used tinned tomatoes and the Sun-dried tomato paste. Place back in the microwave and cook uncovered for ten minutes on high power.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Adding Caws Preseli Cheese and the Sun-dried Tomato Paste

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Adding Caws Preseli Cheese and the Sun-dried Tomato Paste

Once the eight minutes is up, take out of the microwave and give it a good stir. Then add the soft cheese and the Sun-dried tomato paste and stir through thoroughly. You need to break the cheese up into small chunks and so that it distributes throughout the risotto, place back in the microwave and cook for 8 minutes.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - The risotto relaxing before final stages of cooking

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – The risotto relaxing before final stages of cooking

Take out of the microwave and let it rest for a few minutes, do nothing to it because it needs to sit and relax. At this point all the flavours are settling down and getting to know each other.

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto - Adding the hard Cheese, Basil and butter before serving

Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto – Adding the hard Cheese, Basil and butter before serving

We’re now at the final stages of the process, stir in the remaining butter, hard cheese and the basil. Season give it a good stir, leave it for a couple of minutes to allow the hard cheese and the butter to ooze through the risotto.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Homemade Microwaveable Tomato Risotto

You are ready to serve now, I served mine on a plate, but I’d probably use a bowl next time and decorate with a bit of basil… you know my mother she loves a bit of green. This is a stunning recipe and I really enjoyed making it, I’m going to turn the leftovers into Arancini so keep your eyes peeled for that. You can download a step by step guide to my recipe here, give it a go, it couldn’t be easier.  This can be served as either a starter or as a main course, I had it as a main course.Sorted

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Sorted Food Tweet!

Here’s the tweet I received from Sorted food… not sure the ready meal reviews would be popular with them 😆 .

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Thursday I’ll be reviewing the Brecon Food Festival I went to with Greg recently, then there’s another #StrictlySupper… I wonder what that could be??

Thanks for stopping by, see you Thursday.

Rich
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Mystery Bag Meals Logo

Are you Ready, Steady… Then Let’s Cook Some Mystery Bag Meals

Mystery Bag Meals Logo

Mystery Bag Meals Logo

Ok you’ve guessed it Mystery Bag Meals is based on one of my favourite all time cookery programmes Ready Steady Cook. It was hosted by Ainsley Harriott (and Fern Britton) and featured a round where chef’s aided by a celebrity had to cook meals from a bag of ingredients. There were different types of bags, these included:

  • Classic Bag – The original format where the contestant brought in a bag of ingredients costing up to £5.
  • Budget Bag – Similar to the ‘Classic Bag’ but the ingredients could only cost up to £3.50.
  • Bistro Bag – Ingredients worth £7.50.
  • Gourmet Bag – Worth £10.

These four are going to be the basis for my new Mystery Bag Meals feature. I want people to email mbm@wheeliegoodmeals.co.uk stating the ingredients they want me to cook with. Anyone can get involved from my friends and family to anyone reading the blog…. or people who love Ready Steady lol. Every fortnight I’ll put up on facebook and twitter what the theme is for the next Mystery Bag Meals – Remember you don’t have to buy the ingredients just state the following:

  • The ingredients
  • How much each one costs
  • Where you priced them from

The ingredients will be bought by a friend and provided to me on the day I’m going to cook them. I’ll cook the recipe within a set time limit:

  • Classic Bag – 60 minute – up to £5.
  • Budget Bag – 30 minute – up to £3.50.
  • Bistro Bag – 1 ½ hours – up to £7.50.
  • Gourmet Bag – 2 hours – up to £10.

I know Ready Steady Cook had a set time frame for all their bags but let’s be honest they were professional chef’s I’m not. I’m cooking in my house with a million things going on, let’s make it realistic.

Mystery Bag Meals - Store Cupboard Essentials

Mystery Bag Meals – Store Cupboard Essentials

I will also have a series of store cupboard essentials to use… like the show, I managed to find a list online of all their store cupboard ingredients… it was huge, I’ve whittled mine down to.

  1. Bread
  2. Milk
  3. Eggs
  4. Self Raising Flour
  5. Spices
  6. Dried Herbs
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Salt and Pepper
  9. Tomato Purée
  10. Caster Sugar
  11. Balsamic, Malt, White and Red Wine Vinegar
  12. Soy sauce
  13. Tabasco sauce
  14. Worcestershire sauce
  15. Baking Powder
  16. Butter
  17. Wine
  18. Potatoes
  19. Onions
  20. Garlic

Melanie from Melanie’s Food Adventures has kindly given me the ingredient list for my first bag…. it’s a Classic bag, the ingredients are below and came to £5.

