About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Frugal Living Recipe

Just a quickie today.
As chestnuts are everywhere here at the moment...

Chestnut & Sprouts Bake.

Equal quantities of chestnuts and sprouts.
Boil the sprouts for 5 mins then cool and slice, put in a ovenproof dish.
Bol chestnuts in their shells for 5 mins then peel, a little fiddly but peel easier if you leave them in the water as you do them and just pick out one at a time. Break into bits.
Mix into the sprouts.
Make a nice herby white sauce and pour over the lot, sprinkle top with oats and seseme seeds . Bake in a med, hot over till top is brown and bubbling.

Serve either as a side dish with meat n veg, or if veggie, add mushrooms, onions, and some grated cheese on toppping and serve with rice or pasta...