I’m a bad person. Very bad. TRMan has even pointed out the reason why which means not only do I know I am bad, it is obvious to others as well. I am a waster. I waste food. And I don’t actually know why!
My portion sizes are too big – I think one plate of food I serve is supposed to feed 2 but I think that’s just in this world of obesity (or so I tell myself). I also cook too much food – I cook enough for about 4 people when I live by myself and only have to feed TRMan twice a week if that. So today, I decided that I would TRY to cook less food and eat smaller portions.
I’ve learnt that bolognese is a meal that can be made with many different ingredients. My older sister adds chopped peppers; my younger sister adds tobasco; some prefer lots of garlic and some prefer less tomato etc. Today’s bolognese consisted of:
- 1/2 Onion diced
- 4 closed cup mushrooms chopped to preference
- 2 Sprigs of parsley chopped
- Some leftover grated carrot (a good way to get extra veg into a fussy eating toddlers diet)
- 1 spring onion (again for the extra veg)
- Mixed herbs (not pictured)
- 1 tin of chopped tomatos
- 1-3 teaspoons of lazy garlic to preference
- 1-3 teaspoons of marmite to taste preference
Voila! Dinner is ready. Throw on some spaghetti and get it on a plate. As you can see, I still made too much food but I think I only made about 3 servings so it’s getting better!
My “normal size” dinner
This was my attempt at a smaller, recommended portion sized dinner. It is a lot smaller than my usual serving but did fill me up. I think if I ate properly (3 meals a day, every day, decent times) then it would work. Let’s see how hungry I am in 2 hours!
Do you have any secret ingredients you add to your bolognese? Did you just get the idea or did someone else do it before you (my mum used marmite well before I knew how to cook!)?
- Spaghetti Bolognese (fernskelton0112.wordpress.com)
- The Classic Bolognese (glutendeprivedfoodie.wordpress.com)
- Spaghetti Bolognese (gwenacaster.wordpress.com)
- spaghetti bolognese (ediblecalorie.wordpress.com)