Mystery Bag Meals - Ingredients For The First Challenge

Mystery Bag Meals – Ingredients For The First Challenge

If the ingredients come over the allowed price some will be left out (so for example I may only use a third of a pack of beans rather than the whole pack), come back Saturday to find out what I did with them, it’s a good one.

I have always loved Ready, Steady Cook and am watching the re-runs now on The Food Channel it’s quality tv and should never have been axed. It’s where I first saw lots of chef’s including two of my favourite television chef’s Brian Turner and James Martin.

Mystery Bag Meals - James Martin and Brian Turner Two Chef's From Ready Steady (picture from www.wphcancercharity.org.uk)

Mystery Bag Meals – James Martin and Brian Turner Two Chef’s From Ready Steady (picture from www.wphcancercharity.org.uk)

Three mentioned before I go, massive thanks to Dave Hole who has created a load of logos for me recently and, in all fairness, to tight deadlines for me… I know I’m a nag, and he’ll never know how greatful I am for his work…. Thanks Dave. Secondly congratulations to my friend Rhys Robers for being chose as the Labour Party’s candidate to be the next Cynon Valley Assembly Member, you can read Rhys’ blog here

Lastly, a big happy birthday for tomorrow to one of my best friends, the one and only (cue Chesney Hawkes) Greg, “Parker, Edgar Linton, 8 Ball, Wesley” Davies boy! Hope you have a cracking one you deserve it

See you all on Tuesday.
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Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015

Why is Sunday 5th July significant you may ask, well it was Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015…. and yes, Greg and I were there 😀 !  You may remember Greg and I went last year, if you don’t you can read my review here

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - Greg and I on our annual visit to Aberaeron

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – Greg and I on our annual visit to Aberaeron

As we drove down to Aberaeron the weather was appalling, it was belting down and if I’m honest I had my doubts about whether going was a good idea, but thankfully Greg as always brought common sense to the party and we off we went, worst case scenario we’ve just gone for a drive and end up having food in a restaurant somewhere!

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - The wonderful sunshine highlighting a great view

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – The wonderful sunshine highlighting a great view

As you can see the weather ended up being glorious, it was equally as good weather wise as last year if not better. When we got there we were told that it had been pouring down and people had been taking shelter under arches and doorways, while stall holders took food and drink to them 😆 .

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - Chef Stephen Terry working his socks off

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – Chef Stephen Terry working his socks off

The first thing we did was make a beeline for Stephen Terry’s (The Hardwick Abergavenny) stall, you’ll remember that we met Stephen in last year’s festival but Stephen and I had been tweeting together for a couple of years. Stephen as always was working flat out assisted by some friends and young assistant Will. Stephen’s food was as always sensational, Greg and I tried frittata and Gazpacho which I’d never tried before and wonderful fish with different types of salads including a fantastic potato salad with a chorizo crumb.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - Chef's cooking up a storm

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – Chef’s cooking up a storm

It always amazes me how many top quality chef’s are at this festival, there are more here than I’ve ever seen in any other event. Chef’s who are friendly and personable and take the time to talk to everyone. There were more chef’s this year than last year and the variety of produce on offer was unbelievable.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - A picture of myself with John from Teifi Cheese

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – A picture of myself with John from Teifi Cheese

One of the first things I bought was cheese from John of Teifi Cheese, I bought two lots of cheeses from John a goats cheese and a cheese which was advertised as being “Britain’s Smelliest Cheese” – I can see why. The cheeses were for my Brother-in-law Graham and I, they were excellent, really distinct flavours and very enjoyable.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - Lots of fantastic wine on display from Gwinllan Llaethliw Vineyard

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – Lots of fantastic wine on display from Gwinllan Llaethliw Vineyard

Greg and I also met the family behind the Gwinllan Llaethliw Vineyard which is situated at the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in Aberaeron. Richard and Siwsan and their son Jac were a pleasure to talk to, Richard basically woke up one morning and decided to open a vineyard and the project grew from there. Their wine was excellent and of course, it wouldn’t have been right if I hadn’t bought a bottle to sample…. you know me it’s all in the name of research. I bought the 11% ABV Solaris it was fresh and flavoursome, not too dry but not overly sweet, a real gem and one I’d buy again.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - The Black Mountain Smokery's stall

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – The Black Mountain Smokery’s stall

