Mrs Lola is on a mission tonight. Hours march away. So cooking for self. I like to cook. In truth I like to eat. Furthermore a lesson learned young was that one of the most certain ways of earning sexual favours from the delicately nurtured was to cook for them.
Tonight I was in invention mood and the result was very successful, so being of a generous disposition I thought I'd share it with you. By the way it is based on the 'usie uppie' principle.
4 modest sized thick sausages
1 rasher smoked back bacon
1 red onion
1 half red chili de-seeded (or not - Some Like it Hot)
1 can plum toms
enough new pots.
Red Pepper small and sliced.
Paprika 1 teaspoon ish.
White wine splash plus.
Wash and chop to medium sized new pots. and boil until soft-ish.
Cook sausages until done then chop into 20 mm lengths - ish.
Meanwhile chop onion and chili and soften in saute pan in 1 tbsp olive oil until golden ish.
Add red pepper and cook for 5 mins
Add bacon and brown
Add white wine
Stir in paprika
Add can plumb toms.
Cook for 5 mins
Add cooked sausages
Add 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Season to taste.
Cover and place in moderate oven for 15 mins.
Take out and dish up. Accompany with a nice red. Beaujolais works for me.
Now feeling happy and relaxed with coffee percolating away.
I even had a fleeting sympathetic thought for Gordon Brown. But only very fleeting.