I also bought Smoked Dragon Sausages from the Black Mountain Smokery based in Crickhowell, the sausage was stunning, if I’m honest I ate it on its own but I’m going if I get the opportunity I’m going to put it in my Schwartz Sausage and Butterbean Stew or it would be ideal in my Stunning Spiced Sausage Stew. This was a better year for us in many ways because we knew what we were doing, we even got to sit and have a beer in the Harbourmaster which may I say, is quite accessible and has a lovely view.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - Greg and I with Nathan one of the organisers

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – Greg and I with Nathan one of the organisers

Some people remembered us from last year and some people were aware of Wheelie Good Meals, Nathan who Greg and I are pictured above with is one of the event’s organisers and he had read last year’s review. It was a pleasure to meet him and everyone involved, they are so passionate about the event and it’s a credit to them…. even with a downpour 😆 . If there is ever anything that I can do access wise or through Wheelie Good Meals I’m only too happy to help.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 - The talents of Aberdare Boy Chris Summerhill

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival 2015 – The talents of Aberdare Boy Chris Summerhill

The day was rounded off by a performance from Aberdare boy (and friend of mine I’ll have you know) Chris Summerhill, he had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand… well not literally because they were all full up on the fish they’d eaten but you get my jist!

This was a fantastic event and one that has grown in so many ways from last year, it appeared to be a bigger festival while still keeping it’s friendly personal feel – I honestly can’t speak highly enough of it and all those who take part in it.

Thanks to Greg for his company, for playing chauffer and of course for his photography skills… and for his photography last year too. I know sometimes he may feel put on but I do appreciate it…. even if I don’t show it all the time.

Thanks for your time and come back on Sunday for the first in my Mystery Bag Meals feature…. what will it be, wait and see!!

Rich 😎
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One Year Birthday Round Up

I can’t believe we’ve been open a year already! It’s flown by, I really can’t believe how quick it’s gone. I’ve been very lucky to have connected with so many wonderful bloggers and have had the good fortune to become cyber friends with many people including Melanie from Melanie’s Food Adventures, Jo Pratt, Stephen Terry, Saira Hamilton and Theo Randall.

My Autographed Copy Of Theo Randall's Book "My Simple Italian"

My Autographed Copy Of Theo Randall’s Book “My Simple Italian”

I’ve had some excellent recipes of lots of people, including some of the friends above . I’ve also received a wonderful gift of a signed recipe book from Chef Theo Randall, we started talking through Twitter when the blog opened, and we’ve kept in touch ever since, Theo is now someone I’d call a friend even if it is through the cybershpere.  I’m a big fan of his style of cooking and he appears (I haven’t met him) to be a great person (even if he is a Liverpool fan lol) 😆

Chef Stephen Terry (The Hardwick, Abergavenny) and I at the the Aberaeron Fish Festival

Chef Stephen Terry (The Hardwick, Abergavenny) and I at the the Aberaeron Fish Festival

I’ve met Stephen Terry a couple of times and hopefully Greg and I are off back to Aberaeron for the Fish Festival again this year, and I’ll let you know how it goes! Here are some of my favourite posts including a review of Stephen’s restaurant The Hardwick! The posts below are not in any particular order but are my highest ranking posts (along with a couple of my personal favourites).

The Hardwick, Abergavenny - The Three Musketeers, My Mother, myself and Greg

The Hardwick, Abergavenny – The Three Musketeers, My Mother, myself and Greg

Greg my mother and I had an excellent time in The Hardwick and Stephen’s hospitality was exceptional, along with the quality of the food. We all really enjoyed ourselves and this has sparked other nights out with more reviews to follow.

Melanie's Food AdventuresMelanie and I have been friends for about a year now and we’ve been blogging the same amount of time. We’ve got (along with a couple of others) a hidden facebook group that we share blogging tips. It was common sense for me to ask Melanie to guest blog on Wheelie Good Meals as we have soooo many things in common, especially as Mel’s a Fellow Man Utd fan. Check her blog out her website here.

My Top Posts

These are some of my favourite posts, some of them are top ranking posts and others are my personal favourites but they are all little gems for one reason or another.Comfort Classics - Cheat’s Fish PieI started a feature called Comforting Classics and the most popular one was my Fish Pie! I love it, it’s such an easy recipe and so comforting and filling for all the family. I really think it’s worth a try, I cook it regularly.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - John West Tuna Infusions Steam Pot, Front of the PacketI changed the Ready Meal Monday feature to Time-Saving Tuesdays because I wanted to explore more options that could speed up our cooking and eating habits…. not! I couldn’t get the Ready Meal Mondays reviews done on time. One of my personal favourites was John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pots. I liked this little pot of loveliness so much I have had it a couple of times since, give it a try – it’s worth it!

Chicken, Pek, Leek and Sage Leftover PieMy Chicken Pek and Leek Pie was created in honour of Great Brittish Pie Week, its the recipe that made my mother realise she actually did like sage! It is also the first Pie I had made with pastry, it’s one of my personal favourite recipes and one I make regularly.Ready Meal Monday – Tesco Everyday Value Chicken Curry and RiceBack in January this year I had a meltdown I went from Ready Meal Monday to Micro Monday before I finally fixed on Time-SavingTuesdays. As one of the last posts in the Ready Meal Monday range I reviewed Tesco Everyday Value Chicken Curry and Rice, it wasn’t brilliant it only scored five out of ten but I’d order it again.

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Being PreparedFollowing on from the last post came the start of Time-Saving Tuesdays and the first foray for Gemma into the World of Wheelie Good Meals. Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous was great. We had it on its own but it would be great with salmon or a steak.

Stunning Spiced Sausage StewStunning Spiced Sausage Stew was a recipe I came up with the use some sausages I’d defrosted, it was amazing. Really warming and comforting and something I’ve cooked in different variations many times. I promise you’d enjoy it, Alice can’t wait to cook this with me when she comes home from France.

Time-Saving Tuesday – Westlers Burgers in Onion Gravy - The Front of The TinThis is popular post because it is the first post where I actually got to criticise something. They were horrific and I really wouldn’t recommend them, but if you’d read the post you’d know that 😆 Saira Hamilton's Chicken BhunaSaira Hamilton runner up on Masterchef 2013 gave me a stunning recipe which I cooked in October. Saira has been a massive help to me, with lots of things food related. I am very lucky really all my life I’ve believed that everything happens for a reason and tweeting Saira was a stroke of genius because it sparked a new friendship.

Pig Sty Pie LogoLastly another one of my cyber friends and someone who has also been a brilliant help to me, and someone who has listened to me moan via email and social networking. I was always intrigued why there was Shepherd’s Pie for Lamb and Cottage Pie for Beef but nothing for Pork Mince. So with lots of help from Jo Pratt I created Pig Sty Pie, a recipe using Pork Mice and Cider. Jo was a great help creating this recipe and I am very greatful to her and Saira for all their help and their friendship. It’s also a personal favourite because it features the glorious art work of one of my long suffering best friends Rhian Lloyd (Rant)!

Ingredients for Alice's Mid Week Piri Piri BBQ Chicken and Patatas BravasAlice’s Mid Week Piri Piri BBQ Chicken and Patatas Bravas was the first recipe that Alice and I had cooked together for Wheelie Good Meals. Alice and I have cooked together for mulgies of years but this was our first official recipe for the blog. Remember when cooking chicken – always take care!PhotoGrid_1433186344465

Lastly I looove soups and my Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup is a bowl of loveliness, only topped by my Leek and Potato Soup. These are ideal starters for dinner parties or warming bowls of comfort.


Thanks to everyone who has helped me this year, Saira, Theo, Stephen and Jo for their help and cyber friendship and for spreading the word about the blog. Thanks also to Ginge, Stacey, Gemma, Rhian, Ronnie and Ben “The Hair” Way who have been tasters, helped me cook or took photos/videos for me!

Thanks to Heather and Graham for Graham’s taste testing and Heather’s proofreading and sourcing of equipment, speciality foods and ready meal/meal deals for reviews.

Thanks to Chris for his photography work and for help with hosting the blog and technical support. Thanks to Melanie for her friendship and support developing the blog, her Hedgehog Tray bake is my most popular post.

Big thanks to Hayleigh and Dave, Dave for his fabulous art work including the logo and other images. Thanks to Hayleigh for her proofreading skills and for her ideas!

Massive thanks to Greg for his photography endevours, driving skills, tasting my recipes, being both sounding board for ideas and sous chef and lastly for his company on my outings!

Lastly special thanks to three special people Alice for all her research, her tasting and for cooking with me…. roll on the summer when she’s back from France! The other two special people are Mags and Geoff my parents for all their help and support and always being there!


I didn’t expect this to turn in to an Oscar style speech 😳 but its often the case that people do a lot for me but I can’t always do things in return, so this is just a little thank you, and I’m so sorry if I’ve left anyone out!

What for next year…. lots more food, lots more reviews and lots more eating out!!! Bring it on!!!

Happy Days!!! 😎
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Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans

Is it me or does a Tuesday come around quickly, I think I must be getting old because time is flying. I know I’ve been wheelie rubbish with posting recently, I’ve had a nightmare couple of months in work but, that’s for another day, I don’t want to bore you with all that nonsense. Don’t panic though I’m back on track, this week’s #TST post is simple and easy and possibly one of my favourite things to eat…. yep I know I’m sad!

I’m not a massive fan of the traditional English breakfast as such, I have my own take on it…. ok it’s not my own take at all, I now realise millions of people eat it lol. It’s Waffles, Egg and Beans, for the purposes of this post I’ve only cooked one waffle and one egg. The ingredients and equipment below were used in this process… oh and a toaster and saucepan lol!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Equipment

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Equipment

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Ingredients

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Ingredients

I’m not brilliant at poaching eggs, I know it sounds lame but I remember my parents going away for a weekend and trying to poach Quail’s eggs for myself, Halyiegh and Dave…. not as easy as I thought! My parents went away last year and I tried to poach them again, as I was on my own. They were ok, but my nephew Matty who stayed over the next night had much more success than me (you can see mine below. with some spaghetti…. something different):

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg But With Spaghetti

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg But With Spaghetti

Because of my lack of success my mother bought me these Poach –Easy egg poachers so I felt it was time to try them!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Front of the Poach Easy

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Front of the Poach Easy

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Front of the Poach Easy

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Back of the Poach Easy

I’ve looked them up on their website and they are described in the following way:

Unique perforated design, perfectly poaches eggs in the water. The clever design has handles to safely lift it from the pan and perforations so the water can drain away.

It was quite a straightforward process and involved buttering the poach-easy mould and then placing them in a pan of gently simmering water. Once the Poach-Easy had sunk I had to break the egg into it, I think it’s a good way of poaching eggs for people, like myself who aren’t confident…. but I’m still searching for other ways!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Poach Easy In The Pan

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Poach Easy In The Pan

Although the instruction on the packaging was very and easy to follow, I didn’t quite have the egg I wanted. I cooked the egg for four minutes which would give me a soft boiled egg, my egg was harder than I’d like. I don’t think I’d brought it to the right temperature. I cooked the waffle in a toaster… this is a great way of cooking them, it’s quick easy and gets a great result! Can I take credit for this one, nope… that pearl of wisdom came from Hayleigh, she’s not just a pretty face really!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Waffle In The Toaster

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Waffle In The Toaster

Put the waffle in your toaster and set it to the right setting, now that, my friends is where I have to leave you to your own devices ( 😆 literally) because every toaster is different, you may need to take into account that the waffles may be frozen.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Kitchen Craft Microwaveable Saucepan

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Kitchen Craft Microwaveable Saucepan

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Kitchen Craft Microwaveable Saucepan Filled With Beans

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Kitchen Craft Microwaveable Saucepan Filled With Beans

I cooked the beans in the microwave, I used half a tin and cooked them in a Kitchen Craft 900ml stain proof microwaveable saucepan. We use Chinese takeaway containers as you’ve probably noticed a lot in our house and I used to warm beans and tinned spaghetti in them in the microwave…. not a good idea. For some reason it stains the containers and everything looks orange after it. I saw this saucepan on the tele so bought it from Amazon here.   It worked a treat, it didn’t stain and allowed the beans to warm through thoroughly, remember each microwave is different so warm them to your specific micro’s settings.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - Ready To Eat

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – Ready To Eat

It tasted really good, I know this isn’t gourmet food but stuff it, its comforting tasty food that’s quick and easy. I know it’s not up there with some of the finer things in life but sometimes only waffle eggs and beans will do in my life. I could have cooked the egg a little less but all in all it came out well, as you can see below…. it didn’t last long

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans - An Empty Plate

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Waffle Egg and Beans – An Empty Plate

Greg Sporting his Wheelie Good Meals Mug

Greg Sporting his Wheelie Good Meals Mug

I spiced the remaining beans, ready to use in another Time-Saving Meal, come back next week and I’ll show you what I did with them.  I promise I’ll be back later on in the week, not saying with what yet, why, because I don’t know myself yet.

I couldn’t go without wishing Greg luck he’s playing Edgar Linton in The Caerphilly Players Amateur Dramatics Society’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights.  I’m not sure “Break a leg” is the right thing to say from someone who has brittle bones… but you know what I mean!

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